The Sanctuary of El Mont

Loop route with 75 km.

  • Which bike?
    • Road bike
    • Gravel bike
  • Difficulty
    • Difficult

A perfect combination for cyclists: plans for fast riding and hard climbing.

You leave Banyoles through fields at the pace of an undulating geography that prepares your legs for the forthcoming effort.

Once you have reached Crespià, you head for the Nacional 260 A-road. There, the former Hostal del Vilar, which is now a restaurant, indicates the beginning of the climb up to the Mont Sanctuary with an elevation of almost a thousand metres in 19 kilometres.

The ascent becomes harder after the Serra Col: the then remaining kilometres have walls of up to 15%, providing the opportunity to train your power, standing or seated on your bicycle and to prove your talents as a climber.

Once you crowned the top, the descent to Beuda and Besalú is treacherous because of the state of the asphalt and the narrowness of the path.