Information about Aiguastortes
Getting the Aigüestores Park by public transport
If we need to use public transport to get to the National Park Aigüestortes found in the Pyrenees of Lleida, there are several alternatives that can be considered.
By Bus: Alsina Graells company offers regular bus lines between Barcelona and Lleida with major towns near the park.
By train: A recommended route would be from Sants Station (Barcelona ) train to Lleida station . Once you reach Lleida station can combine with line train to Pobla de Segur . This line comes out every day and have a schedule with outputs at different times . This schedule varies whether it is working holidays and therefore should inform yourself on the phone 973-220202 . Once in Pobla de Segur buses can be used to reach the final destination .
An option is also possible to hire taxi 4X4 leaving the towns near the park. There are information centers at points close to the park that can tell us how to rent these taxis. You can also call directly to the following organizations : Association Boi Valley taxi drivers (629205489) and Espot cabbies Association (973624105)
Mention the so-called "Bus Park " that circles the park joining interesting places like El Pla de Ermita, Espot , Sort , Taul , Vielha , and Esterri Boniagua Port d' Anheu .. etc. . The price ranges between 1.45 euros and 10.75 euros as the distance to travel although you can get season tickets 8 euros with which the traveler can travel freely for that price wherever whenever during the day .
To finish we must mention the means of transport that may offer more attractive and beautiful for visitors, we refer to the cable car . In such special landscapes where nature shows all its beauty like these in the Catalan Pyrenees , cable car ride is a treat for the senses and is an excellent medium for photography lovers . You can access the drive from the cable car station Outgoing which is the bottom of the drive . That way we measured 700 meters and 407m up to the peg Gento .
Access to Aiguestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici
Aiguestortes National Park with Lake Sant Maurici is located in the heart of the Pyrenees of Lleida . To access this beautiful place there are different ways , but generally there are two accesses that are almost the most used. Criterion makes us decide for one or the other access will depend if we go by the eastern ú western park.
If we want to access the western or Aiguestortes , road access will do through the Boi valley that belongs to the region of the hi tech . In this valley there are two entries which both one and the other , offer visitors the spectacle of incredibly beautiful places .
One of the entries of the Boi Valley is the " bank of Sant Nicolau " and is made according to the L- 500 which leads to Caldes de Boi . Once the deviation for that people, in 2 km find the forest track that takes us to the Aiguestortes Park . By this way we will enjoy stunning landscapes such as lakes and LLONG Llebreta .
If instead we diverted and continue along the road of Caldes to go to town, find a second entrance very close to Dam Cavallers . This second entry is the entry called the " bank of Caldes " . Also in this way are as Travessani lakes , Negre and Monge . We also appreciate Comaloforno peak height of over 3000 m is the highest spot in the park.
Once at the park , we must highlight the important fact of the prohibition to enter it with vehicles. For this reason there are several entries of parking places to park cars. Only allow bicycles and taxis utilzacion 4X4 vehicles are also restricted when it comes to plain Aiguestortes .
If we want to access the park by the east which is where there is the famous landmark in the Lake Sant Maurici , we will from Espot . We may use the car from this town to the parking entrance is located 4 km . From there we can reach the lake by bike or on foot. Also from the people you can hire taxis 4X4 that will lead to the refuge of Atmiges .
Aigüestortes National Park has an additional attraction for visitors and is the existence of a cable car from which to appreciate views. The cable car Outbound links the lake to Gento lake .
Location of National Park Aigüestortes
Aiguestortes Natural Park with Lake Sant Maurici is in the Pyrenees of Lleida and can be considered one of the parks most beautiful high mountain of Spain . Its total area is 40 856 hectares and covers part four surrounding counties : Ribagorza Sobira Pallars , Khussa Pallars and the Aran Valley .
There are different characteristics that make this beautiful place is very special . One of them refers to its granitic soil in which you can see very well the glacial erosion . Another is the high number of lakes or Stanys , around 200 . Water is the main protagonist in its various forms : meandering rivers , streams , waterfalls .... This has much to do with the word that names the park " Aigüestortes " .
Of the 40856 hectares has all the park, one can say that there is an area inside the extension occupying 14119 acres that are considered more protected territory . The rest of the area PERIPHEAL , but so is the protection criteria are lower.
Within the interior of the park area of Agüestortes nacionas are the municipalities for the valley and Espot Bohi . We must also mention the St. Nicholas River valleys and the river valley tor Noguera .
The most iconic image of the park is the lake area of Sant Maurici , place of incredible beauty where one can spot two majestic granite peaks of high altitude ( 1747m ) . These two clumps are called "Els Encantats" or The Enchanted .
PERIPHEAL area is also quite nice and interesting to the traveler . We highlight it as Vielha locations , Naut Aran Cabdella Tower , Espot , High Neu , Sort and Esterri Anheu . The scenery is also very beautiful with beautiful valleys such as Gerber and Kamares , circuses worth admiring as Saboredo and Cabanes and lakes like Cabdella .
The park has a nature reserve plant and animal species . Highlights in animals, the eagle, the vulture , wild boar , wild cat , ermine , red frogs , newts pirináico and many others that are protected to avoid extinction .
Note that this park is a paradise for nature lovers and sports related to it.