This is the time of year that many of us are dusting off our bikes and getting back out on the open road. Perhaps the winter was spent cross training, maybe there were numerous workout sessions on the turbo trainer, or maybe you spent it completely off and your legs are now wishing you hadn’t. Regardless, spring is the time when we rediscover our love of cycling and (re)build our summer aerobic endurance. For me, there could be almost no better location to get in those early season miles than in Girona. There’s something about springtime in Girona that motivates me for the summer ahead.
With a great variety of routes, there’s a little of something for every level of fitness. There are the long, flat to rolling, rural roads or the more challenging climbs to small hilltop villages. And perhaps what motivates me equally is the town of Girona itself. There is such a vibrant feel to the town: locals exchanging pleasantries on their way to/from work, college students heading to classes, the cafés filled to the brim in the late afternoons, cyclists returning from their rides, people enjoying a drink before dinner… there’s always something to keep you occupied when you’re off the bike.