|Coll de Bracons, included in Terra de Remences route (long loop)|
|Tough route, indeed!|
This is a classic sportive, the most popular all over Catalonia. The route is simply perfect. There are 2 choices, the short version (95 km), including Coll de Capsacosta and Coll de Canes, and the long versions including an extra loop about 80 km long with Coll de Bracons and Coll de Condreu, a couple of very interesting climbs.
Starting point: Sant Esteve de'n Bas (close to Olot)
Distances: 95 km (short) and 176 km (long)
|La Creueta and Coll de Pal, the beauty and the beast!|
It was organized over 20 years ago and then just since a couple years it is again on the catalan calendar. One of our favourite climbs (Coll de Creueta) reaching almost 2000 mts, and the very steep Coll de Pal are the highlights of the route. The climb to Coll de Pal at the end of the route, with over 150 km on your legs, is a real challenge...
In short: Website: http://www.4cims.com/
Starting point: Bagà
Distances/Elevation: 162 km, 3600 mts elevation
|Coll de Pradell, the monster!|
No doubt the highlight of this route is Coll de Pradell, one of the steepest climbs you can find all over Catalonia. The famous section at 20% is one of the classic "survival" sections to struggle while climbing.
Starting point: Berga
Distances:154 km (3800 mts elevation) or 116 km (2800 mts elevation)
|Is there a flat road there??|
Organized for the first time in 2015, in just a couple years it has become a very popular meeting point for catalan cyclists, also for foreigners to discover a real paradise for cyclists, as Costa Daurada, close to Tarragona (south Catalonia) .