Volta a Catalunya Bike Ride

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pie is a cycling events company delivering amazing bespoke bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We create, develop, manage, operate and deliver fully supported guided group cycling trips for companies, charities and groups of individuals.  All to your specific brief.

3 1/2 days riding along the best sections of the Volta Catalunya with great weather and stunning scenery, in an area where castles and history are your backdrop.

 

Full support crew

Itinerary

Day 1: Cardona – Warm up loop

On arrival into Barcelona you’ll be greeted by your pie team who will arrange your transfer to our hotel, the Parador de Cardona.  We will set up our bikes, have lunch and set off on a choice of warm up loops in the hills around Cardona to work the travel out of your legs and acclimatise you for the trip ahead.

Day 2: Cardona – Berga

The “Challenging” route offers wide open vistas with the drop down into the valleys giving you a view across of the stunning next day’s climbs. The Epic and Tough groups will head further west to join the road north towards the Col de Jou, a Vuelta climb.

The “Tough” group have the option of sticking to the Vuelta roads, or taking on the big climb of the day taking you to the foot of a ski slope! For the hardy “Epic” group the Col de Jou is a must, as is the tough road to get you there. As we arrive on the outskirts of Berga you can look down on its prime position nestled in the foothills of the “pre” Pyrenees.

Accommodation is in the Berga Park Hotel with dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Berga – Vic

This morning we will all go out on the amazing high roads to the roads used by the Vuelta a España. There are stunning views as we skirt around small hilltop villages crammed on to promontories and looking down over forests and crags.  The “Epic” group will hit the hard high road and the “Tough” and “Challenging” groups can take a lower and less demanding road. The “Tough” group will turn up into the hills to join the “Epic” group in the final stretch of the day, and the “Challenging” group will enjoy the lower route through Vic to catch a quick cerveza before the ascent up to the Parador.

Dinner and accommodation will be in the outstanding Vic Parador, with views down over the Panta de Sau reservoir.

Day 4: Vic – Pals

Our final day in the saddle, and today the “Challenging” group head out of Vic, across the largely flatter, agricultural area peppered with tiny hamlets, in a more or less direct trajectory. The Tough and Epic routes wind their way taking in the best of the area as they go including the lovely hills just outside Gerona of Les Gavarres. The final element of the day is a beautiful ride to the coast where we can enjoy a dip in the sea before our finish at the impressive 4-star Costa Resort Hotel.

Day 5: Return to UK

A morning of relaxation before transferring back to Barcelona for return flights to the UK.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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We are a cycling events company specialising in developing and delivering high quality bespoke guided bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We work with multinationals, charities and private groups to deliver exactly what you want, so your ride is tailor made for you.

All of our events are fully supported. Our multi-day rides are guided on a ratio of 1 guide to 10 cyclists and supported by an experienced crew of tour leaders and medics. Our sportives are fully supported with vehicles, medics and an experienced team delivering safety and logistics. We provide 3 food stops a day, we transport luggage from A to B, and deal with all mechanical and medical issues.

Beautiful scenery & great riding is provided as standard!

Download the Summary Sheet for more details