Today we had a couple of dutch triathletes, Joyce and Roy. We did the reckon of Barcelona Ironman 70.3 which includes 90 km with 3 climbs, especially demanding the climb to La Costa del Montseny. Technical descent (be careful on the race!) and then back to Calella.
Such a nice route, especially for those who enjoy the tough climbs!! Hopefully we provide compact crank in our rental bikes. Having the 34-50 is a must to get to the top.
The route starts at the NII flat coastal road, then you take a deviation to right to start a nice road leading to Sant Cebrià de Vallalta and Sant Iscle de Vallalta. Then you get a crossroads to start the very first climb to the pass called Collsacreu. Not very difficult, no crazy gradients, but still a pretty long climb. After the pass, you have a long descent and you get to Sant Celoni, where you will start the climb to La Costa del Montseny.
This is the tough second climb in a nice narrow road, you will have to get your slowest gear (whatever it is) to get to the top. Then you have a technical descent (not more than 3 kilometers, but very steep downhill and narrow. Once back at Sant Celoni you have to go back the same way you did the first climb, meaning Collsacreu again opposite direction.
Doing the guided reckon of the Barcelona Ironman 70.3 you will be able to focus on the training and not worrying about the navigation.
You can see the details of the route here:: https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-ciclismo/85k-circuito-bike-half-challenge-calella-2013-4175467