The Costa Brava Coast & Sant Grau – Cycling Inspiration…

The Costa Brava Coast & Sant Grau – Cycling Inspiration & Education

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Stretching 256 kilometres from the mouth of the River Tordera, northeast of Barcelona, and running all the way up to the French border, the Costa Brava coast was named after the Mediterranean’s wild and rugged coastline. Temperate winter conditions and gentle rolling roads mean it has a lot to offer for cyclists, so we thought we’d check out a 46km stretch from Sant Feliu de Guíxols to Lloret de Mar. Naturally it wouldn’t be The Col Collective without a climb so we take a slight detour and head inland for a 6.3km climb up to Sant Grau, where the views get even better!

  • Start: Sant Feliu de Guíxols
  • Finish: Lloret de Mar
  • Distance: 46km
  • Highest point: 475m
  • Elevation gain: 1,051m

Sant Grau Climb:

  • Length: 6.3km  
  • Elevation Gain 354m  
  • Average Gradient: 5.5%   
  • Max gradient: 14%

I hope you enjoy the ride!

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Thank you to our partners Mavic, Cannondale, Exposure Lights, Lezyne, MyPower by InfoCrank, Muc Off, The Sufferfest, TORQ and USE for enabling us to bring these truly special mountains to life for you all. If you’re in need of new bike kit in the future and you enjoyed this video then bear them in mind and help keep the wheels turning 🙂

Special thanks to our friends at Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees tourism for helping us pull this ride together and the opportunity to experience such a beautiful area. Already can’t wait to get back one day!

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Mike Cotty 

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