Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is the only national park in Catalonia. Water, with almost 200 ponds and countless streams, is the protagonist.

The Estany de Sant Maurici with the Encantats Peak in the background is undoubtedly the most emblematic image of the National Park and one of the best-known postcards of the Catalan Pyrenees. In summer, the aggressiveness of the rock of the Encantats contrasts with the tranquility of the lake’s waters. In winter, on the other hand, the white of the snow unifies the entire landscape. Any time of the year is special to enjoy this photogenic landscape.

The park has more than 40,000 hectares, divided into 4 counties and 4 valleys. Thus, to the east we find Valls d’Àneu (Espot, Pallars Sobirà), to the south theVall Fosca (Pallars Jussà), to the west the Boi valley (Alta Ribagorça) and to the north the Val d’Aran.

Most of the territory exceeds 1,000 meters with peaks of up to 3,000 meters, where the valleys and lakes were formed during the Quaternary Glaciation.

La mata de Valencia, the largest expanse of black pine.

The Valencia forest located on the slopes of the Àneu valleys is the largest expanse of black pine in all of Europe.

Fauna of the park

In the National Park you can enjoy about 200 species of animals. Among the most important birds are the woodpecker, the eagle or the grouse. The chamois, the fallow deer, the marmot and the roe deer are some of the mammals that we can find

 

Major lakes and peaks near the apartments:

Lakes: Negre de Peguera, Sant Maurici, Ratera, Amitges, Negre de Cabanes, Gerber, Colomers. 

estany de sant maurici
estany de sant maurici

Peaks: Els encantats, Peguera, Ratera or Tuc de Colomers

 

Activities in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

In the park you can go hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering and mountain skiing, both privately and through activity organizing companies, with whom we can make recommendations.

On our website, in the activities section, you can see various routes of different levels to do within the national park. For example, the route to the ratera waterfall or the route from Espot

Here you can find more information about the park

 

 

 

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