21th May 2022 – Pirene Xtreme Triathlon, Catalonia – Spain
Pirene Xtreme Triathlon is a race that covers a distance of 221km, starting at the Terradets reservoir (Lleida) and finishes on the ski slopes of Port del Comte (Sant Llorenys de Moruny).
The natural scenery that surrounds the entire route will transport your mind and body further than any other triathlon has ever gone before. Not only for the majesty of its mountains (The Pyrenees), for the small villages you will enter, for the eagles that will guide your way along the route, or for being aware that you are in the middle of a historic place.
Where to stay?
If you have to travel by plane, please note that the Terradets reservoir is 186 km from Barcelona Airport, 235 km from Girona Airport and 75 km from Lleida – Alguaire Airport.
There are a number of places to choose from but since the race is a Point-to-Point, you will need accommodation near the start of the race and near the finish line location.
HOTEL TERRADETS – RACE START
This family hotel, located next to the mountains of the Montsec range, is just a minute’s walk from the train and bus stations in Cellers.
The warm, modern rooms and suites are decorated with photographs of local landmarks. All have a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, and some have a balcony overlooking the lake. Suites include a seating area with a sofa bed.
The hotel has a restaurant serving traditional Catalan cuisine, as well as a full buffet breakfast. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, children’s playground and games room with pool table. Room service is also available and free parking is available right at the hotel.
HOTEL L’AVET – RACE FINISH
Picturesque mountain hotel, located 500 metres from the finish line, in the massif of Port del Comte. 1 km from the ski resort of Port del Comte, 3 km from the golf club of the same name and 12 km from the Pyrenean Zoo.
It is a cosy building with simple rooms equipped with flat-screen TV, wooden floors and mountain views. The hotel serves free breakfast and has a rustic-style restaurant and an informal bar with lounge and fireplace where you can enjoy a variety of dishes.
Do I need a supporter?
Pirene Xtreme Triathlon is a self-sufficiency race, which means that all athletes and supporters must carry their own nutrition items for the entire race.
All athletes need a supporter to follow them throughout the triathlon and provide all nutritional and mechanical support. Supporters are able to follow their athlete throughout the race from start to finish. Supporters are also able to run the entire 40 km trail race together with their athlete.
What makes it unique?
Pirene Xtreme Triathlon is designed to make you and your supporters the heroes. An adventure in which your combined effort and teamwork will make it an unforgettable experience for everyone.
We believe that overcoming your limits is the essence that makes you live day by day with greater intensity. And we have organised this triathlon so that you will feel this spirit of overcoming those obstacles to reach your goal. The Pirene Xtreme integrates emotion, strength and intelligence – the three characteristics that every triathlete has in his body – that will make you feel that you are really part of this World.
What to do in the area?
In the starting area, there is the Terradets Reservoir where you can enjoy kayaking routes, a wine tasting route offered by the Hotel Terradets, excursions to the unique Congost de Montrebei (border between Catalonia and Aragon) and visit the largest Astronomy Park in Europe (located in the town of Àger), which offers spectacular guided tours. In fact, Àger is the village with the least light pollution in Spain. It is also an area famous for its walls suitable for climbing and paragliding.
In the finishing area, right on the ski slopes of Port del Comte, about 20km away, you can visit the village of Sant Llorenç de Moruny, made up of houses and narrow streets that will make you enjoy its gastronomy and culture. You can also book horse-riding routes in the area and go on foot routes that will allow you to discover a large part of the Pre-Pyrenees.
It’s just a matter of organising your ideal holiday, where every day can be an adventure.