Girona Classic Climbs 1 stage

from 67€/person
85 km / day 75% Difficulty 1 stage


Cycle along the roads where the pro-cyclists do.

Good quality roads, with low traffic.

Discover the old Jewish Quartier of Girona, the best conserved in Europe.

Enjoy the fantastic cultural offer of the city of Girona: museums and medieval heritage.


Bike route description

This day bike tour is based in the beautiful and historic town of Girona (Catalonia). Giving bike riders a chance to explore the area and improve their fitness and technique.

Girona has been and remains the base for many pro bike riders and teams. The Pros come for the large quantity of high quality roads found in the area, the challenging gradient of many of the hills and a climate perfect for year round riding, all making the Girona region perfect for training camps for bike riders of all levels.

This format gives more down time in the afternoons and evenings for rest and relaxation in a city famous for its gastronomy and culture.


Must do & must see

Follow the Girona walls: you’ll have a beautiful sightseeing of the ancient part of the city.

Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the delightful local gastronomy in a huge variety of restaurants.

Trip Itinerary

This day bike tour will give you a chance to explore the area and improve your fitness and technique.

Option 1: Banyoles ride Rocacorba (89 Km )
This tour starts in north direction to Banyoles, from there you have a challenging option, the ascent of Rocacorba (990m+), one of the most classic climbs of the region. After climbing and descending again to the lake of Banyoles, you can have a rest in front of the quiet water. Then you circle around the lake, and come back to Girona, through the countryside, over an undulated area.
Option 2: Emporda ride els Àngels (75 Km)
This option take bike rides into the Gavarres mountains. Riders climb to 484m visiting the mountain top sanctuary of Els Angels (where Dalí was married) crossing the range down to the town of La Bisbal d’Emporda. The ride returns to Girona by crossing the Gavarres once more, this time climbing to 400m over the Col Santa Pallaia, and returning to the city via the villages of Cassà de la Selva and Quart, made famous by the US Postal Team, which was based in Girona. The ride is a 94km blast on some of the finest cycling roads in the world containing two climbs as the road winds over the mountains back to the base in Girona.
Option 3: Coastal ride Sant Grau (95 Km)
You start in south direction through a flat area, until Llagostera, where you start the uphill until Sant Grau. From there we start one of the most gorgeous descend with an amazing sea view. We reach the coastal road, that runs more than 20km along the coast above big cliffs. We arrive to Sant Feliu de Guixols where a stop-and-go is crucial not miss. From there we start our return to Girona through the Romanyà pass and back to Girona.
Option 4: Vall de Llémena Les Serres ride (65 Km)
This option will let you discover the valley of the river Llémena, a quiet country side with big ancient farms. After surrounding the small volcano of Adri you will ride on a humid and wooded valley. After a coffee stop in Anglès the ride returns to Girona winding through the fantastic countryside of the Gironès plains.

Pricing Chart 2024

Unique Season
Every day except 1/11 - 29/02
  • per person
    ROAD DISC 105 (included)

    ROAD + DISC Di2
    10 €

    20 €

What's included?


Self-guided tours

GPS with tracks and maps.


Tourist information

General information of the area.


Bike rental

1 day road bike rental.


Emergency Assistance

Hotline assistance during the trip from 8 am to 8 pm.


Bike delivery

Bike delivery in our office (Girona).

