El Pallars Sobirà is currently the region of Catalonia with the largest number of protected areas, and this is due to the great natural charm of these beautiful, green lands north of Lleida. In Pallars Sobirà, its parks are what undoubtedly attract thousands of visitors every year who want to get lost in nature and soak up the fresh air that is breathed in the place.
The Alto Pirineo Natural Park as well as the Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park are the two basic pillars of this region, the two oases of peace, nature and calm of the place, but Pallars Sobirà offers many other places of interest nature that is also worth knowing and visiting, such as forests, lakes, ski resorts, and in short, nature in its purest essence.
The Estany de Certescans has become one of the essential visits for those who come to discover the charms and secrets of Pallars Sobirà. The Estany de Certescans is the largest lake in the Pyrenees, which is located at approximately 2,300 meters above sea level. Getting to this lake is not difficult, since it is a fairly simple route, except in winter, when the path is covered with snow. In order to get to this lake, it is necessary to take the L-504 road that leaves the town of LLavorsí to Tavascan and rent a taxi to Canalada.
The Forest of La Mata de Valencia de Àneu is another of the most interesting proposals in the Pallars Sobirà, a beautiful fir forest currently considered the most important fir forest in the entire Iberian Peninsula. The Bosque de la Mata de Valencia de Àneu is a beautiful space that presents a beautiful and wild environment at the same time. It is an ideal place for excursions on foot with the whole family, and it must be said that the level of complexity of its trails and paths is really simple.
In the impressive Boet Valley there is a beautiful and large green herbaceous plain known as the Pla de Boet, a space that is surrounded by forests and mountains, giving rise to a landscape worth admiring. This plain is located approximately 2000 meters above sea level, through which the Baiau River runs winding. In the meadows that form this superb plain it is common to find grazing cows, mares and sheep.
Also at about 2,000 meters of altitude, the Boumort National Hunting Reserve is located, a reserve that reaches 13,000 hectares. Within these beautiful lands, countless animal species such as the fallow deer, the badger, the wild boar, the wolf, the squirrel or the Tengmalm owl, among many other species, find shelter and refuge. The Boumort reserve is made up of countless plants, trees and shrubs, including juniper, red pine, rosemary, black pine and bearberry.
Nor can the Estany de Montcortés, the Bosque d'Arnui or the Pic de l'Orri remain in the inkwell. The list of places of special natural interest to visit does not end here since the possibilities that you will find in the place are really extensive, and each one more surprising.
Editorial Hotel les Brases.