La Cerdanya, a valley to discover.
La Cerdanya is one of the widest valleys in Europe, with an idyllic setting to enjoy nature.
La Cerdanya, which has about 18,000 inhabitants, is located in the Catalan Pyrenees, between Lleida and Girona provinces. The valley is at an altitude of 1000m, between 6 and 8 km wide, with a mild and generally warm and temperate climate.
Puigcerdà, located east of the valley, is the capital and the largest town. The rest are small villages spread across the plain surrounded by nature, flora and fauna.
The valley is surrounded by the Serra del Cadí and its famous peaks as Tossa d'Alp, Envalira, and the Pyrenees with Puigpedrós, or Fontnegra. The Segre river flows through the middle of the valley, being a tributary of the Ebro river.
What does La Cerdanya offer?
La Cerdanya offers a wide range of activities to do outdoors, depending on the area of the valley, we can do some activities or others. In the lower part of the valley, that is to say, in the plain, you can make excursions on foot or by bicycle, also routes with horses or quads. In the middle of the plain, we find the golf course and the aerodrome; the latter is where we fly with our balloons.
During the winter, the ski resorts of La Molina and La Masella are open, where you can go downhill skiing in extraordinary conditions. For Nordic skiing, we find the resorts of Lles, Aransa and Guils Fontanera. Apart from these modalities, the territory allows us to do other activities related to snow, for example, snowshoeing, ice climbing or downhill skiing.
The activities, however, do not end here, as the region has numerous cycles of music concerts, accordionist meetings, the Festa de l'Estany in Puigcerdà, the gatherings of Fontanera or Vilallobent, gastronomic festivals and fairs such as the of Sant Llorenç de Bellver or the fairs of the cattle or horses of Puigcerdà. All these celebrations give authenticity and tradition to the region.