Girona is one of the most important cycling destinations all over the world. A very significant cycling climb around Girona is Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery. The variety of routes is also a very good reason to come to Girona for cycling. Flat tiny roads, together with scenic routes and also steep climbs, so close

Puig d’Arques is a little known climb in Girona province. You get it from Romanya, the nice little village on top of a hill, very close to Girona. You can get Romanyà from 4 sides: From Calonge. This a difficult side, with 4,2 km at 5,7% average gradient, very wide road with very little traffic.

A few weeks ago we introduced a nice cycling trip in the Catalan Pyrenees. But climbing the eastern Pyrenees has many other options. Now, let me show you another version of a cycling trip in the eastern Pyrenees. In this trip we include some very nice climbs, quite known in the cycling world. It is

Let me introduce you all to a great cycling trip in the Catalan Pyrenees. The idea comes from a local club in a little french village near the coast named Bompas. It includes the eastern part of the Pyrenees, getting to the Mediterranean sea. In fact, the trip includes an amazing coastal road in the

After the first post about historical facts in Tour de France some weeks ago, with some interesting statistics, here you have some more of them, related to Tour de France history: The longest successful breakaway in Tour de France history was by Albert Bourlon in 1947, being away for 253 km and winning the stage

Collada de Toses is one of the most classical cycling passes in the Pyrenees in Catalonia. It is the most important pass between the Ripolles region and La Cerdanya, the trendy region close to France. La Cerdanya is a very popular holiday destination for many people in Barcelona and all of Catalonia. Especially it is

Barcelona is a great place for cycling, there is no doubt. In a former post, we introduced 10 of the most popular climbs around Barcelona, but today let me introduce some short and steep hidden climbs close to Barcelona, not very known (or maybe not known at all) for most of the local cyclists. Some

The Tour de France is much more than a cycling race. There are lots of facts beyond the cycling that are worth knowing. This is my top 10 historical facts in the Tour de France that you should know: The first Tour de France took place in 1903 and started on July 1st. The winner was

Cycling Col de la Madone is a must for a keen cyclist. But wait a minute, which Col de La Madone? Madone comes from the Italian Madonna (Virgin), then you can imagine that there are quite a few of them, and not far from each other, in the Alps Maritimes, french/Italian border, Southern alps. Col

If you ever cycled the classical Transpyrenees, maybe you will be interested in the Spanish Transpyrenees. In this coast to coast cycling trip on the south side of the Pyrenees, there are three main advantages over the northern French side: better weather always on the southern Spanish side, milder gradients of the mountains, often no-so-steep