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BARCELONA HIDDEN SECRETS BIKE TOUR

If you would like to discover the mountains where bandits used to hide, if you want to soak up the lifestyle of traditional villages and enjoy their rich gastronomy, then this fabulous tour is just what you’re looking for.

Three days that start in Vic, a historical town known for its large market square and numerous churches and convents in the old quarter. It’s not surprising that back in the 16th century our accommodation started out as an old cloistered convent that has since been converted into a comfortable hotel. From here you’ll ride along the mythic Bracons road and explore the beautiful Vall d’en Bas; you’ll enjoy the impressive views of Collsacabra, you’ll feel experience emotions on the high mountains of the Montseny massif and you’ll relax among the meadows of El Lluçanès.

A tour for people who love real experiences, designed to show you the secret hidden spots of inland Catalonia.

TOTAL
DISTANCE

282 kms

TOTAL
ASCENT

5.254 mts

AVERAGE
DISTANCE

94 kms

AVERAGE
ASCENT

1.751 mts

TOUR INFORMATION:

Starting point: Vic
Arrival: Vic
Duration: 5 days, 3 stages
Recommended season: February to November

OPTIONAL BIKE:
2020 SCOTT ADDICT SE DISC

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Look no further. Your next cycling adventure starts here!

One Tour, two options:

Private Tour: Enjoy a guaranteed to run premium cycling experience with us. Choose your own dates and fill in the form to get your group’s custom quote within 24 hours.

Scheduled Tour: Come cycle with us and meet other cyclists from all over the world on an epic adventure. Check date availability and book online in the Scheduled Tour section down below.

DAY 1 WELCOME TO CATALONIA!

PICK UP, TRANSFER AND WELCOME ROUTE

Our services begin. Pick up and transfer to our hotel in Vic, at the heart of inland Catalonia.

Upon arrival at the hotel we will offer a briefing providing general information of the tour before proceeding to bicycles tuning for all those customers who have contracted our rental service.

In the afternoon and depending on your arrivat time, we will take a first approach ride to Les Guilleries Natural Space and Sau Reservoir.

We will end the first day of the trip with a fantastic welcoming dinner in the hotel, with the whole team.

Note: For your convenience and if you plan to arrive by your own, you will be able to check in, indicating your name and our company name (TOURMALET 2015 SLU).

ACCOMMODATION

hotel lesclarisses

DAY 2 / STAGE 1 VIC – JOANETES – VIC

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We’ll set off on the quiet roads of the Vic Plain, heading in a northerly direction. Far away on the horizon you’ll be able to see the infinite Pyrenees mountain range, although closer to us there will be a first wall of mountains showing the silhouette of the Puigsacalm and the cliffs of Collsacabra, today’s objectives.

The first mountain pass of the day, Coll de Bracons, will lead us to Puigsacalm, in the range that separates the districts of Osona and La Garrotxa. Our minds will be filled by the beauty and toughness of the climb until we reach the top, where we will be rewarded by the wonderful views of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park. We’ll suddenly find ourselves within a rural postcard, in the little village of Els Hostalets d’en Bas, where we can sit at a table surrounded by volcanoes, calmly enjoying the scenery while tasting the delicious cured meats produced in the area.

On the way back we’ll go uphill towards Coll de Condreu, which will take us to Rupit and Tavertet, two true gems hidden among the impressive Collsacabra mountain range. Before we leave the mediaeval village of Rupit, we can’t miss visiting its spectacular suspension bridge and among the crags of the picturesque village of Tavertet we’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent views of Catalonia’s most hidden spots before descending again to Vic.

DISTANCE

108 kms

ELEVATION

1.827 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COLL DE BRACONS

ELEVATION: 560 m / 1837 feet
LENGHT: 13,4 km / 8,32 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4,2%

COLL DE CONDREU

ELEVATION: 531 m / 1742 feet
LENGTH: 10,2 km / 6,33 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 5,2%

ALT DE TAVERTET

ELEVATION: 187 m / 597 feet
LENGTH: 4,9 km / 3,04 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,5%

ACCOMMODATION

hotel lesclarisses

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

La Fageda d’en Jordà
Parc Natural de la zona volcànica de la Garrotxa
Rupit
Tavertet

DAY 3 / STAGE 2 VIC – EL MONTSENY -VIC

STAGE DESCRIPTION

We will spend the day riding around the Montseny Natural Park, the quintessential cycling territory of the region of Barcelona. Our route will allow us to discover the most typical roads and landscapes of the Volta a Catalunya, while we complete the tour of the peaks of Turó de l’Home and Matagalls.

We’ll start off by warming up our legs on Coll de Mansa, which will take us near Viladrau, lying at the foot of the natural park and the birthplace of the most famous Catalan bandit, Serrallonga. We’ll leave the village behind and after riding next to the chestnut and beech tree forests where this infamous bandit used to carry out his robberies, we’ll climb to Santa Fe del Montseny on one of the loveliest cycling ascents in Catalonia.

