Unforgettable cycling experiences in the Pyrenees
Once upon a Trail is situated in the heart of the broad Tremp Valley and is surrounded by the foothills of the Pyrenees. It provides ideal cycling terrain for a whole range of abilities and preferences, whether this is an easy family ride along the river, an early morning raid on the local slickrock or an all-day road route taking in some of the climbs visited by the Grand Tours.
Tremp’s wide basin has a huge range of mtb trails, from gentle rides along the river or around the lake to singletrack descents dropping the best part of 1000m. The area is recognised for its varied geology, we get trails with forest switchbacks, sandstone slickrock and Badlands ridgelines, sometimes all in the same ride.
As we generally have sunny weather, the trails don’t have to be heavily armoured, and so are smoother and more flowing than they might be otherwise. There are plenty of rock gardens for those that want them, though!
Dedicated local riders
In addition to the historical trail network, a small group of dedicated local riders have formed a trailbuilding crew. They have been recovering lost paths and constructing purpose-built trails, to create the Pallars Bike Trails area, now with over 300km of singletrack and counting! Each summer, the newest trails are showcased at the GeoBike Race.
Nestled in the quiet Tremp basin in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Red Rock Trails is the perfect base for getting away from traffic, exploring the idyllic empty roads surrounding our local lakes, venture into the surrounding valleys, or test your lungs and legs attempting to get a KOM on one of the nearby HC climbs, all the while enjoying dry, sunny weather pretty much all year round! We love being able to ride without the traffic and crowds of other popular cycling hotspots, most days you’ll have the roads pretty much to yourselves – so you can concentrate on the stunning mountain scenery, and on the road ahead when it starts pointing downhill…
For guests bringing bikes, we have secure on-site storage and a fully-equipped workshop for all your fettling needs!