Cadí Alta Ruta

In the heart of the Sierra del Cadí we present a route that runs along the highest part of the mountain range. Discover a unique territory with its lights and shadows, its forests inhabited by legendary characters and the traces of the glacial past. Walk from the south to the north of the Cadí along the highest part of its aesthetic wall and look for the reflection of your own gaze on each peak.

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Vents del Cadí - Ref. Sant Jordi

Leave the car in the car park of Cal Cerdanyola (la Salle Natura).

Cross the Torrent dels Empedrats stream and cross it on the right along a wide path that goes up the course of the water (PR C-125). Pass in front of the Vents del Cadí hostel and follow the wide, marked path which, after a bridge, changes banks and immediately leaves the path on the left that goes up to the "Bullidor de la Llet" spring (recommended off-route visit).

The path enters the Forat d'Escriu gorge, an aesthetic ravine (to be watched out for in times of high water) that shows the remains of the old cobblestones that give this part of the route its name: "Els Empedrats" (the cobblestones).

Once you have passed the narrow pass, the path climbs alongside the river and through a thick forest, which is very pleasant on hot days.

In about two and a half hours you will reach the Sant Jordi Refuge, the end of the stage, an open and sunny place.



Ref. Sant Jordi - Ref. Niu de l'Àliga (Pic de la Tossa)

Leave the Sant Jordi refuge along an aesthetic and marked path that takes you to the Coll d'Escriu. We take the GR-107 and go down to look for the road that goes from Bagà to Coll de Pal and then head towards the Rebost Refuge. It is almost obligatory to make a technical stop at the beautiful terrace of the Rebost where you can also have lunch, eat or pick up your picnic with prior reservation (make your reservation the day before by WhatsApp calling 608 73 67 14).

The ascent to the refuge offers us the first panoramic views of the day. After a stretch of forest we arrive at the cosy refuge from where we can see Pedraforca.

We leave the refuge and a steep climb takes us to some alpine meadows that lead to the path that takes us to Niu de l' Àliga. On the horizon, still in the distance, you can see Tossa. Below, at its feet, the refuge.

Finally we arrive at the Comafloriu pass (2,195m). We continue after a flank upwards, the grass gives way to the rocky area along which the obvious path leads us to the Niu Refuge.

Do not miss the sunset in this place where you can also see the massifs of half of Catalonia.



Ref. Niu de l' Àliga - Ref. Sant Jordi

We leave the Niu de l'Àliga refuge following the crest of the Serra de Moixeró towards the Coll de Moixeró along the GR 150.1. We pass the Coll de Jou and head towards Penyes Altes, a popular peak not because it is the highest in the mountain range but because of its magnificent panoramic view over Berguedà and Cerdanya.

We descend from the peak along the same GR and from the Coll de Moixeró we take a path that is not very frequented that will take us to the Refugi Sant Jordi.



Ref. Sant Jordi - Ref Prat D'Aguiló (Pic Comabona)

You leave the refuge on the GR 107 and climb up to Coll de Pendís where you take the GR 150.1 again and on the ridge you enter the Sierra del Cadí mountain range. This stage is full of alpine meadows and the spectacular north face of Cadí.

The path takes you to the Coll de Tanca la Porta and you continue along the GR until you come across some green marks that follow the ridge without difficulty until you reach the Pic de Comabona (2,554 m).
Comabona is the highest peak of Cadí Oriental. Feeling under your feet the great cliff that plummets into Cerdanya is well worth the climb.

Descend in search of the most obvious path towards the GR to the well-known Pas de Gosolans, a historic pass between the municipalities of Gósol and Bellver de Cerdanya. The spring that we find near the pass is an exception in this limestone mountain range characterised by the lack of water in the upper part.

From here a direct descent with a very rocky and eroded initial stretch takes us to our destination: the Prat D'Aguiló refuge. The rocky slope of the descent contrasts with the alpine meadows that surround the refuge.

The terrace of the refuge, facing the north face of Cadí, invites you to spend hours contemplating this spectacular landscape.



