Ramat de Camins (Flock of Paths)

Trekking through 70 Pyrenean villages in the footsteps of the writers Camilo José Cela and Josep Maria Espinàs

Ramat de Camins (Flock of Paths)

  • Pallars Jussà and Pallars Sobirà
  • Duration: 15 stages
  • Public: All levels

This route was inspired by the trek the writers Camilo José Cela and Josep Maria Espinàs did through the Pyrenees of Lleida region in 1956.

The route strides along the numerous of villages of the counties of Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Val d’Aran and Alta Ribagorça.

Discover the Pyrenees in all their authenticity: local gastronomy, little museums, fantastic landscapes of Alt Pirineu Natural Park and Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park … There is no need to travel so far to find fascinating sceneries and cultures, actually!

Ramat de Camins can be done entirely or per sectioms. The most usual way is to hike one of the three following sections in one week:

Ramat de l’Est: from La Pobla de Segur to Àreu
Ramat del Nord: from Àreu to Salardú
Ramat de l’Oest: from Salardú to El Pont de Suert

Highlights

  • The route allows you to discover about 70 Pyrenean villages through the traditional paths that used to connect them. The fact of crossing so many villages and using the ancient network of paths, surrounded by stone walls or covered with stone pavements, makes the itinerary utterly versatile and attractive.
  • Discovery of Pyrenean life, traditions, culture, gastronomy, agro-food producers, museums, ecotourism, …
  • Accommodation in charming and typical mountain cottages.

Organizer

Ramat de Camins (Flock of Paths)

Services included

  • Luggage transfer from one cottage to the other, except for donkey riding
  • Half-board accommodation in charming cottages
  • Lunch boxes provided in order to ensure balanced diet and minimize waste
  • GPS tracks and markings for the different stages
  • Copy of the book Nou Viatge al Pirineu, (New Trip to the Pyrenees), by Núria Garcia Quera, which inspired the route
  • Ramat de Camins present
  • Transfer from the end of the route to the starting point
  • Basic insurance

 

Extra services:

  • Return ticket on board of The Train of the Lakes (Lleida – La Pobla de Segur)
  • Map-guide of Ramat de l’Est, Alpina Editions
  • Map-guide of Ramat del Nord, Alpina Editions
  • Mid mountain guide with extensive knowledge of the territory

Ecomobility

  • Routes on foot, Catalan donkey riding (to carry the luggage) or running.
  • Use of the network of ancient paths that used to connect the villages.
  • Possibility to get to the starting point of the route by public transport (for Ramat de l’Est, you can arrive on board the Train of the Lakes)
  • Collective transfer, if required