Breathtaking screnery, and absolute “must do” ride!
Montserrat is one of the most amazing areas of the whole Catalunya. It has something special, it kind of feels like magic, and it´s a must do ride if you are visiting Barcelona. It is one of the main touristic points in the area, but we are different and we prefer to ride it! A completely different experience!
The surroundings of the mountain are stunning, the mountain has different shapes as you ride around it. It is a climb featured many times in “La Volta” and the “Volta Catalunya”. The monastery at the top will offer you one of the best views of the region.
A shorter version of this route is available as well, riding straight to Montserrat and back, a more suitable ride with only 1 big climb for the less experienced rider.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP:
Santa Creu de Olorda
The itinerary is adaptable to your needs in distance, climbing, speed and duration depending on your cycling abilities. The main goal is that you enjoy the ride as much as you can!
DIFFICULTY AND GPX FILES:
Montserrat Full Route (Barcelona-Vacarisses-Montserrat-Barcelona, 3 climbs, 132km, +2375m):
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SELF GUIDED TOURS:
You need to be confident about using a cycling Garmin GPS if you choose this option. If you are not confident about using a Garmin or self navigating yourself, we do strongly recommend to select the GUIDED TOUR option. Some facts about the self guided tour:
Navigating out of the city might be challenging, as you will need to be navigating with the garmin at the same time you are managing the traffic of the city
Our Garmins are fully charged when we deliver them to you,
but due to the nature of technology, in certain occasions it might not work as expected
BOOK YOUR TRIP
Montserrat: The holy mountain by road bike
This trip starts and finishes in our headquarters: Velodrom, Carrer Homer 22, 08023. Taxi fares to/from your hotel are not included.
Remember to bring with you cycling clothing and cycling shoes.
We do provide Look Keo pedals, Shimano SPD and Shimano SPD SL. If you are a Speedplay rider bring the pedals along with you.