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.
The Els Angels loop is one of the most famous rides in Girona and we recommend you try this today. It is a favourite of the pros that live and train here. It’s a great welcome to Girona too as the route crosses the Les Gavarres mountains twice but the ride is a relatively relaxing 60km route. You can also follow the 2009 Tour de France route out to Cass de la Selva.
The Sant Hilari route is one the best training rides in the area and is used extensively by the Cannondale pro team. The highlight of the ride is the stunning, snaking mountain climb, up to the Sant Hilari Sacalm, perched on top of the mountain at 900m. The climb is a challenging 25km but the ascent is quite gradual.
Today you can ride the Olot loop, one of the longer rides in the area. You will ride over 1,500m of vertical ascent so you will need plenty in your legs.
You will ride into the beautiful Garrotxa region, famous for its volcanoes, but don’t panic, they’re all now extinct.
This ride has been made famous by David Millar and features one of the highest and the most challenging mountains in Girona, the Rocacorba climb.
This climb has gained notoriety in recent years for its relentless, brutal nature. It will certainly challenge you with a steep gradient and long distance. Keep an eye out for professionals who use this ride for training.
Today you will be transfered back to the airport for your return flight home.
The stunning medieval city of Girona is the jewel in northern Catalonia’s crown. From its Gothic architecture to the shimmering River Onyar, this is a city that offers superb dining, cultural exploration and a perfect base to ride through Catalonia or enjoy the Girona Festival of Cycling.