We organize dream holiday tours to breathtaking places of Catalonia
  • 1 day hike
    Activity Data:
    • Distance: 9 km
    • Elevation gain: +1180 m, -1180 m
    • Difficulty: Moderate
    • Conditions: Summer mountain activity
    • Progression through steep areas with small climbs
    • Hours: 9 (stops included)
    • +1 Guide +1 Companion

    Josep, professional mountain guide
    Group limit: 6 - 8 people only
  • 80 euros (gasoline not included)
    Please make a reservation of 50 % before the hike.

    If you decide not to come, please cancel your assistance as soon as possible, there is a limit of the seats. The latest time for cancelling is 5 days before the hike, otherwise the deposit can not be returned.
    Thank you for understanding!

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    Alexandra +34 641 428 042

The Pedraforca
is an emblematic mountain of Catalonia that is located to the south of the Sierra del Cadí, within the area of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, acting as a boundary between the provinces of Barcelona and Lérida (in the Bergadá region).

It has a very peculiar shape due to its two peaks separated by a large collar. Its best-known view is the one that can be seen from its eastern slope. The northern peak is composed by two main peaks: the Pollegó Superior (2506 m) and the Calderer (2505m). The southern peak is made up of the Lower Pollegó (2445m). Gósol and Saldes are the towns at its feet.

Route Description: The route starts at the Mirador de Gresolet car park, at the foot of the north face. A path ascends to the Estasen Refuge (named after a famous Catalan climber), to cross canals and forests under the wall North, and reach Coll del Verdet, from where a steep rocky channel begins that will force us to climb to tread the first peak. From there, an impressive crest will leave us after several climbs short, at the top of Pollegó Superior (2506 m).

Once there, and depending on the schedule and the experience of the group (not suitable for neophytes), we will follow the ridge towards Calderer (2505m), where we will need to overcome two rocky barriers equipped with chains, to access its wild top. The descent will be reaching the wide pass (La Enforcadura), where we will go down the pan until we reach the forest and return to the refuge and the starting point.

Start and End:

  • Technical socks (spare pair)
  • Technical t-shirt
  • Mountain pants (long)
  • Fleece (light or medium)
  • Warm down or fiber jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Gloves
  • Tubular tape or thin balaclava
  • Cap

Footwear: Medium or high cane mountain boots with Vibram-type soles (recommended).
Not advised trail shoes or approach shoes, since the descent through the lunch box requires good support of ankles.

  • Category 3 or 4 sunglasses
  • Sun protection
  • Emergency thermal blanket
  • Frontal
  • Food energy (bars, gel...)

Technical material:

  • Helmet (can be falling stones) for the ascent of the Canal and the area of chains