Sorteny Nature Park
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In an area of 1,080 ha. there are chamois, roe deer and wild boars.
Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO since October 2020, the Sorteny Valley Nature Park has a great diversity of flora, with more than 800 phanerogam species. More than 50 species are endemic in the Pyrenees. Guided thematic excursions are organised throughout the year (eco tourist routes): birds, butterflies and wetlands, glacial circus countryside and ancient forests.
Most of the inhabitants of the nature park are of community interest, such as the wildflower meadow, the plains, the forests of mountain pine and the alpine meadows, some of which are priority such as the marshes with moss hillocks.
The Sorteny River is the backbone to the Sorteny Valley hydrographic network, rising at 2,082m, where the Serrera and Cebollera rivers, which rise respectively at 2,680m (the highest river source in Andorra) and 2,485 m come together.
The presence of iron and copper minerals meant that in the 17th and 18th century mining operations were set up, particularly in the area of la Serrera (clots dels Meners) at 2,510m.
To reach this park, take the CG3 heading towards Ordino Arcalis and turn onto the CS370 once you have passed the village of Serrat.
The park also boasts a warden-protected lodge that is open in both winter and summer, with restaurant services available.
More Information about Sorteny Valley Natural Park trails and to discover the landscape of the park.
MORE FUN ACTIVITIES...
All year round, traditional bordes give you the chance to get some rest and relaxation comfortably surrounded by nature.
If you have painful zone and need decontracturing, this is the massage for you .
On Route 6 we reach Sorteny Valley nature park , from where we can enjoy the spectacular high mountain landscapes.
Sorteny Nature Park is a botanical paradise with more than 800 species of flowers and plants, some unique to the Pyrenees.
ROUTES WORTH TRYING...
The Cross-border GR 1, The route of the 3 nations is a circular route in 5 stages .
Walk this popular trail past three major high-altitude water masses in the Ordino parish
This route around the Parc Natural del Sorteny will lead us to discover birds and butterflies that live in the damp areas of the park.
The Tomb Canya hiking route from la Rabassa to Pla de Sorteny is in the parish of Ordino .
This route owes its name to the fact that Mn. Jacint Verdaguer , did the route before writing Canigó, the famous Pyrenean legend.