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Julia BeckerJulia Becker
09:00 10 Oct 23
Great place to rent a bike in Girona! Located close to the centre which makes it easy to get there. Online booking was very convenient and bike was in great condition. Staff was super welcoming, friendly and helpful. I would definitively rent bikes again!
Martin WicksMartin Wicks
16:11 30 Sep 23
Excellent and highly recommended bike rental place in the heart of Girona. Close to the centre so probably close to anywhere you'd stay if you were staying centrally.Bike was lovely (BMC TeamMachine SLR01). Full di2, disc brakes, 12 speed, carbon rims, etc. Lovely and fast on the flat and rolling. Great immediate braking on the long or technical descents. Not bad at climbing either and very well priced compared to other bike rentals I've done.Staff were very friendly and helpful and communication when required was quick and effective. I'd arranged to pick up the bike on the day after arriving but managed to pick it up last thing the day before after contacting them. Pick up was quick and simple. Bike fit was easy on a rig in the shop. Di2 charging cable provided and I was ready within 20 minutes. Returning was equally quick and easy. Would definitely use again if I'm in the area. Highly recommended.
Roy HendersonRoy Henderson
10:44 18 Sep 23
Simply excellent. Good quality bikes which required no maintenance. The GPX routes were accurate, challenging enough and fun. Our hotels were amazing with friendly staff and all luggage transports were timely. Great company to deal with :-).
Isis HannaIsis Hanna
14:56 07 Aug 23
We loved renting our bikes and taking a self guided tour through cycleTours Catalonia. The team was very kind and knowledgeable about the area. They took the time to walk us through all the routes. They were also super responsive when we called them for help. Additionally, the gravel bikes we rented were great, we were apprehensive to rent because we love our own bikes but we ended up being very happy with them. Would highly recommend!
margaret rooneymargaret rooney
16:16 07 Jul 23
Had a great 4 day trip with a self guided tour from Catalonia Bike tours. The bike was perfect, top of the line and worked flawless.The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They preloaded GPS routes that were accurate and hit the highlights of Girona surrounding area.They arranged hotel bed and breakfast which suited us and was very convenient to the town. I would highly recommend this company and hopefully return in the future.
07:11 28 Jun 23
This is the second time I have rented a bike from Cycle Tours in Girona. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the bikes are top of the range in excellent condition. I will defiantly use them again.
Craig BattersbyCraig Battersby
09:52 10 Apr 23
Super nice guys to deal with, the bikes are well maintained and all setup personally for each rider. Happy to recommend and will be booking with you again!
Steve SayerSteve Sayer
06:58 04 Apr 23
I have hired a road bike from CycleTours Catalonia twice now and each time they have delivered. Efficient friendly service, great value for money and recommendations for local routes if you need them. This time I went for a BMC Team Machine SLR Two, which was super light and speedy and in great condition. The online booking engine is simple to use. See you next time!
Mark BarsonicMark Barsonic
09:28 20 Mar 23
I had a last minute change of plans so dropped by the shop the night before bike collection day. The staff were super friendly and very helpful, providing some route plans and asking if I wanted to take the bike early. Overall I had a great experience riding around Girono fantastic roads and beautiful scenery, I did get a couple flats which were due to an issue with the wheel rim but the bike overall was well maintained.Would definitely use this shop again next time I’m in town.
Chance BexChance Bex
23:50 09 Mar 23
The service and bike hire were both amazing and flawless. I picked up the bike and was greeted by a friendly mechanic who made the adjustments to the bike fit I wanted and I was on my way to riding. Returning the bike was also pleasurable and easy. I would easily recommend Cycletours Catalonia to anyone in need of a rental or bike tour.
Philip McKinneyPhilip McKinney
23:00 28 Feb 23
Fantastic bike rental company!I have hired bikes from lots of different companies in lots of different locations and have never received this level of service. Everyone I talked to was friendly and extremely helpful. They also were able to help me out even though I completely messed up my booking.The bike I rented was very well specced, in amazing condition and had no issues at all. And the price was great and included a cycle bag with items to repair any problems I may have had.I will 100% use them the next time I'm in Girona and would highly recommend them to anyone.
Margaret PhelanMargaret Phelan
10:38 08 May 22
My husband and I did a 5 day self directed bike tour of Costa Brava. It was incredible. The gravel bikes were in great condition. I rented the ebike. It worked very well for me and Paul loved his BMC gravel. The hotel accommodations were first class and the breakfasts included were varied and delicious. We absolutely love the coffee wine and food in Costa Brava. Our tour took us on greenways, less travelled roads, coastal visas, farmers fields and walled villages. We absolutely loved everything. Manel and staff were exceptional and very responsive to our needs. Thank you for a lifetime experience we will alway remember !
Chris RawlinsChris Rawlins
08:53 08 May 22
They can’t do more to help! Great bike selection, and advice, including booking a taxi to our start point in Vic. Our late return, gone 6 when they close, was not a problem, even our filthy bikes were immediately washed and all for a great price.
Roy BroughtonRoy Broughton
09:46 22 Apr 22
We did the 7 day self-guided tour of Emporda on road bikes and it suited us perfectly. The bikes were new and in great shape. The route was very well chosen, little traffic, great variety and some fine passes. The hotels were of a very high standard, and the staff remarkably friendly. What more can I say!
Rod McewenRod Mcewen
12:54 19 Apr 22
Very quick and easy to use online booking. Very pleased so far with the service.
Johan HoogeveenJohan Hoogeveen
16:03 28 Mar 22
4 days of gravel cycling on a very pretty full carbon Ridley Kanzo. Selected routes where excellent. Staff was very friendly! Highly recommended.
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