Moving time  4小时 46分钟

时间  6小时 36分钟

航迹点数 8172

上传日期 2018年6月2日

记录日期 六月 2018

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1,290 m
225 m
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61.87 km

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邻近 Sant Esteve de Palautordera, Catalunya (España)

Two Peaks back to back, with more than 2000 meters of accumulated ascent.
Almost the whole trip is by wide dirt track, except a couple of short sections of single track, and the last few km, which descend from Montseny to Sant Esteve by asphalt road. The trails on the first ascent are all in excellent conditions. People live in this area, and you might meet cars.
The first 50-100m of descent after Sant Elies is a "non-trail" where you have to navigate rocks and roots in between trees, while descending a steep incline. The crazy ones will lower their saddle, and enjoy navigating the "Cool Features", while the faint of heart might want to get off the bike and walk down while avoiding the "Nasty Obstacles".
After that it's back to the wide track for the rest of the first descent, first out in the open, and then slightly narrower tracks in the forest.
Make sure you stop at the fountain to fill up on water, as there's still a long way to go. And beware of hikers. The forest in this area seems to be quite popular, and I had to slow down a few times to pass groups of people.
The second ascent is by dirt trail also, first along a stream through the forest, and then in the open, climbing up the side of the mountain with awesome views throughout. The track on the second ascent is rougher than on the first, with more rocks and loose stones, and in some places large rocks have fallen on the track, making access by car impossible.
When you get to the top the landscape changes completely. This is the Pla de la Calma, which is all meadows and green pastures for sheep and goats. The trail, which weaves through the hilly landscape for a few km, is still quite rough in places, with rocks peaking through and muddy patches.
The descent from Pla de la Calma transitions back into the woody landscape from before, and the trail is in good shape for most of it. Lot's of fun bits with plenty of opportunities for building up speed. However, make sure you slow down when you pass through one of the small communities that live here. You are likely to see people, kids, cats etc, lounging about on the trail. So be safe, and slow down when you see a house up ahead.
Before reaching the town of Montseny, the dirt track ends, and you're stuck with the asphalt road for the rest of the descent. Boring but comfortable.
峰顶

Eremita de Sant Elies

End of first ascent.
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Start of first descent

The first 50-100m connecting St Elies to the descent trail, is a very steep forest trail with some cool features with large rocks and roots. I managed to ride all of it, but I had to lower my saddle and look carefully for each line.
观景点

Panta de Vallforners

Views of the Vallforners reservoir
涌泉

Water source

Nice clean tasty water
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Lowest point

Beginning of second ascent
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Stream

Second ascent follows a stream for the first while
Building of interest

Masia de vallforners

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Foto

Relentless ascent, awesome views.
观景点

View

From here you can see the masia de vallforners from above
休憩处/避难处

Casanova de vallforners shelter.

This is apparently a public shelter. Half the building has no roof, but the other half is fine.
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Pla de la Calma

The Pla de la Calma (Quiet Plain) is a large area of green pastures and rolling hills, totally unlike the foresty landscape found in the rest of the Montseny mountains.
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Foto

After crossing the Pla de la Calma with its ups and downs, once you get to this point, the rest of the trip is almost all down hill.
配置

Collformic restaurant

As the trail comes up to the road here, this would be a good place to park a car, if you want to see the Pla de la Calma and surrounding areas by bike or hiking. If the restaurant is open you can have a meal or a snack, or stock up on water. I've been told that the food is good. I brought my own calories on this trip, and I was enjoying the downhill too much, so I decided to just keep going.
观景点

Long descent.

The trail heading down is comfortable and has some awesome views, as it weaves around the edge the mountains. There are only a couple of short sections of moderate climbing, the rest is all coasting. There are a few small communities along the way, with some houses and people living there. So slow down if you see a house up ahead and be careful when you pass through.
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Asphalt from here on out

I wasn't able to find a good way to get from here and back to Sant Esteve by dirt track, so the rest of the way is all asphalt road.

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