Monday, 18 January 2016

Amazing unknown climbs on the way to Tourmalet: Coll de la Creueta

Barcelona Tourmalet with Montefusco Cycling
Tiny cyclist in the mountains
We all know the famous climbs in the Pyrenees. Specially the french ones, as we watch professional cyclists climbing them every summer on TV in the Tour de France: Aspin, Peyresourde, Superbagneres, Tourmalet. Amazing, nice, famous climbs.

But Pyrenees are much more than those very known roads. In our trip from Barcelona to Col du Tourmalet you will get to know some climbs which, if included in any grand Tour, would look as spectacular as the others! Silent mountain roads, steep ones, cold at the top, over 2000 mts. What else can you expect of a mountain road?

Cycling in the Pyrenees
Trees, cows, bicycles...
Let me introduce you Coll de la Creueta. A mangificient ascent. Reaching almost 2000 mts (exactly 1916 mts). Over 1000 mts climbing. Amazing, tough, great views. Half way the mountain pass we will find the nice a touristic village of Castellar de N'Hug, famous for having nearby the source of river Llobregat.

Cycling in the Pyrenees

Coll de la Creueta has been included in Vuelta Ciclista a España years 1982, 1983, 1998, 2000, 2001, and also in some minor spanish races as Volta a Catalunya 1981, 1997, 1999, 2014, and Setmana Catalana in 1981.
Cycling in the Pyrenees

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