WALKING EXCURSION LES VERNEDES
A very easy and beautiful walk.
The Sort and Vall d'Àssua Nature Trail is made up of a series of routes that have been prepared around a main path that is divided into six sections, between the towns of Sort, Olp, Altron, Sauri, Llessui, Les Bordes de Llessui and Pas de Mainera. Connected to this main route are up to twelve secondary routes such as Les Vernedes, a circular itinerary that starts in the town centre of Sort and is about 6 km long.
This route, which is 6 km long, is an ideal place for walks, whether on foot, by bicycle or on horseback.
The route starts at the Tros de Sort cheese dairy and continues along the edge of the Noguera Pallaresa. When you reach a crossroads, the path enters the Vernedes area, which is characterised by poplar and poplar plantations that are used as wood for paper production. This area used to be a large riverside forest dominated by alder (hence the name aliseda) and other plant species linked to the presence of water. A good example of this vegetation can still be found on the other side of the river, in l'indret, known as the alder grove of Montardit, which is part of the Alt Pirineu Natural Park.
Here are some photographs where you can see this marvellous landscape of the Vernedes de Sort with its flora and fauna.