49 miles
Distance
4,816 ft
Climb
-4,822 ft
Descent
3,203 ft
High Point

Girona road bike: Banyoles Lake, with optional Rocacorba Climb

This road bike route begins in Girona, and makes its way to the beautiful lakeside town of Banyoles, where the rowing for the Barcelona olympics took place. Just before arriving at Banyoles, riders have the option of taking on the infamous Rocacorba climb, popularised by pro riders such as David Millar and Dan Martin, some of the resident pros who regularly gauge their performance on this difficult climb. 25.2km into the ride, turn left to follow this GPX and climb the Rocacorba (around 9km of climbing over 11km), or turn right to head directly to Banyoles (saving 22.4km from the total distance of this GPX). The route then pauses along the lake, where there are several restaurants, and even an opportunity for a swim (at the Banys Vells, at the north end of the promenade, on pontoons on the lake), then returns to Girona along pleasant rural roads.
For an English language video with commentary on the climb by Mike Cotty, featuring David Millar, see here: https://youtu.be/QzAPecjEmWg

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    RD
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Girona: Banyoles Lake, with optional Rocacorba Climb mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    165 ft
  • Altitude start
    232 ft
  • Altitude end
    226 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -28.442%
  • Grade min
    27.825%
  • Distance climb
    21 miles
  • Distance down
    22 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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