Prepirenaica All Mountain offers 4 stages of pure Mountain Bike riding on the highest mountains of Southern Pyrenees. The philosophy of the tour is clear: ascend to the hills of the most emblematic mountains to find the best descending trails. A journey for experienced riders that requires a good shape and great self-sufficiency. You can choose between light bikepacking or luggage transfer assistance between stages. Do not miss one of the most spectacular challenges you can make on your bike.
Prepirenaica All Mountain is a 4-stage self-guided MTB route. A GPS device is needed to follow the track. Please, remember to take with you a second battery.
It’s always important to take with you the printed map&fact sheet of every stage, as well as additional cartography (digital or printed).
Main crossroads and important waypoints are marked on the track. If during the tour you find not described detours, you must follow the main road/path. Keep in mind the possibility of small discrepancies between track distances and those measured by your own computer.
It’s essential to book your trip or accommodation in advance to ensure its availability. The end of every stage is located in a small village with few services, so prior appointment is a must.
The tour philosophy is to maximize the singletracks percentage, but most of them have an alternative by easier paved or unpaved roads. Remember to study the cartography in detail before taking a decision. There are also some GPS variants in the download section.
Please, start the stages early in the morning to avoid unexpected delays due to losses or breakdowns. Each stage can easily take between 6 and 8 hours of riding.
On every stage bikers must be food&drink self-reliant. Some of the villages on the way have a bar, but it is important to always carry enough food and water.
All mountain or trail bikes (29’) are recommended. All stages have a high percentage of singletracks, most of them rocky. Some singletracks have difficult sections, don’t risk unnecessarily if you’re not confident enough. Remember, the goal is to reach your destination.
In some singletrack climb sections you’ll probably need to hike-a-bike, but they’ll never be longer than 10 minutes.
Helmet is needed for all bikers. We encourage you to bring knee&elbow protection for singletrack descents.
Accident/travel insurance (like cyclist federative insurances) is recommended.
Many places on the route don’t have internet or telephone coverage. Nevertheless, don’t forget to bring your mobile phone with full battery and to inform about your planed route to the managers of the accommodation where you are expected to end the stage. Remember: 112 is the emergency number in Spain.
The first stage departs from Alquézar and ends in Nocito, after ascending to Sierra de Sevil and descending by a series of beautiful singletracks to the almost uninhabited valleys of Nocito and Bara. Sections like Pueyo de Morcat are demanding, you can avoid them taking the alternative to Casas de Montalbán.
The second day we go from Nocito to Bolea, ascending first to Sierra de Belarra and then to the Sierra de Gratal. As a reward for these comfortable ascents, we’ll enjoy two singletracks heading towards Arguis and Bolea from a series of peculiar snow wells.
On the third stage we get into El Reino de los Mallos, ascending to Sierra de Loarre and passing by its monumental castle before taking the beautiful path descending to Rasal Valley. Then, we climb to Collado de Santo román and descend towards Mallos de riglos by Barranco de los Clérigos.
Last stage passes by Mallos de Peña Rueba y Mallos de Aguero. Then, a challenging ascent to Sierra de Santo Domingo will lead us to some of the best singletracks of the range before arriving to Luesia, end of the stage.