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 all the way to the Coll de Pal, at 2100 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 – to Berga
After breakfast you head out on your last day of biking. The goal of the day to reach the capital of the region, Berga.
The MTB Easy tour follows the asphalt road, first passing the tiny village of Sant Jauma de Frontanyà (29 habitants) and then Borreda. In the latter there are several bars and a nice town plaza where you can enjoy a coffee break or lunch before you continue towards Berga.
The MTB Medium tour go up into the heart of the Catllaràs mountains, one of the most remote areas of north eastern Spain. 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 the manned mountain hut of La Clusa where you can have lunch (best to ask us to book it for you in advance). Then you continue down to the village of Vilada.
The last section into Berga takes you back 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.