ELS CORTALS D’ENCAMP VIEWPOINT
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This is a viewpoint of the 'bordes' and els Cortals d’Encamp. The 'bordes' were made of stone, wood and slate to store the grass cut from the meadows and to close in the animals at harvest time. The 'cortals', which were a set of 'bordes', were built away from the village and were inhabited by families of peasants from spring to autumn, while they looked after the herds and worked on the fields.
Another variety that can be seen from this viewpoint is the black pine forest, which grows between altitudes of 1,700 and 2,400 metres. A special feature of these pines is that they are trees that grow on acid lands and are capable of surviving extreme cold and heat.
Finally you can see the undergrowth of the black pine, dominated mainly by 3 bush species: The alpenrose, the bilberry and the juniper.
This viewpoint is adapted to facilitate universal accessibility and information. It offers content in Braille, palpable reliefs and QR codes, which offer descriptions in signs language and locutions for people with visual and hearing disabilities in various languages. In addition, its design allows the access of people with reduced mobility.
You will find more information about this and other guided walking routes in the Andorra Mountain Guide.
MORE FUN ACTIVITIES...
One of the activities not to be missed in the Principality are the exhibition rooms and art galleries.
The Encamp religious route leads you to discover the parish’s architectural heritage from Romanesque to mediaeval times.
The route invites you to explore eight orris (barns) found at various spots around the parish of Encamp.
This summer, the Grandvalira and Ordino Arcalís 4 Valleys pass is an opportunity to enjoy leisure activities for the whole family over several days.
This year, why not go on a different kind of holiday and give health, beauty and well-being tourism in Andorra a try?
ROUTES WORTH TRYING...
EL CAMÍ is a cultural hiking route that passes through all of the Catalan-speaking territories of Spain, France and Andorra.
Circular mountain bike route 22 Encamp - Les Pardines - Llac d’Engolasters is very easy.
An alpine route with ridge sections where you’ll need to use your hands at one point.
The Camí de l’Ossa is a 2-day circular route around the parishes of Encamp and Escaldes-Engordany , spending the night in a free mountain hut.
This route takes us to 2,870m alt. to the high summit of the Griu, passing the Ensagents lakes in the parish of Encamp.