Today we did one of the best cycling routes in all of Catalonia: Montseny mountains loop. Road cycling in Montseny mountains is amazing, especially on a working day, when there is no traffic at all.
Our trip starts usually at Palautordera train station, which you can get easily from Barcelona in about 45 minutes. From Palautordera we ride 90 km with 2 first category climbs: Coll Formic and Santa Fe del Montseny. The total elevation of this tour is about 1600 mts.
On this trip we will get some nice villages like El Brull (nice church) or Viladrau.
There are several highlights of this trip. A very challenging part of the trip is the climb (2 km at 10% gradient) from Viladrau to Santa Fe (this part is called Coll de Bordoriol). This is serious stuff!! But possibly the most enjoyable part is the final 25 km long descent from the top of Santa Fe del Montseny to Sant Celoni, close to the end. Simply unbelievable to have such a descent in a perfect road and without any traffic!!
I have to say that I love cycling in Montseny mountains and that Coll Formic (1145 mts height) is my favorite climb, I love it!!!