TURO DE L'HOME - 1652 m
Start. Sant Celoni
Access. Barcelona - Granollers
One of the toughest mountains in Catalonia, similar to Mont Caro. Placed in the Montseny Park, near Barcelona, it's up to 25km, which is a lot. Starting softly, gradient becomes important in the last part.
Benedict at La Costa del Montseny
Until km6-7, it's not too steep, not more than 6%, but reaching La Costa del Montseny, at km10, the first 10-11% sections appear, but in general it doesn't really vary a lot, 6-7%, until km15, where the climb changes.
Short relax with views on the top
The first U-turns come up when the road becomes narrow, but the surface still acceptable. We're in the central part of the climb, among the toughest sections, 12-14%, not too long but continuous. After that, two flat kilometers, and then a junction where we take a left towards the big antennas, similar to Ventoux. The road now changes completely. It is wide, poor surface and hard gradient, 10%, now these sections are longer, so we're in the hardest part... but we must keep on climbing, don't we?
Benedict & me in the intermediate tough part
A mountain which doesn't ask you for too much, 39x21 is enough until km20, where the road is very steep, and the poor asphalt makes things even more complicated. Don't rely on the first part, the second half of the climb makes you finish quite tired.
On the top. Just done it