On the roads of the cathars
The Orri Massif! This great mole we can see from afar with antennas that identify the Portainé ski resort, was formerly trampled by some of the most important people, such as Guillem de Belibaste, the last Cathar, and Jacint Verdaguer in his adventure on the Aneto of 1882.
We cannot forget that the Orri Massif on its eastern side borders on Alt Urgell, through the Castellbó Valley, formerly of the Caboet domain related to the County of Foix, lands that breathed the Cathar philosophy. It should be borne in mind that Catharism had its main focus in Occitania, in the south of neighboring France, in the neighboring Ariège, and the roads that flowed through the Cathars, fleeing the inquisition, were multiple and the more hidden the better.
This gives us a sense of traffic through the diversity of paths in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park, taking into account some vestiges that we can still find. The Last Cathar Route is a cross-border itinerary that runs between Gósol (Berguedà) and Tarascon d’Arièja (Arieja), following a route somewhat parallel to the Camí dels Bons Homes.
The route crosses the Pyrenees around where most of the refugee Cathars moved to Catalonia, in particular, recreates the last voyage of Guilhem Belibasta, the last old or perfect known Cathar. Others have chosen an accessible 4×4 route to make the Cathar roads available to a wide audience interested in the history and discovery of the territory, which runs along the route of the last Cathar, Guillem de Belibaste. . So, we will leave Sort to the north to climb towards Tírvia and La Coma de Burg to return to a leafy and humid place where we will find the hermitage of Santa Magdalena, which is a hermitage with this name in the middle of one. place so bucolic and hidden?
Come and breathe culture!
- Activity dates: From 12 April to 1 November
- Price: 35,00 €
- Difiiculty: Easy
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