Bellmunt is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.246m (4,088ft) above the sea level, located in the comarca of Osona, in the province of Barcelona and autonomous community of Catalonia, Spain.
Located in the Sub-Pyrenees mountain range, at the summit there’s a sanctuary, with great views of the plain of Vic, the Pyrénées, the Ges Valley, and Bisaura. There are 2 roads to reach the summit. The southern one is asphalted (with some concrete sections), but narrow and steep, with several hairpin turns. Starting from Sant Pere de Torelló, at 624m above the sea level, the ascent is 6.5 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 622 meters. The average gradient is 9.56%.
The northern route is is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle required. Starting from GIP-5227 road, at 1.013m above the sea level, the ascent is 3.2 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 233 meters. The average gradient is 7.28%.
Pic: Miguel Villarta