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Destination of the month: Girona

6th February, 2019

You might be thinking: ‘Well played, Love Velo. Make a city of romance and beauty the Destination of the Month for February, the month of love. Smart move…’

But you’d be giving us too much credit. We just get really excited about the cycling.

It was only a matter of time before Girona, the medieval city in Spain, became our Destination of the Month. Its access to some of Europe’s greatest climbs and unique city architecture makes it a destination unlike any other:

1 – The Famous Climbs

You knew it was coming. Girona is famed for its access to the Rocacorba, Els Angels, Mare de Deu del Mont and other impeccable rides. From the city, you’ll find scenic rides in all directions with one of our favourites involving heading south along the Sant Grau Road. On your way to the coast, you’ll tackle a number of short but challenging ascents before the rewarding views over the water unfold themselves. You will barely see another car on what is one of the most special and memorable rides in the region.Cyclists ride on the Sant Grau Road

2 – The Stunning City

Girona is a beautiful place to stay. Described as a miniature version of its neighbouring city, Barcelona, the walled medieval city is bisected by the River Onyar and its vibrant waterside buildings. The Cathedral of Girona rises above the intertwining streets and hidden cafe’s. Time off the bike is best spent exploring one of the 5 main museums, tasting the locally sourced food or immersing yourself in the cultural celebrations and events that take place throughout the year.Picturesque houses in Girona

3 -The Views

Whether you’re in Girona’s city centre or you’re exploring high in the surrounding Mountains, there are incredible views to be found all over Costa Brava. Those daring enough to ride the Gran Fondo route will be treated to exceptional landscapes towards Olot and back down past the Banyoles Lake.Cyclists ride the Gran Fondo route

4 – The Home of the Pro’s

Passionate followers of professional road cycling will love Girona. The city is home to over 100 professional riders, all of which use the magnificent mountains as a training ground before the years’ major events come around. As you’re touring the region on your bike, don’t be surprised to see a few faces you recognise. In the city centre, you could always stop at the former rider, Christian Meier’s, cafe; La Fabrica.Woman rides to the top

5 – The Complete Flexibility

Like all of our cycling holidays, our trips to Girona are fully flexible and can be tailored specifically to your requirements. Regardless of budget, time or cycling experience, we highly recommend you visit the medieval city. Travel with non-cyclists, travel with your cycling club or simply head to Costa Brava on your own and discover a cyclist’s paradise under your own steam. However you choose to visit, get in contact and we’ll ensure you enjoy the ultimate road cycling holiday. Click here for find out more about a cycling holiday in Girona.Group of cyclists pose after a break