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Cycling in Girona

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.

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Important announcement: We're Open!

Dear guests and friends,

Well aware that this fight against this Covid19 will be only won if we follow the recommendations of the health authorities.

El Pati Verd restaurant, Indigo Restaurant & Lounge and Carlemany Cafeteria will remain closed starting from Friday October 16th til the authorities let us re-open again to the public.

For hotel guests we will offer you our Cafeteria Carlemany with limited service hours and products.

Service Hours

Monday – Saturday: 07:00h – 22.00h Sunday & bank holiday: 08:00 – 22.00h

Breakfast: 07.00 – 10.30h Sundays & bank Holiday: 08:00 – 11.00h.

Lunch: Daily 13.00 – 15:45h

Dinner: Daily 20:00 – 22:00h

Service hours and products are subject to change without prior notice.

Thank you for your understanding and loyalty.

Sincerely,

The entire team of  Hotel Carlemany Girona - El Pati Verd Restaurant - Indigo Restaurant & Lounge - Carlemany Cafeteria.