Els Angels and more

Els Angels and more

Overview

If you want to ride one of the most popular road bike routes in Girona, Spain, this ride can satisfy you.

The trail begins at the stone bridge, leads straight up to the most famous climb – Els Angles – and makes its way to the hilly countryside, through several gorgeous medieval villages of Baix Empordà and Costa Brava. The loop finally ends at the Plaça Independència in the hub of Girona. Sanctuary Els Angles is a highlight of this ride thanks to its magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Garrotxa and Pyrenees mountains.

This 32-mile trail is rated as intermediate, which is better for some experienced people to explore that part of Els Angles.

The first half can be playful with a big climb and descent. The other half seems less challenging.

Terrain

Rolling and smooth road. Some stretches are on rough trails and woodland paths. The second half is smoother with flatter terrain and no more rolling.

Access

The route starts at the Pont de Pedra bridge. Follow the street down to Placa de Catalunya.

Food and drink

A number of options can be chosen along the way and especially in the square of Girona. There are also some food and drink stops at the top of Els Angels climb.

More details

The route runs past some worth-a-visit villages in Baix Empordà: Madremanya, La Pera, Púbol, Flaçà, and Bordils. In Púbol, slow your trip and spend time on the museum house Gala and Salvador Dali.

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50.572 km / 31.424 mi

Total Distance

693 m / 2,273 ft

Total Ascent

694 m / 2,278 ft

Total Descent

482 m / 1,583 ft

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Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 2-4 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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