We’ll descend through a leafy beech tree forest until we reach the junction where we’ll take the road that goes to the top of Coll de Santa Helena with its fantastic views of the city of Barcelona. Here the bravest cyclists can tackle the really tough final kilometres that lead to the summit of Turó de l’Home. Standing at a height of 1,705 metres above sea level, it is the highest point of the natural park.

We’ll finish the stage with two long descents, interrupted by the legendary climb to Collformic, lying at the foot of the famous peak of Matagalls and the gateway to the region of Vic, our host town.

DISTANCE

91 kms

ELEVATION

1.904 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

COLL DE LA MANSA

ELEVATION: 166 m / 544 feet
LENGHT: 4,1 km / 2,55 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4%

ALT DE SANTA FE

ELEVATION: 661 m / 2168 feet
LENGHT: 17,9 km / 11,12 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,7%

COLL FORMIC
(from la Costa del Monsteny)

ELEVATION: 729 m / 2391 feet
LENGTH: 13 km / 8,07 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,2%

ACCOMMODATION

hotel lesclarisses

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Viladrau
Macizo del Montseny – Turó de l’Home

DAY 4 / STAGE 3 VIC – PERAFITA – VIC

STAGE DESCRIPTION

On our last day, we’ll pedal in a northwestly direction to visit the high plateau of El Lluçanès, a region full of peaceful roads that are perfect for cycling and visiting its small country villages.

We’ll begin the route pedalling among the farms and pastureland of the Vic Plain. At the foot of the emblematic sanctuary of La Gleva, we’ll start climbing up the winding road that leads to the mythic Alt de La Trona, the setting for historical car rallies and exciting bicycle race stages.

Recuperando el aliento nos adentraremos en Perafita, donde el aroma a coca —torta dulce tradicional de Catalunya— que desprende un antiguo obrador de la plaza del pueblo nos llamará a un descanso.

Before starting the last climb of the day, in this case to Fontfreda, we’ll visit the small village of Oristà where Perot Rocaguinarda, another popular legendary bandit, was born in 1582.

When we’re a few kilometres from Vic, we can’t miss the opportunity to stop in Santa Eulàlia de Riuprimer. Here we’ll be able to enjoy the best gastronomy of the area in a mythic restaurant where all the cyclists in the region like to meet up. Its exquisite dishes will be the best way to end this amazing tour.

DISTANCE

83 kms

ELEVATION

1.523 mts

MOUNTAIN PASSES

ALT DE LA TRONA

ELEVATION: 411 m / 1348 feet
LENGHT: 12,6 km / 7,82 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 3,3%

ALT DE FONTFREDA

ELEVATION: 401 m / 1315 feet
LENGTH: 8,4 km / 5,21 miles
AVERAGE GRADIENT: 4,8%

ACCOMMODATION

hotel lesclarisses

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY

Lluçanès
Riera de Merlès

DAY 5 GOOD JOURNEY BACK!

DROP OFF TRANSFERS

End of our services. Early morning transfer to Barcelona.

After a few intense cycling days, this great experience will come to an end. We sincerely hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.

Thank you so much for trusting us and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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ACCOMMODATION DAYS 1-5

hotel lesclarisses
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¿WHAT’S INCLUDED?

INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Accommodation in selected hotels in double occupancy room with half-board.

  • Transfer of travellers as soon as they arrive to our country to their destination.

  • Execution of the tour by certified and multilingual bike tour guides specialised in tourism.

  • Supply of solid and liquid provisions during the tour including pasta or rice dish, energy bars and gels.

  • Health insurance.

  • Support vehicle and roadside assistance.

  • Daily transport of luggage.

  • Mechanical service (doesn’t include replacement components of privately-owned bicyles).

  • Tourist tax.

  • Visits to tourist attractions and tourist advice during the rides.

  • Routes accessed via Ride with GPS app.

  • Trip PhotoBook.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

  • Hired bicycles: includes comprehensive insurance, mechanical service, daily fine-tuning and components (check prices in Renthal Bikes section).

  • Single room.

  • Activities and additional visits.

  • Additional nights.

NON-INCLUDED SERVICES

  • Transfers to our country.

  • Repair service and component replacement of privately-owned bicycles.

  • Minibar and extras in the hotel.

ROAD BIKES RENTAL

CANYON Endurace CF SL 8 2022
(Shimano Ultegra)

A carbon-fibre, disc brake endurance road bike built for your longest rides. This setup strikes the perfect balance between speed and comfort with a complete Shimano Ultegra groupset, 4iiii power meter, lightweight DT Swiss Endurance LN22 wheels and CANYON award winning VCLS 2.0 leaf spring seatpost.

