5th EDITION CATALUNYA TRAIL

630/430 OR 260 km. of ULTRADISTANCE Gravel/BTT through
the PIRENEES and
COSTA BRAVA
from GIRONA

49 registrations per modality

08 or 09 /07/22 to 12/07/22
620/430/260 km. approx
12.000//8.600/4.600 m. D+ approx.
120/96 HORES

3 EVENTS



The 5th edition of the Catalonia Trail combines the most incredible landscapes of the Costa Brava and spectacular mountain views of the Pyrenees.

You will pass through different nature parks and incredible villages from Empordà and Pyrenees. Catalonia Trail is a fantastic opportunity to get to know the most beautiful and remote places in Catalonia.

We will have 3 distances in 2022: 620, 430 and 260 km.approx. with 5 or 4 days to complete.

All recipients will recieve a tracker which will allow their families to follow them in real time.

Registrations are limited to 49 members.

TITAN

EPIC

CHALLENGE

650 km. 12.000 m. d+ approx400 km. i 8.000 m. d+ approx. 230 km i 4.568 m. d+ approx..
The Titan event is a special route for all who want to know the most interesting cycling routes of Catalonia.
Sarting in Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. Afterward, we will go to the Pyrenees Mountains throught remote tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
The tour departs from Girona to approach the town of Besalú, a very good place to stop, have lunch and enjoy its streets and its famous medieval bridge. Later, in the “Serra de Malforat” we will enjoy impressive views of the “Alta Garrotxa” and the Pyrenees. Next, the most demanding climbs of the Sanctuary of Montgrony and the “Serra del Pedraforca”.
Then, we will start the return to Girona through the lonely lands of “Prats del Lluçanès”, the spectacular “Collsacabra” mountain range and the beautiful beech forests of “Parc Natural dels Volcans de la Garrotxa”.
The Xallenge route is the least demanding of all if you don’t want to do in a single day as some people.
First, we will leave Girona and go to Besalú, a very good place to stop, have lunch and enjoy the well-known town and its medieval bridge. Then, we will go along the river Fluvià until we start the hardest climb of the route at the “Coll de Canes”.
We will go down towards Bisaura region, always flanked by the castles of Milany, Besora, Llaés and Montesquieu. Finally, we will return through the spectacular Collsacabra mountain range and the beech forests of the “Parc Natural dels Volcans de la Garrotxa”.
MAP

CHALLENGE

The Xallenge route is the least demanding of all

if you don’t want to do in a single day as some people.

First, we will leave Girona and go to Besalú, a very

good place to stop, have l

unch and enjoy the well-known town and its medieval bridge. Then, we will go along the river Fluvià until we start the hard

est climb of the route at the “Coll de Canes”.

We will go down towards Bisaura region, always flanked by the castles of Milany, Beso

ra, Llaés and Montesquieu. Finally, we will return through the spectacular Collsacabra mountain range and the beech forests of the “Parc Natural dels Volcans de la Garrotxa”.

EPIC

The tour departs from Girona to approach the town of Besalú, a very good place to stop, have lunch and enjoy its streets and its famous medieval bridge. Later, in the “Serra de Malforat” we will enjoy impressive views of the “Alta Garrotxa” and the Pyrenees. Next, the most demanding climbs of the Sanctuary of Montgrony and the “Serra del Pedraforca”.

Then, we will start the return to Girona through the lonely lands of “Prats del Lluçanès”, the spectacular “Collsacabra” mountain range and the beautiful beech forests of “Parc Natural dels Volcans de la Garrotxa”.

TITAN

The Titan event is a special route for all who want to know the most interesting cycling routes of Catalonia.
Sarting in Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to the Natural Park of Cap de Creus. Afterward, we will go to the Pyrenees Mountains throught remote tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.

WHERE AND WHEN?



We will start in Girona in Pavilion of Fontajau on the 8th or 9th of July 2022 at 6:00 in the morning. Particpants will have 5 or 4 days to complete the route and return to Girona.

PRICE AND LICENCE

(+15 or 25 € daily licence)
(+100 DEPOSIT of tracker)

03/02/2022 TO 31/05/2022

CHALLENGE 99 €

EPIC 129 €

TITAN 149 €

01/06/2022 TO 30/06/2022

CHALLENGE 119 €

EPIC 149 €

TITAN 169 €

All participants must have a licence. If they don’t have a licence from a  federation accepted in Catalonia, they will have to take a daily licence for 15 € for the Epic and Challenge and 25 for the Titan. Daily licence will terminate on Thuesday 12th of July 2022

The organizer will provide a tracker which will allow friends and families to monitor the position in real time. Participants must pay a deposit of 100 € for the tracker. The tracker needs to be returned at the end of the Catalonia Trail Event. The deposit will be refunded to their account within a few days.

FAQS

BIKEPACKING, AUTOABASTECIMIENTO Y AVENTURA

La modalidad de bikepacking es un tipo de cicloturismo de larga distancia en BTT o gravel que combina la bicicleta y la acampada. Se busca el contacto con la naturaleza y la aventura. Es una modalidad minimalista que quiere viajar con lo estrictamente justo y necesario.

Al ser de autoabastecimiento, no se podrá recibir ayuda externa y cada participante deberá llevar y gestionar su comida y material, si que está permitido comprar comida y todo lo necesario durante el recorrido.

Una vez inscritos, se puede solicitar a la organización un documento con el kilometraje, el desnivel acumulado y pueblos que iremos encontrando para poderse manejar los descansos. 4 días antes de la carrera se dará el recorrido en gps más preciso.

WHERE CAN YOU REST?

La organización facilitará un listado con los pueblos y albergues por los que se pasa y con los kilómetros y altimetria acumulados para poder planificar las pernoctaciones. 

THE BICYCLE

Es difícil decir si la mejor bicicleta para realizar el recorrido es una gravel o una BTT, esto es algo muy personal. La filosofía de la carrera al ser de larga distancia es siempre buscar pistas gravel en las que no haya complicaciones técnicas. A lo largo de los años vamos intentando sacar los tramos técnicos y complicados, pero siempre hay alguno inevitable. Este año en el recorrido Titan y Epic se ha sacado un importante tramo muy técnico para poner carretera. Por lo que el recorrido Titán puede considerarse más gravel que el año anterior.

Las bicicletas gravel recomendamos unas cubiertas de 40 mm. o más y una transmisión de 34/36 platos x 40/42 piñones.

ACCOMODATION

Una vez inscritos, pueden ponerse en contacto con la organización en el email catalunyabiketrail@gmail.com para que se les envíe un documento más detallado con posibles refugios, albergues y pueblos y una relación de kilómetros y altimetria acumulada.