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.
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.
What we do
Before the outbreak we already had focus on clean and tidy rooms & public areas. We will do so even more with government approved cleaning materials and desinfectant used in all areas. At every entrance there is a desinfectant dispenser. We work following the new protocols for social distancing & cleanliness.
We keep ventilation to a maximum .
The amount of external visitors is limited to only the urgent visits.
As a small Guesthouse we can work safely and we limit the capacity in the coming months if we have different travel groups.
Breakfast and diner
We work cleanly and very hygienic and will assure all glasses, plates and cutlery is clean as can be.
We never did buffet breakfast and every travel group /couple will be served seperately. Keeping distance is easy in our guest area but if needed we do a breakfast shift.
- Check in & out times: We need to limit old and new guests interacting and we need to make sure every room is cleaned to perfection. 10:30 and 15h are the times
- Spaces in house are tested large enough to maintain social distancing and guestarea is limited capacity (6 people)
- After sports: use a towel we provide at entrance, put it in the bin for it desinfect your hands before leaving garage or entering and go and shower.
We do not want you at the group areas or use furniture while sweaty. Also shower first before using the pool.
In Spain there is a €100 fine if you do not wear a facemask . A mask is obligatory outside, instores etc. It is not while doing sports activities
Take care during your stay:
– Curfew between 22 and 6 in the morning
– Keep distance at all times; dont hug or kiss
– Eat outside as much as possible
– Take your own mask & hand sanitizer
– Wash your hands frequently
– Immediately tell us if you are not feeling well
– Also do not wash your own clothes and hang them to dry. Hand them over in the plastic bag we provide.
Yes its a lot of measurements but assures the safest stay possible.