Myself and my girlfriend are planning a trip to the Pyrenees this summer and wondered if anyone has any suggestions for predominantly gravel rides in the area? Some road riding is cool too just not too busy would be ideal. We’re hoping to stay in camp sites if that’s a viable option? A combination of easy/medium rides between campsites and challenging day rides that could be accessed whilst based at the campsites would be ideal. I’m aware these requests could be quite utopian and understand if the riding there only comes in one mode only ie hard.
We’ll be flying into Barcelona and I guess taking a train to get out into the mountains so anything within that region would be great. We’ll have around 7 days for riding.
Thanks in advance.
Anyone got any info on this at all?
I've been MTBing several times in Ainsa, which is essentially a thousand year old castle-town which now doubles as a trail centre Zona Zero. The Camino de Santiago crosses the area, with the yellow-on-blue signs visible where the Camino overlaps with Ainsa's ZZ routes, which are signed trailcentre-style.
Camping Ainsa is nice.
ask @edscoble , he's done some tours there.
Barcelona means plenty of riding to be had in Catalonia, 7 days isn't enough to explore the whole Pyrenees but plenty for Catalonia.
I would look into the train to Vic, then ride, as riding out of Barcelona is horrendous at times, I'll post more when I'm less weary!
Thanks a lot guys. That’s really helpful!
I am considering the route below myself.
If you lookt at the OSM cycle map on RWGPS, there is one called TP which I can only interpret as Trans-Pyrenees
The N260 between Campo and Ainsa is a fast road, and A138 to Bielsa also. If you don't need to visit Ainsa you can use part of this loop to reach Laspuña:
Amazing! Will check that out.
Have you looked on bikepacking.com (at least I think that is what the site is called) I think there is a trans Pyrenees write up on there
Oh excellent! That website is brilliant.
Yeah but kind of annoying in a omg I wish that was me kind of way
Very much so
Don't worry about formatting, just type in the text and we'll take care of making sense of it. We will auto-convert links, and if you put asterisks around words we will make them bold.
For a full reference visit the Markdown syntax.
© LFGSS, powered by microcosm.
Report a problem
London Fixed Gear and Single-Speed is a community of predominantly fixed gear and single-speed cyclists in and around London, UK.
This site is supported almost exclusively by donations. Please consider donating a small amount regularly.