CYCLING IN GIRONA

Girona is a paradise for cyclists. Known as a favourite training place and home for professional cyclists, Girona really does have everything: quiet roads, varied terrain, quality restaurants, a medieval city centre, cafès, churros (the list of post-ride treat options goes on).

Quickly becoming a go-to destination for cyclists around the world, Girona offers something for all levels of cyclist.

Girona is known for a climate that is great for cycling all year around. Be aware that temperatures can get high in July & August and are cooler in January & February.

Girona Cycling Highlights

Els Àngels

Els Àngels from Girona

Els Àngels is a favourite local climb located just a few kilometers from Girona city centre. A forgiving ascent from the Girona side covers 500 m of ascent over 12 km. From the Madremanya side riders face the same elevation over only 8 km of climbing.

top 485 m

40%

11 km

50%

415 m elevation gain

65%

3.8 % average gradient

50%

8% max gradient

50%

Rocacorba

Rocacorba from Banyoles Lake

Rocacorba has a reputation as one of Girona’s toughest climbs. Located north of Girona and blissfully close to Banyoles Lake, Rocacorba is a bucket list climb. The road spans 13 km and the first few kilometers lull all Rocacorba newbies into a false sense of security.

Don’t miss: Gourmet treats from Rocacorba Food Truck 2 km from the summit (weekends and public holidays only)

top 970 m

80%

13 km

50%

800 m elevation gain

65%

8% average gradient

70%

12% max gradient

80%

San Grau

San Grau to the Costa Brava

San Grau is the gateway to the Costa Brava. A demanding climb, San Grau begins just south of Llagostera its summit 10 km away. On the descent views of the Mediterranean onfold.

top 600 m

55%

10 km

60%

500 m elevation gain

75%

5 % average gradient

50%

10 % max gradient

85%

Mare de Deu del Mont

Mare de Deu del Mont

Mare de Deu del Mont is an Eat Sleep Cycle favourite. Known as the ‘gateway to the Pyrenees’ this stunning climb rises high above Girona and offers 360 degree views of the Costa Brava and the snow-capped Pyrenees.

top 1,100 m

70%

17 km

60%

800 m elevation gain

75%

6 % average gradient

60%

12 % max gradient

85%

Sant Hilari Sacalm

Sant Hilari Sacalm from Àngles

Sant Hilari Sacalm is a town located at the top of a 20 km climb. The road winds alongside a beautiful river maintaining pleasingly gentle gradients. From the top descend to Santa Colomer de Farners or, for the intrepid, keep on climbing to Arbucies for an epic day in the saddle.

top 1,100 m

70%

20 km

70%

800 m elevation gain

75%

4 % average gradient

50%

6 % max gradient

70%

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Girona Winter Cycling

Winter Weekender

December 2017 - February 2018 | All levels | Road, Gravel, MTB
Girona Cycling Mare de Deu

Girona Experience

March, April & October 2018 | Advanced | Road
Balcony of Catalunya Girona Cycling

Balcony of Catalunya

September 2018 | Advanced | Road
Costa Brava Girona Cycling

Costa Brava Tour

March & November 2018 | Intermediate - Advanced | Road
Womens Cycling Camp Girona

Women's Camp

April 2018 | All Levels | Road
Girona Cycling Challenge

Girona Challenge

May 2018 | Advanced - Epic | Road
Gourmet Tour Girona Cycling Wine Tasting

Gourmet Tour

June & September 2018 | Leisure | Road  

Blogs from Girona

HQ Opening GironaThe Eat Sleep Cycle Journey
January 5, 2018

The Eat Sleep Cycle Hub Opening

We are opening our new Eat Sleep Cycle Hub at 19:00 on Friday, February 16th. Join us for one hell of an opening party and enjoy two rides with us…
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January 2, 2018

Riding Gravel in Girona: An Introduction by Peter Gaskill

Girona resident Peter Gaskill (and Eat Sleep Cycle guide) introduces us to his new found love of Gravel biking. Want to add some new adventure to your road riding? Perhaps…
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December 17, 2017

Cycling Climbs of Girona: #3 Sant Marti Sacalm

Sant Marti Sacalm is THE 20-minute power test cycling climb of the Girona region and if you come here for a visit you can´t leave without giving it a blast,…
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