Llançà Summer Rides - exploring new corners of the Costa Brava


Llançà Summer Rides - exploring new corners of the Costa Brava

Road Cycling Collection by tdtorre

The town of Llançà is a perfect place to spend a few summer days, where you can enjoy the beach and the mountains that surround the Costa Brava. Why not take the opportunity to explore new corners and roads that until now you did not know?

From this coastal town you have several route options; you can choose to go north and cross into France along the coast, you can head inland and get lost in the flattest area of ​​l'Empordà and its wetlands, or you can do shorter routes where you can accumulate a lot of climbing and enjoy incredible views of both the coast and the Pyrenees.

My favourite parts of these rides include the climb to Sant Pere de Rodes, both the slope of Port de la Selva with its beautiful views and many corners, as well as the more bearable, less busy and also very beautiful Vilajuïga. I'd also really recommend riding to the monastery and taking a look around there too.

Other areas that I really liked were the road that runs along the coast in the direction of France and allows you to cross the border while enjoying amazing views, while visiting small villages by the sea and the must-see Cadaqués, one of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia. From this town, you can visit the Cap de Creus Lighthouse.

In this Collection all the routes are for road cycling, but the area also has many options for MTB and gravel riding too.

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Tours & Highlights

    62.6 mi
    12.5 mph
    6,675 ft
    6,650 ft

    Highly recommended route that combines sea and mountains.We leave Llançà along the coast to the French town of Colliure and from there we start the climb to the Tour Madeloc, an old watchtower that allows a 360º view of the entire area.Once we crowned (not without great effort) the highest part, we set sail for the next port, the Col de Banyuls.The approach to the port is fast with a very comfortable slope but the last kilometers the thing becomes very serious with slopes of 15% and 16%. Having passed this last port, we have already set out for Llançà again, going through some inland towns and on a very quiet and pleasant road.

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    26.2 mi
    13.6 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft

    Perfect route for those who do not have much time and want to do something fast and beautiful. The climb to Sant Pere de Rodes is mythical and very crowded by the people of the area.We went up to the monastery and even went down a few kilometers along the Vilajuïga slope and turned around but there is also a very good option which is to go up to the Vall de Santa Creu which, despite having no exit, is a beautiful climb of doing.

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  • 03:18
    45.7 mi
    13.8 mph
    3,850 ft
    3,875 ft

    Circular route starting at Port de la Selva and going up the beautiful road that takes us to the crossroads that will lead us to Cadaqués, where we stop for breakfast.After a short stop, we decided to take the road to Vilajuïga where we will go up to Sant Pere de Rodes along this side.From the highest point, we begin the descent towards Llançà ending with a walk along the coastal road.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    134 mi
  • Duration
    10:15 h
  • Elevation
    13,300 ft

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Llançà Summer Rides - exploring new corners of the Costa Brava