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Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

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Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

We are spending 4 nights in the Costa Brava area and love Begur but think it might be too far to the mountainous areas that are south west of Girona (accorrding to our research). Does anyone have a recommendation of a good base? Besalu (inland) looks wonderful but would prefer to be on the coast. We prefer smaller towns but love good restaurants and nice hotels.

Any suggestions are very welcome.

Thank you.

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Costa Brava, Spain
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Province of Girona, Spain
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1. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Begur is great for many thing and yes, Besalu is inland, but the area is great for cycling. You would be better off working with a professional that can offer you a self-guided cycling tour rather than trying to do it on you own when you are not familiar with the area.

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2. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Thanks Robert.

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3. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Hi jlovesb, I'm not sure you can combine the coast with good cycling. you may want to google 'vies verdes Olot' or check out www.gironabiketours.com for some ideas. It's a beautiful part of Catalunya, enjoy your visit.

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4. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

We agree. We were just hoping to be able to drive 30 minutes to start our rides and be able to stay on the coast but we can do that on another portion of our trip. Thanks so much for your help.

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5. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Doesn't Lance Armstrong train based in Gerona?

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6. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Yes, supposedly the team trains there but we need to find a great place to stay and were hoping to find something smaller than Girona nearby on the water and just drive to start our rides every day.

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7. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Try to see info on Cadaques, if that is not too far, it is the most wonderful place on Costa Brava and it is located on the very Cap Creus. Regards.

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8. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Check out the Vintage Hotel: amazing views right on the water in Aiguafreda.

www.vintagecapsasal.com.

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9. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Talk to Jaume at BikeCat.

www.bikecat.com

I see you're from Golden, Juame comes highly recommended from the guys at Pedal Pushers Cyclery and they have his brochures in their shop. Stop by and have Jason give you more feedback.

I am staying in Bordils and using BikeCat for my tours this spring and am very excited. Bordils doesn't meet your beach requirement, but Juame knows the area quire well and can give you some ideas.

Good luck!

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10. Re: Looking for good cycling base near Girona on water

Thanks so much. That is great advice and I like those guys and will definitely go over there.