A different day between the bird refuge of the “Muntanya d’Alinyà”
If you are passionate about wild nature, come to the “Muntanya d’Alinyà”, the only place in Europe
where the four species of vultures that live in the Old Continent are nesting and easily observed: the griff on
vulture, the bearded vulture, the white-backed vulture and the egypti an vulture. Great scenery and shelter of other emblematic species such as chamois or grouse.
The “Espai Natura Muntanya d’Alinyà” is situated in the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees, between the Serra del Cadí and the Segre river, being the largest private estate in Catalonia. Its more than 5,000 ha, between 500 and 2,380 meters in altitude, and its rugged relief gives it a diversity of superlative environments. Pastures,
rivers, forests, summits and cliff s form an exceptional ecological and landscape richness, where the great
Pyrenean fauna lives in total harmony with the local population.
BEAR IN MIND
Languages: Catalan, spanish
Material: Comfortable clothes
Starting Point: Alinyà rectory
WHAT CAN I DO
In the “Muntanya d’Alinyà” you can do different activities related to the knowledge and sighting of these immense and amazing carrion birds.
You can enjoy a lunch in the mountains in areas where these specimens abound; as they accompany you during your meal, a park guard will help you actively participate in the search for these birds.
And if what moves you are strong emotions, do not miss the opportunity to visit a “hide”, a hiding place where for 3 hours you can take the most spectacular photos of your life. It is the exclusive observatory of Alinyà Mountain from where you can see, observe and take pictures of these creatures a from a few meter distance. With patience and silence, you will be able to enjoy how these four European scavengers feed themselves.
Alt Urgell and Cadi-Moixeró Visitors Center
Av. Valls d’Andorra, 33 • 25700 La Seu d’Urgell
Tel.: 973 360 954
Muntanya d’Alinyà Tourist Office
Plaça del Ball Pla, Alinyà
Tel.: 973 05 89 91