Climbingb the Alps is one of the biggest challenges for every keen cyclist. A very nice way to get to know some of the best climbs in southern Alps is to try the “Confrerie des 7 majeurs”, an amazing route of 360 km and over 12000 meters elevation. Not a joke. In this route, the

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

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

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

Pierre St Martin is nowadays one of the trendy climbs of the Pyrenees Atlantiques. And cycling up there is a must for any climber. With its inclusion in TdF 2015, Pierre Saint-Martin became one of those pilgrimage destinations for keen cyclists. It has everything a climb should have: scenery, steepness, other climbs nearby… Pierre Saint

La Bonaigua is one of those classical mountain passes in Catalonia and cycling Port de la Bonaigua is a must for any cycloclimber. It is one of the few roads over 2000 mts in the Catalan Pyrenees. In fact this is one of the first roads to be closed to traffic when winter snowfalls. Nevertheless,

When you think you knew the most beautiful climbs in the Pyrenees, then you still can discover another climb that is even better than your favorites. I already had climbed Cirque du Troumouse, the amazing views of Gavarnie heading to Col du Boucharo, not to mention the stunning Cirque du Litor on your way to