Canyon road bike rental girona

Price: €55 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc
  • Material: Carbon (CF)
  • Canyon FK0098 CF Disc
  • Material: carbon
  • Steerer: 1 1/4”
  • Axle dimensions: 12 x 100 mm
  • Brake mount: flat mount
  • Shimano Ultegra R8000 SGS
  • 11-speed, long cage design, max. cassette size: 34T, Shadow Shifting technology. Weight: 207g
  • Shimano Ultegra R8000
  • Front derailleur for 2×11 shifting systems.
  • Mount: braze-on.
  • Avg. weight: 92 g.
  • Shimano Ultegra R8020 2s
  • Left shift/brake lever with enhanced ergonomics for precise shifting and braking in all conditions. With increased reach adjustment range.
  • Right shift/brake lever with enhanced ergonomics for precise shifting and braking in all conditions. With increased reach adjustment range.
  • Shimano MT800
  • Light, high-grade centrelock brake rotor. Featuring Ice Freeza technology for superior heat management, creating consistent braking performance and increasing brake pad life. Weight: 133 g.
  • 4iiii Precision Ultegra R8000 Power Meter
  • Number of chainrings: 2
  • 50/34T
  • Shimano Ultegra HG800 11-34 11s
  • High-end cassette.
  • DT Swiss Endurance LN
  • Rotor Mount: Center Lock
  • Tyres: Continental GP5000s TR, 30mm
  • 8.06 kgs
CHECK YOUR SIZE HERE

CANYON Endurace CF 7 2022
(SRAM Rival AXS)

Built around the latest-generation Endurace carbon frame, this is an endurance bike built for all-day speed and comfort. A superb all-round package featuring wireless SRAM shifting and DT Swiss wheels wrapped in super-smooth 30 mm tyres.

Canyon road bike rental girona

Price: €55 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Canyon Endurace CF Disc
  • Axle dimension: 12×142 mm
  • Material: Carbon (CF)
  • Canyon FK0089 CF Disc
  • Material: carbon
  • Steerer tube diameter: 1¼”
  • Axle dimensions: 12 x 100 mm
  • Brake mount: flat mount
  • Wheel size: 700C
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Rear derailleur with wireless shifting. Featuring robust steel bearings and spring clutch for quiet, secure operation. Cage material: aluminium. Maximum cassette size: 36T.
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS
  • Front derailleur with wireless shifting. Featuring Yaw technology, eliminating the need for derailleur trim. Mounting type: braze-on.
  • SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 2-speed
  • Left-hand shifter with hood shape optimised to fit hands of all sizes, for comfortable and controlled braking from any position. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust.
  • Right-hand shifter with hood shape optimised to fit hands of all sizes, for comfortable and controlled braking from any position. With wireless shifting, contact point adjustment, reach adjust.
  • SRAM Paceline
  • Designed for optimal venting. With rounded edges for easier wheel installs. Disc mount: centerlock. Weight: 155 g.
  • SRAM Rival DUB
  • Number of chainrings: 2
  • 48/35T
  • SRAM Rival XG-1250, 12-speed, 10-36
  • With SRAM’s premier X-Range gearing for a smoother progression over a greater gear range. Gear range: 10-36 T.
  • Wheels: DT Swiss Endurance LN
  • Rotor Mount: Center Lock
  • Tyres: Schwalbe One TLE, 30mm
  • 8.62 kg
CHECK YOUR SIZE HERE

CANYON Endurace:ON 2022

(e-road)

This endurance e-road bike delivers a complete performance package, pairing a powerful Fazua motor with a comfortable frame geometry. The Endurace:ON AL 7.0 looks as good as it rides, and eats up the kilometres for fun.

canyon endurace:on

Price: €55 / stage


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Canyon Endurace:ON
  • Material: Aluminium (AL)
  • CANYON FK0074 CF DISC
  • Shimano GRX RX812 GS
  • Cage Length: long
  • Shimano GRX RX600 11s
  • High-quality shift/brake lever with gravel-specific ergonomics and outstanding control on rough terrain. With shifting lightness on par with road groupsets.
  • Shimano RT70
  • Disc Mount: Centerlock
  • Samox EC38 48T
  • E-bike specific crank. Constructed from forged 6061 aluminium.
  • Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 11s
  • 11-speed cassette. Gearing: 11-42T.
  • Alexrims RXD5C
  • Rotor Mount: Center Lock
  • Tyre: Schwalbe E-One Evolution (Ancho 32mm)
  • 15,18 kg
  • Fazua RIDE 50 STREET
  • Smooth drivepack with new housing, lighter design & more torque.
  • Max power: 350 W
  • Torque: 58 Nm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Fazua Evation 1.0
CHECK YOUR SIZE HERE
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Look no further. Your next cycling adventure starts here!

One Tour, two options:

Private Tour: Enjoy a guaranteed to run premium cycling experience with us. Choose your own dates and fill in the form to get your group’s custom quote within 24 hours.

Scheduled Tour: Come cycle with us and meet other cyclists from all over the world on an epic adventure. Check date availability and book online in the Scheduled Tour section down below.

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