3 Excellent Cycling Tours In Girona, Spain
by Nakita Mason | Updated 03 March 2020 | Posted in Spain, Top Lists, Inspirations
If there was ever a place to best enjoy cycling, then the gorgeous terrain in and around Girona is certainly high on the list. With a beautiful and varied landscape as well as gorgeous weather, Girona is a gem for the cycling enthusiast, as Louise Laker, the founder of Eat Sleep Cycle told us:
"Girona is a wonderful location for a short break or a longer stay. It's perfectly located between Barcelona, the Costa Brava & the Pyrenees making the terrain varied & perfect for all types of cycling. Visitors can enjoy cycling the Via Verde, a bike path which runs through Girona en route from the mountains to the coast. Those who enjoy road cycling can enjoy spectacular climbs, quiet roads & stunning views, the area is also great for gravel & mountain biking. The comfortable year-round climate as well as the great food & cafè culture means a large number of ex-pats & professional cyclists choose to make Girona their home"-: Louise Laker
To get you geared up for one of the best locations in the world for cycling, we’ve got 3 great tours you can enjoy in and around Girona, all of which are offered by Eat Sleep Cycle.
1. Climbing Tour
Quite possibly one of the most enjoyable tours on offer, the classic climbing tours of Girona allow you to discover the sensational views available in the area, as well as the challenge of cycling on roads that are commonly used by professional cyclists for their training!
Part of this excellent tour includes the enjoyable climb up Rocacorba, an ascent that fluctuates between gentle to slightly more challenging towards the end. There’s also the highly rewarding Mare de Deu del Mont trail, a much-loved cycling spot which offers a sensational climb and glorious views into the valley below.
You’ll also be treated to other classic climbs such as Els Àngels, San Grau, and Sant Hilari Sacalm, all the while having support and expertise by your side.
2. Gourmet Tour
This is an ideal one for the foodies among you. Combining cycling exploration with wonderful food, the gourmet tour offered by Eat Sleep Cycle is one of the most delightful cycling experiences you could have, and really gives you a taste of the culture and cuisine Girona has to offer.
As you cycle along some of the most beautiful parts of of Girona, you’ll be treated to a selection of food experiences along the way, from welcome cheese tasting at well-loved Simfonia to snail tasting in Sant Dalmai.
If you like good food, great cycling experiences and want to know the real Girona, this is an excellent choice.
3. Costa Brava Tour
A cycling tour of the Costa Brava is a real treat and an excellent one to take from pretty Girona. It’s an especially popular cycling tour to take out of season, as it allows for a wealth of empty roads and quiet spots to stop and admire the view. From sensational coastlines to wonderful deserted beaches, there’s no better way to explore this beautiful part of the world than by bike.
Highlights include the idyllic coastal town of Llafranc, the cobbled streets and unbridled beauty of Cadaques, as well as the sensational Tossa de Mar area. The entire time you’ll have expert guides with you as well as a support van for if you need a break, and the whole venture can be tailored to you.
These are just three tours on offer, there are many more to choose from, as well as relaxing retreats and equipment hire. Get your helmet on and prepare to discover Girona like you never have before