Removing barriers in nature.
Discover the natural and historic site of the ancient sanctuary of Sant Joan de l’Erm, and enjoy an environment of tranquillity, natural quality and first-class landscapes.
Located in Alt Urgell, it covers a large area of forests crossed by tracks, rivers, streams and roads. Sant Joan de l’Erm is committed to facilitating accessibility for people with different abilities.
People with reduced mobility and visual impairment can enjoy an accessible route in the San Joan de l’Erm forest, in Montferrer and Castellbó, thanks to a 400-meter walkway that facilitates access from the Basseta refuge. People with visual disabilities have different interpretative posters about flora and fauna with a part in Braille system. In addition, they can also touch and recognize some natural elements, such as branches and trunks of different trees and shrubs.
BEAR IN MIND
Duration: Full day
Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English
Material: 1. Sport clothes and footwear, 2. Snow sport clothes and footwear
Starting Point: Refugi de la Basseta
WHAT CAN I DO
In Sant Joan de l’Erm it is possible to enjoy nature in its wildest state and in a calm and quiet way during the four seasons of the year, where different elements will be the indisputable main characters of the landscape and the activities to be carried out.
1. In spring, summer and fall: Mountain bike: Let yourself be seduced by mythical ascents and ports that will take you from one valley to another and enjoy the magnificent views of the Pyrenees. Hiking and Nordic Walking: Two marked routes will take you to the coniferous forests of Sant Joan de l’Erm and the Castellbò Valley, where you can relive history, either walking along the route that witnessed the flight of the Cathars during their prosecution or visiting the ancient medieval capital of a viscountcy. Horseback riding excursions: In the summer there is the possibility of participating in 1 to 3-day excursions.
2. In the winter: Nordic skiing and snowshoeing: A pioneering Nordic ski resort in Catalonia opened in the early 70’s and offers itineraries for all levels.