Trail Epic Adventure is a journey of 1,000 km on mountain trails that we travelled by motorcycle, but that our ancestors travelled with their livestock.
Trail Epic Adventure is a journey of 1,000 km on mountain trails that we travelled by motorcycle,
but that our ancestors travelled with their livestock.
We left Granollers (Barcelona) at 4 in the morning with 5 motorcycles, 4 Africa Twins and 1 BMW GS 1200. After covering the first 30 km on unpaved roads, the route became increasingly rough, as we travelled along the most beautiful Pyrenean route. As soon as we started to climb the first peaks we also encountered the first problems, as the snow was particularly heavy this year. We started the journey with patience and commitment, helping each other out along the way, and managed to reach Andorra by lunchtime.
While we eat we wonder what awaits us, as the road we will take is complicated due to the altitude and the state in which we will find it: with plenty of snow and mud! As soon as we finish eating we set off … the name says it all: “the smugglers’ trail”. There is a 2,000-metre climb and then the real trail begins, but unfortunately it starts to rain. The ground becomes very slippery and there is also a lot of snow.
It took us 2 hours just to travel the first 5 kms, moving along as carefully as possible because another problem in this season is the risk of flooding. The rivers are full due to the thaw and in many of them the water level reaches a depth of 60 cm.
It is about 7pm when we decide to set up camp and stop to sleep.
The tiredness begins to set in, and after having tackled the severe weather conditions for the entire journey, we know that we will sleep well. Needless to say, it was worth it, the scenery is fantastic.
You can feel the tranquility of the place, sometimes you don’t need 5-star hotels to appreciate what nature has to offer: we are at 2,000 meters above sea level, surrounded by pine forests and white fir trees, a river flows nearby and all around us stand mountains whose peaks top 3,000 meters … spectacular, despite the cold (about 6 degrees)! We start our dinner and discuss the plans for the following day.