Girona Gran Fondo, a meeting point for cyclists from 6 to 12 June

21/05/16 | Coinciding with the Girona Gran Fondo cycling festival, the first #DTEGirona joint action will be carried out by the city council, the Catalan Tourism Agency and the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board.

From 6 June the city will be hosting the third edition of Girona Gran Fondo, which includes various trials and activities suitable for all levels, turning Girona into a meeting point for cyclists until 12 June. Taking advantage of this sporting event, Girona City Council, the Catalan Tourism Agency (ACT) and the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board will be launching their first #DTEGirona joint action: a familiarisation trip for twenty tour operators from the UK, Benelux, Denmark, the USA and Germany specialised in this sport, who are coming to Girona on 6 and 7 June to take part in one of the trials.

Girona is firmly committed to backing DTE (Sports Tourism Destination) branded events Śone of which is Girona Gran FondoŚ with the aim of attracting both international and local sportspeople who bring the city visibility and position Girona as a destination for practicing certain sports, particularly cycling and cycle-tourism.

During the week-long festival, four cycling activities will be held: an uphill time trial to the Els └ngels monastery, a night race through the historic quarter (10 timed laps of 250 m), an urban downhill and the 125 km Girona Gran Fondo trial. Some 300 cyclists from different countries are expected to take part, placing the city of Girona at top international level. Some of the participants will be staying in DTE-certified hotels, such as the Ult˛nia which will also be hosting a workshop.

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