Cycling in Girona
Girona has an international reputation as a world-class cycling destination & the city has long been home to riders from the professional cycling peloton. Girona enjoys good weather all year around, beautifully surfaced roads & a wide variety of terrain.
Lance Armstrong was not the first professional to settle in the area and predecessors include Danish cyclist Johnny Weltz who, after training as a professional here in the 1980s, became Director of Team Cannondale-Garmin and set up a permanent base for the team in Girona.
More recently David Millar has created a luxury cycling brand, CHPT3. Products are inspired and tested on the Girona roads which David Millar calls home.
Girona Cycling Routes
Positioned between the Pyrenees and the Costa Brava cyclists can enjoy a huge variety of routes from a base in Girona. Here are our 3 road cycling favourites:
Els Àngels & Santa Pelaia
This is a 68 km loop which is a huge favourite with local riders, taking in the two classic Girona climbs of Els Àngels & Santa Pelaia. Stop for coffee halfway in the medieval village of Monells.
Banyoles & Rocacorba
A 70 km loop taking in the rolling lanes north of Girona. Stop for coffee at Banyoles Lake before taking on one of the most challenging climbs in the region, Rocacorba.
The Costa Brava
A must-see 90 km loop for all cyclists visiting Girona. Ride south out of the city to the mediterranean. From Llagostera climb San Grau before dropping down to the stunning coast road. Enjoy lunch in Tossa de Mar before returning home.
Bike Hire Girona
If you don’t want to travel with your bike then there are lots of rental bike options in Girona.
Eat Sleep Cycle is a 2 min walk from Hotel Carlemany & has a wide selection of bikes, including state of the art Factor road bikes, Brompton city bikes, Hybrid bikes, Electric bikes, Gravel bikes, Mountain bikes, as well as regular road bikes.
There is also a fully equipped workshop at Eat Sleep Cycle for anyone travelling with their own bike in need of mechanical support. The shop also stocks a range of cycling clothing & accessories, including the Girona inspired range by CHPT3.
Cyclists at Hotel Carlemany
We welcome cyclists at Hotel Carlemany. 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.
Secure Storage for your Bike
Hotel Carlemany has a secure area to store bikes covered by video surveillance. There is space to store, repair and clean up to 40 bikes.
Food For Cyclists
Start your day with our breakfast buffet, made up of fresh, locally sourced produce to prepare you for a day out on the bike. Our restaurant offers an extensive menu with dishes at that are adapted to athletes’ diets.