Sport events

An exceptional place

The Pyrenees are an exceptional place to practice sports in an unbeatable natural setting.

Their appeal has not gone unnoticed by the organisers of various international competitions, which here have found an ideal spot to hold large-scale events, taking advantage of the region’s climatic advantages and the quality of its athletic and tourism facilities.

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MTB

Pedals de Foc non stop (Val d’Aran). June.
Pedals de Foc Non Stop is the most challenging MBT ultramarathon in Europe and a pioneer on the Iberian Peninsula. The physical demand of the Non Stop version is maximum, 213 km long and with 6,200 metres of elevation gain, in a journey which follows the perimeter of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.

Transpyr Coast to Coast  (Pyrenees). June.
The Transpyr Coast to Coast stage race is considered one of the ten best mountain biking adventures on the planet. It sets out from the Cantabrian Sea to join the Mediterranean in seven exhilarating stages.

Era Roda Non Stop (Val d’Aran). July.
A route which consists of six stages, with a total of 210 kilometres and 7,600 metres of accumulated elevation gain.
Era Roda Non Stop is an event held in four different formats to accommodate all cyclists. Individual ultramarathon: 140 km and 4700 m of elevation gain, only you. Individual double-marathon: 100 km and 3300 m of elevation gain. Individual marathon with 63 km and 2080+ e-bike 63 km. 80% of the route unfolds on paths, trails and singletracks.

Catalunya Bike Race (Cerdanya). October
Nearly 200 kilometres through the trails, paths and mountain passes of the county of Cerdanya, divided into four stages.

 

Road

Marxa cicloturista tres Nacions  (Three Nations Touring Bike Race). (Cerdanya). June.
With its start in Cerdanya, it is the only circular race in the world which crosses three countries, giving each one a distinctive touch. It winds through the Catalan and French Pyrenees and Andorra, traversing mythical mountain passes.

Aixa Pirineu (Ripollès). June.
A trip through the Pyrenees of Girona with three routes of 150, 110 and 80 kilometres each, all with the same idea: to enjoy cycling in its maximum expression.

La Ruta Minera (Berguedà). June.
Bicycle touring event, held in Burgos, which mainly travels roads with very little vehicular traffic, ideal for the practice of cycling. It is a memorial to the men and women who worked in the mines of Alt Berguedà for more than a hundred years.

Orbea Cadí Challenge (Cerdanya). June
Bicycle touring route in two stages which travels the best roads of Cerdanya. The first stage covers 120 kilometres with 3,000 metres of elevation gain and the second, 118 kilometres with 2,200 metres of elevation gain.

Cerdanya Cycling Tour (Cerdanya). July.
A noncompetitive race which circles the county of Cerdanya, starts and finishes in the town of Alp and allows its participants to discover some of the loveliest spots in the valley.

BUFF® 4 Cims (Berguedà). July.
Bicycle touring endurance race for authentic road bike lovers searching for an unusual challenge in an incomparable setting like the natural Pyrenean environment of the county of Berguedà.

Pirineus Girona Challenge (Girona). September.
A one-of-a-kind bicycle touring ride in two stages. The first stage starts in Girona and reaches Camprodon after 157 km. The second stage returns to Girona for another 121 km trip.

Bonaigua Gran Fondo (Val d’Aran). October.
A noncompetitive ride along the roads around the Bonaigua mountain pass, starting and finishing in the city of Vielha, with a 110-kilometre journey and 3,190 metres of accumulated elevation gain.

Gran Fondo la Falla (Alta Ribagorça - Vall de Boí). September.
Bicycle touring race to get very familiar with the valley of Boí and the county of Alta Ribagorça, with a distance of 133 kilometres and 3,000 metres of elevation gain. Cyclists apprehensive of the longest distance can try La Mig Fons, which has a distance of 85 kilometres and a positive elevation gain of 1,700 metres.

Marxa cicloturista Barraques (Barraques Touring Bike Race). (Ripollès). September.
This race travels roads of great natural beauty, crossing the towns of the valleys of the Ripollès. The last mountain pass is timed.

