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the river Onyar in Girona

GIRONA CYCLING TOUR

The Girona Cycling Tour is your opportunity to come and ride where many professionals do with the local guides´ touch.

In the late nineties, a few North American riders established in Girona. George Hincapie, Michael Barry together with Dede Barry, and Freddie Rodriguez, the US Postal team director Johnny Weltz, but especially Lance Armstrong, projected the destination internationally.

A development team from the US established it’s base in the old town. Initially called Tiaa-Cref, over the years became a first class UCI Pro Team now called EF Pro Cycling Team.

Since then, the cycling community keeps growing and more professional cyclists come to train and live during the season.There are many European, Australian and North American men and women professionals based here.

Girona hosts so many pro cyclists, that you can spot or ride with while training or walking around little Girona.

 

The Tour of Girona

The standard Girona Cycling tour we offer is 8 days/7 nights and the routes have been designed for you to enjoy and discover the insider secrets of this land, spectacular landscapes, and incredible back roads. This is the starting point to design your custom Girona Cycling tour.

We would like to welcome you to Girona, a charming town located half way between Barcelona and the Pyrenees with amazing conditions for cycling practice. We will stay in the heart of the old city in the same hotel where many professional cyclists have during the last two decades.

And to further your experience, we will bring you to taste our finest local cuisine. Meticulously selected restaurants along the road and relaxing dinners at the end of the day are the perfect choice for these unforgettable rides.

 

“We open our city for you, like we did in the beginning, when the first pros started to come. Riding with them, sharing the places we love, our customs, culture, laid back lifestyle, and many local restaurants and cafes…”

Ricard Huelamo – Clinica Rihuma

 

We will be visiting villages and special places along the way: from the characteristic Costa Brava rocky coast to the Pyrenees, passing through the Montseny Mountains and the unique volcanic region of La Garrotxa.

Test your legs on the climbs the pros train on: Els Angels, Sant Hilari, Amer, Sant Grau or the epic Rocacorba. So many options that you won’t finish them in one week!

A combination of mountain stages and flat, “easy” rides are chosen to improve strength and endurance. This allows recovery and improved performance during all of the riding days. We can customize every aspect of your Girona Cycling Tour.

An experienced guide/coach will be riding with you every day and will indicate the characteristics and difficulties of the routes and other curiosities.
A support van with food, drinks, first aid kit, etc. will be available to follow every ride.