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Pyrenees and MotoGP in Barcelona, what else? SPT22027

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | Domenico Schiano Moriello | Europe

Here we are! Left to right, Domenico, Tim, Ted, Armando, Bruce, Travis, Ken, Doug and Egisto

Day 1, Welcome to Castelldefels!

Welcome to Castelldefels (Barcelona)! What is better than a ride through the Pyrenees and to watch a MotoGP race for a passionate motorcyclist? Well, not many things! So, we started today with a quick welcome briefing and a warm-up ride... in the next days we are going to ride through northern Spain and southern France before finally heading back to Barcelona and go to the Catalunya racetrack where we will see if MotoGP racers are really better than us! Stay tuned!!!

Our beautiful hotel in Castelldefels
Afternoon ride, are we already lost?
Here we are! Well except the photographer and tour guide!
Welcome dinner

Day 2, Castelldefels - Peramola

First full day of riding! Today we left the mediterranean coast of Spain and headed towards the inland, our first stop was at Montserrat, Catalunya's sacred mountain, and then we headed to Cardona where we had lunch in a medieval castle (cool!). Our destination was not far from there, but everybody wanted to ride "a little" longer, so we added some kilometres... and countless curves to the route, passing through Berga and Sant Llorenc.

The old church
In Cardona
A wonderful cat!
Arrived at the hotel

Day 3, Peramola - Carcassonne

Tree countries in one day! We left Peramola, at the feet of the Pyrenees on a beautiful sunny morning and soon we reached Andorra, the second country on our list today, that is also famous for a kind of "duty free" shopping. We visited a local motorcycle gear shop and soon it was almost lunch time! We had lunch on the top of the Pas de la Casa, at an altitude of 2400 metres (nice and fresh!). After Andorra, we entered France and rode on the marvellous Col de Pailhères, before finally going back in time when we reached the medieval town of Carcassonne!

Morning view from our hotel in Peramola
The place where we spent a lot of time during the morning... and we just needed to buy one helmet!
On the Pas de la Casa in Andorra
Bruce on the Col de Pailhères, 2001 metres of altitude
Group photo!
And now some action photos!
Arrived in Carcassonne
A view of the incredibly well preserved medieval centre of Carcassonne
Time for dinner

Day 4, Carcassonne - Mollo

Another good day! We left the beautiful medieval centre of Carcassonne and headed southwards direction Spain, where we reached the mountain village of Mollo just a few kilometres after crossing the border. Today's higlight was without any doubts the amazing Galamus canyon, with its tiny and curvy road carved into the cliff! Enjoy the pictures!

Leaving Carcassonne
Lunch break
At the Peyrepertuse castle
The amazing gorge de Galamus

Day 5, Mollo - Sabadell

Not many pictures today, we were way too busy approaching hundreds of turns coming down from Mollo! We are back in Barcelona because tomorrow we are going to watch the MotoGP race!

Today we'll complete our loop!
Last coffee break!

Day 6, MotoGP!

The race day has finally arrived and this morning we headed to the Catalunya Circuit to watch our "heroes" live! Simply spectacular, amazing, even if it wasn't a good day for italian supporters! After the race, we headed to downtown Barcelona, where we are spending the last night... what a great end for this tour!!!


will I be able to find my bike after watching the race?
a little rest between Moto2 and MotoGP
Best wishes for Marc Marquez
Domenico checking the lines and the apex!
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Doug was our umbrella boy
Downtown Barcelona at the famous Sagrada Familia
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Michaela Achatzi
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 22:20

Hey Domenico

The same place
Domenico Schiano Moriello
Friday, June 3, 2022 at 00:09

Hello Michaela! Yes, we are following you! But we are going to watch MotoGP too!
Michaela Achatzi
Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 22:24

Have fun
See you soon, where ?
Best Schatzi


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