Time by MTB: 9.5 hrs. Distance: 65 km approx.
This is a route only for expert bikers who are in good shape; most of it is a concrete path through the forests. You can either start it from Lladó or Albanyà / Bassegoda Park since it is a circular route. It is signposted as Ruta BTT 28 (MTB Route 28).
If we start from Bassegoda Park, we will move uphill to Coll de Pincaró and follow the path through the Pla de la Teuleria and the northern hillside of Serra de Corsavell. Then, we will reach the Pla de la Bateria, just underneath the Bassegoda peak. If you want to go up there, it must be done without the bicycles (because it has a little climb). When going downwards, we will follow the signed path until the Lliurona neighborhood, from where all the route starts dropping down until you reach the Empordà plains (passing south of Serra Oliva and near Sant Martí Sesserres church).
We will reach Lladó, a cozy little town from Empordà surrounded by fields; and from there, we will follow the path that leads us towards the peak of Serra d’Estela. The ascent, though, this time is softer than Bassegoda’s one. Having reached the top, we will go downhill to Albanyà and Bassegoda Park.
After approximately 65 km and a 2.000 meters slope, we will arrive tired, but with the beautiful memories of spectacular landscapes and with a big smile painted on our faces!