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Road Riding from Girona

5 nights from £575.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Completely flexible holiday
  • Superb cycling climate enjoyed by professional riders
  • The famous Rocacorba climb
  • Stunning medieval architecture of Girona
Road Riding from Girona
5 nights from £575.00
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WE LOVEGirona City Centre
Girona's museums and churches are accessed by a web of cobbled lanes and medieval walls. Take a stroll along the River Onyar and enjoy a perfect holiday when you're off the bike.
WE LOVESuperb Cycling Environment
Girona is home to some of the best cycling in Europe. From the Rocacorba climb to the sprawling countryside lanes, this road riding rivals any other area. It offers something for all levels of riders making it the ideal cycling destination.

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Day By Day Road Riding from Girona

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrival

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 2Els Angels

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.

Total distance60kmTotal climb1000m
Day 3Sant Hilari

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.

Total distance100kmTotal climb1500m
Day 4Olot Loop

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.

Total distance110kmTotal climb1500m
Day 5Rocacorba Climb

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.

Total distance75kmTotal climb1200m
Day 6Departure

Today you will be transfered back to the airport for your return flight home.

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What to ExpectFrom From from the stunning medieval city of Girona to the Catalan countryside

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.

10.7km long with 740m ascent
100km long with 350m ascent
Els Angels
18.5km long with 920m ascent
Mare de Déu del Mont
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How's the Weather? in Girona

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 October
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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