rocacorba, climb, girona, martin

Little over 20 years ago, the only people who knew about the messy tangle of tarmac and dirt road up to the summit of Puigsou were radio mast engineers and members of the Club Icarus Girona hang-gliding club - and a few local mountain bikers.

The mountain of Puigsou lies 20 kilometres north of Girona and reaches 994 metres above sea-level; hardly a monster when, on a clear day, you can see the Pyrenees, a mere 80 kilometres further north. And, on a little hill near the summit lies the 12th-century Santuari de Rocacorba, which gives its name to the climb.

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