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Sierra del Cadi Tour

Catalonia by mountain bike

From
280€/person

Presentation of your trip

Perfect space for Moutain Bike, the Sierra del Cadí hides a real treasure of itineraries in the heart of amazing landscapes! This MTB trip goes from the feet to the top of the very high cliffs of the National Natural Park of Cadí Moixeró, and offers exceptional views on the sunny side of Pyrennees Massif.
From nice paths under the shadow of the pine trees, to crazy singles on the ochre lands of Pedra Forca, you experience very nice feelings on your bike, to arrive to old traditional Catalans villages. 

  • DestinationPyrénées, Sierra del Cadi
  • TypeFree
  • Length of trip3 days and 2 nights
  • ActivitiesMountain Biking
  • Physical level
  • Technical level

Possible periods for this trip

  • Jan.
  • Feb.
  • March
  • Apr.
  • May
  • June
  • Jul.
  • August
  • Sep.
  • Oct.
  • Nov.
  • Dec.
Description of the tripProgramTravel conditionsDates and price

Trip details

Highlights

  • The whole tour of the Sierra of Cadí Moixeró
  • From North to South, various landscapes and lands
  • Stages in nice villages made in typical stone of Catalonia

Complementary informations

  • 3 days 2 nights including 3 days of MTB

Program

  • Day 1

    From Bellver to Baga

    • Distance : 30 km
    • Elevation gain : 1100 m
    • Negative gradient : 1400 m
    • Type of accommodation : Hostal

    Some rolling kilometers in front of the calcareous walls of the Sierra del Cadí, then a nice ascent is waiting for us, to climb those mountains, becoming more and more Mediterranean. Odors and natural wildlife are changing, such as lands.
    You reach the pass and the view become clearer: to the North, the Cerdagne and the Capcir mountains, to the South, the National Natural Park of Cadí, it offers a very nice descent under the pine trees. And for those who want more, you can climb up the Sierra San Marc and enjoy one more slope. Night in hotel.

  • Day 2

    From Baga to Tuixen

    • Distance : 38 km
    • Elevation gain : 1350 m
    • Negative gradient : 1000 m
    • Type of accommodation : Auberge

    A climb on a rolling trail to start this stage, leads you at the Pedraforca, a 2506 meters high mineral fortress. A technical path then leads you to a beautiful village, overhanged by a castle used as a refugee by the Cathares. Last rolling pass to reach our lodge, nestled in a stone village, in the heart of the Natural Park of Cadi-Moixero. Night in hotel or lodge.

  • Day 3

    From Tuixen to Seu d’Urgell

    • Distance : 33 km
    • Elevation gain : 980 m
    • Negative gradient : 1550 m

    In the morning, rolling decent close to the river then climbing to the top of the Sierra. A funny single leads you in the heart of the mountain, to enjoy a beautiful overview of the Seu’s plains. 
    In front of you are the Andorrans mountains so you can choose a technical descent or another climb up to the mountains of Cadí to enjoy an easier descent after. 
    End of the trip.
     

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Travel conditions

  • Food

    Your trip might not be the best time to diet, as it's an occasion to taste the local cuisine. We assign great importance to the quality of the food we provide: well-balanced and nutritious and providing ample energy, the specialties of the region are incorporated into each meal.

    The picnics are included in the price, made by cookers of you hotel. To avoid the production of unnecessary waste, we ask you to bring a plastic box that we could fill everyday of delights. 
     

  • Formalities

    • Passport or ID is compulsory
    • We recommend getting a European Health Insurance card (check with the NHS) 
    • Repatriation insurance is compulsory
  • Luggage

    You only carry the business of the day and the picnic. Luggage is carried by vehicle (or assistance vehicle). 1 piece/person and limited to 15kg/piece.

  • Accompanying

    Four formulas to choose from:

    Mountain bike in freedom with carrying luggage by taxi: From 2 people.

    Equipped with the orientation material we give you: digital topo-guide and GPX tracks, you go alone to discover circuits designed by our team. You are guided by carefully prepared directions, for maximum precision.

