Girona Gran Fondo

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 took place from the 16th to the 22nd of June 2014. Organized by Club Ciclista Bike Breaks supported by the Girona Cycle Centre, the event became 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…

In 2015, the Girona Gran Fondo will again 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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