Montagut – Berga

After two soundly relaxing days, I left comparatively late this morning and after a few kilometers started the longest climb of this tour so far. it went up almost 25 km from Castellfollit at 260 m altitude to Coll de Canes at 1120 m. I had great help for the past 3 km from Gerard—who was a lot faster and way less gassed than me—and pulled me up to the peak.

Selfie with Gerard who kindly rode with me up to Coll de Canes
Pyreneean meadows in the foreground mountain ranges in the background

Unfortunately, the headwind was still there even on this side of the Pyrenees and I had to work a lot more in the descents than I wanted to. I took a longer than usual lunch break in Ripoll before I went into the next two climbs. After another brief stop at the Pantà de la Baells lake, I headed into Berga in the afternoon.

Panta de las Baells lake in the middleground, a small path in the foreground and some hilltops in the background
View over Berga with houses in the foreground and vast blue sky taking up more than half of the image
View over Berga in the foreground and Serra de Castelltallat in the background. Vast pale blue sky taking up more than half of the image.

Even though, I did only roads and no gravel on this day, there was very little traffic in the views around every corner were more astonishing than the ones before.

Map of my ride from Montagut to Berga
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