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Barcelona Mountain Bike Escape

MTB & SPA in Caldes de Montbui...
An active weekend on a relaxed pace.

  Duration:   2 Days / 1 Night  
  Type:   Self Mountain Bike  
  Level:   3  
  Average/day:   30 km - 19 miles  
  When?:   Year round  
  Minimum:   April to October  
Map of the Tarragona Green Ways Bike Tour
Barcelona to Caldes de Montbui a Thermal village located only 40 km away of the crowded City center. In the mornings ride along the Village country side, in the afternoon relax like Julius Cesar in the thermal waters of Caldes de Montbui or in the heated pool of the Hotel. A rejuvenating weekend not to be missed!.
Caldes de Montbui is a town situated in the middle of the area called El Vallès Oriental, only 30 kilometres from Barcelona, which from distant times has revolved around the thermal waters. It has the privelege of being the first town of thermal baths of Catalonia and posseses the best conserved Roman baths in the Península Ibérica. The historical and thermal itinerary which includes the ancient roman baths, the symbolic Font del Lleó (Lion Spring), the communal laundry which is supplied with hot spring water, the parish church of Santa Maria and the spa hotels .

Torre Roja / Red Tower is a unique Archaeological site from the fifth century BC. The structure respond to an Iberian settlement. The name of the site comes from a circular watchtower built in the southern point of the site in the Middle Ages and the reddish color of the soil in the area are the ones that give this place its name. From this tower you can enjoy the views of the Vallès plain, the mountains of the Serra de Collserola and the Montseny western slope.

PRICES 2013:
From 84 € per person. More info in PDF
1 night accommodation in 4* hotel including breakfast.
1 dinner. Wine included.
1 Treatment forfait: Jacuzzi, Vaporárium, Round Filliform Shower, Thermal pool with cervical shower, Anti-stress massage of 25 minutes, Bathrobe.
One GPS per group with the preloaded route.
Maps and cue sheets to help you follow the tour.
All taxes.
1 night accommodation in 3* hotel including breakfast.
One GPS per group with the preloaded route.
Map and cue sheet to help you follow the route.

Exemple of Map and cue sheet

Barcelona mountain bike tour selfguided

All taxes.
Not included:
Lunches during the tour.
Dinner in Caldes in economic option.
Travel Insurance.
Transport from and to Barcelona.
Bike and helmet rental.
OPTIONAL extras:
Single Supplement.
Personal Sport Travel Insurance.
Transport from and to Barcelona.
Equiped Bike and helmet rental.

  Stage 1
Caldes and Old "Masies"

We will depart from Caldes and head towards a forest leading us to Sta. Eulalia. The view point there is a "must stop" to contemplate the view and to catch our breath from the long ascent. From here we can enjoy the long down hill leading us to some of the most beautiful Masies (Old Country Houses).
  Stage 2
Caldes and towers

We will make our ascent to the "Torre Roja". From here it is almost all a way down passing trough the agriculture field of Caldes de Montbui and the castles of Sentmenat and Torre Marimón.
  Extra stage. Optional
Gallifa forest

This stage is optional and is more challenging than the other two routes.It is an up and down hills with more technical tracks getting in the Gallifa forest. It is a wonderful route for the Mountain bike enthusiastic.
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