The city entered the 21st century with a new attraction to add to its architectural, cultural and culinary charms, seducing the cyclist movement to become a global reference destination. So much interest in cycling has brought a new modernity and cosmopolitanism to Girona. First came the professional riders, followed by groups of amateur road cyclists, and recently gravel enthusiasts in search of unpaved roads. Girona is a city that breathes sport and nature. Hundreds of professionals and teams linked to the world of cycling have moved their headquarters to the city of Gerona in recent years. The arrival of Lance Armstrong in 2001 highlighted the city of Girona and its surroundings as ideal for preparing for sports competitions on an international level.
Cycling throughout the year
Welcome to a cycling sanctuary
Strolling through the old town of Girona, one often sees elite cyclists, at all hours of the day, going to or returning from a ride of several kilometres or having coffee on a terrace.
What did they find in Girona?
Everyone highlights the quality of life, the safety of the roads, the mild climate throughout the year, but especially the variety and quality of the landscape. From winding roads that along the coast to steep mountain passes, they are a delight for all enthusiasts of this sport. The province offers infinite possibilities, having the great advantage of being able to cross the territory from side to side thanks to a perfectly interconnected road system, with large rectilinear segments, sinuous sections and permanent ascents and descents, discovering nature alone or in the company of a group of cyclists.
Are you planning a group trip?
When a few of you get together, we already know that logistics can get complicated. Fortunately, we are the largest hotel in the centre of Girona and we are here to help you with everything you need. Our establishment is ideal for organising any bike trip in the province of Girona or even to establish it as a base camp to enjoy multiple routes.
In addition to its strategic location, Ultonia Girona Hotels has facilities prepared both for professional teams and for small groups of friends who have decided on a relaxing getaway. For example, an exclusive bicycle parking with restricted access and video surveillance where you can park and store your bicycle at no cost for hotel guests. In addition to being able to clean the bike, you can also use the workshop to finish getting it ready for the next excursion. This service is totally free.
”We offer a free, secure parking service for bicycles, a washing area and a wide assortment of products such as energy bars and gels.
At Hotels Ultonia Girona we are passionate about sport and we try to listen to the needs of our clients, focusing our efforts and adapting our services for maximum comfort. So, aware of the increase in this type of sports tourism, we continue to take care of all the details so as to position ourselves as the best hotel in Girona for cyclists.