Through La Vall d’Àssua we can access the only national park in Catalonia, the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici, and the little-traveled lakes in this area, in the municipality of Sort, the lakes Mainera , located at 2466m, which are also the scene that inspired Josep Virós to write the novel Verd Madur (Siega Verde), which was brought to the big screen many years ago.

The National Park is characterized by the immensity of its mountains and valleys of glacial origin and by the numerous lacustrine areas, being one of the favorite landscapes of Catalonia, with a great wealth of flora and fauna that we will discover during the route.

We will leave Sort by car and travel around the Vall d’Àssua, dotted with charming villages until we reach Llessui, one of the villages where the road ends and the beautiful paths begin like the one that will take us to the lakes Mainera.

The transfer in 4×4 will allow us an approximation between landscapes of novel, film and announcements , as we approach the giant, the imposing Montsent de Pallars: “She continued straight up, to the north, to the very head of the giant who, like a miracle, dominates the mountain range without losing his green velvet coat …” (Ripe green, Josep Virós).

On reaching the Clot de Mainera, almost 2,000 m. high, we will leave the car and continue on foot, to the waterfall and the lakes of Mainera, discovering along the way old orris and shepherds’ huts, the fauna and flora of the place, with enough possibilities to see foxes. , marmots, hawks, vultures … and more rarely the bearded vulture.

We can also arrange the departure and arrival in Llessui so that, before or after the excursion, you can enjoy the villages and the tourist offer of La Vall d’Àssua, its accommodation, its gastronomy, and the cultural spaces such as the Shepherds’ Museum, the Church of Seurí, or the Altron cheese shop.

We look forward to seeing you! Well worth it!

  • Languages:
    • Catalan Catalan
    • English English
    • French French
    • Spanish Spanish
    • Activity dates: From 1 June to 1 November
    • Price: 45,00 €
    • Duration: 1 Day (A half day, transfers and 3 hours hiking)
    • Difiiculty: Moderate
    • Languages:
      • Catalan Catalan
      • English English
      • French French
      • Spanish Spanish
    • Accessibility

      Not accessible for people with disabilities

    • Accessibility

      Not accessible for people with disabilities

    • Instructions:

      We recommend: to wear long trousers and hiking shoes, and carry polar and waterproof wear, sticks, a 1.5 l. of water, food for 1 day and sun protections.

    • Price includes:

      Adults 35€
      Children to 12 years old 25€
      Specialist guide of the terrritory and National Park, transfers with 4x4 and assurance

    • Price don't include:

      Lunch

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