    ATV with assistance vehicle (from 6 people):
    The assistance vehicle joins you at different times during the day’s stage, and transports your picnic, water, extra clothes and a complete toolbox in case of mechanical problems. Enjoy your day with a light bag. The driver of the vehicle also gives you advice for each step, helps you manage your effort, and can most of the time answer your questions about the region visited.

    Mountain bike with state certified instructor with luggage carrying by taxi (from 6 people):
    Accompanied by a professional mountain bike certificate, you ride without worrying about the route to follow. Our instructor, specialist of the region, guides you and gives you, if you wish, the right advice to make you outstanding mountain bikers. Thanks to his knowledge of the route, he adapts to your group to manage schedules and effort throughout the day. Freed from group management, your only concern is to please you on your mountain bike.

    ATV with state certified instructor and assistance vehicle (from 8 people).

  • Attendees

    • Departure from 2 people for the freedom formula with luggage carrying by taxi.
    • Departure from 6 people for the formula freedom with assistance vehicle.
    • Departure from 6 people for the formula with mountain bike instructor with luggage carrying by taxi.
    • Departure from 8 people for the formula with ATV instructor and assistance vehicle.
  • Accommodation

    1 night in double room in hostal and 1 night in small dormitory shared in hostel in full board.
    Sheets and towels are provided in Baga, they can be rented in Tuixen if needed (bring them in your luggage).

  • Difficulty level

    Physical level: 2/3
    You are resilient and physically fit. You regularly mountain bike at least part of the year. From 30 to 44 km per day with maximum elevation gain of 1600 m.

    Technical level: 2/3
    You master well the braking in descent and the trajectory of the bike. You will ride on paths or paths sometimes rolling, sometimes technical (steeper, with small obstacles).

  • DEPARTURE AND MEETING POINT

    Departure from Bellver de Cerdanya (ES)

    How to get there:
    By car: from Toulouse, take the motorway or the N20 to Foix. Then continue on the N20 to Bourg Madame, Spanish border. Then continue on the N260 towards Seu d'Urgell for 26kms.
    By train: La Tour de Carol or Puigcerda station.
    By plane: Toulouse or Perpignan airport.

Dates and price

Information

Free departure dates: you choose your own departure dates according to your availability.
For constituted groups, we adapt the level, duration, price and program on demand.

Free departure from

Price TTC per person

Freedom package with luggage transport by cab
Registration at 2 people420
Registration at 3 people370
Registration at 4 people310
Registration at 6 people280
Freedom formula with assistance vehicle
Registration at 6 people380
Registration at 8 people360
Formula with qualified instructor and luggage carrying by taxi
Registration at 6 people395
Registration at 8 people370
Formula with qualified state instructor and assistance vehicle
Registration at 8 people440

Options

Single room supplement: +45€/person

The price includes

Half board + picnic from the dinner of the J1 in the evening and until the picnic of the J3,
The transport of luggage,
the transfer back from Seu d'Urgell to Bellver de Cerdanya,

For the freedom formula: maps and map holder, topo-guide, GPS with recorded tracks and GPS holder.
For the formula with assistance vehicle: 1 vehicle 9 places follows the group throughout the stay.
For the formula with guide: no more orientation, the qualified guide takes care of everything during the entire stay.

The price does not include

  • Accommodation the day before departure,
  • Drinks and personal expenses,
  • The picnic of day 1,
  • The dinner of day 3,
  • Mountain bikes and personal mountain bike equipment (helmets, gloves),
  • The visit of the monuments,
  • Transportation to the meeting point and insurance.

The destination

  • Pyrénées

    The Pyrenees! To summarize their beauty and diversity in a few lines would be vain ... From the green mountains of the Basque Country, to the wild lands of Ariège to the Catalan mountains with the scent of the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees are an invitation to travel.

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  • Sierra del Cadi

    In the south of Andorra, the Natural Park of Cadi Moixeró offers exceptional panoramas of the Pyrenees. It features the typical silhouette of the Pedraforca (stone fork), a mountain with an exceptional and slender profile where griffon vultures fly and which shines under a magnificent sun.

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