Banyoles: Land of Triathlon

Looking for a good training location? Why not choose… THE BEST?

Located in the centre of the Girona province, the Lake town of Banyoles is considered one of the most attractive Triathlon camp bases in Europe.

 

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The magnificent cycling conditions, the splendour of the Lake or the Costa Brava Open Water and the mild climate and easy access, make Banyoles an ideal spot for any Triathlon athlete.

Proof of this great set-up are the multiple Triathlon competitions regularly held in Banyoles: 2012 ITU World Cup, 2011 and 2013 ITU Premium European Cups, Spanish Championships

Fly from many cities in Europe to the Girona-Costa Brava Airport, Perpignan Airport or even use Barcelona’s International, all of them within a short drive away.

AIRPORT INFO: Barcelona: 133km, Girona: 32km, Perpignan: 103km

  • Lake Open Water Swimming
  • Costa Brava beach Open Water Swimming
  • Heated indoor and outdoor 25 metre pool and nearby 50 metre pool with retractable roof.
  • Ideal cycling conditions for all levels and purposes
  • Varied and multiple running routes
  • Tartan tracks

  • Route maps, GPS downloads and general assessment
  • Power fitness gyms
  • Pyrenees ski resorts within easy access
  • Bike guides and bike set-up specialists
  • Nutritionists and sports injury or massage therapists
  • Local coaches

Banyoles Sports Complex

There is a wide variety of lodging you can use whilst in Banyoles, here are the main proposals:


Hotels

  • We have negotiated special triathlon rates with sportsmen-friendly and family-ran lodges.
  • All proposals ideally located right by the Lake.
  • Rooms can have varied distribution options and are fully equipped.
  • Hotels have their own restaurant serving tailormade sportsmen orientated menus.
  • Bike storage available.

Sports residences and hostels

  • A variety of hostels can be found in this unbeatable location, all of them near the main training facilities.
  • Rooms for varied distribution, with coach or staff member single or twin rooms available.
  • Spaces adaptable for physio treatment.
  • Meeting and TV rooms are available.
  • Bike storage available.
  • Menus with good local food and special attention to sportsmen’s dietary needs.

Bungalows in camp-site

  • Our bungalows at the Camping El Llac guarantee a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere in Banyoles.
  • Located right by the Lake, the new and fully equipped Bungalows will make you feel comfortable.
  • Each regular unit has: air conditioning or heating, 3 twin rooms,
    WC, shower, kitchen and dining area.
  • On-site facilities include extra WC and showers, swimming pool, supermarket, laundry and BBQ.
  • If you don’t want to cook, special menus for triathletes are also provided at the campsite’s restaurant.
  • Bike storage available.
Best Training Conditions
Cycling

Famous Triathletes like Sarah Groff (USA), Chris Mc Cormack (AUS) or Erin Densham (AUS) have proved Banyoles conditions as a great camp-base for their season training.

The roads here are quiet and well maintained, there is a strong cycling tradition in the area and the weather is warm and mild most of the year.

Swimming

We suggest Open Water swim training in the beautiful Banyoles lake, within stunning natural surroundings and all the facilities at your disposal.

The Lake Sports Club maintains a Triathlon designated area, with a special 500 metre buoy lane circuit dedicated exclusively to Triathlon athletes.

You can also swim in some of the greatest Costa Brava beaches within short distance.

Running

Local countryside off-road trails around the Banyoles Lake.

Scenic tracks around the Garrotxa volcanic area.

Trail running to nearby hills and mountains.

400 metre Track-and-Field tartan in Girona or Olot.