Puro Pirineo, in Benasque Valley (Huesca, Spain) has grown into one of the best destinations in the Pyrenees to practice mountain biking. Part of Huesca la Magia de la Bici, these unique landscapes offer long and epic downhills in the high mountains. The trails are surrounded by 3000m peaks like Aneto (3.404m) in the heart of Posets-Maladeta Natural Park , one of the most ecologically important nature reserves in the Huesca Pyrenees.
Downhills like Rincón del Cielo, Gallinero, Rabaltueras, Puerto de Sahún and Sierra Negra are famous around the world and you can be sure that some of them will be present in Trans-Nomad Experience.
A project managed by the Puro Pirineo Association that’s responsible for recovering and maintaining about 1000 km of routes and trails for mtb of all levels of difficulty. But it’s true that our favourite routes are those which reach more than 2000m altitude.
Surrounded by other bigger bike zones like Zona Zero Sobrarbe in the west, Val d’Aran in the east and french Luchon Valley in the north, Puro Pirineo is a unique destination to enjoy pure mountain bike.
ZONA ZERO SOBRARBE
Zona Zero Sobrarbe
Zona Zero is without any doubt the sweet home of enduro and best known destination in Spain. With more than 80 routes, not only for enduro, also for e-bike enduro (first national area to offer them), and road biking this has been the destination who has placed in maps Pyrenees like one of the best area for mountain biking in Europe. Zona Zero is also at the entrance of Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, one of the most beautiful and visited National Park in Spain.
Enduro World Series event in Zona Zero Sobrarbe in 2015 and 2018 were the point to become one of the best destinations in the world for enduro mtb and that’s why thousands of riders from all over the world come there during the year to enjoy their routes.
With a really big area from the south with the rocky and mediterranean Sierra de Guara to center zone with Ainsa connected by millenial singletracks between their towns and forests and the highest peaks of Valle de Bielsa and Bal de Chistau, Zona Zero offers a unique and diverse area with all styles routes and difficulties in the Pyrenees of Huesca La Magia de la Bici.
Valle de Bielsa was present at Trans-Nomad 2019 and Bal de Chistau has been present in previous editions. In 2022 Trans-Nomad Experience returns to Bal de Chistau discovering some of its epic high mountain routes such as Colladeta del Ibón.
This beautiful Pyrenean valley, located in the north of the province of Lérida and for historical reasons on the northern French side of the Pyrenees, has become in recent years one of the most attractive areas for the practice of enduro and downhill in the Pyrenees.
The good work carried out by Aran Bike Parks, in trail buiding in the Basa de Oles and Enduromies sectors, has turned this Pyrenean valley into one of the hotspots of national and international enduro.
But it not only has prepared trails, it has beautiful areas and high mountain trails on the border with Valle de Benasque and neighbouring France with passes at more than 2000 metres. Therefore, it is not only a perfect destination for enduro mtb, but also for mountain biking.
For this reason, Trans-Nomad in its 2018 edition, made 2 stages in this valley that were the most spectacular and demanding of that edition, crossing from the Benasque Valley through the Puerto de Benasque and returning through the Llauset reservoir. The transnomaders who were in that edition remember those high mountain passes as some of the most beautiful they had ever done.
This year Trans-Nomad Experience returns to visit Val d’Aran and our good friends of Aran Bike Parks.