Catalonia

Accommodation and Camp Site

The Catalonia rally will be held at Camping Collegats, a small Class II site in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, actually right on the ‘frontier’ between this and the high Pyrenees zone

The site is level and grassy, with both shady and sunny plots, the former having large trees suitable for fixing hammocks, awnings, etc. The riverside location is very tranquil while being next to the N260 Trans-Pyrenean highway. As well as the facilities at the site (see below) it’s just a kilometre away from the small town of La Pobla de Segur, which has several bars and restaurants. There is a lovely riverbank walk into La Pobla – and it’s safe to walk – or wobble – back along the main road in the dark!

The Camping has a bar/restaurant that is open 08.00 – 24.00 and a small shop (in the low season you just ask at the bar!) as well as many facilities for chilling in general: swimming pool, playing field with volleyball/badminton net and a child sized football pitch – if you see the climbing wall on any photos don’t get exited as it’s only operational in the summer. Outside the bar there is a pool table, ping-pong, basketball thing and a skittle alley – see Misc! The pool will have been recently filled and is likely to be er, bracing! You can swim or paddle in the river but this is fed by snowmelt . . .

Prices
HISS participants have a special deal: riders and their followers, wives, sweethearts, etc. stays of about  €8.70 per person per night. plus €0.50 tourist tax per night) Note that this price also applies to longer stays, i.e. you can arrive early and leave late.

Electricity supply is available at the normal rates – see the web site

NB. the camp site accepts the major credit and debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro etc. and there are plenty of ATM’s in La Pobla.

Refuge
For riders with no camping clobber there are also two ‘cabins’ that don’t appear on the Camping’s web site. These are basic ‘refuge’ type accommodation with two double bunk beds each, i.e. each can sleep four persons – if they don’t mind crawling over each other! The cabins have mattresses and pillows bit do not include linen. But Mrs Spanish Biker can provide this. The cabins are part of a store building, so they are not at all like the ‘normal’ cabins on campsites, and they each have a small verandah with tables, chairs and gas stoves! The 2011 price was €36 per cabin, including parking for two bikes, plus the per person charge above.

Communications
There is Wifi at the site, which is accessible from all of the plots, but you have to ‘register’ your machine, so make sure you know your IP address or at least where to find it. The mobile phone coverage is a bit strange; it only works next to the reception and in the playing field. This main point here is that if riders phone me while I’m at the site you’ll have to hang on while I trot over to these places before I can speak to you!

Electricity

I’ll install a supply from the camp site’s fixtures, I have several extention cable adapters with both UK and continental sockets. This will be in a covered but unsupervised tent near the entrance to the HISS area, but I can’t accept any responsability for security.

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