Treasures of Montsec and Canelles DamThe great semi-virgin gorge, the second highest dam in Europe and a unique observatory in the world
Weekend to discover, watch and walk the three treasures of Noguera
The package includes:
- 2 nights accommodation in a double room to choose
- Lunch at Molí de Tartareu
- Lunch at Cal Maciarol
- Visit Observation Center of the Universe
- Excursion to Montrebei gorge (boat trip and walk)
- Visit the Canelles Dam and Energy Interpretation Centre with lunch
- Travel insurance. (See the conditions here)
The price does not include:
- All transportation service by means of the own client
Description of visits and activities:
- Excursion to Montrebei gorge by boat and by foot: The gorge of Mont-rebei forming the Noguera Ribagorçana river through the Montsec, separates Montsec Ares from Montsec Estall and is the only great gorge in Catalonia which is more or less virgin without any road, railway or power line crossing. It is only crossed by a mule track partially dug into the rock which affords a very spectacular way to this place. The walls of the gorge reach up to over 500 meters of vertical drop, with points where the minimum width of the gorge is only 20 meters. The road is the classic way of Pertusa Gorge Mont-rebei. The Aqua Bus will drive you to the hanging bridge Maçana. The return is made by walking along the road that runs along the Catalan bank of the river, past the chapel of the Pertusa, and reach the town of Corçà, where you will find your vehicle. Distance: 9Km. Difficulty: Medium-Low.
- Montsec Astronomical Park – Observation Center of the Universe: It is a unique outstanding facility in the world, it is a digital planetarium equipped with a 3D projection dome sheet, which allows you to recreate the sky at any time. Its dome 12m in diameter and the front wall is completely open so that visitors leave under the spectacular sky of Montsec. You can also visit the park of telescopes to make direct observations and enjoy the permanent exhibition.
- Canelles Dam and Interpretation Center of Energy: The dam is a hydroelectric dam by the river Noguera Ribagorçana between Catalonia and Aragon, the plant is located in Os de Balaguer and half in Estopanyà (Huesca) and half in Os de Balaguer. In a visit to the dam you can see the 151-meter high dam, the second highest in Europe and Hydro built inside the mountain, with a capacity of 150,000 PH. The Interpretation Centre for Energy and Geology is a link between the public and the scientific and technical knowledge, that brings the visitor to the world of energy, geology and the environment.
Description of accommodations:
- La Sal Apartments: The apartment has equipped kitchen, dining room with sofa and flat screen TV, adjustable heating, air conditioning with reservation, free WIFI Internet connection.
- Alcova del Firmament (HUTL-000142): Accommodation with bedroom type sleeping alcove, free space, bathroom and balcony. Includes TV, music, an assortment of free teas and free use of bicycles. Displacement on foot to all the activities of the town.
- Country house in Àger: Very close to the Montsec Astronomical Park of great tranquillity and with charming owners.
- Santa Maria de Bellpuig Monastery: Hospice in a monastery. Located in a natural environment of forests, gardens and vineyards. Ideal to enjoy a peaceful rest. Includes breakfast buffet. There is no pool or TV in the rooms. 5 minutes by car from the centre of Os de Balaguer and only 20 minutes by car from the Observatory.
- Balaguer Monastery Hotel: It is located in an incomparable setting, next to the church of Sant Crist de Balaguer and surrounded by great cultural heritage such as the Castell Formós and the Archaeological Park of the Pla d’Almatà. This cosy hotel, located on the hill of the city, is characterized by peace and absolute quietness, offering magnificent views of the town.
- Loft de castelló: It is located in the charming village of Castelló de Farfanya, in the Sierra del Montsec. It has several environments, living room with fireplace and television, great warmth and comfort. It is a magnificent space to enjoy a family stay in a place of calm and silence. The house has an equipped kitchen and direct elevator to the ranch.
- Experience not accessible.
The price is for 1 person. Minimum of 2 people is required to carry out the activity
Term and conditions
- After booking, please, contact to Tu i Lleida, SL to confirm the dates of the booking and availability.
- Any reservation request is subject to availability.
- The purchase of the package is valid for 6 months from the time of purchase.
- We have accommodations for groups. Special prices depending on the accommodation and number of people.
- 50% of the total amount if booking less than 48 hours is cancelled, 100% of the amount if cancelled less than 24 hours.
- We offer you the opportunity to take out a cancellation insurance policy. (Check out the general and particular terms and conditions here)