Pyrenees-Barcelona Bike Tour
The adventure begins in the Cerdanya valley, one of the largest in Europe, and continues to Central Catalonia until reaching Barcelona, going through secondary roads that cross landscapes of great beauty.
The Mediterranean climate, excellent for cycling, and the many routes that can be done, make our territory a coveted destination for cyclists. This tour through Catalonia totals 310 km in 4 days (plus the first “easy ride” day) and brings together all the ingredients to enjoy great days on the bike. It runs along roads of very varied characteristics, in an environment of great natural and cultural value and with a great gastronomic richness.
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.
Departure in the afternoon to get the legs in shape:
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
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.
DÍA 3 · Font-Romeu, 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 has an advantageous slope that takes us at a good pace to Llívia and Puigcerdà, the end point of the route.
DAY 4 · From Cerdanya to Prats de Lluçanès
Distance: 104 km
Elevation: + 1820 m
Start day of the route to Barcelona. We leave the hotel in the direction of La Molina, and take the road that crosses the spectacular meadows of Pla d’Anyella. After a short but intense climb, we arrive at Creueta (1888 m), a pass of the 1st category through which numerous cycling tests pass. We go down, in the direction of Castellar de n’Hug, enjoying wonderful views over the Berguedà region. We continue pedaling to Sant Jaume de Frontanyà, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia, where we can contemplate its impressive Romanesque church dating from the 11th century. We continue until Prats de Lluçanès, end stage of the day. The whole route passes through inland roads with little traffic.
DAY 5 · Prats de Lluçanes – Barcelona
Distance: 80 km
Elevation: + 1240 m
We leave the hotel early and start the last stage towards Barcelona, which runs entirely through secondary roads in the interior of Catalonia, bordering impressive fields and lush forests. In Talamanca, approximately mid-stage, we enter the national park of Sant Llorenç i l’Obac and begin the climb to Coll d’Estenalles (874 m), 14 km long and 550 meters high.
“It may not be the tallest, the longest or the hardest, but it is ours,” say the cyclists in the area. And the truth is that it is beautiful to pedal along a playful road that, as it climbs, looks out over some impressive rock cliffs.
The end of the stage is located in Castellbisbal. From there, we go by transfer to our hotel, located in Barcelona.
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.