1. DINOSAUR ROUTE: Palomera – Coll de Pradell – Dinosaurs – Cingles de Vallcebre
Family route by car that follows the foothills of the Serra d’Ensija in the middle of dense black pine forests, mining areas, dinosaur footprint sites and spectacular viewpoints on the cliffs of Vallcebre. 45 km circular route.
Check the itinerary at: wikiloc: RUTA DINOSAURES Cadí Vacances, Gósol
We start the climb towards Palomera. In addition to the picnic area and the adventure park, there is an easy walking route of about 4 km. Nature route, marked with orange marks. Duration 1:30 p.m. Elevation gain: 190 m.
Continuing along the road we find 3 paths on the right, the first towards the Portet, the second towards the Ensija Refuge by Font Freda and the third by the torrent of Les Llobateres.
We reach the Coll de Pradell, at an altitude of 1736 meters. It is a special category port (HC).
A guided tour of this place by members of the Trenet Miner Association is highly recommended. The same places where you will breathe silence and tranquility, during the last century were full of mining activity. The forest is gradually regaining its ground, but the presence of abandoned mouths, old huts, the old train and other buildings, are quick to remind us of the mining past of this area. To the right of the road, a signpost and signposted mining road will take us to the entrance of a mine.
We follow the road until we reach the interesting Paleontological sites of Fumanya, where we can distinguish several dinosaur footprints. The Fumanya Dinosaur Interpretation Center offers organized activities for children.
Back at Pla de la Barraca we cross the river. In this plan spectacular excursions begin like the Way of the fields of the tobacco or the Air Way of the Arctic. And a few meters later we can enjoy the views of the Mirador del Telefèric. To get there, you have to walk about 100 meters and cross 2 small tunnels, which have their origin in an old cable car built in the mid-twentieth century to transport coal. It offers a privileged view of the whole valley, with the village in the middle, the Cadí and Moixeró mountains to the north, and the Catllaràs to the east.
Restaurants: Right on the road is Cal Borni and in the village of Vallcebre, La Rectoria.
We leave Vallcebre and about 2 km we find the Mirador de Cap Deig. A magnificent point to contemplate and walk on the northern sector of the Cingles de Vallcebre. As a backdrop, you will see to the north the wall formed by the Sierra del Cadí and the Moixeró.
We soon find the B-400 road back to Cadí Vacances.