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Peaks of the Cadi Moixero Natural Park – Catalan Pyrenees

Peaks of the Cadi Moixero Natural Park – Catalan Pyrenees

The Cadi Moixero Natural Park has plenty of summits where there are stunning panoramic views over the rest of Catalonia to the south, France to the north, and the rest of the Pyrenees to the east and west.

If you like scrambling over rocks for the thrill of reaching spectacular summits but you’re not ready to tackle ropes, then this is the trek for you. Scale these amazing peaks: Gallina Pelada (2,317m), Pedraforca (2,506m), Penyes Altes de Moixero (2,279m) and Comabona (2,554m).

The Cadi Moixero Natural Park is located in a region of the Pyrenees called High Begueda.

We will be based at a lovely country inn with ‘picture postcard’ panoramic views. It is located in a privileged spot opposite Pedraforca in the Cadi Moixero Natural Park. The inn is surrounded by woods and gorgeous scenery and will be our base camp for the climbs every day.

Cerdanya mountains - Cadi Moixero Natural Park

This is a 5 day/4 night trip

1st day - COMABONA peak

Early in the morning the guide picks up any guests who wish to be collected in Barcelona and later on
meets any participants who drive themselves to the Pyrenees at Baga.
After half an hour, we arrive at the inn, pick up packed lunches and 4×4-vehicle drive to the starting point of the ascent to Comabona (2.554m).

 

Cadí-Moixeró | Spanish Pyrenees

 

Comabona is easily identified by its elongated range of mountains. The relatively easy ascent and the beauty of the rock formations which can be seen from different perspectives along the way, combine to make an extremely attractive programme.
On top of that there is a surprising contrast in the landscape between the sheer north face of the Sierra and its softly rising mountain ridges where you can enjoy a walk in all directions. A brilliant walk!
After the hike, check into the hotel, and relax until dinner time.
Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park
Cadí-Moixeró | Spanish Pyrenees

2n day - SERRA D'ENSIJA

Picasso - Gósol - Berguedà
After breakfast, drive to the starting point of the hike to Serrat Voltor (2,279m), the first of the four peaks in the Ensija range.

Serrat Voltor. This is a summit that, once reached, gives you the feeling that you are on top of the world. The next peak is Creu de Ferro (2,294m), The most gentle summit. From here, you will enjoy the best view over all of the Ensija’s crest line.
Gallina Pelada (2.317m) is the third peak and the highest point of the Ensija range.
Roca Blanca (2,289m) is the last one. This summit is linked to Gallina Pelada by a rocky, overhead crest line which is not risky and which is interesting to walk along. Roca Blanca is surrounded by steep cliffs and screes.

After the hike we will visit the Picasso museum in Gósol. Picasso spent 81 days in Gósol during the spring and summer of 1906. There he painted more than 300 works. After this trip, Picasso’s pictures evolved towards simplified shapes, towards the primitive.

Some of his most famous works painted in Gósol are “Joven de Gósol”, “Cabeza de chaval Gosolà”, “La mujer de los panes”.

Once back at the inn and before the dinner, the guide will talk to the group about the Cathar Tragedy (XI and XII Centuries)

Bergueda | Serra Ensija
Cadí-Moixeró | Spanish Pyrenees

3rd day - PENYES ALTES DE MOIXERO

After breakfast, drive to the starting point of the ascent to Penyes Altes de Moixero (2,279m).
Penyes Altes de Moixero is the most beautiful peak in the eastern part of the Cadi Moixero Natural Park. Alpine landscape guaranteed. On the summit of Penyes Altes looking south, you stand above a sheer drop. There is a panoramic view across the valley of Llogregat and over to Comabona and Pedraforca.
While moderate southern slopes and vertical northern precipices characterise the Cadi mountain range, the reverse is true of the eastern Moixero mountains.

 

After the hike, visit to Cathar museum in Baga. Then, wine and cheese tasting at the Niu Nou, an excellent Slow Food restaurant. This activity and the previous one are optional and are not included in the price.
Cadi moixero Natural Park
Bergueda | Comabona peak during a trek through the Pyrenees

4th day - PEDRAFORCA

After breakfast, drive to the starting point of the ascent.
From the summit: one of the most beautiful views in the Pyrenees. The distinctively shaped Pedraforca is one of the most beautiful mountains of the Iberian peninsula.
For many mountain lovers Pedraforca is the perfect example of a mountain and therefore a popular summit to aim for. However, it is a strenuous ascent, with some very steep inclines and sections of scrambling in the summit area. We can choose a shorter route if necessary

After the descent, we taste home-made beer in a bar of Gósol to celebrate the conquest of Pedraforca.

Return to the inn, relax and farewell dinner in the evening.

Views of Pedraforca during a trek through the Pyrenees | Bergueda
Cadi Moixero Natural Park | Bergueda

5th day

Cadí-Moixeró | Spanish Pyrenees

Departure after breakfast.

Participants who were collected in Barcelona will be transferred back.

ACCOMMODATION

Cadí-Moixeró | Spanish Pyrenees

Cadí-Moixeró | Spanish PyreneesThe inn is 1,425 m above sea level. It has five en-suite rooms, a dining-room/bar, and a living room with a fireplace. It is in a quiet and comfortable setting with lots of outside space and seating. There is also indoor entertainment such as board games, T.V. and DVD.

The food is traditional home-made dishes with locally produced ingredients.
There is an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a small gym and sauna.

NOTES

  • Included:
    • Full-board en-suite accommodation
    • Meals: 4 picnic lunches, 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Wine is included with the dinner.
    • Internal transfers
    • Transfer from Barcelona to the Pyrenees, and back
    • Accident insurance while in the wilderness
    • Certified UIMLA Mountain Guide with you throughout
    • All scheduled non-walking activities
  • Excluded:
    • Flights
    • Personal equipment
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals and drinks not indicated in ‘Included’
  • The guide has the right to change the itinerary at any time if deemed necessary to guarantee the security of the group
  • Walking gear & equipment – I will send you a list when you book.
  • If you arrive in Spain by car or train, contact us by completing the form at the end of this page. We can arrange a meeting at the airport.

AVAILABILITY

Only four places available on our next trip (May 20 2017)

Also places available on:

> June 17 2017

> August 13 2017

> August 27 2017  (guaranteed tour)

> September 9 2017

Bespoke trips: let me know the dates that best suit you!

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