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Come to the Sea Otter Costa Brava! Book on the days from May 31 to June 2, because in Girona you have an appointment with the most intense cyclist weekend of the year, where bicycle enthusiasts can enjoy races, a specialized fair, exhibitions, presentations and much more.
The Sea Otter is a classic festival in the United States, which was born in 1991 in Laguna Seca – California -, that comes for the 3rd consecutive time in Girona. Girona demonstrates the strategic city’s commitment to cycling, with numerous routes for all types of enthusiasts, and all the necessary services for cycling.
The 5th edition of the Pirinexus 360 Challenge, the renowned cycling race that runs through the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees, will be held on June 15th.
The PYRENEXUS NON STOP CHALLENGE is a comepetiton where the participants complete a circular challenge of 340 km that goes through the Pirinexus route, an itinerary made of asphalt roads and urban segments, before 12 AM.
FIVE ADMINISTRATIONS DRIVE FORWARD THE BICITRANSCAT PROJECT, PROMOTING CROSS-BORDER SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
This Thursday, the offices of the Regional Council of the Alt Empordà have seen the presentation of the project known as “EFA 156/16 BICITRANSCAT. Development of new cyclable and multimodal cross-border links to promote sustainable mobility”. The presentation was made by Joan Cano, Regional Councillor for Tourism, and Albert Gómez, president of the Girona Greenways Consortium. The act was attended by Véronique Olier, representing the Perpignan Méditerranée Métropole, Robert Garrabe, Vice President of the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales, and Francesc Cruanyes, Deputy Mayor of the Figueres City Council.
The project has a budget of 4,689,269.25 euros, co-financed with 65% of European Regional Development Funds (FEDER), through the INTERREG V-A Spain-France-Andorra Programme (POCTEFA 2014-2020). The objective of POCTEFA is to strengthen the economic and social integration of the cross-border area linking Spain-France-Andorra. The funding is focused on developing cross-border economic, social and environmental activities through joint strategies aimed at promoting sustainable territorial development.
The electric bike is an element that is contributing to changing the paradigm of city transport and also tourist mobility, helping to change the mobility habits of today’s society and to provide a sustainable alternative to private vehicles.
The chargers are located in the municipalities of Castelló d’Empúries, Torroella – L’Estartit, Palafrugell, Palamós, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Llagostera, Cassà de la Selva, Olot, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Camprodon and Ripoll. In addition, it should be noted that there is already a charging point provided by the city council in Girona.