 

Gravel

La Baixa Cerdanya (Cerdanya). June.
One of the most demanding gravel bike events in the Pyrenees.
The route, between the Catalan and French counties, uncovers the hidden corners of spots like Guils de Cerdanya, Meranges, Bolvir or the Guils Fontanera resort to cross through the lands of Lleida in Éller and Ordèn.

Pirinexus 360 Challenge (Pyrenees of Girona). September.
A non-stop circular personal challenge of 340 km on the route called Pirinexus.

Winter sports

Marxa Beret. Baqueira (Beret Race). Baqueira (Val d’Aran)
The most important Nordic ski race in the country.

Copa d’Europa d’esquí alpí paralímpic (Paralympic Alpine Skiing European Cup). Espot(Pallars Sobirà)
Championship that brings together the best skiers of this discipline.

Copa del Món de snowboard La Molina (Cerdanya)
La Molina brings together the best athletes in the world when it comes to manoeuvres and acrobatic exercises on a snowboard.

Trail running

Ultra Cerdanya Bellver de Cerdanya (Cerdanya)
Race with three levels of difficulty and a category for the youngest runners in a gorgeous natural setting.

Trail Catllaràs La Pobla de Lillet (Berguedà)
It is the race of infinite narrow paths and extreme difficulty. Demanding trails and downhill stretches which require technical skill.

Els Bastions Sky Race Ribes de Freser (Ripollès)
Mountain races following a route that hits all the peaks of the valley of Ribes. Over the course of two days, five competitions with varying levels of difficulty are held in this Pyrenean expanse.

Milla Vertical. Running Vertical d’Àreu (Vertical Mile.Vertical Running of Àreu).  Àreu (Pallars Sobirà)
The Mecca of vertical races. The race begins at sunset down in the town, and the peak must be reached before the sun disappears behind it.

Trail Ulldeter Camprodon (Ripollès)
This race travels kilometres and kilometres of magic trails. From halfway up the mountain to the area’s most emblematic peaks at over 2,400 meters of altitude.

Trail Vielha-Molières 3010 Vielha (Vall d’Aran)
An authentic skyrunning race. Five peaks of over 2,000 meters are crowned in this high-mountain route.

UTMB Val d’Aran Vielha (Val d’Aran)
An ultra-trail through the peaks of Val d’Aran, included within the selective new Ultra-Trail World Tour circuit, created by the organisers of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB).

Pyrennees Stage Run Ribes de Freser-Salardú
A race in seven stages, beginning in Ribes de Freser and ending in Salardú with two stages in Andorra, which provides the opportunity to cross a sector of the Pyrenees following the classic GR11.

Buff Mountain Festival Vall de Boí
Considered one of the most important mountain festivals in Europe, with races for all ages and various levels of difficulty.

Ultra Valls d’Àneu Esterri d’Àneu (Pallars Sobirà)
The indomitable race of the Pyrenees, with 93 km and 7,400 meters of elevation gain, with an incredible technical route through Sant Maurici National Park and Alt Pirineu Natural Park.

Salomon Ultra Pirineu Bagà (El Berguedà)
They are five mountain competitions, including an ultra-distance, a marathon, a sky race and a half-marathon, which go through the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.

Rialp Matxicots Rialp (Pallars Sobirà). September
The race crosses the emblematic peaks of the southern part of the Pallars Sobirà county, Montsent de Pallars and the massif of L’Orri. Four paths with different distances and difficulty levels.

Canoeing and rowing

In the Catalan Pyrenees, you can alternate the practice of canoeing and rowing with adventure water sports like rafting and hydrospeed in the turbulent waters of rivers like the Noguera Pallaresa. And if you're more into rowing and canoe, you can intersperse training sessions in perfectly equipped facilities with breathless descents and the emotion of new experiences.

Copa Pirineus. (Pyrenees Cup). La Seu d’Urgell (Alt Urgell)  
Campionat del món d’estil lliure de Kayak. (Freestyle Kayak World Championship). Sort (Pallars Sobirà)
Ral·li Internacional de la Noguera Pallaresa. (International Rally of the Noguera Pallaresa). Sort (Pallars Sobirà)  
Copa del Món de descens Sprint. (Sprint Descent World Cup). La Seu d’Urgell (Alt Urgell)