Climbing Rat Penat in Catalonia

Rat Penat, a translation from the Catalan language meaning “bat,” is an renowned cycling climb in Catalonia that offers a thrilling experience for cyclists. Situated in the Garraf range of mountains, Rat Penat poses a real challenge to every cyclist brave enough to take it on.

Valle Nevado Chile

“If the mountain won’t come to me, then I go to the mountain.”

Valle Nevado, an epic climb in the city of Santiago, Chile

Valle Nevado (loosely translates to “snowy valley”) is a sky center situated in the middle of the Andes Mountains, 67 kms from downtown Santiago, Chile, it has an altitude of 3,000 masl and it is one of the epic climbs to do when the winter in the south hemisphere is over, mainly between the months of October and April. The route has total 45 kms length and it is not easy, in cycling terms it would be a Hors catégorie (beyond categorization) with gradients up to 17.5%.

Conquering the Mare de Deu del Mont Climb – Spain

Join Nadezhda on a classic northern Spain climb, into the hills close to Girona – a cycling paradise

Bilbao Cycling Routes with Nadezhda Pavlova

Nadezhda has been exploring Bilbao and the Basque Country on 2-wheels. Here’s a selection of her favourite rides, as this dynamic young woman finds adventure and culture, on 2-wheels.

Cycling the Rocacorba climb – Girona

Join Nadezhda on this classic road climb near Girona, with epic views. This one starts from Banyoles Lake and takes on the Rocacorba

Hansel and Gretel Navigation versus Cycling Tech

I hear it all the time from people: ‘how far?’; ‘how much climbing?’; ‘what average speed?’. The truth is, from a personal point of view, all I’m really interested in, is getting out there into the mountains and challenging myself on some techy climbs and descents… Read the latest blog by Jody from Ride Czech

Cycling to Paltinis and the city of Sibiu

It’s a year now, since I was cycling upwards, in the hills close to the historic city of Sibiu, deep in Transylvania. I returned again in winter, visiting people I regard as family, and the wonderful Sibiu Christmas market. It’s a city that’s easy to fall in love with, filled with amazing architecture, a warm ambience and some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe.

Barcelona – Mura and Parc Natural de Sant Llorenç

Another superb discovery road cycling route from Nadezhda, exploring the magnificent landscapes inland from Barcelona

Open the Mountains Italy – Epic Ride to Galibier and Telegraphe with Stefano

Stefano and the Assault to Freedom team in Italy, always set out to create epic routes. This one is a classic ride, taking on both the Col du Telegraphe and Col du Galibier in one swoop. It will test you, both physically and mentally, and can be best tackled by a brief overnight stay, making sure that you really enjoy the trip.

Barcelona to Montserrat cycling route

Are you looking for a challenging yet rewarding road cycling experience in Catalonia? Then ride from Barcelona to Montserrat. This route takes cyclists through stunning landscapes and past historic landmarks, making it the perfect day trip for any cycling enthusiast.