VolCAT Costa Brava’s routes have been designed so that riders can get the utmost enjoyment from cycling along the best bike paths in the area combined with stretches of trail, whilst passing through the area’s most spectacular scenery.
During the event bikers will find several refreshment stations, where they can rehydrate and grab something to eat.
1st STAGE - 64KM / 1.700M+
The first stage of VolCAT Costa Brava runs through the western section of Les Gavarres massif where participants will find damp terrain and dense vegetation, two factors that will provide riders with spectacular and unique landscapes. The course will go through some of the most emblematic places in Les Gavarres, such as Els Metges and Puig d’Arques, among others. The first stage is longer and more marathon-like than the second stage. It consists of longer and more constant climbs and descents along all manner of trails, tracks, paths and creek beds, on which riders will be able to enjoy themselves to the max. Participants will also encounter sections in which they can ride at speed and in groups, and other slower and more technical sections where they can appreciate the extraordinary landscape.
2nd STAGE - 60km / 1.400M+
The second stage of the VolCAT Costa Brava runs through the east of the Les Gavarres mountain range, starting and finishing in Calonge i Sant Antoni. This stage of the race takes riders on a demanding route that delivers the full mountain biking experience, with challenging climbs that, although short, will really engage the leg muscles, and some descents and footpaths that, with the recent rain, will be more varied and fun. Riders will find many paths typical of this part of the Costa Brava, flat and with leafy green arches and tunnels, but also tougher, rockier terrain that will activate all their senses to enjoy the route and to feel rewarded when they cross the finish line.
This second stage goes through some of the most emblematic places in Les Gavarres such as the Santa Coloma de Fitor and Santa Llúcia d’Arboç hermitages, the village of St. Pol, the Puig d'en Vidal, Puig d'en Ribot and Puig Cargol hills – this last being the highest point in this second stage, at 363 m — and La Carbonera de Forallac.
The VolCAT Costa Brava presents some spectacular routes with a great variety of terrains that after this weekend you’ll never forget. You will surely want to come back and show it to those who didn’t come with you the first time round.