Transcatalunya

Transcatalunya

August, 2020.

Bicycle journey through Catalonia from north to south: From the Alt Àneu to the lands of the Ebro river. A route that passes through high mountain landscapes, forests, cereal fields, olive groves and vineyards, and follows the Ebro river in its low section to its mouth. A spectacular journey through the westernmost Catalonia, discovering little-known corners and villages rich in gastronomy and good wines. In short, a very good excuse to go down to make a paella in Poble Nou del Delta.

Creu de l’Eixol pass. 2.230 m

Journey stages:

Stage 01. Son-Espot. 12 km. 50 min.

Stage 02. Espot-Senterada. 69 km. 9  h 20 min.

Stage 03. Senterada-Guàrdia de Noguera (Castell de Mur). 44 km. 4h 30 min.

Stage 04. Guàrdia de Noguera-Monestir de Les Avellanes. 74 km. 8h 40min.

Stage 05. Monestir de Les Avellanes-Les Borges Blanques. 64 km. 5h.

Stage 06. Les Borges Blanques-Gratallops. 66 km. 7h 55min.

Stage 07. Gratallops-Benifallet. 61 km. 9h.

Stage 08. Benifallet-Poble nou del Delta. 55 km. 4h 10min.

 

Cycling up to Espot ski slopes
A flock of Xisqueta sheep at Portella pas. 2.300 m.
Horses grazing near Triadó pass.
Vall Fosca from top of Altars range. 2.420 m.
Sant Antoni water reservoir. Tremp.
Olive trees at Montsec mountain range.
Cycling down Pla de les Bruixes (the witches’s plateau).
Morning sunlight over Mont-roig mountain range.
Arrival to Sant Llorenç de Montgai.
Sant Llorenç de Montgai.
Under the sun of Urgell’s plateau.
Cycling along the cereal fields of Lleida.
Montsant. Priorat region.
Poboleda, from Poboleda pass. Montsant at the end.
Gratallops village.
Crossing Ebro river at Garcia village.
Pàndols mountain range, near Fontcalda.
Going to Benifallet station following an old railroad track.
Ebro river at Tortosa.
L'Encanyissada at Ebro river's mouth.
Our gastronomic award after arrival to the end of the journey.

Total in numbers

Days: 8

Km: 445

Elevation gain: 7,532 m

Time: 50 h 

 

For further information and GPS tracks downloading, visit my wikiloc page 

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