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Cycling Girona: Spain’s Best Destination For Cyclists?

Cycling Girona, why do so many do it? Let's find out.

Girona, a small city that's become a biking hotspot.

The combination of warm weather, gentle traffic, and lively bars have proven to be irresistible to many of the WorldTours Leading riders.

The Garmin-Barracuda team has a permanent base in town, and over 80 professional riders have made it their home, even Lance Armstrong once lived here.

As a result, amateur cyclists are following in professional's footsteps and seeking Girona for early season conditioning, pre-event prep, guided tours, and summer holidays on the bike. ​

La Fabrica: Fuel For A Hungry Cyclist 

Happy Monday, from the best seats in the house! Feliz Lunes, desde las Mejores vistas del coffee shop!

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La Fabrica is one of the most popular places in town for cyclists to fuel up. The cafe was created by ex-professional cyclist Christian Meier, and his wife, Amber.

If you're heading to Girona, make sure you stop by here, as it's where you'll get the best route advice.

There's always plenty of cyclists gathered there for their pre-ride Americano, so you're likely to meet some cycling buddies as well.

Click here for some more info on this great little place.

Girona Biking Climbs

Once you're fuelled, you'll want to start looking at some routes. Girona is a great place to go road riding as it caters for all levels of ability, and has an excellent climate all year round. You can choose to do these rides on your own or as part of a guided tour. 

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Climbing away from the city for just a few minutes will leave you looking down on incredible views of old churches and cathedrals. Once you've arrived here, you'll know instantly why so many have made it their home.

Girona Biking Hotel

After all that food and riding you’ll need a nice place to get some rest. Museu Llegends Hotel provides the perfect place for those who love to pedal. The hotel is situated in the middle of the old town, allowing you to enjoy close proximity to local nightlife as well as cycling routes.

The hotel has a biking pack which includes two nights accommodation, two days of breakfast, 50% discount on the use of sports facilities, bicycle rental, a guided bicycle tour, and Lunch in a typical Catalan restaurant.

Girona Bike Festival

To top it all off, Girona has a cycling festival, which is organized by the Club Ciclista Bike Breaks and supported by Bike Breaks Girona Cycle Centre.

The festival is growing every year, bringing hundreds of riders from all over the world together to have fun and ride their bike.

During the week of the Biking Festival, daily group rides are offered to participants of their events. On the rides, cyclists have the chance to meet people from all over the world, and have local experts show them some of the greatest routes Catalonia has to offer.

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In the evening they're many dinners and parties where friends and families are invited to join in the festivities. 

With all of its options, you can see why this little place outside of Barcelona is getting so popular for cyclists. If you're considering an adventurous holiday this summer, riding Girona would be an excellent choice for you to make.