Turó de l´Home



Specialized Roubaix

Every crack, every pothole, every rough patch and bit of chip seal—the off-limits boneshakers to the smoothest homestretches—the Roubaix isn't resigned to a single day in France, it's made for every road, everywhere. And for models with the all-new Future Shock, rides are now even smoother and even faster.

When you're rolling smoother, you're rolling faster. And regardless of if you're on the cobbles of Northern France or the chip and seal of your hometown, you'll benefit immensely from the all-new Roubaix Comp. The frame is the lightest that we've ever made, and it's been constructed from our FACT 10r carbon fibre. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts, and compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you'll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some engineering sorcery, however, we've managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we've all come to love from the SL4. Of course, you're probably thinking, "get on to the suspension thing up front." We call it Future Shock, and essentially, it's a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel.


This is a route for climbers. The challenge is to climb the towering Turó de l’Home on one of its toughest and most beautiful sides. You’ll pass through shady, magical forests on your way to the summit of the wonderful Montseny Massif. Not everyone can claim to have slain a giant!

Turó de l'home

Departing from the Central Tourist Office of Lloret de Mar located in Carrer de les Alegries, 3, we follow the south exit from the city along the GI-682 road in the direction of Blanes.

This is a section of road with considerably heavy traffic that should be avoided at rush hour, from 8 am to 9.30 am and from 5 pm to 7 pm.

We leave Blanes behind and take the GI-600 in the direction of Tordera. This road will take us to Hostalric. We take the C-251 in the direction of Sant Celoni. Caution! This is a section of road with considerably heavy traffic that should be avoided at rush hour.

Once we reach Sant Celoni we take the Sant Celoni Nord turn-off and follow the signs to the Montseny Natural Park, taking the BV-5114 road in the direction of Santa Fe. We reach a roundabout and take the BV-5119 road in the direction of Mosqueroles. Here begins one of the longest, toughest and prettiest climbs in the entire country: the climb up to Turó de l’Home, the only hors catégorie mountain pass that doesn’t belong the Pyrenees, with more than 1,500 metres of elevation change in 22 km. It’s the Catalan version of Mont Ventoux!

After 15 km we come to the turn-off that leads right to the summit of Turó de l’Home along an extremely tough 6.5 km, passing through a barrier at the final kilometre. Heading back, we continue along the BV-5119 road as far as the link to the BV-5114 road that will take us to Santa Fe. Take care! The road surface has been repaired but is not 100% smooth for a fast descent.

We continue along the road, riding through some spectacular beech forests as far as the crossroads with the GI-543 road, which we take in the direction of Arbúcies, completing a superb descent of linked bends with very little traffic.

We cross the town of Arbúcies and take the GI-552 in the direction of Hostalric. Here we take the BV-5122 in the direction of Tordera, crossing the town, and then the B-600 in the direction of Blanes, along the same section we headed out on.

From here, we have an enjoyable ride on the GI-682 road that leads all the way back to Lloret de Mar, the start and end point of the route.

It’s important to bear in mind that the temperature at the summit of Turó de l’Home, at an elevation of 1,706 metres, is substantially lower than in the valleys in the spring and autumn. The descent can be tough if you’re not properly kitted out.








Turó de l'Home



13,67 MI


4888 FT







Lloret - Blanes

Urban and inter-urban section


Blanes - Sant Celoni

Caution! Fast road with dense traffic


Sant Celoni - Arbúcies


Secondary road Asphalt in poor condition for the final 4 km before reaching Turó de l’Home. Caution!

Arbúcies - Blanes


Road with wide hard shoulder


Blanes -Lloret

Urban and inter-urban section