Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ebike tours 60 km long around Barcelona

ebike tours Barcelona
Tour around medieval villages in Girona with ebike
Montefusco Cycling is also offering private guided tours with ebikes. Can you imagine our Barcelona hills tour, our Girona or Costa Brava tour with ebikes? Now you can do that.
Our ICElectric bikes offer over 60 km autonomy. Flat handlebar, confortable position on the bike.
Road bike tires, a really nice experience with some helping watts!!!

ebike tours Girona
Isn't it a nice bike?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

5 days Montserrat-Penedes selfguided tour around Barcelona

Amazing views over Montserrat
We are offering a cycling trip in 6 stages from Barcelona to Montserrat and Penedes wine region.
Recommended all year long. This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements.
Road cycling in Penedes
Cycling among Vineyards in Penedes region

In short:
  • 4 cycling days
  • From 300 kilometers
  • 5 nights in 3-4 stars hotels
  • Recommended march-november
  • This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

    We will take you to the best roads around. We know every small road you will enjoy and keep away from busy and dangerous roads.
    We can adapt every stage to your needs. We can make them longer or shorter (we might change some destination towns)
    Tour itself can be shortened or made longer if needed.
    Our hotel selection is very accurated. We mix some of the best urban hotels (in Barcelona you will enjoy a fantastic 4 stars hotel with the best location) with other hotels at the seaside and even some rural cozy hotels. You will enjoy all of them.

    Solitaire roads in Penedés

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Alps 2017 cycling Tour with Montefusco Cycling

    Cycling in the Alps
    Col de la Bonette
    For the first time, Montefusco Cycling is organising a trip in the Alps for 2017. We know very well the area and want to share our knowledge with you!

    Do not miss this opportunity and join us! An experience you will enjoy just once in your life.
    Cycling history has been written in the Alps. Our goal is climbing the most famous climbs: Col du Galibier, Alpe d’Huez, Croix de Fer, Vars, Izoard, Mont Ventoux.

    In short: 
    7 stages

    12 HC or 1st category cols
    8 nights including breakfast and dinner (Bedoin, Barcelonettex3, Briançon, Saint Jean de Mauriennex2, Bourg d’Oisans)
    Price 1900 euros in double room
    2100 euros individual room

    8 nights in hotels including breakfast and dinner in Bedoin, Barcelonette x 3, Briançon, Saint Jean de Maurienne x 2, Bourg d’Oisans 
    Supporting van with water and food for all stages
    Maps and tracks for all stages
    Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
    Hotline you can call in case of any problem during the route
    Cycling in the Alps
    Les Lacets de Montvernier
    Do not worry about any other thing but cycling. Our van will transport your luggage, and you will have it at the end of every stage. You will like our hotel choice, the best hotels to stop by, to rest and to have dinner. Breakfast, dinner and some quick lunch at the top of some climb, all that is in our side.

    Thursday, December 29, 2016

    La Molina ski station, again in the Volta a Catalunya 2017 route

    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Purito Rodríguez, winner in 2014 (Picture by Sergi Ros de Mora)
    La Molina, one of the most famous Ski stations in Catalonia, will be in 2017 (for the 4th time in a row) stage ending in Volta a Catalunya Pro race. It will be on 2017 March 22nd.

    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Stage arriving to La Molina in 2014 edition
    Curiously, just in 2014 edition, the winner at La Molina (Purito Rodríguez) was also the winner of final GC. In 2015, Tejay Van Garderen was not even in top ten, and winner was australian Richie Porte. In 2016, Dan Martin was 3rd, after Nairo Quintana (winner) and Alberto Contador. Anyway, any cyclist fighting for GC shouldn't be far from the lead in 2017...
    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Stage arriving to La Molina in 2015 edition
    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Stage arriving to La Molina in 2016 edition
    As you can see in joined profiles, usually stage finishing at La Molina is the queen stage of Volta a Catalunya. Being located in Barcelona province, between Barcelona or Girona area and La Cerdanya region. It is not specially steep (see profile below), but it usually comes after several first category climbs, as Collada de Toses, La Creueta or Coll de Coubet.
    La Molina Volta a Catalunya
    Profile of La Molina from Das (Cerdanya)

    Sunday, December 18, 2016

    Searching for the sun: Catalonia spring training camps

    Cycling training camps in Spain
    Training camps next spring in Catalonia
    If you are searching for some training camp next spring, do not hesitate and join our training camps in Tarragona area: unbeatable weather, solitaire roads, good workout!
    Price is just 512,00 euros for 7 nights lodging and 5 cycling stages.
    Price in double room sharing.
    Supplement individual room 100 Euros.
    Non cyclist 392,00 euros

    Available Dates 2017:
    February 11th to February 18th
    Abril 22nd to April 29th
    April 29th May 6th
    May 6th to May 13th
    May 13th to May 20th

    Limited places, book now!

