sábado, 18 de septiembre de 2021

Girona training camp, day 7. Last ride in Girona...

 For now, because I’ll be back. Girona has been a great experience. 

The quality of the cycling here is way beyond what I was expecting. In a way, I was expecting Girona to be an overvalued cycling destination but the reality is that, if anything, it is an undervalued cycling destination. 

Girona as a city is small and very manageable. If you stay close to the old city you can walk everywhere. When you get on your bike you are out of the city in ten minutes.

I was also surprised by the diversity of the climbs. Short, long, steep, gentle, you have all possible combinations. The general quality of the roads, most of them with very little traffic and the traffic you find is generally friendly and respectful. Add to that a variety in scenery. Some areas are very similar to Tuscany. If you get to the coast you are rewarded with magnificent views of the mediterranean sea. You can ride through deep forests or climb exposed mountains. 

All I can say is that I totally recommend visiting Girona for a training camp. Especially if you come with a bunch of friends like I did. They’ll kill you riding, that’s a given but the experience will be a million times better. 

At the end we rode 8 days, including a short ride the first day to check the bicycles and a rest day. I rode 825.61 km with 11906 metres of climbing. Not bad.

Time now to have a few bottles of wine over dinner and start planning the next training camp. 

The ride in Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/5980320790/

Take care

Javier Arias González

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