Canyoning and discovery of the Romanic in Vall de Lord – El Solsonès
The route of Vall de Lord offers a great diversity of locations that, due to their mountainous characteristics, form deep ravines and torrents. Some with extensive waterways and others with steep vertical walls that attract and test the most daring of athletes. Among the highlights are the Torrent dels Forats in le Sierra de Platformiu, El Barranco de Coll de Port in the north of the municipality of la Coma, the Torrente de l´Adou in la Sierra de Busa and
different stretches of the river Aigua de Valls and el Puente Quebradizo in the northern limit of the municipality of Guixers.
Canyoning “Torrent del coll de Port”
Canyon in the slopes of the ski resort, Port de Comte, a descent for beginners that will surprise the participants with it’s beauty. Well-formed and excavated in chalk, you will have to progress for results, using different techniques to move past over hangs and abseils of up to 14 metres in height, all with little waterfalls that carry water during the majority of the year.
Places of interest on the route:
– Monegal Restaurant: Offers simple dishes made with quality produce, and wherever possible, ecologically sourced from the local Valle or region. Home cooking, both in the character of the produce and the process of making.
– Visit the Parroquial Church in Sant Llorenç de Morunys (Declared an area of national cultural interest): Dating from the eleventh-century. The central apse preserves in it’s inner part remnants of late thirteenth and early fourteenth century mural paintings that reflect scenes of the life and martyrdom of Sant Llorenç. The main jewel of this church is the altar dedicated to the “Virgen del Colls”, a true artistic treasure. On a lateral alter known as the altar of the Holy Spirit, is conserved a notable Gothic altarpiece of the Holy Spirit painted for Lluis Borrassà in 1419.
08:00 – Leave Barcelona – Placa Catalunya (Hard Rock Cafe)
09:45 – Arrival in La Coma – Vall de Lord, El Solsonès
09:50 – Equipment and security
10:10 – Walk to the ravine (20´)
10:30 – Start the descent
13:30 – Finish canyoning
13:45 – Lunch at Monegal Restaurant in Sant Llorenç de Morunys.
15:00 – Visit to the Romanic church of Sant Llorenç de Morunys, the romanic church of Santa Creu dels Ollers and the romanic chapel of Sant Serni del
17:00 – return journey to Barcelona
18:30 – Arrival in Barcelona – Plaça Catalunya (Hard Rock Cafe)
Bathing suit and comfortable footwear that can get wet (flip flops will not be accepted). You will need to bring a towel and dry clothes and shoes to change
– 2 technical specialised for every 12 participants
– 1 cultural guide
– Adults: 145 euros
– Children under the age of 16: 130.50 euros
– Neoprene transfer, booties, gloves, helmet, harness, anchor clips, and safety
and security material
– Return journey from Barcelona and local areas.
– RCO contracted with FIATC
– Accident insurance with Mutua General
– The activity is not recommended for people with joint problems or vertigo sufferers
– Before starting the activity participants must remove, rings, bracelets, watches and other items likely to get caught.
– Participants must listen to and respect the advice of the technical specialists.
– Throughout the trip it is absolutely necessary to respect the natural environment.
– Minors (under the age of 12) must be accompanied by an adult
Duration: Between 2.5 and 3.5 hours
Difficulty: Grade 3
Altitude at starting point: 1.252 m
Slope to final point: 99m
Distance of journey: 400m
Abseils: 6 in total, of between 6m and 14m in height.