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ROUTE FROM SORT GERRI DE LA SAL BY
ESTAC, MENCUI I PERAMEA

A linear route 33 km long (one way) that allows us to discover the charming villages of the southern sector of the Pallars Sobirà region, following paths full of history, with dry stone margins and cobbled stretches. The route we propose starts in Sort and runs along the slopes of the Llarvén and Estac mountains, passing through the villages of Bressui, Enviny, Montardit de Dalt, Escàs, Mencui, Balestui and Peramea and finally ending in Gerri de la Sal. It is a physically demanding excursion - due to the long distance and steep slopes to be overcome - and is only recommended for hikers who are used to long-distance routes.
 
This linear route from Sort to Gerri takes us through the mountainous landscape of the southern sector of Pallars Sobirà, in a transition zone between the Pre-Pyrenees and the Pyrenees. We walk through red pine and holm oak woods, along the paths that once linked the scattered villages on the mountain slopes of the valley of the river Noguera Pallaresa.
 
THE BEST OF THE ROUTE
- To walk along the extraordinary historical heritage of the Pallars paths, with dry stone margins and cobbled stretches.
- The sensational views we have during the excursion of the valley of the river Noguera Pallaresa and the small scattered villages.
- Let yourself be seduced by the tranquillity and charm of this magical corner of the Pyrenees.
ROUTE DESCRIPTION
Difficulty: Remarkable
Departure/arrival: Hotel Les Brases / Sort
Total time: 9:30 a.m.
Minimum altitude: 607m
Maximum altitude: 1340m
Accumulated slope: + 1,764m / - 1,854m
Total distance: 33km
Nearest town: Sort

MORE INFORMATION

 
- Duration: Full day.
 
- Total effective time (without stops): 9:30h in total: 4:50h from the Hotel Les Brases de Sort to the village of Mencui and 4:40h from this village to Gerri de la Sal, the end point of the route.
 
- Cumulative difference in altitude: + 1.764m / - 1.854m
 
- Difficulty: Remarkable. This route is suitable for hikers with experience in long-distance routes. The physical demands are high due to the steep gradient and the distance to be covered. Be careful with the orientation, at some points it is difficult to identify the path.
 
- Season: All year round.
 
- Equipment: Nothing special.
 
- Cartography:
1. Parc Natural de l'Alt Pirineu. 1:50.000. Editorial Alpina.
2. Ramat de Camins. Ramat de l'Est. 1 :50.000. Editorial Alpina.
3. Topographic base of Catalonia 1:25.000. Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya (ICGC).
 
- Remarks:
1. The route is long and entertaining, so it is advisable to plan the excursion well and take into account the hours of daylight. We also recommend avoiding days of maximum sunshine.
2. The path is signposted with yellow paint continuity marks and signposts at the crossroads. Attention should also be paid to orientation because you may get lost on some stretches. We recommend the use of a GPS device.
3. There are water sources at Bressui, Enviny, Montardit, Estac, Balestui, Peramea and Gerri de la Sal.
4. If we want to shorten the route and finish it in Baro, from the "Escós crossroads" we can take a track that takes us to the village of Escós and, from this point, we can follow a signposted path to Baro.
5. Once you have finished the route in Gerri de la Sal, to return to Sort you can combine vehicles or take the bus. The timetables can be consulted at www.alsa.es. The bus also stops at the centre of Baro.
 
- How to get there by car:
The starting point of the excursion is at the Hotel Restaurant Les Brases de Sort. We reach Sort on the C-13 road. The Hotel Les Brases is located on the C-13 road, just at the north exit of the village. In front of the hotel there is a free parking space.
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