In the area of the beautiful Catalan Pyrenees, and more specifically in the region that encompasses Pallars Sobirà, there is a perfect destination for lovers and fans of mushroom picking. The abundant and lush vegetation, the climate and the high humidity of the place make Pallars Sobirà an ideal destination to enjoy a satisfying day of mushroom picking, either alone or in company. Nor should we forget Pallars Jussà and Val d'Aran as suitable destinations for mushroom picking.
El Pallars Sobirà you will find chanterelles, senderuelas, boletus edulis, chanterelles, popcorn, orange, bold, cappuccino, manecillas, reddish cat's tongues, among many others, and the fact is that the month of August has arrived, added to the rains that occur in these lands gives rise to the appearance of mushrooms of all kinds and for all tastes. Those who decide to enjoy a few days off in Pallars Sobirà and go into nature to pick mushrooms must have enough experience and knowledge to avoid choosing the wrong mushrooms, since just as there are edible mushrooms, in this region there are also poisonous mushrooms
Mushrooms are generally found in the middle and upper reaches of the Pyrenees, and when the harvesting season arrives, many people and catering companies come to pick mushrooms to taste them at home or to serve them on the menu of the different restaurants that are scattered throughout Pallars Sobirà. In addition, due to the mushroom season, many people take advantage of their visit to stay a few days and enjoy the best rural and gastronomic tourism in the area.
As a general rule, the mushroom picking season usually begins at the end of August or, in the worst of times, at the beginning of September. When the rains exceed the average and are above average in the spring and summer months and the night temperature is relatively low, it is common for the season to come earlier. Sometimes, if abundant and copious rains occur, it may be the case that mushrooms from different seasons share the limelight and mix.
The chanterelles and boletus edulis do not usually appear until well into September or October, while, for example, in the months of May and June it is common to find senderuelas. This product is one of the most coveted and requested in Pallars Sobirà and its surroundings, so it is not surprising that various events are held whose main theme is the world of mushrooms, such as the Gastronomic Days of Sonsonès, the Gastronomic Days of the Mushroom in Alta Ribagorça, the 'Truffle Cuisine' Gastronomic Show or the Pallars Jussà Mycological Conference, the Níscalo Fair in Coll de Nargó, among many other fairs and events related to mushrooms that take place in the place.
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