Road Cycling Barcelona
Barcelona – Collserola – Molins de Rei – Barcelona
The views along this ride will take your breath away! It’s a truly spectacular ride near the city of Barcelona 🙂
Starting in the city’s center of Barcelona, this route ascends into the hills above the area before reaching its summit at the Tibidabo, located at 500 meters above sea level. It gives you the best views of Barcelona from the top! It then crosses over and climbs to the Col de Santa Creu d’Olorda, and descends to a Molins de Rei village, passing by Sant Bartameu. From there, we make a U-turn, climb back to Santa Creu, and then descend through Sarria to return to Barcelona.
You need to be physically fit, as it’s a hard ride, but super enjoyable. Easy riding on well-paved surfaces.
Stats 53 km 1, 202 metres
Refreshments & Where to Stay
Barcelona is a world class city and has ample places to eat and stay. The choices are literally endless.
It’s a ride for climbers, with superb views over the city. The initial climb is 10 km,before a rolling ride over several hills. At the 30 km point, you have another 10 long climb, before descending to the city once more.
1. Start from the city and climb into the Parc Natural de la Serra de Collserola. This initial climb is 10 km, but brings you epic views over the city at the summit at the Tibidabo.
2. Follow the winding roads as they rise and fall, crossing over and climbing to the Col de Santa Creu d’Olorda, and descend to Molins de Rei village, passing by Sant Bartameu and dropping to Molins de Rei.
3. Now climb again for 10, reversing part of the route, to a high point in the forested hills near Mas Pins.
4. It’s time now to descend back into the city and enjoy the sweeping bends and beautiful views – then rest and take in Barcelona with a cool drink 😉
Check out the Google Map of this ride below
Click below for GPX file & accommodation