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Climb Pedraforca in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, day trip from Barcelona

Climb Pedraforca in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, day trip from Barcelona | undefined

Conquer the classic Catalan giant of Pedraforca that stands in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park on a climbing day with AEGM-certified mountain guide Ramon.

Group

Pre-Pyrenees

1 Day

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Climb the classic Catalan summit of Pedraforca, a landmark of the region.

* Capture the breathtaking views of the iconic Catalan mountainside.

* Benefit from having a mountain guide accompanying you on the climb.

Description

The prominent double peak of the Pedraforca soars above the stunning scenery of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.

The upper ridge, called Pollegó Superior, rises to 2,506 meters, with the second ridge, called El Calderer, rising to 2,496 meters.

The unique shape of Pedraforca has made it one of the most emblematic mountains in the whole of Catalonia, along with the jagged peaks of Montserrat and the high mountain of Canigó.

Pedraforca is homed within the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, located in the north of Catalonia close to the border with Andorra. The protected mountainous region stretches across the regions of Alt Urgell, Berguedá and Cerdanya.

The best way to conquer the summit is via the Coll del Verdet route, which offers spectacular views and technical terrain.

Scattered throughout the park are ravines, caves, grottos and chasms mostly made from limestone rock.

The rich and beautiful park is not only home to rugged mountains but wonderful wildlife. There are approximately 60 species of mammals thriving in the alpine landscape, from wolves and chamois to deer and wild boar, all on the move within the forest.

In order to join a group climb, participants must be 14 years old or above, have a good level of fitness, and be able to endure 5 hours of climbing over 9 kilometres.

Get in touch now to reserve your place among one of the most prominent mountains in Catalonia during a day of climbing the Pedraforca.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Price details

Possibility of transportation from your hotel/airport (if it is in the area) to the start of the trip and back (ask us for more information)


About the guide

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Ramon

4.90

(10)

Mountain Leader

My father and grandfather taught me to love the mountains from a very young age. At 12, I did my first rappel... down the wall of the village church (the priest wasn't there). That's where it all started...

I'm passionate about nature, climbing, mountaineering and ski touring and have been calling the Lleida Pyrenees home for as long as I can remember.

WHAT DEFINES ME: Responsibility, discipline, gratitude, passion, respect

As a UIMLA-mountain leader, I have led trips and expeditions in America (Peru, US and Canada), the Alps, the High Atlas and even Ladakh (Indian Himalaya) and Yamalia (Russian Arctic). Since 2014, I am in charge of snow and avalanche training at ACNA (Asociación Conocimiento Nieves y Aludes).

I am also an accredited canyoning, via ferrata and kayak guide and Wilderness guide Level 2 in Arctic/Polar regions.

For me, guiding is not work: it is my passion. Each trip and expedition provides a new chance to discover and share what surrounds us. Respect for the environment, nature and local culture are at the basis of my philosophy of life, which I try to share with joy.

Languages

Russian | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA

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What people are saying about Ramon

Cara

5.00

For only having 2 days to hike in the area we got to see and experience so much! Ramon was an excellent guide! He was immediate to respond to any questions with WhatsApp. And very informative about the area. He clearly has a passion for nature! I warn you tho, you may be late for dinner while trying to find more red deer 😉 The hut we stayed in was super cozy and Gabby cooked amazing meals! I could go on forever about places and things you will see but I don’t want to spoil anything for you. ☺️ Just know it’s worth it! Ramon is able to cater the hiking to your abilities and liking as well. He will go above and beyond to make your experience an unforgettable one. I only wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you Ramon! 💜

Valentina

5.00

We had a wonderful time with Ramon - he was extremely helpful, approachable, and professional from the start. He was also very knowledgeable and experienced, and very flexible, accommodating and adaptable in the face of changing circumstances. Unfortunately we were not able to do the planned route on Day 2 due to the snow conditions and the high risk of avalanche but Ramon planned an alternative route instead which was very attractive and culminated in a stunning frozen lake nestled in a basin, surrounded by peaks on all sides - a wonderfully serene and almost otherworldly location. Our experience with Ramon was very positive, and we had an enriching and life-affirming 3 days. My only suggestion would be to perhaps inform guests ahead of time about what conditions they can expect in the hut (conditions in huts can vary hugely, particularly when it comes to huts that are closed) to make sure that we are fully prepared. I would not hesitate to use Explore Share again, and I hope that we can stay in touch with Ramon and plan future adventures. :)

Alexus

5.00

I had such a fantastic adventure. The scenery was gorgeous and we were the only ones in the park. Ramon was a pleasure and this excursion was everything that I hoped it would be.

NAOMI

5.00

Ramon is a fabulous guide. We had an amazing trip, thanks to Ramon's expertise and his ability to customize the trip to our goals, needs, and skills. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Ramon!

Michael

5.00

Ramon dies Miracle is an exceptional guide. Very knowledgable and gave a mixed family group of ages and abilities an unforgettable hike.👍


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