The Tourist Board of the Diputación de Lérida proposes 26 new hiking routes through the Pyrenees of Lleida
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The Diputación de Lleida, through the Tourist Board, wants to promote and stimulate hiking activity in all the Lleida counties. With this objective, the Tourist Board has published the Hiking Guide of the Pyrenees and the Lands of Lleida with the title "Step by step". The publication date of the guide coincides with the creation of the Professional Hiking Association of the Pyrenees and Lands of Lleida, which has had the support of the Provincial Tourist Board.
The new hiking guide incorporates 26 different routes, two per region, and separated into the geographical areas of the Pyrenees and Lands of Lleida. Each route includes the region through which it runs, a map, its graphic altimetry and a brief description, places of interest, as well as some pictograms with information on the duration, the accumulated difference in altitude, the distance, the difficulty, the starting point and the time of the year. The guide is adapted to new technologies. With the activation of the route in the GPS and through a QR code, it will be possible to follow the route in real time through the mobile. The maps and GPS tracks that carry the QR code are adapted to Android mobiles, iPhone and tablets.
The crossings included in the new guide in the regions of the Pyrenees are the following: Camino de Ansovell and Ruta del Corb, in Alt Urgell; Water Path and Romanesque Route 1, in Alta Ribagorça; Route of the Lakes of La Pera and Pico del Moixeró, in Cerdanya; Rus Path and Mont-rebei Gorge, in Pallars Jussà; Walk around Lake Montcortès and the enchanted forest and along the paths of Las Voces del Pamano 1, in Pallars Sobirà; the Mare de la Font-Castellvell and the Route from Sant Serni del Grau to the Sanctuary of Lord, in the Solsonès, and finally the Carlac Beech Forest Route and the Route of the 7 Colomèrs Lakes, in the Val d'Aran.
As for the regions of the Lands of Lleida, the following itineraries are included: Route of the stone huts and Route of the Transllena, in Garrigues; Mu Gorge Route and Mont-rebei Gorge Route, in La Noguera; Lake Ivars and Vila-sana Route and Canal Route, in Pla d'Urgell; Aubaga-Solana Route through the Protected Natural Area of the Llobregós River Valley and the Cercavins Route, in La Segarra; Route of the Utxesa Reservoir and From the Aiguabarreig to Montmaneu, in Segrià, and finally the Bovera and Corb Route and Route along the banks of the Sió, in Urgell.
It should be noted that the hiking and trekking routes are breaking records of participation in the different scheduled crossings and have become a first-rate tourist activity thanks, to a large extent, to the creation of itineraries that run through some of the most suggestive places of the Pyrenees and the plain of Lleida.
12,000 copies of the Hiking Guide to the Pyrenees and Lands of Lleida have been published in six languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Dutch and German).
The Professional Hiking Association of the Pyrenees and the Lands of Lleida is born
The regions of Lleida offer a wide network of hiking trails and their activity has become an important axis of local economic development in some rural areas that are often outside the mass tourist circuits. Faced with this reality, the Association of Hiking Professionals in the Pyrenees and Lands of Lleida has been created. and its advantages.
The Association of Hiking Professionals in the Pyrenees and the Lands of Lleida was created with the aim of integrating all businessmen in the sector, both individual businessmen and legal entities that are legally constituted, in order to strengthen the business fabric and, at the same time, solidarity. among the various tourist companies by promoting and creating common services based on the practice of hiking.
All hiking and/or ecotourism companies can join the association, as well as active tourism companies that specifically offer a significant percentage of hiking activities in their product catalogue. The association is also open to guides and native workers with activities related to hiking, regulated tourist accommodation that organizes and promotes the activity among their clients, as well as taxi drivers or other businessmen dedicated to the mobility of visitors who have links with the hiking. Finally, all those companies that prove a certain degree of dedication to the creation and/or dissemination of hiking products specifically in the Lleida region may also take part.
The association, apart from representing the companies in the sector in defense of their particular problems, has also set itself the objective of promoting the practice of hiking and creating information and training channels for its members. Lastly, it will also work to promote the activity, in addition to marketing activities carried out by companies, both individually and collectively, to make hiking a first-rate asset in the nature tourism offer of the counties. of the Pyrenees and the Lands of Lleida.
At the founding meeting of the Association of Hiking Professionals in the Pyrenees and Lands of Lleida, which was held on January 16 at the Lleida Provincial Council, José Luis García, director of the company Camins de la Val d' Aran, as president of the association. The act of constitution was attended by several businessmen from the sector of the Lleida counties and the director of the Tourist Board, Jordi Blanch, as well as the Board's technicians.
During the meeting, the attendees made it clear that, given the current economic situation in the country, it is necessary to work to seek excellence in our territory at a tourist level in close cooperation with the various business initiatives that are born within the counties of Lleida, both to capture and consolidate the public from the Catalan market and the whole of Spain, as well as for the foreign market, which is increasingly demanding and demands greater professionalism that meets its expectations.
Hiking is a non-competitive sports and recreational activity that in recent years has become a very attractive offer for tourists and an axis of local economic development in some rural areas that are often left out of mass tourist circuits. . Due to the recovery and maintenance of the paths and trails, currently all the regions of Lleida -both those of the plain and those of the Pyrenees- have an extensive network of hiking routes with tourist, sports and nature routes, of difficulty Variable and suitable for all audiences. Many of these routes are also suitable for mountain biking.
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