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Cardona, your cycling destination

The town of Cardona, strategically located between Barcelona and the Pyrenees, offers exciting routes for cyclists of all levels. Discover diverse terrains, from rural trails to mountain ascents. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Cardona to achieve a perfect balance between physical activity and enriching experiences.

Tailor-made routes

Explore our routes designed to diversify your training and explore the natural richness of Central Catalonia. We invite you to find the one that suits your style, considering both the type and the level of difficulty.
Additionally, we prepare customized routes for mountain biking (BTT), gravel, road cycling, hiking, and snowshoeing led by Silvia Rovira, Spanish champion and European BTT runner-up.

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ROAD ROUTES

Follow our routes if you enjoy cycling on less-traveled roads in a rural environment.

GRAVEL ROUTES

Discover a perfect territory for gravel practice, amidst less frequented wooded paths.

BIKE CENTRE

Our Bike Centre is fully equipped to meet the needs of athletes, as it includes:

  • Room for secure bike storage with controlled access
  • Video-monitored room
  • Lockers and benches
  • Basic repair workshop area
  • Bike washing area
  • Ten charging points for electric bikes
  • Access to water source
EXCLUSIVE EVENT VENUES

El Vilar de la Duquessa offers ideal spaces for both preparations and pre-route meetings. It also provides the option to privatize spaces for event celebrations and tailor them according to needs:

  • Pre/post-ride area
  • Gym and pool
  • Massage area
  • Medical services
  • Customized menus for group needs
  • Indoor and outdoor areas for product presentations
  • Cultural and leisure program for companions

BEYOND CYCLING

In addition to cycling, we want you to explore the natural surroundings. For this reason, we offer a comprehensive program of cultural, gastronomic, and wellness activities for both athletes and companions:

  • Visit to the Salt Mountain of Cardona: The Salt Mountain is a unique natural phenomenon in the world, still growing today as rain erodes it. Its one hundred and twenty meters are just the tip of a massive diapir nearly two kilometers deep. For an hour, you'll delve down to eighty-six meters and enjoy the spectacle of shapes and textures offered by the salt massif.
  • Visit to the Cardona Castle: The imposing Cardona Castle began construction two and a half thousand years ago and, during the Middle Ages, served as the residence of the lords of Cardona. Centuries of history are hidden within this impregnable fortress, where you'll also find the exceptional Collegiate Church of San Vicente, a gem of Catalan Lombard Romanesque. Relive sieges and battles and discover why the lords of Cardona were called the Kings without a Crown.
  • Wine Tourism: Visit to the El Llobet vineyard – (Piteus)
  • Olive Oil Tourism: Visit to Oli Migjorn, to discover the world of extra virgin olive oil and savor the taste of the land. See more
  • Health and Relaxation Packages. See more
Explore the surroundings

Welcome to Cardona, a village with a millennia-old tradition where you can enjoy peace, good gastronomy, the history and culture of its tranquil landscape, and the numerous outdoor activities offered by the Bages surroundings.

 

Our rooms
The rooms have been specially designed to ensure maximum comfort for cyclists and their companions. Additionally, we offer multiple relaxation areas post-training.
Garden Room
Terrace Room
Vilar Room
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Sustainability and Gastronomy

It is possible to enjoy a different model of tourism

Sustainability and Gastronomy

We want to offer visitors a new model that is more in tune with the local environment. A place of holistic well-being, a driving force for change that respects the environment by adhering to a circular economy, local gastronomy and seasonal products.

Discover the DO Pla de Bages Wine Route set within the UNESCO World Geopark of Central Catalonia, a unique wine-growing heritage site. You can also enjoy great olive oil tourism experiences, from olive oil tastings and visits to olive groves to cross-country tours in off-road vehicles. This is a long-standing tradition in Bages, which, together with the revival of autochthonous varieties such as Corbella, produces an excellent quality oil with very beneficial health properties.

Location

Cardona is an ancient town located in the heart of Catalonia with privileged natural surroundings.

Vilar de la Duquessa is located in Cardona, less than an hour from Barcelona and just 20 minutes from Manresa.

Distance to Barcelona airport: 1h 15’
Distance to Girona airport: 1 h 30’
Distance to Andorra: 1h 45’
Distance to Solsona: 20’

Contact

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you in any way we can.

 
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