2016 The Pyrenees: Carcassonne to Barcelona

Macmillan Jersey Pyrenees
Cycle Challenge 2016

This challenging, spectacular ride takes us across the Pyrenees from the beautiful fortified city of Carcassonne, through the rolling hills of Cathar country before reaching the mighty Pyrenees.

The Itinerary

PDF of the official itinerary from Discover Adventure.

Day 1:Meet Toulouse, transfer to CarcassonneDiary entry
Day 2:Head South through the foothills of Aude, rolling roads, beautiful countryside and a gentle climb up the Col de Marmare. Descent in to Ax-les-Thermes.65 milesElevation MapDiary entry
Day 3:A day of two halves. Up and down! Across three countries. Heading south through Andorra and finishing in Spain. Hotel in Seu d’Urgell.55 milesElevation MapDiary entry
Day 4:Another mountainous day ahead as we ride through the beautiful Catalan Pyrenees. A wonderful downhill ride at the end of the day into historic Berga.63 milesElevation MapDiary entry
Day 5:Our last day brings us out of the mountains, on a diverse, undulating day through lovely rural scenery, with the mountains conquered and Barcelona ahead of us. It’s a nice straightforward cycle in to one of Europe’s most popular cities.85 milesElevation MapDiary entry