ROUTE FROM SORT SORT MALMERCAT AND THE
Itinerary of 24.4 km in length - partially circular - that runs through the municipalities of Sort and Soriguera in the southernmost part of the Pyrenean region of Pallars Sobirà. We start the route in Sort, the county capital, follow the river Noguera Pallaresa to the south and climb up to Malmercat. After admiring this small village, we descend towards Baro and then ascend to Arcalís. From here we continue climbing up to the remains of the castle of the same name, a sensational vantage point overlooking the Baix Pallars and the territories of the old barony of Estac. The route is demanding due to the slope and the distance to be covered, and although it is signposted, it is necessary to pay attention to orientation, especially at the crossroads.
This route takes us to Malmercat and Arcalís, two of the numerous villages that extend along the mountain slopes of the valley of the river Noguera Pallaresa, in the southern sector of Pallars Sobirà, following the historic paths - with cobbled sections and dry stone margins - that link the villages of this Pyrenean area full of magic and charm.
THE BEST OF THE ROUTE
- Discover the picturesque villages of Malmercat and Arcalís.
- Visit the ruins of the castle of Arcalís, in the old barony of Estac.
- Be captivated by the landscape and the natural wealth of Pallars Sobirà.
- Walk along the old bridle paths that used to link the villages of El Pallars.
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