Girona—like Cilento—was perfect. I rented an apartment with a large, private outdoor patio at Hotel Nord 1901 in the central part of the "old" downtown. As it turns out, that apartment was literally right above the bike shop called The Service Course where I hired a bike rental and tour guides. The Service Course, a nearby cycling-centric coffee shop called La Fabrica Girona, and another café called Espresso Mafia are all operated by another cycling couple. In this case, it's ex-pro and Canadian national champion Christian Meier and his wife Amber. They and their personal tour guides are all super-friendly. On my last night in town, as I'm walking down the street, I hear someone call out, "Hey Dan!" It was Amber, who actually remembered my name from our brief talk at La Fabrica. The drivers in and around Girona are amazingly polite and friendly, too. As a pedestrian you'll also notice how patient the drivers are with people (what some American drivers seem to think of as "obstructions" in their path) on foot and bike wheels. American drivers could learn so much from these people.
🚴 Enjoy the ride!