Live like a pro in Girona

Girona is known for its historic city centre, which has been used for scenes in the Game of Thrones TV series. Among cyclists, however, the city is best known for its great location: positioned about 100 kilometres to the north of Barcelona, both the flat east coast and the foothills of the Pyrenees are within cycling distance. Girona also has a large airport, and all this, combined with the Spanish climate, makes the city an ideal base for many professionals. In addition to Robert Gesink and Steven Kruijswijk, there are an estimated 50 other professional cyclists in the area.

From the inner city of Girona you can reach the mountains in just a short ride. (Photo: Robert Gesink / Strava)

After your training session, there is plenty to do in the city centre. For those who want to experience real Spanish life there is no shortage of tapas and coffee bars to choose from.