Vall d’Assua: a natural paradise nestled among mountains
Tropicfeel Media Team
Discovering the High Pyrenees and Aran is an unbelievable experience, surrounded by trees as far as the eye can see and vast endless meadows. You’ll soon realize that Catalonia has many a hidden gems like these yet to be discovered.
What to see in Vall d'Assua in 2 days
Arrival at Llessuí
Llessuí is a charming village in the region of Pallars Sobirà in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is very worth a visit to stroll its ancient streets.
Aigüestortes Natural Park
We went from Espot to the mountain refuge in a taxi, making sure to book one that offered an eco-friendly option.
Night at the Amitges Mountain Refuge
We had a great dinner and enjoyed a beautiful sunset with spectacular views. We went to bed around 11:00 p.m.
Amitges - Lago de Sant Maurici
We got up at 6:30 a.m. to take photos of the sunrise. Afterwards we had breakfast and began our descent toward the Sant Maurici lake.
Rafting in Sort
The Noguera Pallaresa (one of the best rivers in Europe for rafting) passes through Sort, making it a great place to try it out. At certain times of the year this wide river can have great streamflow. This is an activity for people of all ages. It’s great fun and you can do it with groups of 6-8 people. The total duration is about two and a half hours.
We recommend the Rafting Catalunya company in Sort and their great team!
Arrival at Borda de Tressó
We arrived at around seven in the evening, just as the sun was beginning to set. We had a beer as we watched the sunset in awe. The guy from La Borda who took care of us was extremely friendly, and he cooked us an exceptional dinner that we really weren’t expecting. We didn’t spend long in this haven tucked away in a valley, but we took advantage of the few hours we had there to recharge our batteries before the last activity of the weekend.
Before you travel
- Always take a coat. In the high mountains it can be hot during the day (in summer), but when the sun goes down the temperatures drop and you’ll need a fleece hoodie or a jacket.
- If stargazing is your thing, you’ve come to the best place. We recommend heading outside with a blanket and gazing up at the night sky. Get ready to be amazed!
- If you want to sleep in mountain refuges or cabins, call and book in advance as they are not very big and can get booked up quickly.