La Vansa (Sant Llorenc)

Start Town Altitude Elevation Gain Length Gradient Difficulty Rating
Sant Llorenc de Morunys 1,930m 1,113m 22.4 km 5.0% 694 ***

La Vansa Profile

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Climb Description

La Vansa from Sant Llorenc is a pleasant climb to a ski area in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is one of the highest climbs in the area and gets increasingly steeper towards the top, making it a challenging ascent.

The climb first reaches the Coll de Port; however, before this there is the option to turn to Port del Comte, instead of continuing to La Vansa. We would recommend going to La Vansa, which is a smaller and more picturesque climb, rather than continuing to the large and more developed resort of Port del Comte.

The climb is mostly in forest for the opening part, which follows a rolling road. The scenery becomes more open and scenic towards the top of the climb. If you plan to begin the climb from Solsona, it is important to take the LV-4241 rather than the C-462 as far as Sant Llorenc de Morunys. The latter road has several long tunnels which are dangerous for cycling. The route on the LV-4241 is the first part of the the Port del Comte as far as the Coll de Jou.

La Vansa is usually open throughout the year, with any snow cleared during winter to allow access to the ski area.

La Vansa - Catalonia Cycling Climb

The climb has mostly pleasant rather than spectacular scenery

Roads & Traffic

The road surface is in good condition and there is generally very little traffic on the climb.

Alternative Routes

La Vansa can also be climbed from the north, beginning in Tuixent. It can also be climbed from a much route, starting in Solsana - the majority of which is the same as the climb to Port del Comte.

Nearby Climbs

Rasos de Peguera

Coll de Pradell

Port del Compte
La Creueta

Coll de la Gallina

Coll de la Rabassa

Cycling Holidays

We do not currently run any cycling holidays in this part of the Catalan Pyrenees. However, if you would like to customize an itinerary in the region, please contact us and we would happy to organize a trip for you.

In the past, for example, we have organized a coast to coast cycling tour across the Spanish Pyrenees for groups and cycling clubs, which have included the climb to La Vansa.

You may also be interested in some of our other tours below, both in the Pyrenees and elsewhere in Catalonia.

Cava Vineyards
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 7 Days
Level: Difficulty Easy to Medium
Price: from €1,780 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

Medieval Villages of Catalonia
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Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Medium to Challenging
Price: from €1,660 EUR
*Bike Hire Included

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Guided Cycling Holiday
Length: 8 Days
Level: Difficulty Challenging-Hard
Price: €1,630 EUR
*Bike Hire Included