Riding in Girona

GIRONA BOASTS TRAFFIC-FREE ROADS, Gentle MOUNTAIN CLIMBS & STUNNING COASTAL ROUTES 

Girona is a fantastic location for a cycling holiday. Located near the foothills of the pyrenees, Girona offers plenty of testing mountain passes, stunning coastal routes – and a great cafe culture to enjoy post-ride . No wonder the best Pros in the world now reside here.

From steady tempo climbs, steeper ascents and the stunning Costa Brava coast just a pedal away, Girona offers a great variation of rides for a week-long training camp.

No mater what the itinerary is, you’re guaranteed maximum gains out of each ride coupled with expert local Girona ride leaders guiding you through best traffic-free, quiet country routes only the locals will know.

Goals

The OTE cycling holiday in Girona is an opportunity prolong British summer time and build a strong foundation taking you into winter training. Our cycling holiday in Girona is also the opportunity to kick back after a tough season, catch the last of the summer sun, enjoy the social side of our training camps and experience this stunning cycling-mad city.

Whatever your goals, our different riding groups give every rider the best possible satisfaction from their training camp.

These structured training rides offer plenty of opportunities to take a turn on the front, smash a climb at your own pace or hit the run in through-and-off style. Alternatively, riders are free to sit in the wheels, tap up the mountains steady-away and move up and down the groups depending on how the legs are feeling. Pick and choose your moments – then relish in the kudos.

Groups

Our group rides offer structured training for two different ability groups. Through group rides, our camp is a great opportunity for friends or couples of mixed ability to enjoy a cycling holiday in Girona together. The smooth tarmac makes the miles tick by and the number of legs working in the groups allows you to roll along at a considerable pace.

Group A: This group is for riders capable of riding in a group at 16-17mph. Group A will cover 80-100 miles but will tackle the climbs a notch steadier than group B.

Group B: This group is for cyclists capable of riding in a group at 18-19mph and comfortable riding in a group at fast pace. Group B will cover 80-100 miles each day. 

Recovery

One long ride at home sees the DOMS set in for days and work gets in the way of recover. Our cycling holiday is designed to allow you to ride for around 80 miles day after day. Our cycling holiday prioritises recovery for the following day. We’ll relax visiting one of the many cycling cafe, enjoy a beer and a bite of tapas in town, then all enjoy a hearty dinner in and around town.

Routine

Breakfast is usually the highlight of the day – where we all come together at our reserved OTE tables to fuel for the day ahead. We then meet at 9:30am ready to ride. Lunch stops come mid-ride where we share banter over cafe con leche and fill up their water bottles ready for the second part of the ride.

Following a long day of riding we’ll heading back to Girona to either the hotel or one of the city centre cycling cafes. In the evening we’ll head into town for a group meal (lunch and evening meals are not included in the price of your trip).

Cafe Stops

The groups tend to meet at the same location for lunch, where we will refill your bottles and enjoy lunch. Here riders can move up or down the groups if you are finding it too hard or easy in your group or if you wish to ride with friends or a partner in a different group.

Ride Leaders & Support Staff

Our team of expert ride leaders know Girona like the back of their hands. There’s no need for maps or GPS, just tools and spares to repair a puncture.

All groups will be supported by a Ride Support Rider who will ride in the group to provide support and advice and be an additional pair of eyes for the Ride Leader.

The Ride Leaders and Ride Support Riders will direct and control the groups out on the road to ensure everyone enjoys a seamless day on the bike.

Insurance and Safety

All riders must have personal travel insurance. You may also want to insure your bike during travel. Contact us for an exclusive discount with our partner Pedal Cover.

Safety is of paramount importance during the training camp. Every rider will receive an iPhone case on arrival. In this you must fill in the card insert with your personal details and carry this at all times.