Festival week kicks off with a bang! This is the perfect opportunity to test your legs out with a time trial up famous local climb, Els Àngels.

The Hill Climb, featuring Girona’s most renowned local ascent, ‘Els Àngels’, is a true battle against the clock. At 10.4km in distance, it may sound a little daunting. However, with a relatively low average gradient, many parts of the climb can be tackled at speed and finishing times in past editions have been nothing short of fast. Whatever your time, the effort will be well worth the exceptional views at the top of the mountain.

Riders leave the start ramp at 30 second intervals and the road is fully closed for the duration of the event. Prizes are awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rider from each age category. Both male and female categories are awarded!

Once completed, sit back with fellow participants at the beautiful Monastery on top and enjoy our Pasta Party. This is always a fantastic day out and a great way to meet other riders!


  • The start of the Hill Climb is at “Carretera Els Àngels” (the base of the climb).
  • You can ride to the start line in just 10 min from the centre of Girona.
  • Riders must sign in at the start line by 10h and will then be called for their individual start time.
  • Use of aero bars is prohibited.

*Entry to this event is included in the festival week entry and gold packs.


We are super excited to have Velohawk as our main sponsor for the Hill Climb:

Velohawk, founded by Kiwi James Doughty, is an innovation in premium bike security and storage. Faced with the ongoing issue of awkward and inconvenient storage for his high precision bikes, James decided to design a beautiful, architectural bike storage solution that is easily incorporated into both interior and exterior locations with the security required to protect against theft and bicycle damage. Designed in New Zealand with an award-winning team of designers, including America’s cup marine experts, it is engineered and manufactured in Coventry, UK at the top end manufacturer, Penso, who also works with the likes of McLaren, Bentley and Mercedes.

Made from weatherproof and rigid advanced composite materials and featuring an easy glide entry mechanism, alarm system, easy swipe access, a removable base panel for easy cleaning, the ability to be bolted to concrete for parking garage, deck or outdoor locations, it also offers many other custom options for a bespoke look and fee. Velohawk is the only individualised, secure bike storage solution for high value bikes. – Protect what you love.