Hiking and trekking in Pallars Sobirà

Hiking or trekking is one of the most practiced activities in Pallars Sobirà, a place full of routes and paths for all tastes.

Group excursions of hikers unions are very frequent and at RocRoi we can say that we have exceptional mountain guides who know the area perfectly.

5 hiking trails through the Pallars

One of the most visited natural sites in the area is the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park, the only national park in Catalonia and where water is the main protagonist.sant maurici

From the Espot access, we will first visit Lake Sant Maurici and the Encantats mountain. Once here we can choose several routes that will take you to the Trescuro, Tort, Trullo, Negro, Monestero, Subenuix, Ratera and Amitges ponds. The lakes or ponds are found in two valleys well marked by the Escrita and Peguera rivers and we will find them as we follow the path.

In addition, the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park is recognized by UNESCO as a Starlight destination, that is, it is considered a destination with almost no light pollution and enjoys unique conditions to contemplate the sky.

Another route that we can do is the visit to Lake Gerber. The origin of this pond is glacial and is located 2,100 meters above sea level within the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park. We will access from the Peülla car park in Port de la Bonaigua and walk along a smooth path until we reach the lake. In total perhaps we will walk 4h but the difficulty is low and also, during the entire route, we will be able to enjoy the rich flora and fauna of the landscape.Estany-de-Gerber

Also in the same area we can visit the Gerdar Forest, ideal for families with young children. The route begins on the old path that connected the Valls d’Àneu with Vall d’Aran. We will cross the forest until we reach the impressive 125-meter Gerber waterfall and Salto de Comial.

Bosc del Gerdar - Fotografia Jordi Santacana
Bosc del Gerdar – Fotografia Jordi Santacana

Next, we will propose a couple of cultural routes that we think you may also like the most. The fourth route is the visit to the Arboló Sanctuary, located in Gerri de la Sal. We will start the journey to the town of Gerri de la Sal where, the first thing we will see will be the Monastery of Santa María de Gerri and we will be able to take advantage to refresh ourselves in the river before starting the climb. We will cross a suspension bridge of the mountain and arrive at the sanctuary and the hermitage.santuari-arbolo

Finally, the last of the hiking trails is also cultural and this time we will go up to Ribera de Cardós, 10 km from Llavorsí. This route is very easy for everyone. We will visit the Romanesque bridges of Ribera de Cardós up to the Cap de la Roca viewpoint. We will cross the villages of the valley: Ainet de Cardós, Arròs de Cardós, Esterri de Cardós, Lladrós and Benante. We will travel to the medieval past of the area and enjoy the bridges, the Romanesque churches and the stone villages.

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Pont romànic de Cassibrós – Fotografia Isidre Blanc

All trekking routes are carried out with a maximum of 10 people and with a mountain guide who will explain the stories and anecdotes of all the places you will cross. A unique opportunity to learn a little more about the history of Catalonia.

And now? It only remains to choose why it will start!

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