|Font de Colle de Jou - Alquezar||446km|
|257km off-road||April / October|
Quick GLR 23 overview
The GLR 23 motorcycle adventure route leads you for over 446 kilometers through the Aragon and Catalonia regions of Northern-Spain. 257 of those kilometers will traverse over off-road sections. If the going gets tough, The Back-up Tracks will support you with 17 different sections. With a total of 4 connecting GLRs to this GLR 23, you’re able to continue to Adventurise the region. Let’s get going!
GLR 23 Route info
GLR 23 Region
The GLR 23 crosses the Pre-Pyrenees in the north of Spain. The route traverses the provinces of Lleida and Huesca from east to west. Read all about the region down below!
Adventurising isn’t only about getting as fast from A to B! A Region has so much more to offer! That’s why I give you some suggestions about things to do while Adventurising the GLR 23.
Castell de Cardona
Castell de Cardona is situated on a cliff overlooking the river valley of Cardona. This Medieval fortress is seen as the most important of Catalonia and arguably the most important of Spain. Originally constructed in the 9th century, nowadays it’s a luxurious hotel.
Montsec Astronomical Park
If you love science as much as I do, this astronomical observatory is worth visiting. The remoteness of the region and the lack of light pollution makes this the perfect place to gaze at the sky!
Leave your bike behind for a hot day and get into a kayak to discover the beautiful gorges of Mont-rebei. The color of the water is an astounding dark blue. Besides some adventurous activities near and around the gorges, it’s also possible to just take a quick refreshing dive.
Castell I Capella de la Mare de Déu de la Pertusa
It’s not just the chapel that makes it worth visiting, it’s the location! Build on a sharp ridge, this chapel stands proud over the region! A nice 20 minutes hike will make this visit worthwhile.
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Continue your GLR 23 Adventure by connecting different GLRs. To make your life even simpler, I’ve put together all the options down below!
Connections in Font de Coll de Jou
You’re in Font de Colle de Jou and you want to continue your motorcycle adventure? Great, because I have two connecting GLRs for you. First, the GLR 16 will lead you further east. This 342-kilometer long GLR will hop the border with France in its last few kilometers. With a total of 113 km of off-road sections, this is an adventure worthy GLR.
On the other hand, you can choose the GLR 17. This GLR is the only route crossing Andorra. This 216-kilometer long GLR will guide you over the infamous Smugglers Pass back into Spain. Be aware of the season. Snowdrifts early in spring and summer will block your passage at altitude! With 87 km of off-road sections through the Pyrenees, you won’t be disappointed.
Connections in Barjac
In Alquezar you have again two options to continue your motorcycle adventure. Take the GLR 24 directly up north. This motorcycle route will lead you for over 182 kilometers to its destination in Jaca. With a little less than 39 kilometers of off-road sections, it shows you the great interior of Northern Spain.
If you aren’t ready to go straight up north, take the GLR 25. This route loops around to the west, before turning up North. This GLR is one of my personal favorites with an overall length of 659 kilometers. With more than half of the total distance in off-road sections, this is a real adventurous motorcycle route!
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