The water route
The Water Route is a backbone of the network of traditional paths of the Alta Ribagorça region. Through the heart of the valley, it links the villages of Pont de Suert et Boí Valley and reveals the local natural and cultural heritage along the flow of the waters.
- Departure: Font de la Mena
- Arrival: Caldes de Boí
- Distance: 27 km
- Duration: 7h30
- Incline: 822 m
- Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
- Type of route: Linear
- Suitable for MTB: Yes
- Best time of year: All year
* Degree of difficulty obtained by SENDIF method
The Water Route is a backbone of the network of traditional paths of the Alta Ribagorça region. It links the villages of Pont de Suert et Boí Valley along the waters of Noguera de Tor and Noguera Ribagorçana rivers. This itinerary allows you to discover the natural, cultural and scenic heritage of the region. The Water Route reestablishes old paths that used to link the villages of the valley and were treaded by stockbreeders, cattle and villagers: 27 kilometres connected by the abundant water of the region. On the way, the landscape combines river forests with meadows, oak groves, pine woods, bird watching, popular architecture and, of course, Romanesque art.
The Route departs at Escales dam, at the fountain of La Mena, located on k.p. 345 of N-260, in Pont de Suert, and ends up at Caldes de Boí Health Resort, a perfect place for relaxing located at one of the entrances to Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, the only National Park in Catalonia characterised by its unique high mountain landscape in all the Catalan Pyrenees.
The degree of difficulty of the Water Route is low-medium. It can be done in several stages and travelled along by MTB, although some narrow paths require minimal technical skills. Motorized means of transport are not allowed on the Route. The whole itinerary is marked out.