Costa Brava & Girona
On the Costa Brava and in the Girona Pyrenees, there are lots of kilometres of routes and roads ideal for cycling with the family or with friends and for the competitive cyclist - all in complete safety.
The networks of greenways, paths for cycling and secondary roads is so vast, that on a single trip you can discover small bays on the Costa Brava, mediaeval villages and also travel along Pyrenean trails. It all depends on how inquisitive you are and how much your curiosity can take!! There are endless reasons to explore unique spots - close to the sea or in the mountains, and to find the complicity that comes to those who ride bikes.
A paradise for professional cyclists
Girona is host to a large community of professional cyclists, from Canada, Australia, the United States and United Kingdom, among other countries, who use this city as their training base and a place for living and setting up businesses related to cycle tourism. It is clear that Girona is a leading cyclist destination - thanks to the large variety of routes in the region, its extraordinary climate and the excellent range of complementary services
The prestige of Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava – Girona Bike Show
Girona and the Costa Brava host the prestigious Sea Otter Europe Costa Brava in June – Girona Bike Show, an event that is sure to become a point of reference in Europe and one that brings thousands of visitors and the best worldwide brands in the cycling industry to the city. Brands that represent the bicycle sector in all its modalities: clothes and accessories, technology applied to cycling, health and nutrition, urban mobility and tourist destinations specialising in cycle tourism.
The festival started in the United States with the Sea Otter Classic, which has been mobilising the cycling sector around the world since 1991. In Girona, the event contains an extensive sporting offer and a great range of exhibitions and activities for all ages.
MTB centres - cycling all year round
Girona has a comprehensive offer of MTB centres. Open areas with free access, located in unique natural spaces, with different levels of difficulty that have been adapted and signposted for doing MTB. There are a good number of these centres all over the region, aimed at all mountain bike fans, from beginners through to experts.
These are places where you can pedal calmly and safely and they offer a series of basic complimentary services for this sport: a welcoming point with information, places where you can wash, hire and repair bicycles and a whole host of optional services that depend on the characteristics of each centre. There are more than 2,000 kilometres of varied itineraries with different levels of difficulty that are signposted and exclusively for the use of mountain bikes.
The relationship between culture and cuisine is virtually inseparable, to the point that Salvador Dali said that, “beauty should be edible, or not at all.” The cultural perspective embodied by cuisine in our province today is a revival of its most innovative aspects at the hand of renowned chefs including Ferran Adria and the Roca brothers. However, the culinary options that visitors can find in the Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees is wide and varied, based on cuisine strongly linked to the land’s traditional roots.
The region’s cuisine is a culture to experience and enjoy, with high standards and professionalism backed by internationally renowned restaurants.
- The nearest airport to Girona is Girona Costa Brava Airport, just 17Km to the city centre
- Costa Brava is in Catalonia, Northern Spain
- Popular coastal resorts such as Lloret de Mar are less than 1 hour away by car
- Girona is home to many Pro Cyclists, includiong Dan Craven and David Miller