Are you looking for something different? Some new landscapes to explore? Some rides off the beaten tracks?
RideAbility invites you to the Pyrénées! Every spring and autumn, Joseph is going back “home” to Cerdagne in the Catalan Pyrénées. It’s a great opportunity to discover with a local, fully qualified guide on hand some beautiful, wild and unridden tracks.
Cerdagne sits at 1600m between the Spanish border, Andorra and the Mediterranean sea. It’s also the sunniest part of France, with on average 300 sunny days a year, making it a great spot to ride until late in the autumn.
There are very few mountain bikers around and meeting other riders on the trail is very unlikely… no braking bumps here! Full of singletracks, with a gentle relief and a very dry soil which soaks up water very quickly… this is mountain biking nirvana! The terrain is ideal for Enduro rides (75% downhill, 25% uphill, technical tracks) but there are some great Cross country (50/50%, easier ground) loops as well. There are plenty of bikeparks dotted around (Les Angles, La Molina, La Quillane, Vallnord), so it’s possible to organise a 100% Downhill trip too.
Check the photo album.
The pumptrack in Dirtmagazine.com.
The article in Big Bike Magazine
There are loads of other activities around (hiking, canyoning, horse riding, paragliding, thermal baths, shopping in Andorra…) for when you’re not riding or for those who don’t ride.
As we know that you can love riding bikes AND enjoy good food, RideAbility invites you to stay at Cal Pai, a guest house well known for it’s charm and great food, and owned by Françoise… Joseph’s mum! A friendly and warm welcome is guaranted in a very special place.
If you’d prefer to handle the cooking yourself there’s also the Gîte du Presbytere, a self-catered house, just on the other side of the street.
40€ per day and per person (5 riders minimum).
This price includes :
- Guiding and teaching by a fully qualified instructor.
- Transfers to/from the trail when needed
- Transfer from/to the train station or the nearest airport..
Half board+picnic= 57€ per day and per adult at Gîte Cal Pai.
Contact us if your party is smaller than 5 or for any special request.
Air: to Perpignan airport or Girona/Barcelona airport
Train: direct train every days from Paris to Latour de Carol
Road: Motorway until Perpignan or Toulouse
What they said about it:
“Amazing gite on the doorstep of some of the best trails we’ve ever ridden” Sara&Guy
“Blue skies, dry dusty trails, no braking bumps!, no one else on the hill, fast rocky descents and train rides. It was a perfect week-end of riding” Sam&Jon
“J’ai passe un super sejour, le ride etait fantastique, les paysages magnifiques et je pense que j’ai progresse - le tout en me faisant plaisir !” Régis
“We had a great time and appreciate your kind hospitality” Vladimir