Vall de Ribes Xtrem Series Vertical Race

5,3 Km.
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.