EDITION 2021 AT EASTER
Catalonia Trail is a bikepacking event with MTB and gravel, not competitive and self-supporter. 555 / 370 and 230 km. throught the most beautiful and lonely mountains of Catalonia.

31/07/20 and 1/08/20
KM 555/370/230
D+ m. 10.538/8.872/4.568
168/96 HORES

3 MODALITIES



3th edition of Catalonia Trail combines the most incredible valleys of Girona and espectacular mountain views of Pirinees.

You will pass throught different natural parcs and incredible villages from Pirinees. Catalonia Trail is a fantastic oportunity to know the most beautiful and lonely places from Catalonia.

It will be 3 modalities 555, 370 and 230 km. with 7 or 4 days to complete.

We will give a tracker to all participants which will allow their families to know their position full time.

Inscriptions are limited to 49 members

TITAN

EPIC

CHALLENGE

555 km. 10.538 m. d+370 km. i 8.872 m. d+230 km i 4.568 m. d+
Titan modality is a special route for all who want to know the most interesting cycling routes of Catalonia.
Sarting in Barcelona, you will go to Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to the Natural Parc. Afterward, we will go to the Pirinees Mountains throught lonely tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
Then you will return to Barcelona and you will pass near Montserrat, the most iconic mountain from Catalonia.
We will pass through one of the most beautiful landscapes from Catalonia. We will start in Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to the beautiful natural parc and Pirinean Mountains throught lonely tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
We will finish in Manresa, a beautiful city in the middle of Catalonia with lots of publics transports to return to Barcelona or Girona.
Challenge is an easy modality where you can enjoy beautiful villages as Olot, Sant Joan de les Abadesses throught different Green Way perfect for bicycles.
We will start in Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to Olot and the Pirinean Mountains throught lonely tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
We will finish in Manresa, a beautiful city in the middle of Catalonia with lots of publics transports to return to Barcelona or Girona.
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CHALLENGE

Challenge is an easy modality where you can enjoy beautiful villages as Olot, Sant Joan de les Abadesses throught different Green Way perfect for bicycles.
We will start in Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to Olot and the Pirinean Mountains throught lonely tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
We will finish in Manresa, a beautiful city in the middle of Catalonia with lots of publics transports to return to Barcelona or Girona.

EPIC

Epic modality will pass through one of the most beautiful landscapes from Catalonia. We will start in Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. We will go to a Natural Parc throught lonely tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
We will finish in Manresa, a beautiful city in the middle of Catalonia with lots of publics transports to return to Barcelona or Girona.

TITAN


Titan modality is a special route for all who want to know the most interesting cycling routes of Catalonia.
Sarting in Barcelona, you will go to Girona, a well know cyclist destination where lots of professional cyclist have chosen to live. Then, we will go to the Pirinees Mountains throught lonely tracks in the middle of the mountains and old Catalan villages.
Then you will return to Barcelona and you will pass near Montserrat, the most iconic mountain from Catalonia.

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PORTER SERVICE GIRONA-MANRESA

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WHERE AND WHEN?



Titan modality we will meet in Eroica Caffé in Barcelona on 31th of July at 08:00 a.m. Participants will have 6 days to complete all route and return to Barcelona.


Epic and Challenge will start in Girona in Pavilion of Fontajau on 1st of August. You can choose to start at 08:00 or 10:00 a.m. Particpipants will have 4 days to complete all route and arrive to Manresa.

PRICE AND LICENCE

  • Until 30 of Juin
    59 € Challenge
    79 € Epic
    99 € Titan
    +20/10 € not federated.
    +100 € deposit
  • 1/07 to 22/07
    69 € Challenge
    89 € Epic
    109 € Titan
    + 20/10 € not federated.
    +100 € deposit

All participants must have a licence. If they don’t have a licence of some federation accepted in Catalonia, they will have to take a dayly licence for 20 € in Titan modality and 10 € in Epic and Challenge. Dayly licence will finish on Monday 13th of March at 20 hours.

Organizers will give a tracker which allow their families to control the position full time. Participants must pay a deposit of 100 €. They have to return the tracker at the end of the Catalonia Trail and some days later deposit will be refunded on their account.

YOU HAVE TIME UNTIL 22th OF JULY

FAQS

BIKEPACKING, AUTOABASTIMENT I AVENTURA

La modalitat de bikepacking és un tipus de cicloturisme amb BTT o gravel que combina la bicicleta i l’acampada (tot i que un cop inscrits s’enviarà un document que us ajudarà a trobar llocs per passar la nit). Es busca el contacte amb la natura i l’aventura . És una modalitat minimalista que vol viatjar amb allò estrictament just i necessari.

Al ser d’autoabastiment, no es podrà rebre ajuda externa i cada participant s’haurà de portar i gestionar el seu menjar i material, si que és permès comprar menjar i tot el necessari durant el recorregut.

L’organització recomana no pedalar de nit i sols ja que hi ha alguns camins inhòspits on pot ser difícil la detecció i salvament dels accidentats. En cas de pedalar de nit i sol, s’haurà de facilitar un mètode de seguiment a l’organització a través de Garmin Connect o Strava Beacon i portar carregador extern de bateria per tenir bateria al mòbil i al gps.

Una vegada inscrits, es pot sol·licitar a l’organització un document amb el quilometratge, el desnivell acumulat i pobles que anirem trobant per a poder-se gestionar els descansos. 4 dies abans de la cursa es donarà el recorregut en gps més precís amb els controls de pas.

Hi haurà uns punts de control en establiments o diferents punts del recorregut on es podrà fitxar. Si l’establiment estigués tancat i no es pogués registrar, s’haurà d’enviar una fotografia i informar del dorsal, nom i hora de pas perquè quedi constància del temps.

L’organització donarà unes rutes gps alternatives per si algunes zones fossin intransitables. L’organització es reserva el dret de canviar el recorregut en qualsevol moment per alguna situació excepcional aliena a l’organització.

ON DESCANSAR

En el bikepacking tothom és lliure de descasar on vulgui. Qui vulgui aturar-se al ras pot fer-ho, però es donarà un llistat amb albergs, refugis o hotels on es podrà descansar per preus molt reduïts. Serà cada participant qui haurà de gestionar-se l’allotjament.

Al Ripollès i al Berguedà l’allotjament no hauria de ser un problema, però aquells que vulguin passar la nit a la Garrotxa, les places potser són més limitades. En tot cas potser hauran  de sortir uns kilòmetres de la ruta.

LA BICICLETA

La Catalunya Trail llarga és de BTT o si es vol també es pot fer amb gravel o ciclocròs. La major part de la ruta es pot fer perfectament amb gravel, però hi ha uns pocs quilòmetres de pujades fortes on aquestes bicicletes ho poden passar malament.  Per poder fer tota la ruta amb gravel recomanem unes cobertes de 40 mm. o més i una transmissió de 34 x 42 pinyons.

La Catalunya Trail curta és d’un terreny perfecte per les bicicletes de gravel.

ALLOTJAMENT

A la Catalunya Trail no gestionem allotjament, però hem intentat buscar una ruta que pugui oferir facilitats per aquells que no vulguin dormir en tenda o fer bivac al més pur estil bikepacking.

Una vegada inscrits, poden posar-se en contacte amb l’organització a l’email catalunyabiketrail@gmail.com perquè se’ls enviï un document més detallat amb possibles refugis, albergs i allotjaments per a passar la nit.