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ROUTE FROM SORT MADRE DE DIOS DE ARBOLÓ
AND GERRI DE LA SALT

Linear route (one way) 15.3 km long that follows the course of the river Noguera Pallaresa, from Sort to the sanctuary of Arboló and Gerri de la Sal. The route starts in the county capital, crosses the riverside forest of Les Vernedes and goes through holm oak and Scots pine woods as far as Baro. It then crosses the Arboló strait, visits the sanctuary of the Virgin of Arboló and, finally, arrives at Gerri de la Sal. It is a signposted route and is suitable for people who are used to walking.
 
This excursion takes us along the middle course of the river Noguera Pallaresa as it passes through the Pallars villages of Sort, Baro and Gerri de la Sal. The route is always close to the river, through riverside woods, holm oak and Scots pine forests, and also allows us to discover one of the architectural jewels of the High Pyrenees, the Romanesque sanctuary of the Virgin of Arboló, patron saint of Pallars Sobirà.
 
THE BEST OF THE ROUTE
- Walking along the banks of the river Noguera Pallaresa, the backbone of the region.
- Discover the fauna and flora of the riverside forest in Pallars.
- Visit the sensational sanctuary of Arboló.
- The views we have during the route of the villages of Baix Pallars.
ROUTE DESCRIPTION
Difficulty: Remarkable
Departure/arrival: Hotel Les Brases / Sort
Total time: 5h
Minimum altitude: 585m
Maximum altitude: 817m
Accumulated slope: +461m/ -544m
Total distance: 15.3km
Nearest town: Sort

MORE INFORMATION

 
- Duration: Full day.
 
- Total effective time (without stops): 5:00h in total. 3:15h from Sort to Baro (Arcalís bridge) and 1:45h from Baro to Gerri de la Sal.
 
- Accumulated difference in altitude: + 461m / - 544m
 
- Difficulty: Remarkable.
 
- 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 signposted with yellow paint continuity marks and vertical signposts at junctions and crossroads. In any case, be careful because some sections may be missed.
2. To return to Sort from Gerri de la Sal you can take the bus. Check timetables at www.alsa.es (the bus also stops at Baro).
 
- How to get there by car:
The starting point of the excursion is at the Hotel Restaurant Les Brases de Sort. We arrive in 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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