Gisclareny, your routes in capital letters
Gisclareny, a small town in the Berguedà region, is a natural jewel included within the Cadí Moixeró natural park. The municipality borders Bagà, Cerdanya, Saldes,Vallcebre and Guardiola de Berguedà and is home to unique landscapes that make it become an extraordinary mountain corner. In order to enjoy its potential of forests, peaks and alpine meadows, we suggest a route that includes several itineraries, specifically we are talking about an itinerary for each letter that makes up Gisclareny. Therefore, we propose ten itineraries through the parts of the municipality.
Next, we give you a preview of each route so that you can choose the one that best suits your plans, or if you prefer you can start with route G and continue with I, until all the routes that make up GISCLARENY are completed.
Route G: La Dou
This route begins and ends at the Coll de la Bena (1,450 m), the highest point of this route that we will do in about four and a half hours.
The itinerary allows us to contemplate the richness and diversity of the vegetation in the area, such as Scots pine, hazelnut and holly among other species, as well as a landscape of great beauty, mainly in the area of the Prados de Escrib, 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 to the Bauma del Obispo, a cave formerly inhabited. The first hour and a half of walking brings us closer to the Dou (945 m), the lowest point on the route. Sant Martí del Puig, The Scribe meadows, the Gisclareny fountain are the areas where we will pass along this excursion until we reach Coll de la Bena again.
Route I: La Voltrera
The Coll de la Bena is the starting and finishing point of this route of just over two hours and which has 200 meters of unevenness from the highest point (1,520 m) to the lowest, the source of Gisclareny (1,300 m ).
It is an itinerary with magnificent panoramic views of the Bastareny Valley and the Sierra de Moixeró. Just 30 minutes after starting the walk, we will cross a red pine forest where, if we are in silence, we can perhaps observe a chamois or feel the peal 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 spring and finally reaches the Coll de la Bena.
Route S: El Pinar
This route of only an hour and a half of walking, has almost no unevenness, which, in addition, makes it very suitable for all those who want to start out on mountain excursions.
It starts and ends in the Gisclareny Town Hall square and goes up first to Cal Martinet and Coll de la Sierra and then goes down to Coll de Jovell and finally reaches the town hall square. Along the route we will mainly find very 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 the Coll de Bauma, where you must take a forest track to the right that is closed with a barrier. After about 100 meters there is a path to the left that goes up into the forest (Clot de la Pleta de la Olla).
Then we will arrive at 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, crossing the meadow above the remains of a shepherd's hut. We go up in a zigzag and we come out to Cap del Grauet. This place is a viewpoint over the Monnell Valley, the Moixa mountain 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 herd of chamois grazing in this area. We will continue climbing and we will pass by the left of the Monte de los Terreros, we will go out to the Coll del Tancalaporta and we will follow the Comabona on the east side to the top. We will return through the Clot de Comabona, and we will 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 track towards the torrent. Before arriving we will find, on the left hand side of the road, two holes that are old kilns that had been used to make tiles.
Then we will take the path to the left that goes up into the forest, which later crosses a stream of clear waters rich in fauna and which rises to the right. When we almost reach Coll de Bauma we will find the Coll de Bauma spring and some stoves prepared to be able to enjoy a day of recreation. We will also see a raft protected with a closed: it is a water tank to use in case of fire. We will continue climbing a little more and we will arrive at the hill. We cross the forest track and turn left into a beautiful forest, where we can see two species of pine: red pine and black pine. We will go up until we reach a Coll where we will again deviate to the left along this section. If we look to the right of our route we will see the work carried out by Picot de Gayet reflected in some pine trees. We will plan until we 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.
Path A: Turbians
We will leave the junction of the Gisclareny road with San Miguel de Turbians and along the forest track we will go to San Miguel. At the height of the San Miguel sign, we leave the track and come out onto a meadow with views of Pedraforca and Comabona.
To the right of this plain is the church of San Miguel, which can be visited. At this point, the Coll de San Miguel, the path turns to the left and passes through an area of holm oaks and oaks. Further on, the path opens up and we pass a terrace where there is a small colony of poplars; shortly after we come out onto a track, we continue to the right; a little further on we take a detour to the left in the direction of Cal Ralé.
Below the house and heading east, the path goes up through a forest area. We come to a point where the road ends at a track; We follow it a bit and then we take a path that turns left and passes by a fountain: the Cal Pere Vilella fountain. The path climbs through the forest until reaching the Coll de Turbians.
From the hill we have to go in the direction of Roca Tiraval. Five minutes from the hill we will leave this path and take a path to the left that goes up through the forest until we reach the Coll de Culledassa.
