Live the demarcation of Lleida, nature and diversity near you!
The counties of the Lleida district are recognized for the great offer of nature activities, a privileged landscape environment and a unique cultural and gastronomic heritage.
The towns and cities of the demarcation gradually host cultural and sports proposals, always pending the evolution of the pandemic. In fact, sports lovers have in this area of the country multiple proposals for hiking, mountain climbing, racing, night walks and Nordic walking.
The Lleida demarcation once again receives visitors and the rate of reservations and employment is progressively growing in all areas of accommodation, while the rest of tourist services and facilities are returning to normal after the months' stoppage caused by the health crisis.
In the entire Lleida territory, only the Segrià region (located to the south of the demarcation and which houses the capital, Lleida) is not accessible as it is in a confined situation, while the other twelve regions (the rest of the flat and all the mountain area) work normally.
Tourist activities and facilities underway
Campsites, rural houses, hotels and tourist apartments open their doors to tourists and visitors, following all the recommended sanitary measures.
Most museums and museum spaces have also opened their doors. Thus, the Romanesque churches of the Boí Valley, in Alta Ribagorça, a valuable medieval complex declared a World Heritage Site. The Rock Art Complex of the Moors of the Cogul (Garrigues), the Iberian fortress of Vilars de Arbeca (Garrigues) and the convent of Sant Bartomeu de Bellpuig (Urgell) have also opened their doors. The Romanesque cathedral of La Seu de Urgell can also be visited again.
Iconic facilities such as the Montsec Astronomical Park (La Noguera) or the Mundo Naturaleza Pirineos nature center have also been launched .
If you want to enjoy nature in its purest state, you should know that the natural parks of the demarcation (the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Parks, the Alto Pirineo Natural Park and the Cadí -Moixeró Natural Park) are already The activities and guided tours have restarted, which include hiking and naturalistic outings (discovered flora and fauna). The one in Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici has already opened the houses in the Espot and Boí parks to the public and has started up the bus services to access it.
Many of the tourist routes in the territory have also been active , such as the Wine Route, which already organizes activities such as visits and pairings, except in the Segrià region. Likewise, the fortresses that can be visited on the Lleida Castles Route (which includes Concabella, Florejacs, Montclar, Montsonís, Pallargues, los Silos, Vicfred and Montfalcó Murallat, which is in fact a town-fortress) are also open to the public.
Hiking Festival in the Vall Fosca
The Vall Fosca Hiking Festival will be held from July 30 to August 2 , which is one of the 8 hiking festivals in the Catalan Pyrenees. It will offer guided activities to discover the territory with responsibility and ensuring the maximum safety of its participants, adopting all the hygienic and sanitary measures against Covidien-19.
This edition of the festival will include very attractive activities such as, for example, the walk with the observation of the night sky (with dinner included); the departure to see how the cattle ranchers of the valley give salt to the cows, or the discovery of the peculiarities of the National Park in the Vall Fosca and the glacier landscapes, among many other offers.
After the Vall Fosca Festival, in the Lleida Pyrenees there will be the Valle de Arán Walking Festival, between August 24 and 30; the Conca Hiking Festival, from October 2 to 4, and the Vall de Boí Trek Festival, from October 10 to 12.
La Vall Fosca, in the north of Pallars Jussà, is ideal for hiking with its thirty ponds and imposing peaks of almost 3,000 meters. It should be said that it is also one of the entrance gates to the Aigüestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake, which is easily accessible by cable car.
Source: Tourist Board of the Lleida Provincial Council