The Pirinexus route is a gravel route that joins the Pyrenees with the Mediterranean Sea through itineraries of low technical difficulty and great landscape richness.
The Pirinexus is ideal for gravel or trekking bikes, but it can also be enjoyed on a mountain bike or road bike.
Depending on whether the 3 or 4 stage option is chosen, it can be a cycling route or a challenge. Choosing one or the other option, the philosophy of the route changes completely. In any case, you will make a stop in charming towns such as Girona, L’Escala or Ceret.
The complete Pirinexus is a 345 km route along tracks and roads without traffic, ideal for gravel bikes, but it can be done with any type of bicycle. We propose two different options of 3 and 4 days that actually respond to two different ways of experiencing the route.
We recommend doing the Pirinexus to cyclists who do not want to complicate their lives with trials and technical steps. For lovers of cycle tourism and for those for whom the landscape, history and culture are an essential part of the trip.
The gravel bike is perfect for the Pirinexus due to its agility and low weight. However, it can also be done with any mountain bike, road bike or trekking bike.
The ideal tires are gravel tires. If you want to do the tour with a road bike, we recommend that you change the tires for 30 or 32 width touring bikes. If you come with a mountain bike, you can keep tires or change them for 1.50 width or similar.
With only 700 m of vertical difference daily, the option of doing the Pirinexus in three stages is ideal for groups of cyclists who want to enjoy the route at a leisurely pace. The 95 km of the first two stages can scare more than one, but the favorable negative gradient and the fast surface of the entire route make the kilometers pass without realizing it.
Unlike the previous proposal, this route crosses the Pyrenees, thus closing the circle of the Pirinexus. The first two stages, very enjoyable, are at the same time a training session to face the next two, reaching France and the Pyrenees, to finish the adventure crossing the Coll d’Ares.
Camprodon-Girona. 95km, +700m positive slope / -1600m negative slope
Girona - L'Escala. 95km, +600m positive slope / -600m negative slope
L'Escala - Ceret. 50km, +950m positive slope / -800m negative slope. In the 3-stage option, the third stage runs between L'Escala and Garriguella and consists of 50 km and + 250 m of positive elevation gain.