Walking the Wild Side of Boumort
Walk an abandoned paradise discovering the current fauna and the vestiges of a not so far, ancient life.
Three days of unceasing adventure in one of the most unexplored, uninhabited, and peculiar spots of Catalonia.
In the most unknown Pre-Pyrenean area, you will be riding in 4×4 vehicles along infinite trails, enjoying excursions through old animal pathways, and visiting the most precious and valued spots of the Boumort National Reserve.
The first night will be spent in the middle of nature in an antique ranger house, today restored into a mountain refuge, and the second one in an exclusive mountain camp, set up exclusively for you, under the magic, troglodyte villages of Solduga and Espluga, in suspension between earth and the sky.
Possibility of collecting and transferring customers from anywhere in Spain and returning them to their place of origin.
The programme can be adapted to the customer’s requirements.
Option: Change the hiking route on the 3rd day, for the canyoning descent of the Barranc de l’Infern. One of the most spectacular canyons in the Pyrenees.
Meet in La Pobla de Segur and explanation of all the indications needed for the days of adventure.
The group is equipped and driven to the fauna observatory.
Fauna observation from one of the supplementary feeding points of the Reserve. Possible observation of big birds of prey, such as the Lammergeyer, the Black vulture, and the Griffon vulture.
After the observation, we will continue the adventure with 4×4, on another infinite trail of the Reserve, that will take us to the initial point of the walking excursion.
Beginning of the hiking route.
Climb to the Cap del Boumort. Exceptional views of central Catalonia, at 2000m. Will follow the route through old animal pathways and subalpine meadows until the Cuberes Refuge.
Arrival at the Cuberes Refuge. An old ranger house in the middle of the woods rebuilt and restored into a mountain accommodation.
Optional visit to the old town of Cuberes, currently abandoned.
Dinner with typical products, relaxing near the chimney and resting in the Refuge.
Breakfast in the Refuge.
4×4 route, stopping in strategic wildlife observation points, to see the typical fauna of the Reserve.
Beginning of the hiking route. During the walk, we will visit the remains of buildings of the Civil War that are left in Esplà. Also, visit the singular troglodyte towns of Solduga and Espluga.
Arrival at the camp.
Arrival at the mountain camp, equipped with all kinds of details, with time to take a bear or beverage, in an idyllic place, in the heart of nature.
The group will be served a complete expedition dinner, which consists of the tasting of local products from Pallars.
Accommodation in the camp under the stars.
Breakfast in the camp.
Beginning of the last excursion. Enjoy the beauty and fineness of the ancient cattle path that connected Espluga with Hortoneda, the village that will bring us back to civilisation. On the way, we will find some incredible remains of the civil war, hidden today in the immensity of this fabulous Boumort Reserve.
Transfer to la Pobla de Segur.
- 3 days of guided and interpreted hiking routes in the Boumort National Reresve.
- Picnic lunch during the first day of tour.
- Accommodation in the Cuberes Refuge with dinner and breakfast included.
- Picnic lunch during the second day of tour.
- Second night accommodation in an exclusive mountain camp.
- Dinner and tasting of local products, cooked in the camp.
- Complete breakfast to face the day with energy.
- Local guides that will be accompanying you throughout the stay.
- Internal transfers needed for the correct development of the programme.
- 4×4 vehicle approximation to the fauna watching points and access to the starting point of the excursions.
- Necessary equipment for the wildlife observation in the Reserve.
Trip available on request for private groups during the months of:
May, June, July, September and October.
Guaranteed departure dates:
- 6, 7 and 8 of June
- 27, 28, and 29 of June
- 11,12 and 13 of July
- 12, 13, and 14 of September
- 26, 27 and 28 of September
Access to one of the observatories in the Boumort National Reserve to admire vultures and other wild animals.
Troglodyte villages built in caves that have been inhabited from unknown times until mid-20th century.
Enjoy a night under the stars in an exclusive mountain camp, in a unique surrounding.
Taste the variety of products and flavours of the local traditional mountain Pyrenean gastronomy.
Varied sceneries, due to the different altitudes, orientations, and geological factors.
Walking the Wild Side of Boumort
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“The villages of Espluga and Solduga are two màgic treasures. The houses are literally hanging on the precipice! The guide told us anecdotes that he picked up from an older man who lived his youth there, in an autonomous way. Very impressing!”
“I have the feeling of having lived a real safari! The never-ending trails and the species that we have observed so closely! The night we spent in the camp was really special and authentic. Moving!”