The Equipe Blog
This Blog is not about us, its about the other members of Equipe also known as our guests.
Its about what the did, what they achieved, what they like and we hope the stories inspire you for your stay or cool things to do.
We have noticed that many guests focus is on spring and autumn for travelling to Girona for riding and running.
If we knew back when we were travelling here how good winter riding can be.. Girona can be spring in winter for sure.
We would have def come december or february. Often its still short weather and much less rain on average then in April for instance. Temperature can be cold in morning (8-10c) but comfy in afternoons up to 18c. But dry and you will def see some sun. Happiness compared to grey wet days.
So get your kit right bring a bar bag and you got perfect days for long rides as we get hour extra daylight vs the northern countries. Doing the #festive500 is easy here and so much fun. And in winter we might throw in a guided ride with your 3 night booking.
Riding, running, Triathlon.. yes its much about sports but for the foody Girona is an absolute gem. From multiple Michelin Star restaurants (Can Roca, BoTic, Massana..) to hip brunch spots like La Fabrica, BionBo, Hors Categorie. But also for real catalan places with amazing Menu del Diaś. Also the south american cuisine is well represented. Especially mexican is of a very high level. OM is a very high quality vegetarian restaurant Girona is small but has every budget or cuisine and around the town there are many hot spots too.
Near our house is the great El Cul del Mon, a blend of catalan and Maroccan cuisine.
Oh and did we talk about bakeries? Ride to the best croissants, cakes muffins or the amazing La Puntual in town. And dont forget the local speciality the Xuixo!
We know the spots to make a trip (also without being a rider or runner) an amazing experience.
Don’t hesitate to ask us for the best spots.
During the time travel has been restricted the Equipe B&B had time to further explore the Girona region. And we already knew but we now know for sure. Girona is gravel heaven. So get your gravelbike here and explore the steep Gavarres, the smooth Emporda or go and explore the area towards the coast. Let us explain why
From challenging singletrack and steep climbs to great views and super fast smooth flat gravel fire roads. Every direction from Girona has different kinds. Climb, smooth or technical there are so many options We have some great routes from 30km to well over a 100. most of them more than 80% off road. Some of which we share on our Komoot page. For other we can happily do guiding for you and see what kind of roads suit your capabilities or preference. When guiding we will take you to great stops for coffee and lunch. Because gravelriding is as much about enjoyment as speed. After return at our guesthouse you can park your bike safely in our garage and for a small fee we will take care of your cycling kit.
If you like racing; Local organiser Klassmark organizes frequent gravel adventures and races like the traka and we happily support your participation.
Also we know some great bikepacking trips from and back to our house. Do not hesitate to check with us.
If you are new or want to try a day of gravel, its also possible. There are plenty of gravelbikes for rent. Ridley, BMC, Open to custom steel bikes like Belle from companies like The Service Course, Eat Sleep Cycle and Bikebreaks can provide well maintained and modern gravelbikes.
So for Girona gravelbike routes, exploration and guiding our B&B is a good base.