39 miles
Distance
3,407 ft
Climb
-3,407 ft
Descent
1,535 ft
High Point

Girona road bike: "Hincapie Loop". Baix Empordà & Gavarres: Els Angels, Monells, & Santa Pellaia

Over the years, this ride has come to be known as the "Hincapie Loop", after George Hincapie, one of many professional cyclists who has at one time called Girona home. Starting at the stone bridge, we take in Girona's most famous road bike climb, Els Àngels, followed by some speedy descending, to the picturesque medieval village of Monells, where a coffee & cake stop in the beautiful cobbled square is a must. We continue on through some rolling terrain, then up the Santa Pellaia climb - popular among pro athletes because of its soft, steady gradient. Views abound, over the Gavarres natural park, on both climbs. The descent from Santa Pellaia to Cassa de la Selva is fast but fun, and we come back in to Girona from the south, returning to the Barri Vell (Old Town) at the Pont de Pedra (Stone Bridge) where we started.

For an informative English-language video on this ride, by Mike Cotty, riding with pro resident Dan Craven, see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUPnUcKTzVA&feature=youtu.be

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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    RD
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Girona road bike: "Hincapie Loop". Baix Empordà & Gavarres: Els Angels, Monells, & Santa Pellaia mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    143 ft
  • Altitude start
    233 ft
  • Altitude end
    233 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.809%
  • Grade min
    30.071%
  • Distance climb
    17 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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