Ref. Prat D'Aguiló - Ref. Molí de Gósol (Pic Costa Cabirolera)

We leave the refuge and take the path we descended yesterday towards Pas de Gosolans.
At the pass we take the GR 150.1 heading west towards Cortal dels Cortils and Pic de Costa Cabirolera (2,605 m).

The ascent to the peak is along a path that is not very well marked and runs along the mountain range of the Sierra del Cadí. We go around the head of a valley and losing some height, the path heads towards a rocky area on the eastern slope of the mountain through which we will access the crest. In less than half an hour you will reach the summit of the highest peak in Berguedà and the province of Barcelona.

We descend along the same path to the Cortal dels Cortils where we take an aesthetic path that first climbs some 300 metres and then descends to a track to the "Collell". Here we follow the GR 150 to the village of Gósol.

To get to the Molí we must get to the Plaza Mayor of Gósol and go down to the roundabout at the exit of the village in the direction of Berga. Take the road that goes down towards the campsite. You will see a sign indicating the path to the Molí, which goes past the cemetery. We continue down the road, after 800 metres we cross a stream and after 100 metres we reach our destination. You can walk along the road but it is longer. El Molí is outside and far from the village but the tranquillity of the place is worth the last effort.



Ref. Molí de Gósol - Ref Lluís Estasen (Pic Pedraforca)

We leave the Molí and return to the village of Gósol and take the signs for the local PR C-123 path which, climbing steadily, takes us directly to "L'Enforcadura" or Pedraforca pass.

Access to the summit is from the southern slope. The path is marked, and from the pass it is just over 150 metres to the summit. There is no technical difficulty but we must pay attention to the people descending this slope. The summit offers a gratifying visual spectacle. Here we will be able to recognise the traces of these days of walking. You will be able to see the whole of the Cadí-Moixeró mountain range.

The descent is made along the same path to l'Enforcadura and then down the path of the tartera to the Lluís Estasen refuge.


Cadí-Moixeró mountain range Views of the Cadí-Moixeró Mountains Top of the trees with the sierra in the background Pedraforca mountain pass Lluís Estasen Refuge Sunset in the Sierra del Cadí Sierra del Cadí snow-capped mountain range


Ref. lluís Estasen - Ref. Vents del Cadí

We leave the refuge and take the signs for the local PR C-124 path heading south, which takes us directly to the Mirador del Gresolet viewpoint. Follow the PR to Saldes, a village with all the services, where you can take advantage of any last minute needs. We leave the PR and go down towards the east until we cross the river on a track (Molí de Cal Ferrer).

We look for the path that initially crosses a ravine (Torrent de Llúria) and we enter a very little frequented stretch, the Estrets de Llúria. The path climbs steadily up to the Coll de Llúria, a pass in the middle of pine woods that soon changes slope and takes you to a new pass: the Coll de la Bena. Without reaching the latter, continue downhill along a path between a group of houses (Cal Tasconet). After crossing the road that ends in a dead end a few metres from where we are, we continue along a marked uphill path known as the "Volta Voltrera".

There are several points where you stop to contemplate the views of Pedraforca and the valley that opens up in front of you. We pass a viewpoint set up by the Cadí Moixeró Natural Park and continue along a track that soon becomes a beautiful downhill path with endless zigzags that takes us straight to the Vents del Cadí Refuge. Here you can enjoy a good meal that Fran will undoubtedly offer you: mountain rice or some incredible macaroni with chorizo sausage. Don't forget to book the day before by phone or WhatsApp at 686 40 88 88 90 (there is no time limit for lunch).


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Mountaiun Shelters

Important information about Vents del Cadí

This is where you pick up the security device: pick-up time is on the starting day from 13:30. If you have spent the night there, you can pick it up when you have breakfast. At the end of the route you will hand it in at the same place.
- This hostel is at the beginning and end of our route.
- It is not necessary to stay there at the beginning or at the end of the route, but we will offer it as an extra night.
- It is the place where at the end of the route the hikers will ask for their prize at the end of the route, which is a mug full of beer or any other drink (mug not included). Here you will return the safety device.
- You can reserve your mountain rice or macaroni and sausage for the day of the end of the route. The price is 15€ (with salad, wine, soft drink and dessert), if you let us know, we'll book it for you!

Important information