Girona is a city in northern Catalonia, Spain, at the confluence of the Ter, Onyar, Galligants, and Güell rivers. The city had an official population of 101,852 in 2019. Girona is the capital of the province of the same name and also the capital of the comarca of the Gironès. Since much of the old quarter of this ancient city has been preserved, Girona is a popular destination for tourists, and film productions have used it as a filming location. The city is located 99 km (62 mi) northeast of Barcelona – Wikipedia.org
Girona has become somewhat of a hotbed for cycling tourism over the past 10 years, and a city I’ve been wanting to visit for some time. Specialized Bicycles graciously invited me to attend the launch of the all-new Diverge gravel bike for 2020 / 2021, held in Girona, just a few days before the lockdown of Spain due to Coronavirus.
Due to the abbreviated timeframe brought about by Coronavirus, I spent only three days in Spain before making a hurried exit out of the country for the United States. This video features one of three rides I managed whilst in Girona and surrounds.
In this video, I shake out my legs with a pleasant route of my own making through the old quarter of Girona and more, including some gravelly roads outside of the city… and a video from me wouldn’t be mine unless some inadvertent trespassing happened, along with some hike-a-bike.
Parts Two and Three will feature my rides with the Specialized crew and assembled media for the Diverge launch.
Girona and surrounds Ride Experience Video
Links of Interest:
- Ritchey Breakaway Ti Gravel / CX Gravel Travel Bike (my bike in this video)
- Unpacking & Building the Ritchey Breakaway Ti Gravel / CX Bike
- Specialized Diverge 2020 / 2021 with Future Shock 2.0: FIRST RIDE IMPRESSIONS