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The main factors that make Girona a haven for professional cycling are its climate, quiet roads which are in good condition and very close to the city, good food and good communication links. Also, in general, drivers are respectful of cyclists. Other key factors include the fact that professionals can walk around the streets without people recognising them and bothering them. Moreover, there is already a large community of professionals in the area, which means they do not feel alone.

The fact that many professionals are based in Girona makes it an attractive destination for fans from all over the world, especially those who want to cycle on the same routes where professionals train.

Lance Armstrong was not the first professional to settle in the area. In fact, he swapped Nice for Girona because others had done so before him. The Danish former cyclist, Johnny Weltz, currently director of Team Cannondale-Garmin, took up residence in Garrotxa in the 1980s. This means that Team Cannondale-Garmin has its European base in Girona.

Apart from road cyclists, there are also a large number of MTB cyclists living in Girona.

There are currently about 40 professionals. Many of them have been living here for over a decade.

In July 2015, the Catalan Tourism Agency awarded the Sports Tourism Destination certificate to Girona. The Hotel Carlemany has also been certified as a sporting establishment for running and cycling.

It has an enclosed and video vigilance space with capacity for storing, repairing and cleaning up to 40 bikes. The restaurant offers an extensive menu with dishes that are adapted to athletes’ diets.



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As well as being a haven for cycling, Girona is also a place where there are always runners around. Noteworthy runners from here include Toti Bes and David Coma.

Girona is the ideal place to do trail running, thanks to its location near the Pyrenees and the Gavarres, as well as routes from the city itself.

Best Online Rate GUARANTEED

Hotel Carlemany guarantee the best online price for your reservation. If you find a lower price on another website we will match the price and in addition you will receive an extra 10% off your room rate.

Terms and Conditions of our Minimum Price Guarantee:

1. How to claim for the Minimum Price Guarantee.

You should have a booking confirmation from and then send us an email to with the following information:

a.- Reservation nº and Check-In Date

b.- Website where you found the lower rate and total price of the stay.

Once we have received & checked your email we will determine if it complies with the conditions of point number 4, and if so we will send you an email confirming the new Price of your reservation.

2. Time frame for applying for the Minimum Price Guarantee.

You have 24 hours after the confirmation of your reservation to send us the Minimum price Guarantee email with the solicited information on point nº1.

3. Scope of our guarantee.

As a commitment to quality with our guests, we guarantee that if you make a reservation on our website and within the following 24hours, you find another online booking channel with a lower price, we will match the price to the cheaper one and also offer you 10% off from your room rate.

4. Conditions


  • You must already have a booking confirmed via our website, have the reservation number of this booking and send the required information on the Minimum Price Guarantee within the 24 hours following the reservation.
  • The conditions of the reservation made on our website and the conditions of the prospective reservation on the alternative online booking channel where you have found a cheaper price must be the same. This includes arrival date, departure date, room type, board basis, number of persons, final price to pay including any fees, VAT taxes, the final price shown and the services included in that prospective reservation.
  • To apply the Minimum Price Guarantee, the conditions of payments, deposits, cancellation and amendments associated with the price of the online booking channel which you are claiming against, should be equivalent to those quoted on our website. The guarantee does not apply to cheaper prices whose restrictions (cancellation policy, deposit etc) are not equivalent to those applicable on
  • The most economic price which is being claimed must have been checked within the timeframe of 24 hours after making the reservation on our website. Requests regarding price will never be taken into consideration for dates prior to bookings made on our website.
  • The price to be claimed must have been found on an online booking channel, never offline, and must be valid and with immediate confirmation at the moment of checking by Hotel Carlemany. Prices on websites that do not confirmed prices instantly will not be valid.
  • This guarantee is limited to guests of direct bookings to the hotel, to a maximum of 5 rooms. It will not be applied to reservations in which the name of the hotel is not shown until the end of the booking process. The guarantee is not applicable to prices not published or that are confidential, to any type of hotel cheques, prices which form part of a package with other services, corporate rates, group rates etc.
  • This guarantee makes reference to the total price to be paid for the whole stay not the partial stay or any particular day within a stay.
  • The guarantee will not be applied in the case of errors in prices or publications of other websites.
  • We reserve the right to adapt, amend, cancel or put an end to the Best Price Guarantee, as well as the conditions applying to it at any moment without prior notification. We refuse any responsibility for the possible costs which could be caused by the cancellation of a reservation made to a different website other than our own shown in this text. 
  • Excluded from this guarantee are golf packages, as we cannot guarantee the minimum price of services offered to us by third parties.