Day 5 – your tour ends
If you are doing 3 days of biking, your tour ends after breakfast and you return to Barcelona by train or taxi. The train station is right next to the hotel.
Day 5 – into the Berguedà
After breakfast you check out of the hotel and get ready to be picked up. We will load you and your bikes into our van and then drive you 45 minutes up into the mountains. MTB Medium will be dropped off at the ski resort of La Molina, while MTB Easy will be taken upp to the pass at almost 2000 metres.
From the col you will have fantastic 360 degrees views. After a couple of hours of biking you will arrive at the beautiful village of Castellar de n’Hug. The village is famous for its beauty but also for the yearly sheepdog championships, for being the source of the river Llobregat and for baking gigantic croissants!
After the stop for coffee and a big (or small) croissant you will ride on towards the valley. Finally you will arrive at the village of La Pobla de Lillet, your home for the night. The famous architect Gaudí, who designed the Sagarda Familia, spent a lot of time here. This is where the Güell family, now mostly famous for the Parque Güell in Barcelona, made their money. They had several coal mines, and then started the big cement factory that made possible the building of the new Barcelona.
The village have several interesting sights, notably the cement factory museum and the Jardins Artigas, beautiful gardens designed by Gaudí.
MTB Easy: 35 km, +300, -1300 vertical meters
MTB Medium: 49 km, +1050, -2000 vertical meters
3* hotel in La Pobla de Lillet
Day 6 – Catllaràs crossing
After breakfast you head out on your last day of biking. The goal of the day to reach the capital of the region, Berga.
Both tours go up into the heart of the Catllaràs mountains, one of the most remote areas of north eastern Spain. The Medium one starts from your hotel and the Easy one starts with an uplift saving you 500 vertical meters of pedaling.
Here you will find a huge population of vultures and other birds of prey, Edelweiss growing in the meadows, and very few other people. The biking and the views are spectacular. You will pass by a beatuiful hut designed by Gaudi for the workers of the old mines. Later on your will pass the manned mountain hut of La Clusa where you can have lunch (best to ask us to book it for you in advance or at least make sure they are open, the owners are a bit different…). Then you continue down to the village of Vilada on the most spectacular road.
After vilada you have a section of asphalt back to Berga. The very last bit is uphill so make sure to save some battery! We will wait for you at the hotel with your bags and will take care of your rental bikes.
Day 7 – end of tour
After breakfast your tour ends and you return to Barcelona by bus or taxi.