CIRCUIT DE BARCELONA-CATALUNYA: AN INCREDIBLE RACING CIRCUIT
Inaugurated in 1991, it is a circuit with a great racing history as well as excellent place for non-motor racing events. Today, the Circuit has emerged as one of the most modern sports facilities where each season brings together the major worldwide racing events such as: the Grand Prix of Spain of F1 and Gran Premi de Catalunya MotoGP. Besides all these racing competitions, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has always been closely linked to the world of cycling. On its facilities they have gone through many important cycling races, such as the Volta Catalunya. Since a couple of years, two afternoons a week, the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya offers the possibility to ride your bike inside the track. One more example of the perfect combination Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya and Cycling. Are you going to miss it?
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has always been closely linked to the world of cycling. On its facilities they have gone through many important cycling races, such as the Volta Catalunya.
HOW TO GET THERE
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya enjoys a privileged location, at only 32 km from Barcelona and 18 km from the Costa de Barcelona. The Circuit is located between two major communication roads.
Careful sign-posting around the Circuit helps visitors to reach their destination without problems.
- When travelling by car, follow the C-17 road (exit Montmeló), or the AP-7 highway. If you choose the AP-7 toll highway, you have several exits to reach the Circuit: 13, 14 and 15.
- Access by train from Barcelona: Cercanías (commuter trains): Line R2 Castelldefels Granollers Centre and R2 Nord Aeroport Maçanet Massanes
Travellers have four trains per hour available on working days and two trains on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The trip duration is of 30 minutes from the Barcelona Sants station, 25 minutes from Barcelona Pg. de Gràcia and 21 minutes from Barcelona El Clot-Aragó. Stop at the Montmeló train station.
- Access by train from Girona: Cercanías (commuter trains): Line R11 Barcelona Sants Girona Portbou
Travellers have two trains per hour on working days to the Granollers Centre station and one train on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The trip duration is of 1 hour from the Girona train station. Once arrived in Granollers Centre, take line R2 or R8 to Montmeló.
Further information at: rodaliesdecatalunya.cat or www.rodalies.mobi, or calling +34 900 41 00 41.
- AVE (high-speed train): Figueres Vilafant – Girona – Barcelona Sants
trip duration from Girona to Barcelona Sants: 38 minutes. Travellers with an AVE ticket get a free ticket for the commuter train (Cercanías) on departure and on arrival, including the connection service to the El Prat T2 and Barajas T4 airport stations (the Cercanías ticket is available at the ticket sales machines using the code printed on the AVE ticket). Seat booking is compulsory in these trains. Information, purchase and enquiries at www.renfe.com.
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is one of the best circuits in the world; where the most important races in the world, such as Formula 1 and Moto GP, are been held there for many years. With an impressive facilities, which few circuits have:
- Restaurant and Chill-out zone, overlooking the track
- Gasoline pump inside the circuit
- 4x4 practices zone
- Medical Center
- Parking area
- 45 Boxes
- Shower area for the riders
The track consists of: 13 curves (8 right and 5 left), with a total length around 4,727 m, one of the longest straights comprised of 1,047 m and 12 m wide runway where all cyclists will enjoy this great track.