Whether you’re on a guided tour or DIYing the many cycling routes around Girona, the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees, you’re cycling the same routes the pros train on.
Here are 3 more ways to supercharge your holiday for that pro cyclist experience.
Ideally, you’d get a bike fit done 2–4 weeks before your trip so your body has time to adjust to the changes in stem and saddle height, and handlebar and pedal position. This will help prevent overuse injuries and enhance the performance of your lungs and muscles.
However, you could get a bike fit done at the end of your trip in Girona by the same teams who service the pros. Next time you come, you and your bike will be like one finely-honed machine.
Alternatively, they could carry out the bike fit at the beginning of your trip so you know what changes to make later and then reverse all but one or two of them for this holiday. That way you won’t feel like you’re riding a new bike and experience any soreness as your body gets used to it.
If you’re on a one week trip, riding every day to make the most of all the amazing routes Girona has to offer, the chances are you’ll be riding longer and harder than you do normally. You’re going to feel it, maybe not during your trip (if you’re lucky) but definitely when you get home.
So do what the pros do and get a massage. While a regular massage will still feel nice and relaxing, upgrading to a professional sports massage from a soigneur (a masseuse who works with the pro teams) to get a “flush” massage will really aid your recovery.
This kind of massage flushes toxins from the body by encouraging lymphatic drainage and venous return (the flow of blood back to the heart ). It also stimulates hormones and neurotransmitters that work to reduce pain and bring the body back to homeostasis.
Girona physio Kat Stene recommends booking a flush massage for the middle of your trip to get the most out of it. Regular cyclsits can book a flush massage with the soigneurs at her clinic, Forca 13, if you let them know that's you’re looking for.
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