SORTENY NATURE PARK
Posizione e contatto
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In an area of 1,080 ha. there are chamois, roe deer, marmots, martas 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 700 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...
Andorra has mountain footpaths suitable for all ages and for all levels of fitness on which you can enjoy nature, by day or by night.
The Planell d’Encodina viewpoint is at an altitude of 1,722 metres on the CG-3, at Km 19 in the parish of Ordino.
On Route 6 we reach Sorteny Valley nature park , from where we can enjoy the spectacular high mountain landscapes.
If you have painful zone and need decontracturing, this is the massage for you .
All year round, traditional bordes give you the chance to get some rest and relaxation comfortably surrounded by nature.
ROUTES WORTH TRYING...
Route starts at the CG-3 in el Serrat (1,505 m) and ends on the CS-380 at the La Coma in Arcalís (2,229 m).
The Cross-border GR 1, The route of the 3 nations is a circular route in 5 stages .
The l’Angonella valley in the mountains of Ordino is one of the few wild areas of the Principality .
The la Canaleta canyon is between Arcalís and El Serrat . Its difficulty is high.
This route follows the GRP and goes through a part of the Pla de Sorteny and the Prats de Dall.