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Friday, August 16, 2013

Catalonia MTB Tour #Cataloniamtbtour / Catalunya MTB Tour

In 11 Stages 


Catalunya MTB Tour / Catalonia MTB Tour

I wanted to make some MTB trip near home and decide to do one route that I found at the web www.rutabike.com named Transcatalunya (I call it #Voltaacatalunya)




The route follows parts of the Camino de Santiago and covers the four provinces, and some of the most representative and charming landscapes (Tarragona, Prades, Solsona, Ripoll, Olot, Girona, Barcelona and Vilanova i la Geltrú). I re-design the second stage of Prades - Lleida and I ended up doing Prades - Ponts through Ivars i Vila-sana Pond.





You can eat at Albiol (Restaurant Albiol, 977098013)
You can sleep in Prades for 30 € (La Botiga habitacions, Pl. Major 14. 977868321). Other accommodation options



You can eat in many parts of the route (Borges Blanques, Puiggros, Castellserà or Agramunt)
You can sleep in Ponts for about 20 € (Pensio Ponts Passatge de Pinyola, s/n, 973460116, www.hostaljardi.com). Other accommodation options



If you want to eat along the way you have to carry the food, no services during the stage.
You can sleep in Solosna for about 35 € / € 45 half-board (Hostal Crisami, Ctra. Manresa



4 Stage. Solsona - Berga. 55 km and 1150m 
You can eat at Montmajor (menus from € 9 in the two bars of the market place)
You can sleep in Berga for 30 €  (Nuria Hostal Fonda Pl. Viladomat 17. 938222005). Other accommodation options



You can eat in coll de Puigcercós (El Cobert de Puigcercós, 938239048)
You can sleep for about 29 € in Ripoll (Ca la  Paula C. Pirineus, 6. 972700011). Other accommodation options


If you want to eat along the way you have to carry the food, no services during the stage.
You can sleep in Olot for about 29 € (Pensió La Vila, C/ St Roc 1. 972269807). Other accommodation options


You can eat at Sant Miquel de Campmajor (l’Hostal, Plaça Major, 972570712, 650133747)
You can sleep in Girona biker friend house, or other accommodation options




8 Stage. Girona - Hortsvinyà. 74 Km i 1500m
You can eat at Tordera before start the last uphill.
You can sleep at Can Pica (about 50€  half-board, 93 763 08 58, www.canpica.com) or at hostal Sant llop (35€  half-board, 937641003, www.hostalsantllop.com)
 


9 Stage. Hortsvinyà - Barcelona. 80 Km i 2000m
Is better if you take some food on the way just in case the restaurants are close (on week days). I ate at Santuari de Corredor.
You can sleep in a biker friend house or find some hotel.





10 Stage. Barcelona - Vilanova i la Geltrù. 70 Km and 1500m
You can eat at Begues.
I recommend Hostal Can Gatell (34€ sleep, 938930117, www.hostalcangatell.com)





11 Stage Vilanova i la Geltrú - Tarragona. 68 Km and 1186m
(here there is an alternative route with less road. 71km i 1250m)
You can eat in diferents villages along the way .
You can Sleep at home (If you live there... I do) or other acommodation options.





Some photos
 
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