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Girona Gravel Riding

3 nights from £285.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Girona has become a hotspot for gravel riding
  • Ride gravel roads to a dormant volcano
  • Visit Els Angels Monastery the tranquil sanctuary high on a hill with scene-spanning views
  • Ride through the Las Gavarres mountains
Girona Gravel Riding
3 nights from £285.00
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WE LOVEGravel riding
If you want to dive in the deep end, a gravel bike is the way to go. They're faster and more fun than a mountain bike, and they are built for greater stability and long-haul comfort than a 'cross bike. Get off the roads, explore and enjoy single track paths with no traffic to worry about.
Girona and the surrounding countryside is a fabulous area for all types of cycling but particularly gravel. You can take stone lined paths out to extinct volcanoes, enjoy gravel climbs or ride old railway routes that have been converted into cycle paths and greenways.

What's Included

Day By Day Girona Gravel Riding

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrival in Girona

This trip is entirely flexible and can be tailored to your requirements. Arrive on any day and stay for as long as you like. This itinerary is just our suggested itinerary.

Arrive in Barcelona or Girona and we will be waiting to take you to the hotel. Check in and relax or explore the wonderful medieval town of Girona. You can pick up your bicycle the day you arrive and your meeting point is located a few hundred meters from a number of great hotels that we use.

Day 2Brunyola

We have some amazing gravel rides and the one we suggest for your first day makes use of the extensive network of cycle paths and gravel tracks in the mostly flat area to the south of Girona. This easy loop heads through the farmland and passes the Medieval castle at Brunyola, you can walk inside an authentic Catalan castle, ascend to its north tower and enjoy here magnificent view, as well as the Volc de la Crosa prehistoric Volcano.

Total distance60kmTotal climb650m
Day 3Emporda

The county of Empordá is located to the north of Girona, famous for wine and olive oil production and it is one of the most beautiful landscapes. Dotted with hilltop stone villages, there are many places you can stop for a well earned coffee. This ride includes the village of Verges as its suggested coffee stop. The ride then returns by crossing over the Las Gavarres mountains which is also a nature reserve. There are low hills but steep and short climbs giving yet another view of the region, followed by a decent back to the Girona side and a short spin into town on the greenways cycle path.

Total distance90kmTotal climb900m
Day 4Als Angles

This route uses the Routa del Ter cycle route that follows the river Ter, one of the largest and longest rivers in the area as it extends from the Pyrenees all the way to the Mediterranean sea. After leaving the river the route passes through the county of Empordá before entering the mountains of the Las Gavarres nature reserve. The ride then visits the famous Als Angels monastery where coffee can be found, then passes through the mountains to the ruined castle of Sant Miquel, which offers one of the best panoramic views of the area and is only accessible by gravel trail. The ride then descends directly back into the city.

From here, we will provide you with a return airport transfer or alternatively, you can extend your trip to enjoy more gravel cycling in the area.

Total distance63kmTotal climb1000m

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What to Expect

Girona offers incredible gravel riding. Ride single track gravel paths, climbs and greenways as you immerse yourself in the Catalan countryside. Discover the magic of Girona with its cultural delights and historical treasures as you cycle among the numerous squares, gardens and narrow streets. Girona is a paradise for cyclists. Known as a favourite training place and home for professional cyclists, Girona really does have everything: quiet roads, varied terrain, quality restaurants, a medieval city centre, cafès & a buzzing cycling culture.

How's the Weather? in Catalonia

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as March and April which offers cool Spring riding. The weather gets progressively warmer into May and June.
The SummerJune to August
Catalonia is hot in the summer and can be quite humid. This is tempered by the breeze on the coast so you can enjoy some excellent coastal cycling in the summer.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle in Catalonia. The summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler, especially towards the Pyrenees to the north. Mid to late October can become quite wet.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter tends to be wet and temperatures can become quite cold, especially in the heart of winter.

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