Environment

Osona is located in the center of Catalonia, an idea location for cyclists. We'll discover extraordinary landscapes, charming villages, historical centers, good food and quiet roads.
The region features high peaks such as the Pyrenees, known by cyclists around the world for the stop tours or for the Vuelta A España and Volta Ciclista a Catalunya tours.

A few miles away you'll be able to enjoy the beaches of the Costa Brava. This area is especially well-known in the cycling world as it's where Lance Armstrong built his house, and where he trained for many years.

Many professional cycling teams have chosen Catalonia as their training location for its great weather conditions and excellent roads.

Osona is located north of the province, bordering the province of Barcelona to the north-east and the province of Gerona to the west. It's just one hour away from Barcelona, Gerona, the beach and the Pyrenees.

Osona's top features:

  • Areas of great natural interest such as Collsacabra or Savassona, and other protected areas such as the Montseny Natural Park or the Guilleries.

  • Festivals and markets, including the one at the Música Viva de Vic, or the pork and beer fair.

  • Historical medieval villages, and industrial legacy, Romanesque monasteries, museums, everything you need to learn about our history and heritage.

  • Great cuisine. The kitchens still include natural ingredients from the heart of the forests and the countryside.

  • Charming villages such as Rupit or El Brull, fully integrated into the mountain. The kinds of villages you stumble upon by taking paths surrounded by houses and trees, like in Malla or Oris.

  • Some people with an industrial history who can still be found on the streets of Borgonyà.

Osona is a connection point with the rest of Catalonia and with major roads and train lines. It is divided by the C-17 road that directly connects the capital of the country with Barcelona and the Pyrenees, and Osona is located in the middle. In the other direction, the East-West motorway C-25 connects Lleida with Gerona. As you can see that Osona is ideally situated as a connection hub among a number of possible tourist activities across the Catalan territory.