GIRONA GRAN FONDO

16th - 22nd June 2014

Despite the number of professional riders living in Girona, the amazing roads are still largely undiscovered by the majority of cyclists. The Girona Gran Fondo is a fantastic chance to ride the roads that we train on in a fun, well-organized atmosphere. - Dan Martin

GIRONA CYCLING FESTIVAL AND GRAN FONDO


The Girona Gran Fondo will take place from the 16th to the 22nd of June 2014. Organized by Club Ciclista Bike Breaks supported by the Girona Cycle Centre, the event promises to be a weeklong cycling extravaganza. With 3 levels of entry you can come for the week or squeeze in the Gran Fondo weekend.



  • Daily group ride for all levels
  • Pasta Party
  • Timed hill climb with big prizes
  • BBQ
  • Twilight crit in the medieval old town
  • Pre-Fondo party
  • Gran Fondo in the Volcanic natural park
  • Post race lunch


PROGRAMME

  • Registration and race pack collection from Race Office at Carrer Mercaders, 16

  • Shop Ride from Bike Breaks Girona Cycle Centre

  • Registration and race pack collection from Race Office at Carrer Mercaders, 16

  • Shop Ride from Bike Breaks Girona Cycle Centre

  • THE NOCTURN

    10 LAPS x 2.57 KM (1.6 MILES) +46M

    The Nocturn is a night ride, consisting of loops through the historic centre of Girona. Open to all, this is a unique chance to ride through Girona’s old town on a closed circuit. Test your technical skills as you corner through the medieval streets. An unforgettable night ride at a stunning location, for spectators, supporters and riders alike!

    The Nocturn starts at La Copa

  • Registration and race pack collection from Race Office at Carrer Mercaders, 16

  • Shop Ride from Bike Breaks Girona Cycle Centre

  • Authentic Catalan evening meal in Vall de Sant Daniel

  • Registration and race pack collection from Race Office at Carrer Mercaders, 16

  • TIMED HILL CLIMB

    10.4 KM (6.46 MILES) +404M

    For licensed riders who want to challenge themselves, the timed climb up to the renowned mountain top monastery of Els Angels is a unique chance to set your levels within the cycling community and a great goal to train for! Your friends and family will love cheering you on in the stunning scenery of the Les Gavarres mountains.

    Followed by a Pasta Party at the mountain top monastery of Els Angels

  • Registration and race pack collection from Race Office at Carrer Mercaders, 16

  • Shop Ride from Bike Breaks Girona Cycle Centre

  • Pre-Race Party

  • GIRONA GRAN FONDO

    125 KM (78 MILES) +2000M

    The main event! The Girona Gran Fondo is a 125km circuit through some of the most picturesque parts of Catalunya. Accessible for all levels of road cyclists, the Gran Fondo takes riders along stunning roads to the historic village of Santa Pau and beyond. All riders are sure to enjoy this self-set paced ride!

    Gran Fondo starts at La Copa.


  • Botifarrada Post Race Party and Podiums at the finish

  • Departure

REGISTRATION

Registration closed

Come and visit our race village at La Copa June 16th to 21st

Coming soon more information on the 2015 GIRONA GRAN FONDO

Bronze Silver Gold
Single Day Event Package Complete Event Package VIP Entry Package
This first-class package allows you to enjoy the Girona Gran Fondo in a special way
Entry to the 125km Girona Gran Fondo day race
Entry to the unique Nocturn
Racer package/goody bag and GGF jersey
En route support
Gran Fondo post-ride meal
Authentic Catalan meal
Mountain-top pasta party
Insurance/license for the Gran Fondo
Insurance/license for the Nocturn
Guided ride with former professional & Olympian rider
Exclusive VIP racer package
Dedicated start position (no need to line up)
Sports massage
Entry for the Timed Hill Climb (UCI racing license required) SILVER PLUS
(25 € supplement)
GOLD PLUS
(25 € supplement)
75 € 150 € 250 €

more info at

BIKE HIRE

Partners Bike Breaks the Girona Cycle Centre operate a fleet of Cannondale Supersix Evo road bikes and offer weekly rental for 125€.
If you would like to reserve your bike please contact them www.gironacyclecentre.com

ACCOMMODATION

Girona is well provided with a large variety of hotels and accommodations of all types and to suit all budgets.
We are working with cycle holiday provider Bike Breaks the Girona Cycle Centre who will be able to offer you a range of accommodation options and packages free of booking charges.
You can contact them to take care of your booking www.gironacyclecentre.com

NON-RIDERS

Girona is a city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, visit the museums and the historic buildings, wander through the streets and squares, and discover the tourist attractions, festivals, restaurants, cultural events, etc. Enjoy it at any time of year and, if you can, come back again and again! This lively city will always hold something in store to delight you.

