Date 24 - 31 March 2024 -- date subject to change, the race organisation didn't relieved yet the date 2024 --
.Aks us for possibilities to arrive some days earlier or leave later.
For who: For the fanatic recreational (and competition) MTB'er. Non-cycling partners are also welcome to join! Experience in mountainbiking is a requirement, experience in the mountains is not necessary. It is important that you got on your bike at least 2 times a week in the months before. We may split into two groups if there is a difference in level.
Trip will take place if: Minimum 6 participants
Price and accommodation
Je kunt kiezen uit de volgende drie mogelijkheden (prijzen zijn voor 7 nachten incl ontbijt):
– Gedeeld appartement: € 585 (eigen kamer + € 175)
– Hotel 2*: € 685 (eigen kamer + € 220)
– Hotel 4*: € 790 (eigen kamer + € 320)
We advice to bring your own mountainbike
The registration fee for the MTB Challenge is not included. Please note: We will arrange your registration!
Our theme week will be all about the 'Girona MTB Challenge'. This is considered one of the most beautiful mountain bike events of the year here in Girona where mountain biking is a very big sport (even bigger than cycling). The organization is in tip-top shape with a large and beautiful start and finish location in Girona city. Three days on the most beautiful single tracks of Girona.
This week is for avid recreational mountain bikers. It is important that you have trained in the previous months (at least 1 to 3 times a week). Any difference in level in the group is not a problem, because we will hold back the first few days to start the MTB Challenge fit. When there is a lot of difference in level, we split into two groups. We have two Dutch guides: Paul Kneppers (the guide) and Danny Gevers (the coach).
During the first two days we will do easy acclimatization rides where we will also explore parts of the course and where we will be on the bike for quite a long time, but always at a relaxed pace. We will also include coffee stops. Day three is all about improving technique (braking, position on the MTB, difficult descents) + an extra loop for enthusiasts afterwards.
Day four: an hour at an easy pace, in combination with picking up the start numbers and preparing the bikes. March 31, April 1 and 2, the stage race will take place, with every day start and finish in the center of Girona where our team will also be there for extra encouragement!
Girona MTB Challenge
The most beautiful mountain bike event in Girona is the Girona MTB Challenge. Three days on the most beautiful single tracks of Girona. On Friday and Sunday stages will be around 50 km and on Saturday the queen stage of 80 km takes place. And every day over 1000 vertical meters via relatively short climbs. The single tracks are technical and varied trails, but at the same time also accessible for the less experienced mountain biker. Every day there are very short stretches that get more technical, but this is manageable for those who are mountain biking in the mountains for the first time. And at the same time it is also spectacular for the experienced (competition) mountain biker. There will be competitive mountainbikers, but also mountainbikers who participate in the MTB Challenge at a more relaxed pace.
The organization by the well-known company Klassmark is well organized down to the last detail. There are many professionals from all over the world at the start and with a spectacular start and finish location you will be soaked up in the MTB atmosphere for three days.
For all information about the MTB Challenge, go to the organization's website..
During the 3 stages, our support team will always be present at the start and finish, and at different locations during the competition for water bottles and food.