Pyrenees Bike Tours
In La Cerdanya, one of the largest valleys in Europe, we enjoy a dry climate with pleasant temperatures that allows us to cycle in excellent conditions throughout most of the year.
That is why we offer you a few days of active holidays and disconnection, in an environment of great natural and cultural value. We will show you the best roads for cycling and also the best gastronomic areas. Thus, your only concern will be pedaling, enjoying wonderful sights offered by our valleys and our summits, and let yourself be guided during the week along 445 km and 9400 meters of slopes.
DAY 1 · Welcome to Catalonia
The trip starts in Barcelona. At 10 in the morning, our staff will meet you and welcome you at the meeting point, Estación de Francia. We will then go to our destination, located in the Pyrenean region of la Cerdanya (the journey time is about 2 hours). Once at the hotel, and after check-in is done, the routes and other activities will be presented.
Easy ride in the afternoon:
Distance: 30 km
Elevation: + 200 m
After having prepared the bicycles, we will carry out a first ride to get the legs in shape.
DAY 2 · Climb to Lles de Cerdanya
Distance: 81 km
Elevation: + 1330 m
This first circular route runs through the western part of the valley. We start from the hotel in the direction of Bellver and, along very quiet roads with little traffic which run along the foothills of the Serra del Cadí, we pass through Pi, Montellà and reach Martinet.
Once there, the ascent of 10 kilometers (at 6%, with some breaks) to Lles (1471 m) begins. We pass through Ardóvol, a charming little mountain village, and go down a winding road to Prullans. Finally, we return to Puigcerdà by the national road, flat and with a good shoulder.
DAY 3 · Ayguatebia
Distance: 79 km
Elevation: + 1880 m
We leave the hotel and head towards Llívia, an enclave located in France under Catalan administration, a curious situation resulting from the Treaty of the Pyrenees signed between Spain and France.
We continue to Font-Romeu, go up to the pass of Calvaire (1836 m), with an average slope of 5.5%. From there we will go to the pass of Llosa and descend to Ayguatebia on a narrow, empty and winding mountain road, through lush forests.
The following climb to the pass of Creu takes us to Lake Matemala, next to the ski resort of Les Angles, and we finish the route in Mont-Louis.
DAY 4 · Creueta pass
Distance: 101 km
Elevation: + 1470 m
We leave the hotel and we will go to La Molina by van, from where we start the departure. We head south, passing through the meadows of the Pla d’Anyella, where cows and horses occupy the high pastures during the months of decent weather. We climb the pass of Creueta, the setting of numerous stages of the Vuelta a España and the Volta a Catalunya, and we go down a winding road with spectacular views to Castellar de n’Hug, Gombrèn, and return to climb the hill of Toses (1790 m), a 20 km pass of gentle slope. Once on the pass, a long descent takes us to the hotel in Puigcerdà.
DAY 5 · Font-Romeu Route, Bolquère, Llo
Distance: 62 km
Elevation: + 920 m
We leave the hotel to make a circular route through Upper Cerdanya. After about twenty minutes warming up the legs, we begin the climb in Ur to Font-Romeu, passing through Angoustrine and Targassone. After completing the pass of Calvaire, just over 1800 meters high, a rapid descent takes us to Bolquère. At this point we change the slope and take the road that takes us to Llo, a town at the foot of the Puigmal known for its thermal baths. The last part of the route has an advantageous slope that takes us at a good pace to Llívia and Puigcerdà, the end point of the route.
DAY 6 · End of the adventure
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Barcelona Estación de Francia train station, where we put an end to our adventure and our services.