At Relevo Cycling we believe that the road, the mountains and the skies are for free, it is just your effort and the bike that will deliver the riding experience. To inspire and get you going we would like to share under this Free Rides section a number of routes of varying nature and difficulty. See below for instructions and a brief description.
If you book a bike with us we will give you automatically access to much more rides. All of them mixing and matching local training classics, typical sunday bunch rides adding the most lovely places to stop. Intending to offer you the best of the region in a combined pack of over 700 km in (digital) riding maps.
How to get the Free Rides
Leave us your name and e-mail address at the right side of this page and hit the subscribe buton. Shortly thereafter you will receive an email asking to confirm your subscription, after doing so we sent you a link giving access to the three routes. Included are a detailed route description, maps as well as the files with the routes in gpx and tcx format that will facilitate you to upload them to your device.
If your riding experience makes you feel like sharing Your Rides with the cycling community sent your experience in the region (pictures, description and digital route in gpx or tcx format) to email@example.com and we will get them up here.
Kudos and a 5 euro discount on your next rental for every usable contribution to the cycling community!
Ride One Platja Sant Pol – Tossa de Mar vv.
Probably one of the most scenic coastal rides in Spain if not in Europe, usually with quiet roads off season but defenitely busier in August and July. Although the round trip is just under 50 km and therefor overall not that long in distance the cumulative altitude of the combined climbs of close to 1100 m can make it a strenuous effort on a hot day.
Ride Two Vuelta por les Gavarres
Overall distance of 74 kilometers crossing the Gavarres and passing by Bisbal with the possibility of a small detour to medieval Monells. The ride includes three intermediate climbs and reaches a cumulative 1023m in altitude. Along the way to Santa Pellaia (mount Hincapie as per mr. Craven) you can enjoy some great views of Girona, the Pyrenees and las islas Medas in the mediteranean.
Ride Three Vuelta por Romanya
This is a short training ride of just under 40 km distance covering some 500 m in cumulative altitude. Starting at sea level in Sant Antoni de Calonge you cross a lovely valey eventually reaching the highest point of the ride at the pre historic dolmen just before Romanya after a 5 km climb. After wich you descend and come back through Santa Christina d Aro. One climb only, avoid hot days.
Inspiration & Appreciation
In the sidebar you find two videos done by Mike Coty of the Col Collective (one of them with Dan Craven as a guide !). As source of inspiration and at the same time in great appreciation for their work portraying the area in such a beautiful and honest way we like to share these with you. It just makes you realise how priviledged we are considering this our cycling home turf. Come over and enjoy !