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Exclusive Enduro Mountain Bike Break by Neenan Travel



22ND – 26TH OCTOBER 2016



Just when autumn starts rearing its ugly head in Ireland, mountain biking is at its best in the Mediterranean hills just north of Barcelona. With temperatures of 15-20ºC and world class trails where champions such as Cedric Gracia, Andreu Lacondeguy, Damien Otton and Bernat Guardia to name but a few spend their winter training, the seaside hills of East Catalonia might just be the best hidden gem of Europe in winter. You will be riding unforgettable and very varied trails with a view to the Mediterranean while staying in a stunning 4star beachside hotel. Get ready for 4 days of fun on the trails, combined with an exhilarating enduro race on Sunday*

*Option: We have an alternative guided riding day for those who prefer not to join the race
Santa Susanna is located just 60km from Girona, or 75km from Barcelona, a beautiful beach resort on the Costa Brava.

Day 1 – Saturday 22nd October

We will book flights for you at the best possible rates available at time of booking with the plan being to get you into Barcelona or Girona as early as possible.

Pick up from airport, transfer to hotel Aquamarina. Check in and then enjoy some riding in the afternoon. If you have booked a rental bike our staff will help you set up. During the afternoon ride the group will head out into the surrounding hills for a gentle ride of 15-20 km on some of the enduro trails that will be in tomorrows race.

Day 2 – Sunday 23rd October

For those racing* it will be rise and shine today because we are participating in the Pineda Rocs Enduro Race. This is the last race of the Catalan Championship and you will get a taste of the great atmosphere here in the hills down by the Mediterranean Sea! After the event, a live concert will lively up the place while we enjoy the barbecue with typical Spanish food and a few cold beers!

08:00 Short 15 minute ride to the race start
08:30 Race start
13:00 barbecue and live concert after the race

*We can also arrange a guided ride for those not racing. Or of course you can just go to the race and spectate.

Day 3 – Monday 24th October

After yesterday’s race we’ll go easy on the legs and take the shuttle up the mountain. No climbing today, only sweet descents in beautiful Spanish settings and perfect riding

09:30 Shuttle bus to ride the best trails of the Montnegre Nature Reserve. We will keep the climbing to an absolute minimum today! After lunch we will continue our quest for the ultimate descent! It´s all about fun today!
Day 4 – Tuesday 25th October

Big ride today. We take the shuttle bus to a descent known as the “King’s Throne” an absolute blast of a 30-minute descent that combines a challenging forest trail with steep rocky sections, drops, dazzling switchbacks and fast rolling singletrail. In the afternoon we will go riding in the Riudarenes Forest, an area riddled with 18 world class trails! This hidden gem is absolute heaven for fun loving Enduro riders! Even with little experience, you will want to ride these trails over and over again!

09:30 We take the shuttle bus to a tiny town called Santa Coloma de Farners (30 min). The last 4 km to the start are accessible only by bike. Get ready for an unforgettable descent! Most riders want to be shuttled back up straight away for a second run!

13:00 after lunch we take the shuttle bus to the nearby Riudarenes Forest where we will ride some of the 18 world class enduro trails. This is without a doubt one of the best spots of Catalonia. Fun for everyone in this “Enduro-Disneyland”!

Day 5 – Wednesday 26th October

Check out and transfer back to the airport
Enduro Pineda

Price: €315 per person
Includes –
Accommodation in 4-star hotel – sharing twin/double room
Half board (breakfast and dinner)
Transfer from and to the airport (Girona or Barcelona)
Shuttle on all 5 days
Guide each day
See detailed itinerary below.
Not included –
Drinks, extra meals
Pineda Rocs Race entree fee (35€)
Tourist tax (1,50€ per night payable loclly at the hotel)
Travel insurance**
Bike hire – scroll down to see full details. Prices from €80 – €110 for this trip
**Travel insurance is compulsory. If you do not have a policy in place already let us know and we can give you a quote

Bike Hire

We have two bikes available for hire, click on the links to see more details.
Both are made by Orbea, the OCCAM AM H50 at a cost of €80 or the Rallon X3 for €110.

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