Vall de Ribes Xtrem Series Vertical Race

5,3 Km.
1100+
Min. 970 m.
Max. 2040 m.

The Vall de Ribes Xtrem Series Vertical Race follows the course of what is surely the most classic route of ascent to a peak of the Eastern Pre-Pyrenees. The Taga, with its 2040m, will welcome us with its open arms.

The circuit is demanding, with 3 clearly differentiated sectors:

  • Start: leaving the Caterineta Fountain, the first ramps will indicate the hardness of the route. During approximately the initial 2 km we will save 450 meters of elevation gain, inside the forest and with short stretches of meadow interspersed.
  • Middle: the only section that will give us a small truce. We will not stop climbing at any time, but the slope is softened to Plans de Conivella, a stretch where we will leave the forest behind and where if we look up we will see the top for the first time.
  • End: totally by alpine meadow, the strong inclinations return in some 35% sections. We will begin to feel the altitude and probably the wind. The last km is the hardest, where we will only have a short rest until we reach the cross that crowns the Taga.