The Serra del Cadí on a bicycle.
The “Cavalls del Vent” cycling route is one of the most interesting and spectacular routes that you can do in the Pyrenees.
The name of the route is inspired by the typical ﬂags of the Himalayas, where Buddhist monks seek to express with them words and phrases of meditation.
The truth is that the place is suitable for meditation in all its extension, since during the route hardly inhabited areas are passed and the solitude of the cyclist becomes, if possible, more patent.
During the itinerary you will pass through leafy forests of black and red pine in the lower areas, and by wide clear areas with alpine meadows, in the highest areas.
In the crossing you will enjoy spectacular views, as well as the cultural heritage oﬀered by the twenty municipalities through which the route passes.
BEAR IN MIND
Duration: 3 to 6 days
Languages: Catalan, spanish, english
Material: Sport clothes and footwear
Season: April to September
Starting Point: Bagà
WHAT CAN I DO
“Cavalls de Vent” is a route that will allow you to discover the fantastic surroundings of the Natural Park of the Cadí-Moixeró, while enjoying the spectacular walls of the southern slope of the Moixeró and the magnificent views of the east and north slopes of the Pedraforca Massif, jumping from valley to valley through tracks and trails.
Further on, the route will take you through the spectacular north slope of the Cadí mountain range with its steep walls, narrow valleys and magnificent corners.
As for the cultural heritage of the route, you cannot miss a visit to the Cathedral of Santa María d’Urgell in La Seu d’Urgell, the only fully Romanesque cathedral in Catalonia, and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Talló, both declared Cultural property of National Interest.
In the lodgings of “Cavalls de Vent” you can also enjoy the gastronomy of these Pyrenean regions and the calm and comfort necessary to face the next stage with full strength.
The route is 225 km with an accumulated drop of 7,300 meters. A route full of contrasts and surprises for nature, mountain bike and great crossings lovers, in the modalities of 3 to 7 days.
Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park Center
C/ la Vinya, 1 • 08695 Bagà
Tel. 938 24 41 51 • Fax 938 24 43 12
Alt Pirineu and Cadí-Moixeró Natural Parks Visitor Center
Av. Valls d’Andorra, 33 • 25700 La Seu d’Urgell
Tel. 973 360 954
Pedraforca Massif interpretation Center
Pl. Pedraforca, s/n • 08697 Saldes
Tel.: 93 825 80 46