07.05. – 27.10.2017
6 days / 5 nights
- Road bike place-to-place journey for athletes with a high level of fitness
- You just have to cycle, we take care of the rest
- Enjoy the mountains of the Pyrenees, the hilly hinterland and finally the metropole of Barcelona – all in one
- You will be accompanied by your guide on the bike and a support van with liquid and solid snacks and spare parts and technical support in case of necessity
The first nights you stay in a 3 stars Hotel in Puigcerda and enjoy cycling in the Pyrenees. Your group will be guided by an English speaking local guide and followed by our minivan. Our minivan transports spare parts and could resolve smaller mechanical problems. We also have water, isotonic drinks, bars and dried fruits for our cyclists and in case of exhaustion or pain you have the backup of the minivan to get back to the hotel.
Our staff will serve you the lunch during the route. It is always in the last quarter of the route and no more long ascents have to be done after lunch. You just would have to roll back to the hotel.
For sure the minivan also transports your baggage when we start our place-to-place days heading to Barcelona.
You should be in a good physical condition as you have to climb between 1854 and 2664m daily. We adapt the level to the average of the group.
Your booking includes:
- 5 nights accommodation based on a shared double room on half board basis (drinks excluded)
- Airport transfer Barcelona – Pyrenees – Barcelona
- 3 nights in Hotel Park Puigcerdà
- 1 night in El Hotelet in El Prat de Lluçanes
- 1 night in a 3* Hotel in Barcelona (to be specified)
- 4 meals en route
- Solid and liquid refreshment while cycling
- Support vehicle
- Bicycle Tour guide with group (from 6 persons)
- Accident and health insurance
- Welcome service at destination
- Welcome pack, including high quality Skim Bike cycling jersey.
- Tourism taxes, direct payment in hotel
- Drinks at dinners, direct payment in hotel
- Things that are not specified in the above paragraph
DAY-BY-DAY (Sunday to Thursday)
Day 1 (Sunday)
If you arrive by air to Airport Barcelona or Girona, we pick you up and bring you to Puigcerdà, Pyrenees.
On the afternoon meet and greet at our welcome meeting and handover of your welcome pack. Renting bicycles will be delivered and adjusted to your needs.
Day 2 (Monday)
Lles de Cerdanya
Distance: 78 km
Cumulative Elevation: + 1854 m.
We leave the hotel and head west along the valley passing Alp and Bellver de Cerdanya to Martinet via a quiet road with a small mountain pass.
We ascend the Coll de Lles, pass by Ardovol, a charming little mountain village, descend to Prullans, eat and continue on the national road back to the hotel in Puigcerdà.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
Port de Lló
Distance: 92 km
Cumulative Elevation: + 1705 m.
We leave the hotel and head towards Llivia, a beautiful village in France but with Catalan administration, a curious situation given by the famous Treaty of the Pyrenees with France.
We continue to Llo, famous for its thermal baths. This stretch is relatively easy.
From Llo we continue to the Eyne ski resort. From here we ride up the Coll de la Llosa and Coll de la Creu via by some winding roads through lush forests.
We continue to Lake Matamale and Les Angles, then down the Coll de Egat, a magnificent balcony from where we can contemplate the beauty and expanse of the valley of La Cerdanya.
We stop to eat to regain strength and then down hill back to the hotel
Day 4 (Wednesday)
La Cerdanya – Prats de Lluçanes
Distance 98 km.
Cumulative Elevation: + 2664 m.
Today we begin our route to Barcelona via secondary roads with little traffic.
We leave the hotel towards La Molina ski resort passing by the Pla de Anyella with its spectacular meadows. We descend the Coll de la Creueta, a 1st category climb that has featured in the Tour de France several times.
We continue pedaling until Sant Jaume de Frontanyà, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia, which has an impressive Romanesque church of the XI century.
From here we continue to Prats de Lluçanes where we stop for the night,
Day 5 (Thursday)
Prats de Lluçanes – Barcelona
Distance 105 km.
Cumulative Elevation: + 2664 m.
We leave the hotel early to start our final stage to Barcelona along back roads passing by cultivated fields and lush forests of rural Catalunya.
Finally we reach Collserola, a small mountain, where we can see Barcelona at our feet. From here we will descend to our hotel in the center and will have the last supper in one of the hot spots of Barcelona.
Day 6 (Friday)
Enjoy your breakfast in your hotel. Check-out and transfer to the airport if flight leaves before 14.00h.
You have the possibility to book additional nights in Barcelona or at Calella beside the sea where you can relax at the beach or cycle furthermore.
8 pax + 1.050 €/pax
from 6-7 pax 1.215 €/pax
from 4-5 pax 1.240 €/pax
from 2-3 pax 1.795 €/pax
Supplement single room: 150€
Rental bike: 35€/day
07.05. – 12.05.
14.05. – 19.05.
21.05. – 26.05.
28.05. – 02.06.
04.06. – 09.06.
11.06. – 16.06.
18.06. – 23.06.
25.06. – 30. 06.
02.07. – 07.07.
09.07. – 14.07.
16.07. – 21.07.
23.07. – 28.07.
30.07. – 04.08.
10.09. – 15.09.
17.09. – 22.09.
24.09. – 29.09.
01.10. – 06.10.
08.10. – 13.10.
15.10. – 20.10.
22.10. – 27.10.
Enjoy two guided cycle days in the Pyrenees (Puigcerdà) before heading to Barcelona through the beautiful hinterland of Catalonia where we stay 1 night in the picturesque village El Prat de Lluçanes.
How to get to Puigcerda:
Airport transfer from Barcelona or Girona is included in your holiday package.