Program

1st day:p-ripoll

  • Arrival at the Ripoll train station.
  • A short walk (500m) to “La Trobada” hotel, check in, welcome coffee, brief speech about the 7-day hiking and delivering of the road book, maps and other details.
  • Spare time to relax or discovering the old town
  • Evening meal
  • Sleep

We get to Ripoll. After the check in, you have some free time to visit the town center and discover some nice Modernist buildings. You can also see, from one of the several bridges, the point in which the two most important rivers of our county, Ter and Freser, meet.

2nd day:p-sja

  • Breakfast
  • Walk to Sant Joan de les Abadesses through the Ruta del Ferro route, and old railway to transport coal (9 km)
  • Arrival at the “Ruta del Ferro” hostel
  • Check in, welcome coffee
  • Spare time to relax or play football or basket at the closer camp
  • Guided visit to the Monastery and the old town
  • Ecomuseum “El Molí Petit”: guided tour inside and outside the small mill, wich contains the wheels and some of the original mechanism
  • Evening meal at “Casa Rudes” restaurant
  • Sleep

We start the tour through a gentle and easy path, which will train us for the next and more difficult days. At the beginning we follow an old railway line that used to transport coal from the Ogassa mines to the Barcelona harbour. Later we cross farmlands and a leafy wood close to the river Ter.

3rd day: p-bosc

  • Breakfast
  • Walk to Camprodon-La Ral, all the route by the river Ter, knowing the riverside flora and fauna (12 km)
  • Check in at “Can Peric” farmhouse, welcome coffee
  • Activity: cottage cheese making
  • Evening meal
  • Sleep

We leave Sant Joan de les Abadesses through old pathways that bring from a suntrap farmhouse to the other. Later we cross some woods until we reach San Pau de Segúries. Leaving the town we enter a fresh beech forest, after crossing it we reach our destination.

4th day:p-puig-estela

  • Breakfast
  • Hike to Sant Martí d’Ogassa through the Serra Cavallera route (19 km), crossing meadows, woods, old farmhouses, romanesque churches
  • Check in at the “Mas Mitjavila” farmhouse, welcome coffee.
  • Spare time to relax or visit the romanesque church
  • Evening meal
  • Sleep

On the fourth day the route will be long, but will allow us to climb and enjoy amazing landscapes. We hike through an old cattle track that drives cattle to the grazing up in the mountain in summer. We reach the high pastures of Serra Cavallera and from there we follow the careening of the mountain chain. Here we can easily find some vultures and maybe be enchanted by the majestic flight of the eagles.

5th day:p-taga

  • Breakfast
  • Hike to Taga, a 2040 m peak, from where you can see all the Catalan Pyrenees and the Mediterranean sea in Costa Brava area (4 hours – 8 km)
  • Spare time
  • Traditional Catalan Cookery workshop followed by dinner
  • Sleep

On the fifth day we reach the peak of the chain we climbed yesterday, the Taga (2040 m). The hike will allow us to experience the clean and uncontaminated environment of the hight mountain. On our way we may meet some shy and nippy Pyrenean chamois.

6th Day:p-santamanç

  • Breakfast
  • Walk to Ripoll by the “Ribamala” or “Vidabona” route, passing through beautiful high mountain pastures, old forests and beautiful landscapes (15 km)
  • Arrival at the “La Trobada” hotel, check in, welcome coffee.
  • Spare time to relax
  • Evening meal
  • Sleep

The route, all through narrow mountain paths, drive us into tremendous forests and crosses mountain’s streams. We’ll enjoy the generous shade of beech woods and the fresh smell of pine trees. Finally we reach a belvedere from where we can see the town of Ripoll, our destination.

7th Day:p-claustre-ripoll

  • Breakfast
  • Visit the romanesque Santa Maria monastery and cloister and the Heritage Museum (discretionary)
  • Leaving the hotel and getting the Ripoll train station (to Barcelona or La Tour de Carol-France)
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