Girona first began attracting cyclists in the 1990s when professionals such as George Hincapie chose the city for its mild climate, quiet roads and convenient location between mountains, sea and the international airport at Barcelona. But, it was when the infamous Lance Armstrong bought an apartment that the city was really put on the cycling map and it’s now a mecca for pro cyclists, some permanently relocating with their families, others simply enjoying a few months of winter training in the hills around the city.
With temperatures being optimum in spring and late summer/autumn, the climate is ideal for riding with warm and consistent sunny days. The region boasts quiet road, sinuous climbs and sleepy hilltop villages as well as an impressive coastal road.
La Fuga have been resident in Girona as our winter base for the past couple of years, so safe to say we know the best roads, cafes and restaurants. For 2020 we’ve added a number of weekend escapes so you can come along and see for yourself why so many professional cyclists flock to the region. Join us on dates from March onwards.
Additional dates are available and it’s possible to extend the weekend if required.