Aigüestortes National Park . Route of the forests of the Mata and Gerdar

Aigüestortes National Park . Route of the forests of the Mata and Gerdar

 

It Gerdar Forest Trail ( parking Callau ) -Plans for Callau Breviari - parking . It is a journey lasting approximately 3 hours with low difficulty areas and areas of medium difficulty as there are steep paths .

To reach the parking Callau Aigüestortes National Park have to start from Esterry d'Anheu and take the C - 28 with the deviation that goes to forest Gerdal . Once in the car park , find a track ascending why cars can not pass . This track skirts the ravine Cabanes . Over time , the track becomes a path that goes through the woods .

We arrived about pastures that stand out among the fir trees, are the so-called Costa Solana. In this area you can see ruins of old stone barns where livestock lived . From there you can see the buttresses of the Boniagua Pui in which warn the geological nature of these with contrasting limestone and granite . One time we went to pasture , Cabanes climbed the ravine and crossed through an area called the Ford of Cabanes . It is rare to find in this area deer drinking at the stream . Follow the path to the right leaving a trail that goes to stany of Cabanes and down to around are also grassland plains , the plains of Breviari . In the surroundings you can find deciduous trees like birch leaf .

From that point begins a sharp descent through the forest of the Mata. This forest is the most extensive fir the southern slopes of the Catalan Pyrenees not only in general but all the Pyrenees. We'll get back to the ravine , we will come and we will find the car park , starting point of the route.