From here the path goes along the ridge; if we approach the ridge, we will see an impressive view of the Bastareny Valley. We arrive at Cap del Cau. Here we turn a little to the right and pass a raft; We continue along the ridge, we pass through the Cau plain; from this point the road goes down. We will go through the rubble of a house (La Portella). Shortly after, we will arrive at Coll del Escrib, and from there to the place of departure.
Route R: La Encina
We leave the intersection of San Miguel de Turbians, pass through the Cura grade and, before reaching the church, we turn left. We go down to the Coll del Cabo de las Barreras; to the right we have Pedraforca and the church of San Miguel de Turbians.
We go down to the track that takes us to the neighborhood of Vilella, passing between the farmhouses of El Paraíso and Cal Ponet. We continue eastward, we find a waterfall, the Abajo fountain, and we 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 forks; We take the one on the left and go up to Cap del Grapis. Here the path goes down to the shady coast of Costa Fría. We find a crossroads and take the one on the right, which is still flat; We go through a place where you have to be careful, because to the right there is a large cliff. We continue towards the east, we change slope and see the Valle de Saldes and Vallcebre, the house of Cal Noguera and the oak grove of Coma Oscura. We follow the ridge of the mountain and pass over Ca la Estevenó. We continue towards Cal Noguera, where we can see a hundred-year-old holm oak very close to the house. From here the road begins to climb. We leave a very marked one on the right and continue to the left and soon we turn right. The path goes inside a Clot that, with a strong unevenness and zigzag, reaches an area of crops and the Roca de Cans farmhouse. We went through the lower part of the house, entered the forest and came out to the Coll de Turbians. Once we are on the hill, we follow the forest track until we reach the beginning of the route.
Route E: The Lakes
We left the source of Gisclareny. We continue along the road to Coll de Cal Jovell. We follow the track heading south and after ten minutes we reach the Mateu pass. We enter the pine forest, until we reach an oak grove, the Alou. We continue along the track to Coll de Jou.
Here we take a path into the forest, heading east. We arrived at the ruins of Cal Paxena, we went out into an open space and passed through other ruins of the Casa de los Lagos. We continue in an easterly direction, from where we see San Miguel de Turbians and the neighborhood of Vilella; to the right we have the gorge of the piñoneros. Shortly afterwards, where the road turns to the left, we get into the shady area and make a change of panoramic view: just ahead of us is Cal Ros, to the right the cliffs of La Balma, below Cal Cazador and further to the right the neighborhood of Vilella. We now continue inside the forest; to the right is Cinglera del Grau and more to the right is Canalassa. We found a conglomerate of pumice. We cross to the right, under this stone, and we come to a pass, the Passant del Grau. We make a left turn, next to a natural rock wall, until we find the Paso del Grau. In front we see the house of Cal Ros and the remains of the Castle of Fener. From here, the path climbs through an area of bushes where large rocks with bear's ear and thickets of butcher's broom are interspersed. Soon we will see on our right a very large stone, the Roc de Donzell. We continue climbing and arrive at the beginning of the itinerary.
Route N: La Solana
We leave the Coll de la Bena and take the middle forest track in the direction of the torrent. We leave the track and take a path to the right. We pass by the side of the meteorological station and continue in the direction of the torrent. We found an old haul road, we passed through the shady area of Las Rentadora and crossed the stream.
We continue the path, inside the forest, and cross another stream. We go up in an easterly direction. We leave the path on the right and continue climbing the one on the left. We went out to a plain, the Llano del Avellanosa. We continue up and, at the end of this more open space, we find a curious crack to the left of the path. We pass through an open space and see, to 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 the Murcarols Valley can be seen. We walked east to a meadow, the Era Vella. Soon we come out to the ridge, where we have a nice view of the Sierra de la Noixa, the Chamber and, to the left, the Bou pass. We continue to the left along the ridge, we pass through the plains of La Solana and arrive at La Solana. From here we will continue planning towards the west, with Pedraforca in front. Shortly after, we make a steep descent and come to an open track; we are at the Cap de la Roca Roja. We continue along this track to the Coll de Balma. From here we follow route L and return to Coll de la Bena.
Route Y: Coll de la Bena
This itinerary, like that of La Voltrera, begins at the Coll de la Bena. A good part of the route coincides with the aforementioned route.
The first part is a steep climb but luckily not very long. Shortly after, the path softens and continues flat, with beautiful views of the Puig Terreros, the Moixa mountain range, the Moixeró, the Tossa massif, the Puigllançada... Again, another climb with quite a difference in level and we reach the plain of the Voltrera. Now we change the slope, we go to the southern slope, from this place we can enjoy an excellent view of the Gisclareny Valley, Pedraforca, the Ensija mountain range. From this point, we continue to the right following the ridge, and we take a path in a westerly direction. We lose height 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: Gisclareny City Council