Cycling friendly in Girona (Costa Brava)

15/11/2018

9 curiosities of cycling in Girona and the Costa Brava:

Cycling in Girona: Girona has become the Eldoraldo of cyclists in Spain

Located in Catalonia, a hundred kilometers from Barcelona, the city of Girona attracts professional runners - and not - from all over the world. The sun, the surrounding countryside and hills are an ideal playground for cycling lovers. A true paradise for cyclists!

Did you know that....?

  1. In 2009 Girona was the start of the 6th stage of the Tour de France. The winner was the Norwegian Thor Hushovd.
  2. At 2150 m, Vallter 2000 is the highest uphill climb in Catalonia.
  3. "The Telegraph" included the road between Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar and Sant Feliu de Guíxols in its 10 best cycling roads in the world.
  4. The hundred-year-old Volta a Catalunya is the most important professional event in Catalonia and is held for a week in March.
  5. The following have hosted the start or finish of stages in the Vuelta a España:
      • Banyoles
      • Empuriabrava
      • Sant Feliu de Guíxols
      • Lloret de Mar
      • Girona
      • La Vall d'en Bas
      • Puigcerdà
      • La Molina
      • Alp
  6. Girona host the prestigious Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava - Girona Bike Show 
  7. Banyoles is designated as the first preferred city of triathlon by the Spanish Triathlon Federation.
  8. More than 170 runners and trainers reside in the province of Girona and up to three teams of professional cyclists are based in the Girona capital.
  9. Can Xargay is a holiday home for cyclists located in Banyoles