• Distance Instructions
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  • Distance 75 km
  • Time 19 h 6 min
  • Speed 4 km/h
  • Min altitude 169 m
  • Max. Alt. 976 m
  • Alt. Gain 1577 m
  • Descent 1681 m

 

Start: Riudecanyes, Tarragona, Spain

This ride starts in Riudecanyes which can easily be accessed from Cambrils, south of Tarragona on the Costa Daurada. The ride heads out of the small village and passes through open farming areas until the village of L'Aleixar is reached. From here the road starts to ascend with 15 kilometres of climbing to reach Coll de la Mussara (980m). The roads were extremely quiet and offered views over the flat countryside to the east. After reaching the col the next 10 kilometres remain high and there is an opportunity to make a quick side trip to the ruins of the abandoned village of La Mussara. The 10km descent offers magnificent views over the Serra de Montsant which provides an impressive backdrop. As the ride continues back towards Riudecanyes, there are a few small undulations to negotiate though all are on quiet roads. After passing over the Coll de la Teixeta (546), the final couple of kilometres head down and skirt around the large reservoir that sits above the village of Riudecanyes. This was a great 75km loop with 1500m of elevation. The roads were in excellent condition, minimal traffic and fantastic views. Not too much more you could ask for!

Riudecanyes
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clear sky
humidity: 59%
H 16 • L 14
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ColsAltitude (m)
Coll de la Mussara980
Coll de la Teixeta546