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Road bike rental for 2017 triathlons in Barcelona

    Barcelona Triathlon
    One of our customers happy at the end of the race!
    If you are going to participate in a duathlon or a triathlon in Barcelona, Calella or nearby, and you come from abroad, no need to send your bike by plane, avoid costs and troubles by renting your carbon road bike in Montefusco Cycling.

    We will deliver a carbon road bike at your hotel and you won't have to trouble of anythinig except the competition. We can provide the bikes with the pedal system you need and if it is a flat stage we can also put some armrest to increase your aerodynamics. The best prices in road bike rental in Barcelona.

    The options in Barcelona and Catalunya to race are many. You need to select one of the many options you will find.

    Here we mention the most popular triathlons in Catalonia for 2017:
    Ironman Barcelona 70.3  Calella 21/5/2017
    Ironman Barcelona Calella 1/10/2017
    Barcelona Triathlon, Barcelona October 2017

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    The best road all over Catalonia

    Cycling Costa Brava (Spain)
    Yes, this road is real: Costa Brava.
    If I were to invite a friend to know how is cycling in Catalunya, it wouldn't be difficult to find the best place to stay and show him how privileged catalans we are. We have sea, mountains, good weather throughout the year, a cyclist paradise. We have so many choices, medieval villages, thermal villas, challenging mountains as Montseny and Montserrat, but there is a place I would take him for sure: the road from Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guixols.

    I don't know if it is really the most beautiful road all over Catalunya. It is a subjective opinion, but in my opinion if not the best, it would be very close to that. Costa Brava is a magical place. On that road we can enjoy 25 kilometres of coastline, steep sections with stunning views over the normally calm Mediterranean Sea. Two factors play in favour: you can roll there throughout the year (something cannot be said about the catalan Pyrenees mountain roads) and traffic is very scarce. More? The asphalt is perfect and the guardrails along the highway are made of wood, matching the environment. It is a very special road. Even on windy days you can enjoy better the atmosphere of clear sea and views on. Did you notice I like this road?

    Cycling Costa Brava (Spain)
    Time to enjoy
    The touristic massification fortunately has not arrived there, the tourist tour operation and the massive construction of hotels and apartments is concentrated in Lloret de mar. Tossa de Mar is different, more peaceful, familiar, I love its castle and beaches. And suddenly, in Tossa de Mar starts the road leading to Sant Feliu of Guixols. The overcrowding is converted in quietness, pure air,  Mediterranean pines next to the cliff. 25 kilometres of curves and bends with the sea aside, you can see small hidden caves from the viewpoints. This part of the Costa Brava is protected. There are some constructions, but nothing compared with the massification we left behind. This is cyclist heaven.

    I am not so close to this road, I have to drive every time I want to get there and feel privileged.
    In addition, I always do this direction, leading north with the sea on your right, closer to the cliffs. This is the right way to do it.

    Cycling Costa Brava (Spain)
    Stunning views
    Suddenly, in Sant Feliu de Guíxols returns overcrowding, then continues through Platja d'Aro and continues heading north. Dream is over. We are back to reality. To be honest, this is just in summer that riding around these touristic towns can be uncomfortable. In autumn, winter and spring it is still possible to ride without much traffic. But the road along the cliffs is over. Pity.

    Doing a loop including this road is easy, even from Girona, one of the leading cycling destinations all over the world, but it is easy to get Les Gavarres range of mountains with mild climbs as La Ganga or Santa Pellaia. Even the steeper Romanyà de la Selva. A true oasis of good roads and little traffic even in midsummer. Roads are narrow and winding, surrounded by forest.

    Do you like better challenging roads? No problem, you can also combine the most beautiful road all over Catalonia with some first category passes as Ermita de Sant Grau, linking this road with  Llagostera. Do you need still tougher challenges? Here we have them also. Did you know that the steepest kilometer in Catalonia is located just beside? Alt of Mas Nou, a narrow road from Platja d'Aro leading to a Golf club. Volta a Catalunya pro race got there in the 70s and 80s. You just need to know the winners at the top of that climb to realize what kind of climb it is: 1974 Bernard Thévenet, 1975 (Giovanni Battaglin), 1976 (José Enrique Cima) 1977 (Johan de Muynck), 1978 (Francesco Moser), 1979 (Jourdan), 1980 (Johan Van de Velde) and 1997 (Fernando Escartin).
    1,4 km to an average of 14.2 per cent, and the steepest kilometer averages 15.2% with a maximum slope of 24%. Here you have a climb to test yourself!

    A sunny day, scarce traffic, tough climbs and the best road all over Catalonia. What else?