La Ruta Tierra – Mariposa Bicycle Tour

La Ruta Tierra – Mariposa Bicycle Tour

La Ruta Tierra is a adventurous and challenging point-to-point cycling tour on Catalonia’s remote dirt and paved roads. The trip includes 6 guided rides and culinary delights at some of Spain’s finest restaurants. It will be a unique cycling experience.

“Each year, I rode tens of thousands of kilometers through the Catalan countryside while training for the professional races.
The routes I sought were not only challenging roads into the mountains and along the coast, but also the most picturesque and serene. They were routes where a dozen cars, or fewer, might pass in five hours. Some were gravel roads that wound their way up a mountain, past secluded cork tree farms, orchards, or shepherds as they walked with their flocks.
Up in the hills with a friend, we would stop for a workman’s lunch in a country restaurant where a fire was roaring and the patrons were chattering about the day’s events over pints and steaks, before plowing on down the road and home.
Of all the hundreds of thousands of kilometres I’ve ridden in my lifetime, the rides in Girona were some of the finest.

La Ruta Tierra is a weeklong tour on many of those roads. The Ruta will stretch across the province, from the Mediterranean to the high Pyrenees. The experience will be unlike any other: the countryside is idyllic, the riding technically and physically challenging and the cultural experience unparalleled.”

Michael Barry


Tour dates June 6 – 13, 2015

This trip includes

  • Transfers to and from Barcelona Airport
  • 8 days / 7 nights at:

    • 2 nights Hotel Historic – Girona
    • 1 night Hotel Casa Marcial – Besallu
    • 1 night Hotelet del Bac – Camprodon
    • 1 night Mas Garganta – Olot
    • 2 nights in Hotel Historic – Girona

  • Breakfast daily
  • Energy bars, drinks, ride snacks and coffee stops on rides
  • 5 dinners in specialty restaurants representative of traditional Mediterranean, Spanish, and Catalonian cuisines. Including 2 Michelin star Les Cols.
  • 6 guided rides
  • Support Van and luggage transfer between hotels
  • Repair service and bicycle tune up
  • Road Book – Detailed maps and complete information for the rides
  • Specially designed trip jersey

Pricing for La Ruta Tierra Bicycle Tour

2800 €3100 €

How do I make a reservation?

You will need to fill in the “La Ruta Tierra – Mariposa Bicycle Tour” reservation form. Deposit of 850 Euro required by March 20, 2015.

Please make your reservation by completing and signing the Reservation Form, which includes the Release, Waiver and Indemnity statement, and email it to Bikecat:

For more information, contact Michael Barry
Please, contact Jaume Cabruja for registration.

Bike recommendation: Cyclocross bike or road bike that can accommodate wider profile tires (28mm+ width).

Trip is limited to 12 participants, Trip insurance is recommended.

Mariposa Bicycles

La Ruta Tierra with Michael Barry

Gravel Roads

Michael Barry

Sant Aniol Gravel Road