The sunny southern parts of the Pyrenees have some amazing routes with big landscapes, beautiful villages and living history. The people are welcoming and the biking is fun and varied. This is where we have chosen to live and when you have spent some days here you will understand why – this is an undiscovered paradise!

The first day you ride with one of our guides, making sure you get to know your bikes and the GPS. Every day you will have the option of an easier or a harder route – your guide will help you select.

Season
March to November

Highlights

  • Beautiful days of biking, 95% on gravel or asphalt roads with very little traffic
  • Passing by small villages and old farm houses
  • The abandoned villages of Peguera and Bonner
  • Possibility to eat dinners in Guide Michelin recommended restaurants
  • 3 or 5 days of biking

Difficulty This tour can be done as MTB Easy or MTB Medium. This can be decided together with your guide on the first day of riding. Read more about the difficulty levels of our tours.

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Route Description

Day 1 – Arrival to Ripoll
From the airport of Barcelona you take the train to Ripoll where you will sleep the first night.

(We can of course pick you up at the airport or in the city of Barcelona, see below for price.)

2* hotel in Ripoll

Day 2 – Borredà to Berga
After a healthy breakfast you check out of the hotel and we pick you up, ready for biking.
From here we do a 25 minute transfer to our starting point for the day, the village of Borredà.
Together with your guide (who will bike with you today), you do a bike check and set everything up for you.

The tour starts passing by the beautiful village center, then we head out into the country side. Today you will pass by beautiful country houses and old churches in the middle of nowhere. After a few hours in the mountains you will reach Berga, the capital of this region.

Here your luggage is waiting for you in the hotel. You check-in, put the ebikes to charge and have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy Berga.

Bonus! Today we have prepared a small pick-nick for you to bring with you.

35 km, +850 meters, -1050 meters

3 * hotel in Berga

Day 3 – Visiting Capolat
Breakfast (included).
Todays tour takes you up to the beautiful mountains above Berga. You will pass old country houses, see a lot of vultures and in enjoy a beautiful countryside.

Bonus! During spring you can visit a tulip farm in the village of Capolat! We will help you to set up the visit if you are interested.

At the end of the day you return to your hotel, park your bikes in the garage and put them to charge.

Normal tour: 32 km, +-850 meters
Long tour: 44 km, +-1050 meters

3 * hotel in Berga

Day 4 – Berga to Gósol
After breakfast you prepare your bags and check out of your hotel. Your day start with an up-lift, we pick you up and drive you to the abandoned ski resort of Rasos de Peguera at 1900 meters altitude.

With great views all around you start your biking. Your first stop is the abandoned village of Pegeuera. This beautiful place was abandoned as late as 1962 when the last mine of the area was closed.

From here the normal route continues north, passing by the dinosaurs(!) of Coll de Fumanya. In this closed mine they discovered big dinosaur fossils and they now have created a visitors center. If it is open we recommend a visit! From here you ride follow a beautiful road passing another mountain pass before reaching Gósol.

If you opt for the longer/harder route you head west, passing several big old farm houses and finally reaching yet another abandoned village – Bonner. Make sure to enter the village plaza, sit down and contemplate the life that was lived here. A few kilometers later you cross a small river and then make it the last kilometers up your hotel i Gósol.

Normal tour: 29 km, +750 vertical meters, -1200 vertical meters
Long tour: 32 km, +650 vertical meters, -1050 vertical meters
NOTE – the Long tour is in a very wild landscape with some difficult terrain, only for the experienced biker.

2* hotel in Gósol

Day 5 – Tuixent and Josa de Cadí
A beautiful day visiting the small villages of Tuixent and Josa de Cadí. You pass below the impressive Cadí mountain range and of course with impressive views towards the emblematic mountain Pedraforca.

In Josa de Cadí you find a small cheese shop with locally made food and also a famous and price winning restaurant. If you want us to book a table for you, let us know. Just remember that you will have to make it back to Gósol as well.

After Tuixent you start a long climb up towards the mountain pass Coll de la Mola. Here the landscape opens up to the east and you see the valley of Gósol again. A long, easy downhill brings you back to your hotel.

31 km, +-1000 meters
2* hotel in Gósol

Day 6 – Gósol to Guardiola de Berguedà
A beautiful last day of biking, slowly making your way eastwards to the main valley.

The normal route takes you past the village of Saldes and further down the valley before climbing over the mountain pass Coll de la Bauma. From here you have one long descent down to your hotel. On the way you will pass the medieval village of Bagà. Make sure you stop for a drink on the village plaza!

The longer route takes you around Pedraforca and again up to 1900 meters altitude. The views from here are stunning but it’s a long climb! Once you reach your highpoint you enjoy a long descent down to the village of Gisclareny, the smallest village in Catalonia. You make another climb and from here you get to enjoy a nice ride down to Bagà and then down to your hotel.

Normal tour: 35 km, +800 meters, -1500 meters
Long tour: 43 km, +1100 meters, -1800 meters

We recommend that you eat dinner at the hotel – they have the best restaurant in the village.

2* hotel in Guardiola de Berguedà or Bagà

Day 7 – adios!
After breakfast your booked trips is over.
You can take the bus or we arrange a transfer back towards Barcelona or the airport.

More information

General information
Daily departure possible from March to November
August is a complicated month with fully booked hotels, it is important to book well in advance.

The closest airport is Barcelona El Prat (BCN), the big airport by Barcelona. From there you take a train to Ripoll where you will sleep your first night.

Returning to Barcelona you either take a bus from the city of or we help you with a taxi-transfer.

If you come with your own car we will help you with safe parking during your tour.

Included
Hotels (2* or 3*)
All breakfasts (Half board optional)
Luggage transport to your next hotel
Map, route descriptions and tourist information in English
Tourist taxes
Emergency contact (also at weekends)
Guide during your first day of the trip

Not included
Transport to/from the start of the tour

Extras
All dinners
Pick-up at Barcelona Airport, 180 €/taxi
Pick-up in Barcelona city, 200 €/taxi
Bike rental
Guide – we include a guide the first day. If you want your guide to join you for the whole tour we can of course arrange for this – read more

Price and Booking

Price for 1 week

PersonsPrice
2695 €
4+595 €

Price per person, sharing double/twin room. Triple rooms available on request. Extra for individual rooms: 210 €

Price for long weekend

If you don’t have a full week this trip can be done as a 4 nights/3 bike day trip as well. This includes day 1-2-3 and then a special day 4.

PersonsPrice
2525 €
4+395 €

Price per person, sharing double/twin room. Triple rooms available on request. Extra for individual rooms: 140 €

Please note: The price is slightly higher during high season. August is a complicated month so please contact us well in advance if you are interested in doing the tour at this time.

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