Gisclareny, its uppercase routes
Gisclareny, a small town in the Berguedà region, is a natural jewel included in the Cadí Moixeró natural park. The municipality limits with Bagà, Cerdanya, Saldes, Vallcebre and Guardiola de Berguedà and welcomes some unique landscapes that make it become an extraordinary mountain corner. In order to enjoy its potential of forests, summits and alpine meadows we suggest a route that encompasses several itineraries, specifically we are talking about an itinerary for each letter that makes up Gisclareny. Therefore, we propose ten itineraries through the towns of the municipality.
Then, we make an advance of each route so you can choose the one that fits you best in your plans, or if you prefer you can start with the G route and continue with the I, until you complete all the routes that make up G-I-S-C-L-A-R-E-N-Y.
Route G: La Dou
This route starts and ends at the Coll de la Bena (1,450 m), the highest point of this route that we will do in approximately four and a half hours.
The itinerary allows us to contemplate the richness and diversity of the vegetation of the area, such as Scots pine, hazel and holly among other species, as well as a landscape of great beauty, mainly in the area of the Meadows of Scribe, from where We can see the Sierras del Cadí and Ensija and Pedraforca. The route takes us to the source of the Bastareny River and the Bauma del Obispo, a cave formerly inhabited. The first hour and a half of walking brings us to the Dou (945 m), the lowest point of the route. Iris del Puig, The meadows of the Scribe, the source of Gisclareny are the areas through which we will pass along this excursion until we reach the Coll de la Bena again.
Route I: La Voltrera
The neck of the Band is the starting and finishing point of this route of just over two hours and it has 200 meters of difference from the highest point (1,520 m) in the lowest, the source of Gisclareny (1,300 m) ).
It is an itinerary with magnificent views of the Bastareny Valley and the Sierra de Moixeró. Only 30 minutes after starting the walk we will cross a red pine forest where, if we are silent, we can observe perhaps a chamois or feel the beak of the peak. From the Coll de la Bena, the path takes us through the Baga Voltrera, continues below the Roca d'en Bosc, passes through the Gisclareny fountain and finally reaches Coll de la Bena.
Route S: El Pinar
This route of only an hour and a half of walk, almost no unevenness, which also makes it very suitable for all those who want to start hiking in the mountains.
Start and end at the Gisclareny Town Hall square and go up first to Cal Martinet and the Coll de la Sierra and then go down to the Coll de Jovell and finally get to the town hall square. Along the route we will find mainly attractive landscapes, from the Sierra de Ensija to the views of Saldes, Maçaners and Pedraforca.
Route C: Comabona
This itinerary begins at the curve that comes after Coll de Bauma, where you should take a forest track on the right that is closed with a barrier. At about 100 meters there is a path to the left that goes up through the forest (Clot de la Pleta de la Olla).
Then we will reach the Grau, a place with little vegetation, where we will have an incredible view of the north face of Pedraforca, the Sierra de Ensija, the Valley of the Saldes River, Gisclareny, the Bastareny Valley. We continue to the left across the meadow over the remains of a shepherd's hut. We go up in a zigzag and go to the Head of Grauet. This place is a viewpoint over the Monnell Valley, the Moixa range, the Moixeró, the Pedró dels Quatre Batlles (Tosa) and, the Puigllançada. We will continue to the left and diagonally, and we will arrive at the Pleta de la Guilla; if we try to go in silence we will have the possibility of seeing a flock of chamois grazing in this area. We will continue climbing and we will pass by the left of the Terreros mountain, we will go to the neck of the Tancalaporta and we will follow the Comabona on the eastern part to the top. We will return by the Clot de Comabona, and end up on the forest track near where we had started the itinerary.
Route L: Coll de Bauma
The beginning of this itinerary is the Coll de la Bena. From there we will take the middle path in the direction of the torrent. Before arriving we will find, to the left of the road, two holes that are old ovens that had been used to make tiles.
Then we will take the path on the left that goes up through the forest, which later crosses a torrent of clear waters rich in fauna and that goes up on its right. When we almost reach the Coll de Bauma we will find the source of Coll de Bauma and a stove prepared to enjoy a day of recreation. We will also see a protected raft with a closed: it is a water tank to be used in case of fire. We will continue climbing a little more and we will reach the neck. We cross the forest track and we turn to the left into a beautiful forest, where we can see two pine species: red pine and black pine. We will go up until we reach a Coll where again we will turn to the left for this stretch. If we look to the right of our route we will see reflected in some pine the works made by peak or black. We will plan to find the forest track that we had previously crossed the Coll de Bauma and we will not leave it until we reach the Coll de la Bena, where we had started the excursion.
Route A: Turbians
We will leave the junction of the Gisclareny road with San Miguel de Turbians and through the forest track we will go to San Miguel. At the height of the San Miguel sign, we leave the track and go out to a meadow with views of Pedraforca and Comabona.
To the right of this plan is the church of San Miguel, which can be visited. At this point, the neck of San Miguel, the road turns to the left and passes through an area of oaks and oaks. Further on, the path opens and we go through a terrace where there is a small colony of poplars; Soon we went to a track, we continued to the right; A little further on we take a detour to the left in the direction of Cal Ralé.
Below the house and in an easterly direction, the path climbs through a forest area. We reach a point where the road ends up on a track; We follow it a piece and then take a path that goes to the left and passes through a fountain: the fountain of Cal Pere Vilella. The path climbs through the forest until you reach Coll de Turbians.
