Girona Gravelbike riding from our B&B

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

Smooth & fast gravel

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.

We might come across some obstacles

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.

Helen Shelly’s (Aus) stay & Haute Route Pyrenees

Girona August 2019;
I spent a week recently staying at Equipe Guesthouse on her way from Australia to race in the Haute Route Pyrenees. Girona is renowned among Aussie cyclists as a mecca for riding and training. With the mixture and choice of hills or flats, coast or hinterland, gravel or bitumen. I realized I could combine them into daily mecca rides!! Aside from the diverse riding, I found the drivers considerate towards cyclists ,Safe + relaxed = great riding.  Plus the choice of bicycle friendly cafes with great coffee and delicious pastries enhancing the experience even more!.
I have over 35 years experience of bicycle racing and touring, with the last 20 years spent mainly on the mountain bike. In preparation for the move back to road racing from gravel,  Mick from Equipe was able to assist with road descending and long hill climbing technique. Mick’s advise was perfect  to focus on during the HR Pyrenees event, building confidence and performance level.  Mick also sorted out a couple of mechanical issues with my bike. Wilma from Equipe prepared nutritional tasty food and drinks to ensure I felt strong, well and rested.The Haute Route Pyrenees course featured a total of 719km and 18320m of climbing over 7 days. I won my age category and finished 6th Female Overall.

Helen climbing one of the big Pyrenees mountains

 

Liked best?

  • Gravel bike riding through the corn, sunflower and olive tree plantations.
  • Great Tapas bars and authentic Catalan food
  • Good coffee
  • My Equipe musette bag
  • Warm Summer Weather
  • Friendly cycling community

Helen starting her time trail in her endless kit