Mura and Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç – Barcelona
Mura and Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac Road Cycling: A Scenic and Challenging loop
Road cycling enthusiasts looking for a scenic and challenging ride in Catalonia, Spain, should definitely consider Mura and Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac. This route offers riders a mix of beautiful countryside, winding roads, and tough climbs, all set against a stunning natural backdrop.
Starting in the Terrasa, this looped route takes riders on a 61 miles ride through the Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac. The park is a protected area and a natural reserve, rich in flora and fauna, and home to a diverse range of ecosystems, from rocky cliffs to lush forests.
Stats 47 km 1, 594 metres
Refreshments & Where to Stay
Mura is a picturesque medieval town located in the Catalonia region of Spain. The town has narrow, winding streets, historic stone buildings, a beautiful Romanesque church and a delicious restaurant. Come here for refuel and soak up the town’s peaceful atmosphere.
This is a challenging and rewarding ride, that climbs and rolls around the majestic hills.
- The ride begins with a flat section, and as you enter the park with a gradual climb, steadily gaining elevation as it winds through the park’s rolling hills.
- As the road ascends, riders are treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including the Montserrat mountain range in the distance.After 33 km a summit is reached at Granera.
- The climb is challenging, with a gradient of up to 10%, but the scenery makes it well worth the effort. The descent is fast and exhilarating, with sweeping curves and stunning views of the park’s rugged terrain, and lasts for around 34 km, with a small climb along the way.
- At 70 km, the final climb begins, lasting for 20 km, and is tough, but has epic views, passing Mura village along the way. After maybe exploring the village, and reaching the summit once back riding, you’re rewarded with a long descent to finish 🙂