Driving form Girona to LA Molina

Driving form Girona to LA Molina

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Kerrymen posted Dec-2008

Hi, there is conflicting advice on the best route from Girona to La Molina/Masella - the direct route is A2/C17, but some suggest it is less difficult, though considerably longer to head south towards Barcelona initially, & then use C 16 - anybody got any experience of this journey ?

4x4
reply to 'Driving form Girona to LA Molina'
posted Dec-2008

Hi. It will depend on the weather on the day, and your timing. The C17 is fine until Ripoll unless there is fog (Vic has the reputation for having the most foggy days in Spain), then you face some fairly twisty valley roads for the remainder of the drive. If there is snow or fog, this can be very slow. Going down the alternate to the C16 and then driving north from Barcelona will take you to the Tunnel de Cadi and an additional steep 10+ euro toll each way. You then have slower valley roads after the tunnel to drive as well. I would take the C17 myself and avoid most of the Barcelona weekend traffic heading north to Andorra, unless snow or fog was forcast.

Kerrymen
reply to 'Driving form Girona to LA Molina'
posted Dec-2008

Thanx 4 d advice - very welcome !!

Johns
reply to 'Driving form Girona to LA Molina'
posted Feb-2009

Hi I am driving to la molina from girona with my 8 yr old son on tues 17th-thurs 19 feb. how long should the drive up there take? do we need snow chains? for this short trip we need two nights cheap accommodation/ ski hire / & maybe english speaking ski school for my son. will this be possible? anyone with any experience of the resort. any recommendations would be appreciated. thanks John
John

Ian Wickham
reply to 'Driving form Girona to LA Molina'
posted Feb-2009

And I thought I was the only person ever to ski La Molina, Mrs W learnt to ski there

Johns
reply to 'Driving form Girona to LA Molina'
posted Feb-2009

Thats great. Did Mrs W get on ok ? I was attracted by the ryanair £10 flights to Girona. (I have been to barcelona by this route a few times) Would really like to hear more about La Molina
John

Ian Wickham
reply to 'Driving form Girona to LA Molina'
posted Feb-2009

Johns wrote:Thats great. Did Mrs W get on ok ? I was attracted by the ryanair £10 flights to Girona. (I have been to barcelona by this route a few times) Would really like to hear more about La Molina


Yes, we are talking late eighties and the old girl is going strong to this day, a nice pleasant resort uncrowded, a bit of walking from the hotels to the lifts. I passed by one summer and they have spent plenty of money upgrading the resort I think it is now promoted as Alpe 2500.Certainly worth a visit.

Topic last updated on 07-February-2009 at 10:52

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