La Purito 2018: if you like cycling, you’ve got to participate!

La Purito 2018, one of the biggest events on the sports calendar, will be back on 5 August. This cycle tourist event, organised by former professional cyclist Joaquim “Purito” Rodríguez Oliver, will follow the layout of a legendary stage from the 2015 Vuelta Ciclista a España, considered by many to be the toughest stage in the history of the Spanish tour.

A test for all levels

La Purito has three different routes, so every road bike lover can take part. La Purito 1.7 is a 28 km initiation route with 1,700 m of positive elevation that runs from Sant Julià to Cortals d’Encamp, crossing the Comella mountain pass.
More experienced and physically fit participants can cycle La Purito 3.5, which has a total length of 80 km and 3,500 m of positive elevation. This year, cyclists will depart from Sant Julià de Lòria, then head to the Port of La Rabassa, return to Sant Julià, climb the Coll de la Gallina, return to Sant Julià again and then head towards Andorra la Vella and the Comella mountain pass in Encamp, before crossing the finishing line in Cortals d’Encamp.

The star event

Without a doubt, La Purito 5.2 is the biggest challenge of the day for true cycling enthusiasts. At 145 km with 5,200 m of positive elevation, it will take the participants to the top of the mountain passes of Coll de Beixalís, Coll d’Ordino, Alt de la Rabassa, Coll de la Gallina and Alt de la Comella, and will end with a climb of Cortals d’Encamp which will culminate at the finishing line. Would you like to know more about the routes, track and schedules? You can check the website here.

The little ones have their own competition!

Every parent knows how much children love to imitate their parents’ hobbies. On this occasion, budding cyclists between the ages of 5 and 14 (federated and non-federated) can enjoy La Purito Kids, a competitive event on a city circuit that is closed to traffic, which will take place on 4 August.

Family weekend

If you are planning a family getaway to take part in this renowned cycling tour, you will definitely be interested in our offers including children. You can find special packages for Caldea + hotel for families, or CALDEA plus mountain activities or a tour on the tourist bus.

A selection of perfect proposals for recovering from the exertion after you complete this challenge!

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