April 26, 2007 - 4.0
Need to get away from the missus and kids for the
afternoon? This could be for you. It's a nice afternoon
ride out that takes you away from the town of Arenys
De Mar and up into the hills. Leave Arenys head
north via the C61 which cuts through the Parc de
Montnegre Corredor. There are some nice hairpins
along this well surfaced route but watch out for
tree sap and the odd branch or two which could ruin
your whole day. You travel through a few strange towns
with even stranger looking trees. When you get to the
C35 take a left and then a right onto the Bv5301.
You now start to see the hills in the distance of
the Parc Natural De Montseny. The road steadily climbs
and get twistier and more scenic. There are ample places
to stop to take in the scenery but the best is yet to
come. After you reach the top which is marked by a
sign you start the descent down the other side. It
gets real quick with some great flowing downhill hairpins
that'll have your pegs scraping and your nerves jangling.
We rode all the way to Tona and turned around and rode
it in reverse. You could take the N141 from Tona across
to Manressa and down to Barcelona via Montserrat if you
have time. A lovely part of the world and a fun and a
worthy afternoon ride out.
I've done it twice now.