81 miles
Distance
7,459 ft
Climb
-7,461 ft
Descent
3,669 ft
High Point

Girona road bike: Epic ride to the summit of Mare de Deu del Mont, inc. Banyoles lake

This is an epic ride, for riders in very good shape, taking in one of Girona's classic climbs, the 18.5km long Mare de Deu del Mont. MDDDM is difficult because of its length, though is relatively steady in terms of gradient (but the last 2km are very steep!) This route is a full day out riding, and takes in the beautiful lake at Banyoles on the way back - ideal for a lunch/dinner/coffee/beer before the easy cruise back to Girona. There is a sculpture of Jacint Verdaguer overlooking the snowy Pyrenees Mountains, and a restaurant / café at the top, with a wonderful terrace looking out over the Garrotxa mountains, all the way to the Costa Brava.

Local Trail Association
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.

Comments


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    RD
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Girona road bike: Epic ride to the summit of Mare de Deu del Mont, inc. Banyoles lake mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    167 ft
  • Altitude start
    227 ft
  • Altitude end
    226 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -44.964%
  • Grade min
    39.082%
  • Distance climb
    37 miles
  • Distance down
    35 miles
  • Distance flat
    9 miles
no votes yet
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.