Cycling – FAQ

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Do I need to be in shape?
Yes, good shape is essential if you want to enjoy riding the roads of Priorat. The more, the better. If you can do 5 (or more) 20-minutes intervals at 75-85% of your maximum heart rate in a training session, you are fit for cycling Priorat. This is more or less similar to the work you will do in a 60 km ride.

 

 

What gears do you recommend?
Choosing the right gears for climbing is a never ending discussion, even between professional athletes. If you are a strong climber, a 12-28 or maybe 12-29 cassette will do. Many riders prefer a compact crankset (50/34) combined with a 11/26 or 11/27 cassette. Such a set-up will make the climbs endurable for most riders.

 

 

Do you offer repairs service?
We have a small collection of the most basic tools for DIY repairs (Unbraco and wrenches, cassettetools, crankwrenches, workstand etc.) and a good floorpump, of course. If your bike needs a professional mechanic we’ll arrange transport to a renowned bikeshop.

 

What clothes do I need to pack?
Generally, Priorat has a mild climate, but mountain weather is always a little unpredictable. To be on the safe side, especially for the spring tours, bring clothes for all kinds of weather. A gilet is essential for cycling in mountains, and it is a must in your jersey pocket.