CyclingGirona

The 3 peaks challenge (Els Angels, Mare de Déu del Mont & Rocacorba)

By October 13, 2016 No Comments

All 3 mountains have a special place in my heart; It was on the summit of Mare de Déu del Mont where I proposed to Louise and she stole my heart and said yes. Els Angels is the site on which I destroy myself in the annual Girona Gran Fondo hill climb (normally being beaten). And Rocacorba, well, once you have ridden it’s steep sides you may well love it too.

So many days I have set out with the intention of riding these 3 peaks. “I’m feeling good today, I’ll hit all 3”. After the long ascent of Mare de déu del Mont, often in the heat, I use low water supply as an excuse to head home and hydrate. “The weather is great for it, today is the day”. I leave Els Angels until last but ride right by my apartment on the way home and decide enough training has been done for the day.

The strength of this challenge is also its weakness. None of the climbs are that far from Girona so you can do them in any order. The temptation to stop is strong so you will need the motivation of the group to do all 3.

Here are the vital stats:

Distance: 166 Km

Climbing: 2,850m

Cols: 3

The great news is you can complete this challenge with Eat Sleep Cycle! We want to get this one in early, before the season starts, but when it’s just warm enough for the descents. Here are the details:

  • Depart: Saturday 4th March 2017, 10:00am, Eat Sleep Cycle HQ
  • Return: Before dark
  • Cost: €50 per person

If you need any more info drop us an email on info@eatsleepcycle.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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