NOVEL PLACES IN THE ÀSSUA VALLEY FROM SORT
A very complete, deep and fascinating excursion that takes us into the Àssua Valley, following the old bridle paths that connected the small villages of Batlliu de Sort and the Àssua Valley with the rest of Catalonia. We start the route in Sort, the capital of Pallars Sobirà, and climb up to the village of Olp. Then we flank the mountain through a wooded area to the village of Altron, go down to the old Mola de Sall, where we cross the river Pamano, and climb up to the picturesque Sorre and Llessuí. We continue to Saurí, where we cross the Pamano river again. A few loops through the shady side of the mountain take us to the Trases pass, from where we start a long descent to the Bordes d'Olp, the panoramic village of Pujalt and, finally, to Sort.
If you want to discover the essence of Pallars Sobirà, its agricultural and livestock farming past and the architecture of its small mountain villages, this route is not to be missed. Despite being a physically demanding excursion - due to the distance and the slope - it offers several attractions: we enjoy fantastic views of the Monteixo, the Montsent de Pallars and the Torreta de l'Orri, we walk along beautiful historical paths - some of them recently recovered - and we discover what life was like in these areas not so many years ago.
THE BEST OF THE ROUTE
- The magic of the Àssua Valley!
- The views of the Monteixo, the Montsent de Pallars and the Torreta de l'Orri.
- Refresh yourself in the springs of the Batlliu de Sort and the Àssua Valley.
- Discover the impressive network of paths that linked these villages in Pallars before the existence of cars.
- Observe fallow deer in the wild.