Catalonia: Costa Brava and Costa Durada
Cycle the numerous roads of Girona and Costa Brava and experience the amazing diversity of Catalunya. An iconic cycling destination, you will have share the road and view of why many professional cyclists choose Girona as home for its many benefits as quiet roads, great people, wonderful food and a welcoming culture. The Sea Otter Europe Festival, a cycling enthusiast dream this year scheduled for september, may be the perfect excuse to move to this region.
There is no discusion about , today Girona City may be the center of Cycling Gran Fondo culture of Southern Europe and surprise you with so many singular and unique places to ride on road and complementing with gravel paths.
The weather is generally relatively temperate, and as a result the surrounding country tends to be greener than the southern areas. You’ll find the lowest average temperature as two degrees in December, January and February, with the highest average in the same months at 13, 13, and 14 degrees respectively
Costa Daurada – Tarragona
There are some great routes in the Costa Dorada. We would describe it as a middle mountain region. The climbs top out at about 1000m, but with 330 days of sunchsine a year, great quiet roads and beautiful countryside, this is one of our favourite palces to ride in Spain.
La Mussara is the highest point in the area and the loop from the coast winds it’s way up to the base of the climb, before there is a conserted 10km climb, a brillaint ridge ride and then a fast and furious descent back to the sea. Costa Daurada lies south of Girona and the Costa Brava, allowing it a fantastic climate that makes cycling in shorts possible for all but a few months of the year.
The long climbs of the Prades mountains, hills covered in almond and olive groves, the Priorat vineyards, Montsant National Park, UNESCO protected 12th Century monasteries and dramatic, deserted villages.
Ideal mix of Cycling and Roman culture Heritage, Tarraco city (former Roman name) and their surroundings at “Costa Daurada” will offer a combination of secundary roads across small vilages , with flat and midle mountain hills routes. And all complemented with a city with nore than two thousands os History heritage where Greeks and after Romans created one of the reference harbour ports of Mediterranean and keep the Anphiteather, Circ, Theater and other historical sites to visit.
The city become a gastronomical reference last years on the old town neighbour, where you can find diferent restaurants with the bes local fish and mediterranean food offer.