PRESS

Girona Gran Fondo 16th - 22nd June 2014 - Download Press Release (PDF)


A new week-long festival of bike riding in Girona will offer a challenging series of events and introduce riders from Europe and the Americas to a stunning cycling location.

Girona - that’s in Spain, right?

“Despite the number of professional riders living in Girona, the amazing roads are still largely undiscovered by the majority of cyclists. The Girona Gran Fondo is a fantastic chance to ride the roads that we train on in a fun, well-organized atmosphere.” Garmin pro cyclist, Dan Martin 2014

The Catalan city of Girona has long been known for its labyrinth of medieval streets with their myriad restaurants and bars. More recently, it’s become famous as a cycling destination and base for dozens of pro cyclists. Well, now you can discover the quiet roads and enjoy a Gran Fondo based in the greatest cycling city in the world.

The Girona Gran Fondo will take place from the 16th to the 22nd of June 2014. Organized by Club Ciclista Bike Breaks supported by the Girona Cycle Centre, the event promises to be a weeklong cycling extravaganza.

With a Nocturne ride through the medieval old city, a timed hill climb of nearby mountain Els Angels and a 125km loop into the hilly region north of the city with plenty of après bike in between, the Girona Gran Fondo is a great opportunity to spend time in the picturesque city and ride the fantastic roads of the region. There’s a good reason so many pros make Girona their base…

The Girona Gran Fondo will be an unforgettable week in the city and a long overdue showcase for what sometimes feels like a cycling theme park. With easy access from both Barcelona or Girona airports and high-speed AVE rail links from Spain and France, it’s never been easier to visit.

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Check out the guys that do the timing for our Girona Gran Fondo: www.tempsxcurses.com


TRAVEL

Girona is located in Catalunya in the north of Spain, between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea. It's a very easy place to access with an international airport in both Girona and nearby Barcelona. Girona also has excellent rail links to Barcelona and to Paris with the new high speed AVE rail system.

The Girona Gran Fondo Race Office is located at Carrer Mercaders, 16. (See on Google Maps)

By car

The old town here in Girona is very difficult to navigate by car, so we always recommend that you leave the car in one of the car parks on the edge of the old town. Please do not use the SATNAV to come into the old town. Leave the motorway AP-7 at junction 6 (Girona nord) and follow signs for the city centre (centre ciutat). When you reach the large roundabout next to the Park ´La Devesa´, where you get a beautiful first sight of Girona Cathedral and Sant Felix’ church, you park your car and continue on foot into the old town crossing the ‘Pont de Sant Feliu’ foot bridge. After crossing the river, in Placa sant Feliu square opposite the famous Sant Feliu church tower, you keep right, taking the street Ballesteries away from the ’River Café’, go straight on for 500m then after passing the 'Creperie Bretonne' on your left hand side keep right leaving the cobbles street, passing the naked lady sculpture on your left hand side go straight on for 20m into the small square on which the race office is located.

By foot / on bike

Make your way to the famous street ´La Rambla´ next to the river ´Onyar´ in the centre of Girona. Follow the Rambla away from Plaça Catalunya. After passing the Irish Bar McKiernans on the right hand side under the arches turn right through a very small passageway into the small squre on which the race office is located.

By train

Exit the train at Girona train station. Leave the station and in front of the bus station you turn left and follow the raised railway line (for about 5 minutes) until you reach the street Santa Eugenia, here you turn right and continue straight on. Cross over the street Jaume 1 then take the street Carrer Nou straight on to Placa Catalunya.
Follow the Rambla away from Plaça Catalunya. After passing the Irish Bar McKiernans on the right hand side under the arches turn right through a very small passageway into the small squre on which the race office is located.

By plane

From Girona airport: you can fly to Girona Airport with Ryanair from a variety of locations across Europe. From the airport you can take a taxi (it is also possible to take a bus from Girona airport to the Girona Bus/Train station please see above directions from Girona Station) to the famous square 'Placa Catalunya' take the street 'La Rambla' away from 'Placa Catalunya' and after passing the Irish bar McKiernans on the right hand side under the arches turn right through the very narrow passegeway into the small square where we are located.

From Barcelona Airport

It is possible to take the Metro line into Barcelona city from Barcelona Airport. This service departs every hourly and takes 19 minutes to get to Barcelona Sants train station, where you can change to the next platform for the train to Girona, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please see above directions to us from the Girona train station.