The valley of la Vansa and Tuixent is probably the most unknown place in the Pyrenees. Located on the south side of the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park, its historic isolation provides a perfect conservation of the natural environment. A stroll through the forests and mountains of the valley becomes a pleasure for the senses. You can´t miss Ossera, the village of the artisans; Tuixent and the Museum of Trementinaires; or Gosol and the Magic Mountain of Pedraforca.
Herboristeria Nogué is a shop in the village of Ossera specialized in herbs and medicinal plants. They have a small botanic garden to taste teas. They also sell soaps, honey and other natural products.
It takes the name of the mountain range where their goats enjoy grazing. They have always elaborated cheese and other products with the milk of their goats. They also elaborate mató, yogurt and fresh cheese. If you go to their shop you will be invited to taste their high quality product.
More than 70 types of jams, jellies, chutneys, pâés, etc. elaborated in a traditional way and in many cases of small production. All their jams are made exclusively with organic brown sugar.
Discover a lot of circuits and zip lines next to Cal Paller. You will find games of different difficulties in order to move forward in the circuit. All of this with unique views of Pedraforca.
In the middle of the plaza of Tuixent you will find this small ethnological museum dedicated to the Trementinaires, women who would walk long routes loaded with oils and herbs to cure people around the zone.
It is worth visiting the village of Gósol, the birthplace of Pedraforca (2,498 m), and walk around the old ruins of the village. You can also visit the Picasso Museum built in memory of the painter’s stay in Gósol in the summer of 1906. On the way to Gósol you will pass through Josa de Cadí, a beautiful place where you can take a stroll through its streets.
In addition to the visit during the winter months to enjoy the snow, you can enjoy great views of the north side of the Pyrenees and the Sierra del Cadi throughout the year. You can drive to the station’s parking lot by car and take a 5-minute walk to the ARP viewpoint.
The alpine ski resort of Port del Comte is named after Port del Comte, where it is located. The ski resort is situated at the northern slope of la Serra del Querol and around El Tossal D’estivella. There are wide tracks and slopes for all levels.
Walks by riu de Bona
Three excursions for all levels perfectly signposted where part of the cultural and natural heritage of the Vansa Valley come together in one place. You will discover one of the jewels of the Romanesque style of the Pyrenees, San Julià dels Garrics (XI) and one of the rivers of the Valley full of bridges, suspended walkways, gorges and waterfalls.