HERBS AND REMEDIES

The use of resources to heal

Description

In the middle of the 19th century, this area suffered an exodus of people to richer and more resourceful areas.

Faced with this situation there were a number of women, the Trementinaires, who took advantage of ancestral knowledge about plants and their medicinal skills transmitted orally to travel throughout Catalonia laden with herbs, oils and remedies that they made themselves destined to “cure and cure all evils”.

This trade was practiced by most women in the valley for over a century.

Resources

Museum of the Trementinaires
Flora Center of the Cadí Natural Park
Bird Park – Parc dels Moixons

Places of interest

Artisan village of Ossera
Tuixent la Vansa Nordic ski resort
Botanical Garden
Arboretum Planells del Sastró
Botanical itinerary Vall de la Mola

Routes

Circular

Distance: 8 km

Difficulty: easy

Duration: 3h

Elevation gain: +/- 195 m

Ruta de les plantes medicinals
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DINOSAURS AND MINES

From the Cretaceous to industrialization

Description

This tour will allow us to discover the close relationship between paleontology, mining and geology.
65 million years ago these valleys were inhabited by dinosaurs,
just after its extinction, geological movements led to two phenomena: the formation of the Pyrenees and the formation of lignite (coal). Millions of years later, in the middle of the 20th century, mining became the economic engine of the area, and while it was being carried out
the exploitation of the Fumanya Open Sky mine revealed the dinosaur or paleontological remains of Fumanya Sud.

Resources

Fumanya Dinosaurs
Cercs Mines Museum
Tourist Mining Train – Coll de Pradell
Pedraforca Massif Interpretation Center

Places of interest

Lake of Tumí
Viewpoint of the Mines Cablecar
Cingles de Vallcebre
Geological itineraries of the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park
Geozone area of ​​Espà and Saldes

Routes

Circular

Distance: 5.66 km

Difficulty: easy

Duration: 3h

Elevation gain: +/- 145 m

Ruta de la Llacuna
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PICASSO AND ART IN PEDRAFORCA

Description

We are very lucky to be able to enjoy landscapes and corners that fall in love.
Places where we can soak up the peace and tranquility that nature gives us to be inspired and give rise to creativity.
In 1906, the Malaga artist Pablo Picasso fell in love with Gósol, staying there for a few months, which allowed him to reconnect with himself and consolidate himself as an artist.
A stay that not only marked Picasso but was also decisive for twentieth-century art. It represented the end of a period of research and the awakening of a new era.

Resources

Picasso Center
Artisan village of Ossera

Places of interest

Gósol Castle
Viewpoint of Coll de Josa
Josa de Cadí
Romanesque and baroque in the Vansa Valley
Coal tit’s way

Routes

3 or 4 stages

Distance: 59 km (linear)

Difficulty: moderate

Elevation gain: +2,370 m

Ruta Camí Picasso
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ACTIVATE AND ENJOY THE VALLEYS

Description

Our area allows us to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. The Serra d’Ensija and the Pedraforca Massif are unique places where you can experience nature in its purest form while enjoying spectacular views of the Cadí – Moixerò Natural Park, Serra del Verd, Vall de Josa and Port del Compte.
A unique space where you can practice from hiking routes suitable for all audiences, through several days or do a wide range of road bike and mountain bike routes.
We can also enjoy the Palomera Adventure Park, canyoning, via ferrata, climbing or even bungee jumping.

Resources

Park of Palomera
Vallcebre Active Area

Places of interest

Canyoning in the Forat Negre
Via Ferrata Roques d’Empalomar
Viewpoint of the cable car from the mines
Viwepoint of Cap Deig
Viewpoint of Gresolet
Mirador del Pedraforca

Routes

Circular

Distance: 12 km

Difficulty: moderate

Duration: 4 – 5h

Elevation gain: +/- 928 m

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FROM FEUDAL LORDS TO GOOD MEN AND GOOD WOMEN

Description

Catharism is a religious doctrine that derives from Christianity but is very critical of the structure of the medieval church; at a time when the church was very powerful and far removed from the gospel message.
That is why he has many followers from the common people to the nobles (who were disputing the rents with the church).

Resources

Medieval and Cathar Center
Palace of the Pinós

Places of interest

Gisclareny
Sant Miquel of Turbians in Gisclareny
Viewpoint of the Gargallosa – Gisclareny
Sant Martí del Puig
Castle of Gósol
Castle of Saldes
Castle of Josa de Cadí

Routes

8 or 12 steps

Distance: 189 km (linear)

Difficulty: difficult

Elevation gain: +8,140 m

Camí dels Bons Homes

THE WATERS OF THE PEDRAFORCA

Description

Water is pure life and nature. It is for this reason that we have often articulated our lives around it, building houses, mills and ultimately making a living.
The waters of Pedraforca are different springs or watercourses that have a meaning and history closely linked to the history and development of the area.

Resources

Center of the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park
Information and interpretation center of the Pedraforca Massif

Punts d'interès

La Dou del Bastareny
Els Empedrats
Bullidor de la llet
Riera Salada a Saldes
Riera de Gresolet
Torrentsenta a Gósol

Routes

Circular

Distance: 17 km

Difficulty: moderate

Duration: 4 – 5h

Elevation gain: +/- 943 m

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THE PEDRAFORCA

Description

Its unique silhouette and its great connection with hiking and climbing have made it one of the most emblematic and unique mountains in Catalonia.
He has inspired multiple legends that speak of his power and mysticism.

Resources

Information and interpretation center of the Pedraforca Massif
Center of the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park

Places of interest

Viewpoint Albert Arilla in Gisclareny
Viewpoint of the Gargallosa in Gisclareny
Viewpoint of the Pedraforca
Viewpoint of Gresolet
Geological itineraries of the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park

Routes

Circular

Distance: 17.5 km

Difficulty: moderate

Duration: 5h

Elevation gain: +/- 741 m

Pedraforca 360º