General Information

The route follows the rim of the Alps, crosses the Rhone valley close to Montelimar and enters the Massif Central to follow the gorges of the Tarn river. With an excursion to the Lacaune Mountains and Pic Noire we cross the Garonne valley and head the Pyrenees to climb the Mountains to Puerta Envalira and  Andorra. After this excursion to big tourism we enjoy the quietness of the Sierra Cadi from where we visit the Monastry of Montserrat and finally ride down to Barcelona.


Length of trip: 1365 km  22'000 m Altitude (almost no flat kilometer)
Time: 9 Days 
Streets In France as well as in Spain many small roads with almost no motor traffic
Maps: France Michelin 1:200'000  # 244, 240, 235 
Spain Michelin 1:400'000  # 443
Temperature: typically 30 C
Bikes: Racebikes 53/39 12-25; 18 gears
Luggage: Backpack 5 kg; plus credit cards
Thanks: to Elizabeth for "translational" support
A chapter of bikers' dreambook
written by

Regula & Alois