Take a walking tour to discover the Pyrenees of Catalonia along two main rivers, the River Ter and the River Núria. During the hiking holiday, you shall come across stunning scenery with peaks of 3000m all around you but not only that you shall pass through ancient villages. We have tried to make the trip so that the magnificent landscape can be enjoyed by many, including impressive gorges, high snow-capped peaks (early season), river torrents and white water along with stunning views as far as Roses Bay and Cap de Creus peninsula on Costa Brava.
In the region around Núria, you’ll discover an unparalleled environment where the waters of the river can only run its course through deep narrow gorges that have been cut through this hard rock. In Núria town there’s also a Sanctuary which is a popular place of pilgrimage. This really is a beautiful corner of the Pyrenees, where you will admire both natural and cultural heritage it has to offer. The small villages on your way are worth visiting, with medieval architecture, monasteries and bridges
Walking with short ascents and descents on dirt tracks and paths, some paved sections, along with a well-signposted hiking network. Some days are easy walking but for longer distances.
Hotel Sant Roc – Camprodon www.hotelsantroc.info
Hotel El Cacadors – Ribes de Freser www.hotelsderibes.com/en/
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrive at the charming mountain village Camprodon which is situated at the junction of the rivers Ritort and Ter. Camprodon has a lovely historic centre including a 12th-century footbridge. There are lots of tiny little alleys to explore with pretty village squares. You will have a chance to buy some supplies such as delicious sausages and cured cheese from the local shops for picnics.
Today a lovely first walk into the Garrotxa national park, this area has 40 underground volcanoes. You shall be walking through lush pastures and woodlands as you descend through valleys passing renovated and abandoned farmhouses. The village of Molló has a lovely 12th century Romanesque church. The village is at around 1200m above sea level.
A spectacular walk today as you walk over two mountain passes both with impressive panoramic mountain views. You shall see dramatic Pyrenean peaks to the west and to the wooded hills of the Garrotxa to the east. First, there is a long moderate climb to the Fembra Morte Pass at 1.728m where you remain at high altitude as you continue to ascend to the Lliens pass at 1.864m. Here is an ideal spot for a picnic. Now you continue across the northern flank of the Puig de les Agudes range before descending through a wonderful landscape to Setcases.
Two options today, a chance to relax and visiting the village and the surrounding area or to explore the area in depth on a longer hike up the valley. You can walk up one of the mountain passes to the Bastiments peak at 2.883m where you shall see unrivalled mountain views. On clear days you can see the blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Option 1 9.4 miles 15 km, 910m up, 1580m down.
Option 2 4.4 miles 7km, 770m down.
Option 3, stay in Village.
Today’s enjoyable walk leads you high above the valley below. You walk through a mixture of pastureland and forest. You pass the astonishing village of La Roca, which seemingly clings to the rocks on which it was built. You then continue back to Camprodon.
Today you have a spectacular walk with a gradual ascent through a wild valley to the Collada Verda Pass at 1.606m. Now you descend along an undulating path to the village of Ribes de Freser. Ribes de Freser is a nice tourist town in the mountains and is well known locally for its mineral water.
Today you can either have a free day to enjoy this nice village or you can take the rack train up to Núria. The train travels around 12km and climbs 1000m. There is time to climb above the monastery to admire the breath-taking views and do some circular routes which are well marked. There is an optional walk down the valley to Queralbs which would add another 2,5 hours (rack railway stops here). Another option is to take the train to Ripoll and visit the Romanesque monastery Santa Maria, the cradle of the Catalan Nation.
Option 1 10.0 miles 16 km, 1200m up 1930m down
Option 2 4.4 miles 7km, 260m up 1010m down
Option 3, stay in Village
Departure after breakfast by train to Barcelona or by bus via Ripoll to Girona.
Fly to Girona airport and then by bus to Camprodon (approx. 1.5 hours).
Fly to Barcelona airport and then by bus to Camprodon (approx. 2 hours) or by train to Ripoll (approx. 2 hours) and then by bus to Camprodon.
Departure: by bus to Girona or bus and train to Barcelona (allow around 4 hours for the journey)
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