The landscapes of the Aigüestortes National Park
With a total area of 40,852 hectares covering four areas of the Pyrenees, the park is an interesting example of the action of Quaternary glaciers on granite and slate. The landscape is notable for the presence of valleys in a “U” and more than a hundred lakes, making this area the most important lake area in the Pyrenees. Nor can we forget the variety of flora and fauna. The visit to the park is wise to do a walk through crossings. They emphasize different routes as Ribera de San Nicolás, lakes Llebreta, Cavallers, Negre and Llastres de la Mort. For Cavallers Dam access a natural lakes area. Highlights Comaloforno peak (3033 m) and Besiberri (3030) as well as the mountains of Tumeneia, the Ice Lakes, Punta Alta and Gran Tuc de Colomers at 2933m, without forgetting the refuge Ventosa i Calvell. However, the visit to the park can also be performed by road vehicles can be hired in the Plaza of the town of Boi. It is a comfortable, lighter alternative. Recall that Aigüestortes National Park has two entrances, one in the Vall d’en Boi and the other in the area of Espot, in the region culd.
The culture of Romanesque.
La Vall de Boi provides one set of world’s most important Romanesque churches. They are buildings that were built during the XI, XII and XIII centuries with artistic styles from northern Italy, also known as Lombard Romanesque. In addition, high steeples stand the murals of the churches of Santa Maria and Sant Climent de Taüll.
The proof of the cultural importance of these churches is that UNESCO recently awarded the distinction of World Heritage. For guided tours in all the Romanesque churches of the Vall routes we can approach the Interpretation Centre of Romanesque core Erill la Vall where also know other cultural and anthropological aspects of the area.
Ski and adventure sports
The Boí Taüll Resort is a winter resort that offers main attraction is the ski resort. In spring you can also practice other sports such as rafting, canyoning, hidroospeed, kayak … But the Vall de Boi offers many alternatives to adventure sports: include rafting on the river Noguera Ribagorzana and descent ravines. Canoeing enthusiasts can head to Escales swamp, near the town of El Pont de Suert. The riding is another possibility that we can practice in the town of Barruera.
The rest of Caldes de Boi
Ideal for finding the desired resting place. This includes 37 thermal spa water fountains at high temperatures. The Hotel El Rantiner recommends other cultural activity such as failures Taüll held the third Friday in July. That’s when the failures rise al’indret known as Faro (pyramidal form with trees). Once on the Faro and failure begins the descent to Taüll. The decline in failures is also celebrated in several villages in the area.
The 3rd weekend in July is celebrated in Taüll the festival. On Friday starting at 11 pm the descent of faults and rantiners is made. The torches made of a single piece of black pine.