CYCLING & MOUNTAIN BIKING
Cycling and Mountain biking
The scenic variety and gentle climate of Cataloniaare ideal for cycling and mountain biking (BTT). Practicing the sport in its purest form, contact with nature, discovering the heritage and keeping fit are the goals pursued by the following proposals suitable for all ages. We are able to arrange bicycle excursions (with your own or with rented bikes) with English speaking guides anywhere in Catalonia. Please take contact for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
From inland views to little-known coves on the Costa Brava, thecountyofEmpordàis an invitation to explore the territory in an unhurried, relaxing style. The bicycle also offers a perfect way to discover the county of Pla de l'Estany and enjoy the route of Salamina, a journey through the history and settings of the Spanish Civil War. InCatalonia, the network of way marked cycling routes includes stretches of old railways. These routes, called vías verdes (greenways), are way marked for use only by cyclists and walkers. From the Pyrenees of Girona to theCosta Brava, you can choose from three routes with a total of 135 km: the ruta del Ferro i del Carbó, the ruta del Carrilet and the ruta de la Vía del Tren. In Terres de l'Ebre, cycling enthusiasts will enjoy cycling along the vía verde de la Terra Alta and vía verde del Baix Ebre, a natural area famous for its wealth of birdlife and gently undulating lowlands.
Tour Cerdanya along its way marked routes, venture for five days along the high route of Pallars, gaze in rapture at the mountain scenery that joins the Sierra de Boumort with Collegats, cross the Pyrenees, cycle down to theCosta Brava, go on waymarked rides from Banyoles Bike Station.
Catalonia by Mountain Bike: mountains, sea, scenery, contrasts, experiences and the best service at the 15 BTT Centres in Catalonia which offer more than 203 routes with different levels of difficulty and totall-ing4,100 kmof waymarked itineraries. These centres offer the mountain bike enthusiast information, assistance and all the services to ensure maximum enjoyment of the route by cyclist and cycle alike.
BTT Centres in Catalonia
A BTT Centre is an area of free access created for practicing mountain biking which offers:
- At least100 kmof circuits of all levels of difficulty, mapped and waymarked indicating the degree of difficulty.
- A reception point which provides services for the bicycle and also operates as a minitourist office.
- Supplementary services: bicycle hire, exclusive car parking facilities, cleaning points, showers and services.
- Information points located in restaurants, hostels and hotels.
- A quality standard approved by Turisme de Catalunya and the Catalan and French Cycling Federations.
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