From the neck we have to go in the direction of the Tiraval Rock. Five minutes from the neck we will leave this road and take a path to the left that goes up through the forest to reach the Coll de Culledassa.
From here the road goes crest; if we approach the ridge, we will see an impressive view of the Bastareny Valley. We arrived at the Chief of Cau. Here we take a little to the right and pass by a raft; continue crest, we passed through the Cau plain; from this point the road goes down. We will pass through the rubble of a house (la Portella). Shortly after we arrive at the Coll del Escriba, and from there to the place of departure.
Route R: La Encina
We left the crossing of San Miguel de Turbians, we went through the degree of the priest and, before arriving at the church, we turned left. We are going down to the neck of Cabo de las Barreras; On the right we have the Pedraforca and the church of San Miguel de Turbians.
We go down to the track that leads to the neighborhood of Vilella, passing between the farmhouses of Paradise and Cal Ponet. We continue east, we find a waterfall, the Abajo fountain, and continue until the track ends, in the dehesa del Toros. Here we return to take a path inside the forest. After a few meters, the road bifurcates; we take the one on the left and go up to the Chief of the handful. Here the road goes down to the shade of Costa Fría. We find a crossroads and take the one on the right, which is flat; We went through a place where we must be careful, because on the right there is a big cliff. We continue east, we change the slope and we see the Valley of Saldes and Vallcebre, the house of Cal Noguera and the oak forest of Coma Oscura. We follow the back of the mountain and pass over Ca la Estevenó. We continue towards Cal Noguera, where we can see a centennial oak very close to the house. From here the road begins to rise. In we leave a very marked one to the right and we continue to the left and soon we turn to the right. The road goes into a Clot that, with a steep slope and zigzag, reaches an area of crops and the farm of Roca de Perros. We went through the lower part of the house, entered the forest and went to the Coll de Turbians. Once we are in the neck, we follow the forest track until we reach the beginning of the route.
Route E: The Lakes
We left the fountain of Gisclareny. We continue along the road to the neck of Cal Jovell. We follow the track in a southerly direction and after ten minutes we arrive at the Mateu pass. We enter the pine forest, until we reach an oak grove, the Alou. We continue along the track until Coll de Jou.
Here we take a path into the forest, heading east. We arrived at the ruins of Cal Paxena, we went to an open space and passed by other ruins of the house of the Lakes. We continue east, from where we see San Miguel de Turbians and the Vilella neighborhood; to the right we have the gorge of the stone pioneers. Soon, where the road makes a left turn, we get into the shady and make a change of panoramic: just ahead we have Cal Ros, to the right the cliffs of the Balma, below There is Hunter and more to the right the neighborhood of Vilella. We continue now inside the forest; to the right is the Cinglera del Grado and more to the right the Canalassa. We found a conglomerate of pumice stone. We crossed to the right, below this stone, and we came to a neck, the Passing of the Degree. We make a left turn, next to a natural rock wall, until we find El Paso del Grado. In front we see the house of Cal Ros and the remains of the Castle of Fener. From here, the road goes up through a bushing zone where large rocks with bear's ear and rusco bushes are interspersed. Soon we will see on our right a very large stone, the Roc de Donzell. We continue climbing and we arrive at the beginning of the itinerary.
Route N: La Solana
We leave the Coll de la Bena and take the forest path in the middle towards the torrent. We leave the track and take a path on the right. We pass by the side of the weather station and continue towards the torrent. We found an old haul road, we passed through the washing machine and crossed the stream.
We continue the path, inside the forest, and cross another stream. We climb east. We leave the road on the right and continue climbing on the left. We went to a plan, the Plano del Avellanosa. We continue up and, at the end of this more open space, we find a curious crack to the left of the road. We pass through an open place and we see, on our right, the Coll de la Bena and, in the background, the Sierra de Ensija. Further on we find another point with little vegetation, from where you can see the Murcarols Valley. We walked east to a meadow, the Vella Era. Soon we went to the ridge, where we have a nice view of the Sierra de la Noixa, the Chamber and, on the left, the pass of the Bou. We continue to the left along the ridge, we go through the planes of the Solana and arrive at the Solana. From here we will continue planning in a west direction, with the Pedraforca in front. Soon after, we make a strong descent and arrive at an open track; we are at the end of the Red Rock. We continue along this track until Coll de Balma. From here we follow the itinerary L and return to the neck of the Bena.
Route Y: Coll de la Bena
This itinerary, like that of the Voltrera, starts the Coll de la Bena. A good part of the route coincides with the aforementioned route.
The first part is a steep climb but, fortunately, not very long. Shortly after the road is smoothed and continues flat, with beautiful views of the Puig Terreros, the Moixa range, the Moixeró, the Tossa massif, the Puigllançada... Again, another climb with quite a slope and we reached the plan of the Voltrera. Now we change the slope, we go to the south slope, from this place we can enjoy an excellent view of the Valley of Gisclareny, the Pedraforca, the Sierra de Ensija. From this point, we continue to the right following the ridge, and take a path in a westerly direction. We are losing altitude until we reach the road, in the neighborhood of Coll de la Bena, and we follow it until we reach Coll de la Bena, where we started the excursion.
Source: City of Gisclareny