Sierra del Montsec
The Sierra the Guara is heaven on earth for nature & adventure sports lovers. Come along and
spend a weekend exploring this genuine gem located at about 3h drive from Barcelona.
13 years old
2 to 4 nights (2 to 5 days)
- Be physically fit
- Not suitable if you have fear of heights
- Kayaking: know how to swim
Paragliding and observation of the stars are always optional
What's the plan?
The Natural park of Sierra de Guara is located in the Pre-Pyrenees and has a multitude of karstic canyons sculpted by air and water, that formed rocks of amazing shapes and colours. The crystal-clear rivers and the small villages (abandoned or not) invite us to discover the rich history of this extraordinary natural area, which we'll do hiking and canyoning (it is up to you to choose whether you want to do one or the other, or both).
Here are a few examples of the things we could do (note that the activities may vary according to external/weather conditions):
ALQUÉZAR - an old village hung on a canyon cliffs
We will visit the town of Alquézar and walk through its fantastic "Route of the footbridges" that will give us a unique perspective on the Vero river canyon.
THE ROUTE OF THE ABANDONED VILLAGES
From the heart of the natural park, we will start a fantastic hike that will take us to a beautiful natural spring of water; a dolmen where we will enjoy impressive views on the Pyrenees mountains and we’ll visit abandoned villages far from civilization.
MALLOS DE RIGLOS: the doorways to heaven
By car, we will drive up to the majestic Mallos de Riglos. They are a geological rock formation made of conglomerate and characterized by large vertical walls up to 275 meters high. We will discover them through a beautiful hike.
THE BIERGE WATERFALL
We will start a hiking route from the waterfall of Bierge, which is 9 meters high. We will go up the river to discover a spring that arises in a magical place with crystal-clear waters.
If you'd like to go canyoning instead of hiking, that's also an option (see conditions below). Countless amazing canyons run through the Sierra de Guara: the Petit Mascún y la Virgen, Oscuros de Balces, Peonera, Gorgas Negras,... are amongst the ones we usually go for.
WINE CELLAR VISIT
If you want to, we can go visit a winery and do a Somontano wine tasting (optional).
Accommodation & Meals
We’ll be staying in furnished apartments in the middle of the Sierra de Guara Natural Park. The total capacity of the apartments is up to 6 people: two double rooms, a dining room with 2 individual sofa-beds, a fitted kitchen and a bathroom. A swimming pool is also open in the summertime.
There is mini supermarket and a good restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (if we do not want to prepare the food on our own), with vegan and vegetarian options at very reasonable prices.
How do we get there?
We'll be sharing private cars.
When you sign up, you'll be invited to let us know if you have a car and how many people can come with you.
Leaving from Barcelona:
c/ John Maynard Kaynes, 2 - BCN
On the spot:
Alberg Vall d'Àger
What to bring
a raincoat/waterproof hiking gear
another pair of shoes (in case they get wet)
swimming suit + towel (river baths)
walking sticks (optional)
If you go canyoning
additional shoes (to go into the water: sports shoes are ok - water slippers are NOT)
pool goggles (if you wear contact lenses)
if you are very sensitive to the cold, bring a lycra (synthetic) shirt (to be worn underneath the wetsuit)
The price is per person. We usually leave in the afternoon after work. If you can leave earlier in the morning, let us know when you sign up and we'll try to coordinate with others so we can enjoy a full first day.
Accommodation in furnished apartments (towels and sheets incl.)
Insurance in case of accident + CL
Hikes and visits supervised by an official mountain guide every day
It does NOT include:
Canyoning: if instead of hiking you'd like to go canyoning one (or more) day(s), it is possible for an extra €40-45/day (depending on the canyon. Includes canyoning gear + official canyoning guide).
Visit to the winery: it is optional and to be paid separately (€15)
Transportation: every passenger will pay €25 to the driver for gas/tolls costs.
Meals (you can bring your own groceries - or buy them at the mini supermarket - and cook in the apartment)
Good to know
To our greatest delight, we'll be staying at quite a remote place in the middle of the nature. There are no ATM (or bank) or gas station anywhere close (at least an hour-drive away), so please make sure you bring enough cash money and that your car fuel tank is full enough. ;)
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Don't see any date that suits you?
Here above you should see the dates of the next trips we have planned for this activity. If none of them suits you - or if no dates appear at all - let us know when you'd like to go so we can set up a new trip: send us a message or call us (+34) 699 444 539.
The deposit paid when signing up is not refundable, except if the activity is cancelled by the organizer. If the participant cancels between 7 days and 72 hours before the activity starts, 50% of the total amount is due. Should the participant cancels less than 72 hours before the activity starts, 100% of the total amount is due. For more info, see our general terms and conditions.