Friday, October 13, 2017

Vallter 2000, a not-so-known climb in the Pyrenees

At the top of the climb, where there is a Ski resort

Vallter 2000 is one of the gems of the spanish Pyrenees.

Reaching 2114 mts height, the total length of the climb is 11,2 km from Setcases with 7% average gradient and some full kilometers at 10%. Steep, very steep!

cycling Vallter 2000 Pyrenees
Great views while climbing (Picture by Sergi Ros de Mora)
This climb has just one side, then when included in a race it has to be stage ending. This has been the case in Volta a Catalunya years 1986 (winner Juan Fernández), 1992 (winner Tony Rominger, ahead of A.Martin and a certain Indurain...), 2013 (Nairo Quintana) and 2014 (winner T. Van Garderen)

Here you can see the Strava segment for this climb. There is a certain Romain Bardet as KOM... A real climber, no doubt.

Friday, August 25, 2017


Classical picture at the top!
Rocacorba is one of the most famous climbs around Girona. There are other very known climbs (Els Angels, very close to Girona probably the most popular one), but if you are searching for some steep climb, do not hesitate, this is it.

Here you can see details km per km
Rocacorba is a Sanctuary and it means literally "folded rock". The road leads to an antena at the end of the climb (it is a "cul de sac" as french say), and the desviation to the Sanctuary is about 200 mts before you get the end of the road. Obviously you have to descend the same way you climbed.

Views at the top are spectacular, specially overlooking the Banyoles lake (the climb begins at Porqueres, very close to the popular Banyoles lake, where triathlon is really popular).

This road is a pretty modern road as it was just asphalted on 2006 (!), no wonder it has become a very popular climb just in recent years.

Here you have the link to the Strava segment of this iconic climb. Notice some popular riders on top 10: Simon Yates, Adam Yates or David de la Cruz.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ebike tours 60 km long around Barcelona

ebike tours Barcelona
Tour around medieval villages in Girona with ebike
Montefusco Cycling is also offering private guided tours with ebikes. Can you imagine our Barcelona hills tour, our Girona or Costa Brava tour with ebikes? Now you can do that.
Our ICElectric bikes offer over 60 km autonomy. Flat handlebar, confortable position on the bike.
Road bike tires, a really nice experience with some helping watts!!!

ebike tours Girona
Isn't it a nice bike?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

5 days Montserrat-Penedes selfguided tour around Barcelona

Amazing views over Montserrat
We are offering a cycling trip in 6 stages from Barcelona to Montserrat and Penedes wine region.
Recommended all year long. This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements.
Road cycling in Penedes
Cycling among Vineyards in Penedes region

In short:
  • 4 cycling days
  • From 300 kilometers
  • 5 nights in 3-4 stars hotels
  • Recommended march-november
  • This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

    We will take you to the best roads around. We know every small road you will enjoy and keep away from busy and dangerous roads.
    We can adapt every stage to your needs. We can make them longer or shorter (we might change some destination towns)
    Tour itself can be shortened or made longer if needed.
    Our hotel selection is very accurated. We mix some of the best urban hotels (in Barcelona you will enjoy a fantastic 4 stars hotel with the best location) with other hotels at the seaside and even some rural cozy hotels. You will enjoy all of them.

    Solitaire roads in Penedés

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Alps 2017 cycling Tour with Montefusco Cycling

    Cycling in the Alps
    Col de la Bonette
    For the first time, Montefusco Cycling is organising a trip in the Alps for 2017. We know very well the area and want to share our knowledge with you!

    Do not miss this opportunity and join us! An experience you will enjoy just once in your life.
    Cycling history has been written in the Alps. Our goal is climbing the most famous climbs: Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Croix de Fer, Vars, Izoard, Mont Ventoux.

    In short: 
    7 stages

    12 HC or 1st category cols
    8 nights including breakfast and dinner (Bedoin, Barcelonettex3, Briançon, Saint Jean de Mauriennex2, Bourg d’Oisans)
    Price 1900 euros in double room
    2100 euros individual room

    8 nights in hotels including breakfast and dinner in Bedoin, Barcelonette x 3, Briançon, Saint Jean de Maurienne x 2, Bourg d’Oisans 
    Supporting van with water and food for all stages
    Maps and tracks for all stages
    Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
    Hotline you can call in case of any problem during the route
    Cycling in the Alps
    Les Lacets de Montvernier
    Do not worry about any other thing but cycling. Our van will transport your luggage, and you will have it at the end of every stage. You will like our hotel choice, the best hotels to stop by, to rest and to have dinner. Breakfast, dinner and some quick lunch at the top of some climb, all that is in our side.

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    La Molina ski station, again in the Volta a Catalunya 2017 route

    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Purito Rodríguez, winner in 2014 (Picture by Sergi Ros de Mora)
    La Molina, one of the most famous Ski stations in Catalonia, will be in 2017 (for the 4th time in a row) stage ending in Volta a Catalunya Pro race. It will be on 2017 March 22nd.

    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Stage arriving to La Molina in 2014 edition
    Curiously, just in 2014 edition, the winner at La Molina (Purito Rodríguez) was also the winner of final GC. In 2015, Tejay Van Garderen was not even in top ten, and winner was australian Richie Porte. In 2016, Dan Martin was 3rd, after Nairo Quintana (winner) and Alberto Contador. Anyway, any cyclist fighting for GC shouldn't be far from the lead in 2017...
    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Stage arriving to La Molina in 2015 edition
    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Stage arriving to La Molina in 2016 edition
    As you can see in joined profiles, usually stage finishing at La Molina is the queen stage of Volta a Catalunya. Being located in Barcelona province, between Barcelona or Girona area and La Cerdanya region. It is not specially steep (see profile below), but it usually comes after several first category climbs, as Collada de Toses, La Creueta or Coll de Coubet.
    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Profile of La Molina from Das (Cerdanya)

    Sunday, December 18, 2016

    Searching for the sun: Catalonia spring training camps

    Cycling training camps in Spain
    Training camps next spring in Catalonia
    If you are searching for some training camp next spring, do not hesitate and join our training camps in Tarragona area: unbeatable weather, solitaire roads, good workout!
    Price is just 512,00 euros for 7 nights lodging and 5 cycling stages.
    Price in double room sharing.
    Supplement individual room 100 Euros.
    Non cyclist 392,00 euros

    Available Dates 2017:
    February 11th to February 18th
    Abril 22nd to April 29th
    April 29th May 6th
    May 6th to May 13th
    May 13th to May 20th

    Limited places, book now!