Sort is a destination that you will remember all your life. A spectacular landscape with views of the Catalan Pyrenees, a unique historical center and the possibility of doing a thousand activities or excursions to admire nature. But surely, if you are going to spend a few days in this small town of Pallares, all this you will already know. On this occasion, we want to tell you about the best excursions you can make from this municipality so you can squeeze your stay to the fullest. Pay attention!

Route through Malmercat and Arcalís

It is perfect for those who want to travel historical roads, observing the past of ancient civilizations. On this journey you will pass through such emblematic places as the Casa de Savarneda, the oratory of Sant Sebastià with its spectacular views, the castle of Malmercat or Bielsa and the church of Sant Andrés. A lot of magic and charm in this Pyrenean area. This section from Sort is 24.4Km, but without a doubt, it is very worthwhile.

Travel God’s Mother of Arbolo and Gerri de la Sal

The Noguera Pallaresa river will show you its best side, as you will see its middle course passing through the towns of Pallars de Sort, Baro and Gerri de la Sal. The best part of the route will be to walk along its banks, discover the fauna and flora from the riparian forest in El Pallar, visit the Arboló sanctuary and contemplate the views of the villages of Baix Pallars. A very complete route, 15.3Km. You dare?

From Sort to Gerri de la Sal by Estac, Mencui and  Peramea

If you are looking for something more and you are used to high mileage excursions, this may be a good option, as this route for the distance (33Km one way) is not recommended for tourists who are not used to long distances. In it you will have the opportunity to know the historical heritage of the roads of Pallars but traveling the slopes of the mountain of Llarvén and Estac.

The Batlliu

We arrive at the essential route, you can not leave Sort without doing this circular itinerary that passes through Olp, Pujalt, Enviny and Bressui. The difficulty of the route is medium and it is the least distance traveled (12.8Km). However, this journey will not leave you indifferent thanks to the wide variety of colors that you will observe in nature and the incredible panoramic views of the Batlliu, the Noguera Pallaresa river valley, the Torreri de Orri and the Vall Ferrera mountains.

Surely these excursions will enchant you, do you already know what you would like to do in your next visit to Sort? If not, do not worry, in the next post “The best excursions to make from Sort (Part 2) we will talk about the Valley Assuà, The dragon of Saverneda, Tornafort and the valley of Siarb. You can not lose this!