Busca'ls (Vall d'Incles)

BUSCA’LS (Vall d’Incles)

The Incles Valley is located in the parish of Canillo, between the villages of Soldeu and El Tarter.

Characteristics of the valley:
This valley’s U shape is a characteristic feature of valleys that have experienced the most adverse weather conditions possible: ice ages, snow, rain, etc. However, it is precisely these conditions that mean that the face of the valley you get to see when you visit depends on the time of year.

Flora and fauna…

The whole valley is covered in fir trees and Scots pines, and you will find medicinal plants from the rowan and arnica families. The flower that stands out the most is the yellow Pyrenean lily, though there are plenty more to be found in the area.

The valley’s fauna is dominated by birds like the common vulture, but you might also encounter footprints of wild boar, roe deer and, with a bit of luck, the legendary wood grouse!

How does the game work?

Now that you know a bit about where the activity will take place, it’s time to explain how it works.

Once you have read the information leaflet you have been given at the Canillo or Incles tourist office, choose one of the 6 paths the valley has to offer and get ready to walk!

On your way, or at the end of the route, you will find a panel in the same colour and with the same number as your chosen path. It will have a little device you can use to prove you have arrived; use it to punch a hole in the indicated place, then present the leaflet at the Canillo tourist office.

What can I win?

Kids who successfully complete at least 2 of the 6 routes (remember: your leaflet must be punched at the indicated spot to prove you arrived) will win a small gift and a certificate to celebrate their effort and determination!

Adults need to complete not 2 but 4 of the 6 routes, then present their duly marked leaflet as proof at the Canillo tourist office. As well as receiving a certificate for completing the activity, adults will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 4 ski weekends for 2 people (half board and with ski pass for the Grandvalira resort). To participate, simply fill in a form with your details, which will be erased once the competition is over.

The 4 prize draws will be carried out once a year, in November.
More useful information:

Access to the valley for vehicles is closed from mid-June to mid-September from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. But don’t worry, a transport service is available to make your trip easier: a small electric train will take you to and bring you back from the end of the road.

The paths to choose:

*Cabana Sorda Lake and Refuge: take in the views of one of the Incles Valley’s glacial cirques. An easy route that is ideal for families.

*Roc de l’Home Dret: on this route, you will be surrounded by forests at all times. Come and discover the stories and beliefs associated with this trail! They are sure to make an impression.

*Camí de l’Obac path: this third option is one of the easiest. You will follow a simple, mainly flat path that follows the course of the river for almost the whole route.

*Incles Mountain Pass: if you choose this route, keep in mind that you will be leaving the country! In the final part, you will arrive at the Fontargent Lakes, located on French territory.

*Juclà Lake and Refuge: this excursion is unmissable, as you will walk up to the biggest lake in Andorra! Despite the altitude, this route is suitable for families.

*Siscaró Lake and Refuge: finally, this sixth option requires a little more effort, as it involves some slopes and the odd waterfall. You will get to know the Siscaró and Baix Lakes, among others.

 

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