The event’s location is the region of La Cerdanya, between Spain and France. The competition area is located in the Catalan Pyrenees Mountains (with 80% of the map located in the Spanish territory and 20% in France).
The competition centre is in La Molina, a ski resort, located at the northwest part of Catalonia, at the Girona province, and has optimal accessibility options. It is located 155km north from Barcelona, 120km east from Girona and 190 away from Toulouse (France).
As it can be seen the event place is at the centre of the touristic region of the Pyrenees which contains lots of natural and cultural highlights.
LA MOLINA AND CERDANYA
What to do:
At the surroundings of the competition centre there’s the chance to enjoy a myriad of activities. From a bike downhill at the Bikepark, or take a tour withe ski cable to make hikes adapted for all levels where you can enjoy spectacular views of the regions of La Cerdanya, Ripollès and Berguedà.
During your stay you can enjoy all its touristic offer, where you can find swimming pools, tubbing, an adventure park on the trees, a super zip line, bungee jumping, boats, MTB, Segway, quads, ponies, tennis courts, thermal water or Nordic walking routes.
(More information in: https://www.lamolina.cat/en/summer/)
- Visiting Puigcerdà is a must (more info: http://www.puigcerda.cat/gaudeix ).
- Museums in the area: Museu Cerdà, Museu de Llívia, Museu de l’Esclop de Meranges, Museu de Das and Exhibition in la Molina.
The “trinxat de la Cerdanya”, is the most typical dish of the region, among others. It signals the natural cooking of the zone.
La Cerdanya offers from daily menus to the exclusivity of sophisticated menus, since it has more than 300 restaurants everyone can find what matches best their wishes.
Restaurants of the Cerdanya: http://www.portalcerdanya.com/restaurantscerdanya/
Honey, cheeses and sausages are produced, which are exported throughout the country. Therefore, you can visit several workshops and taste them.
It has all kind of accommodations and prices, from mountain refuges, cottages, hostels and hotels of all categories.
On the following website you can make the reservation:
Holiday cottages in Cerdanya:
Holiday cottages in Berguedà:
Hostel of la Molina:
A little further on, in the event of a longer stay, we have an even wider tourist offer, with the neighboring counties to enlarge the offer: Ripollès, Berguedà and Alt Urgell are ideal destinations to spend some days of holidays enjoying nature.
Just a step away from La Molina, and just a short hour away from Barcelona, we have Berguedà, a region full of unforgettable corners.
Activities to be carried out:
The Natural Park of Cadí Moixeró is a clear example (More information at: http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/ca/cadi/), where you can enjoy one of the most emblematic mountains of our territory, Pedraforca, It is a delight that can not be missed as well as the crossing of Cadí-Moixeró or Cavalls del Vent (http://www.cavallsdelvent.com/en/).
Tourist information + accomodation + gastronomy: http://www.elbergueda.cat/
La Vall de Núria, within the Ripollès region, is a totally recommended place to enjoy a day out with family, to make more demanding excursions, performing the Olla de Núria hike or climb to the summit of Puigmal.
(More information : http://www.elripolles.com/)
Catalonia, for its part, has a lot of points of interest: wines and gastronomy, monumental cities; Barcelona, Girona, Vic, Berga, natural spaces; from the mountains to the singular beaches and green forests in the vineyards, tourist routes, art and culture.
Barcelona tourism information: https://www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/
Tourist information of Costa Brava – Girona: http://en.costabrava.org/