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2-STAGE MTB ROUTE through the BEST of the BARDENA NEGRA

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SELF GUIDED ROUTE WITH GPS

2 Stages / 2 Nights

BARDENA NEGRA MTB | GRAVEL

The Moncayo closes the southern horizon of the Bardena Negra.
Peña del Fraile and Punta del Aguilar, we are at the southernmost end of the route, in the Black Bardena.
Paradise for Gravel bikes
Sun farewell between the "Cabezos" of Sancho Abarca and Punta Aguilar.
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Located on the southern edge of Bardena, La Negra could also be called the Unknown Bardena. Usually, visitors frequent the most popular areas of the BARDENA BLANCA such as Castildeterra and El Rallón, thereby ensuring that the rest of Bardena maintains its "semi-desert" status.
BARDENA NEGRA PUNTO BIKE is therefore a 2-stage route proposal which allows us to explore the most authentic and lonely corners of this inhospitable region in an intense weekend.

With base points in Tudela and Tauste the track runs West - East the Bardena navarra first and the aragonesa later in stage A. In stage B we first cross from south to north the hidden and somewhat technical paths of the Aragonese Bardena then turning West to head back to Tudela making the last kilometers of the route through the BARDENA BLANCA.
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Stage A:Tudela - Tauste - Distance: 69 km   Unevenness: 960 m

Stage B:Tauste - Tudela - Distance: 76 km   Unevenness: 660 m

The complete route
Distance: 145 km   Unevenness: 1.620 m

We have tracks with a reduced version of the route for those who prefer a slightly smoother route.

Stage A:Tudela - Tauste - Distance: 69 km   Unevenness: 960 m

Bardena-Naranja

In the surroundings of Cabanillas more than in "La Negra" it will seem to us to be in the Bardena Orange.

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National Park environment in the Natural Reserve of Las Caidas de la Negra from the vicinity of Cabezo de Sancho Abarca.

Cabines de Farrique

Typical constructions of Las Bardenas, Corral de Farrique. We are on the border with the Bardena Aragonesa.

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Cabezos de Sancho Abarca (left) Peña El Fraile (center) and Punta del Aguilar (right) are the last formations of the Bardenas in the South. We rest at the top of Sancho Abarca and then start a long descent to Tauste.

End of day in La Bardena End of Bardena

From Sancho Abarca, the typical Bardenas territory is diluted in the Ebro Basin.

Plantando melones en el tejado

Amazing scene of locals planting melons on the "roof" of their house/cave on our arrival in Tauste, a "Desert City".

   
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Stage B:Tauste - Tudela - Distance: 76 km   Unevenness: 660 m

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Apparently, in Tauste, nature gave ready-made houses.

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Pyrenean Range seen from the slopes of the summit of La Negra in the first section of the day.

La Plana de la Bardena Negra

Memories of the past in the Plana de La Negra.

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In the last third of the stage, the route crosses the Bardena Blanca.

   
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  • Lodging for stages with start in Tudela

  • - Hotel Bed4u Tudela - 3*

    The base of PIRINEOS PUNTO BIKE in Tudela 3 star establishment strongly linked to the world of cycling in all its styles. In its vicinity we will have cleaning boxes to remove dust and mud from the Bardenas of our bicycles, and inside all the comforts that cyclists and their bikes need.

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  • Lodging for stages with start in Tauste

  • - El Patíaz de la Reína Rana -

    At this stage, which ends in the south of the Bardenas we can decide whether to stay in Tauste, which will be easy to perceive as a city that receives us on our trip through the desert or stay to “live” one night at the top of the Cabezo of Sancho Abarca in the hotel of the existing Sanctuary at the top. An experience, the latter not without isolation but certainly enduring in our future memory.
    This option reduces the length of the stages by approximately 16 kilometers.

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    - Hotel Santuario de Sancho Abarca 2* -
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  • Best time to go: The route can be done at any time of the year.
       Spring and autumn are usually the most pleasant seasons; In winter it will depend on what winter, if the ground is dry it is a very good option, but with mud it can be scary. In summer it will depend on our state of form, but the heat can wreak havoc, we must assume it as an adventure in the desert.
  • Type of tracks: In general, trails and tracks with more physical than technical demand, both uphill and downhill.
  • Ideal bike: Any Mountain, Trek or Gravel bike.
  • Orientation: The route is followed by a GPS track.
  • Ciclability: The route is 100% cyclable.
  • Philosophy: The route is designed so that the stages can be completed and we still have a large part of the day to enjoy the place where we are.
  • Provisioning: None, we must be self-sufficient.

   
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TARIFFS
2 Stages / 2 Nights

195 € Price per person for groups of 6 or more people

210 € Price per person for groups of 4 or 5 people

235 € Price per person for groups of 2 or 3 people

Rates for the whole year, subject to availability.
The prices may vary when the dates coincide with the Easter holidays or with the Patron Festivities of any of the places of accommodation.

INCLUDED

  • 1 night of accommodation with breakfast
    Corresponds to the 1st night as usually the groups prefer to choose themselves where to dine during the arrival trip to the destination
  • 1 nights accommodation in half board
  • Taxibike

    Transport of luggage between destinations
    1 bag or package of a maximum of 20 kg per person

    Transport of non ciclists participants
    If not needed, the cost of the Taxibike will be deducted from the proposal

  • Tracks of the route in GPX format for mobile phones or GPS devices
    Warn us if you prefer them in another format
  • Telephone assistance for incidents or consultations during the days of the contracted activity

   
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NOT INCLUDED

  • Beers or other consumptions outside the proposed menus in the dinners or during the stay in hotels
  • Meals in restaurants at the time of the noon, unless it has been agreed previously to replace dinner with meals
  • Any kind of sports material, helmets, shoes, etc
  • Mechanical Assistance during the activity
    If possible, we will try to help you in case of a breakdown, but in many situations this help can be very limited due to lack of specific spare parts or other circumstances. The cost of the service if it can be done is € 18 per hour + € 0.40 per kilometer.
  • Anything not expressly indicated in the offer

OPTIONS

  • Airport/station pick up
  • Bicycle rental
    We put them at the starting point of the route together with a mechanic to adjust them to your sizes
  • Hire Accident Insurance
  • Single room supplement: + 75 €
    When the group is made up of an odd number of people, will be equally necessary an odd number of requests to access this supplement
  • If your need is different from what we propose here, if for example, you have fewer days than the required ones for the route and do not know how to trim off, or if instead, you have more days and you want to stay a whole day in one of the lodges, pedaling or touring the area and continue the next day, do not hesitate to contact us. We will send you options and alternative routes for these or any other variable you can think of.

   
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