Trekking

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Submerge in the Nature Reserve of the High Pyrenees and enjoy kilometers of tracks and forests surrounded with oaks, holmoaks, pines, firs… It crosses former ways and paths that were used for the inhabitants of the different populations of the valley; today have been recovered. You will also be able to follow the steps of the Cathars in his flight towards France during the XIIIth century.

We suggest some trekkings if you want to prepare your stay:

  1. FROM CASTELLBO TO CAL GABRIEL: 5,3km – 1h50′ Loop route of medium difficulty.
  2. FROM CASTELLBO TO SENDES&SOLANELL: 13,8km – 4h50′ Loop route visiting these two uninhabited villages.
  3. OLD ROUTE FROM CASTELLBO TO ST JOAN DE L’ERM: 12,8km – 4h Linear nice route. You can hike only to Turbiàs and return for the same path if you want to do a shorter route.

If you go to Sant Joan de l’Erm (20km from Castellbò) you have a wide range of routes:  

  1. LOOP LA BASSETA HUT – ST JOAN VELL9km – 2h35′ we will discover the  remains of the old sanctuary of Sant Joan de l’Erm.
  2. LOOP LA BASSETA HUT – ST JOAN VELL (long route): 9,6km – 3h similar route to the old sanctuary of St Joan de l’Erm.
  3. SANT JOAN VELL TO LLAVORSÍ: 14,8km – 4h Route that links the region of Alt Urgell and Pallars Sobirà. In fact, it follows part of the medieval path that linked both regions.

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We also recommend  the CAMÍ DELS BONS HOMES.  It is a touristic route that cross the pyrenees along 200km. It begins in Queralt Sanctuary (Berga-Cataluña) and ends at Montsegur Castle ( Ariège- France). This route recall the flight of occitan cathars, also known as Good Men and Good Women, that promoted the pure and simple christianity, based on spirituality and against the authoritarian, corrupt and ostentatious Catholic Church  of XIII th century.