El Piri, formally known as L’esperit del Pirineus, is a 850 kilometer gravel adventure through the Catalan Pyrenees, starting and finishing in the city of Girona. The route features 20,000 meters of climbing, crossing some of the most beautiful natural parks and high alpine gravel Catalunya has to offer. While the numbers perhaps seem a little intimidating, the route is 50/50 smooth gravel and quiet tarmac roads, and has been designed to flow well in an enjoyable spirit.
El Piri has come about due to a desire to step back from pushing the limits of the sport and what is humanly possible. Instead to go in another direction and embrace our organisations value of Fun. We want to take a moment to move away from the suffer-fest narrative, giving people the opportunity to simply enjoy riding their bikes in the beautiful warmth of the Catalan Pyrenees. We’ve made our home here, we truly believe the cycling is world class and we want to offer others the opportunity to come and enjoy the best of it.
El Piri is a gravel adventure though the Catalan Pyrenees. It will be a challenge but mostly it will be FUN!