The Fosca Valley lake area offers imposing landscapes where on clear days the lakes take on an intense blue colour
The Fosca Valley lakes area is over 2,000 metres high and offers imposing landscapes with a predominance of granite, which on clear days gives the lakes an intense blue colour.
The route of the old narrow gauge railway (carrilet) that once transported workers and goods is now part of the Green Way that crosses the mountain through small tunnels and offers impressive views of the south of the valley.
Take advantage of the silence to catch a glimpse of the chamois that allow themselves to be seen at first light or in the final hours of the day. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, don’t miss the opportunity to fish in these lakes.
BEAR IN MIND
• The lakes of the Fosca Valley have excellent fishing.
A permit is required. For more information go to www.gencat. cat/pesca/continental.
• Part of this itinerary coincides with the GR11-20.
• Lacustrine zone with some thirty lakes of glacial origin.
• Gento Lake is one of the best-known and most visited lakes of the El Famicell lacustrine cirque, thanks to the cable car that goes up to it from the Sallente Reservoir in summer. If you want to make the climb on foot, it takes about 1h 30 min from the Pigolo Canal.
• Tort Lake crossroads. From this point, you can take a diversion to one of the largest lakes in the lacustrine region and one of the longest in the park. It is distinguished by a huge chaos of stone blocks and a complete lack of trees.
• La Colomina Lake. Encircled by imposing granite mountains, this is the location of the refuge of the same name, an excellent starting point for excursions and crossings.
• Frescau Lake. Hidden between La Colomina and El Mar, this is a quiet spot at an altitude of 2,400 metres. From here you can discover such peaks as the Mainera, the Saburó and the majestic Montsent.
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