Blog of Tourism in Girona and Costa Brava
Blog BRAVISSIMO 01 July 2020

Cycling community in Girona - Cycling Capital of Europe

Since several years Girona has been a magnet for cyclists. The city breathes cycling and there is a buzzing cycling community. 

Since several years Girona has attracted the attention of many cyclists from all over the world. It all started with professionals like Lance Armstrong and George Hincapie who ´discovered´ Girona as being a perfect place to stay during their European race season, giving birth to the cycling community of Girona.
They found it to be the perfect base because of a variety of reasons. For example, the very good connections by road, plane, and train to the rest of Europe, the possibilities to train, the beauty of the city, the friendly people, and the good food.
Word spread through the professional peloton and shortly after not only many other riders but also teams started to use Girona as their starting point.

In recent years the cycling community in Girona has grown. And this is not without reason! The Costa Brava region is simply the perfect place to ride your bike with the most beautiful road and off road cycling routes of Girona. The city of Girona is the perfect place to start exploring, a starting point which will perfectly suit your next cycling holiday.
The variety of good roads, the beautiful ancient towns and small villages, combined with stunning nature, great food and friendly people is a mix hardly found anywhere else. And the local people and the town are aware of the cycling relevance for Girona. Most people still respect cyclists on the road, and you can find many cycling friendly shops, coffee bars and restaurants.

There is no better way to start your cycling journey other than with Bravissimo which has a link with this amazing sport and can help you set off in the right direction. We can recommend you the best road and off-road cycling routes, adjusted to your level and wishes. As well as we recommend you try the golf courses in Girona. Furthermore, we have some of the best bike friendly apartments in town with space to keep the bike in a safe place.

We are always available to answer questions about your next cycling holiday in Girona. We recommend you which apartment suits you best, we know the best places to go, where to go for a good meal, the perfect coffee or simply some inspiration for great rides.

If you want to shop for cycling kit, book a tour, get your bike fixed, rent a bike or even buy a new one, there are a couple of great shops we highly recommend. For instance: Eat Sleep Cycle, The service Course, Velodrom and Campo Bicicleta. All of them are located in the Barri Vell, the old historic center and are near our office and apartments.

We can help you find great routes on the countless amazing road and gravel paths we have in Girona. Direct you to well-known road routes and climbs and gravel roads of great variety and for all levels, even the most challenging ones. All of them offer plenty of the stunning natural beauty of the region.

So, you can see Bravissimo is a great starting point to have the best experience that you can get on your cycling holiday in Girona. We have many bike friendly apartments in our portfolio plus we know our way in the cycling community of Girona.
Don´t hesitate to contact us if you are thinking about a cycling holiday in Girona.