You’ll see for the surrounding’s description that the trips are the most advisable thing to do. The landscapes that change in the pre Pyrenees forests, depending on the season in which you visit us, they make this zone specially attractive for the mountain bike lovers, but also for walking routes. Up to Sant Jaume de Frontanyà, a three-hour route, or to Montgrony, two hours far from here, among others.The mushroom pickers will wake up in the beautiful middle of a forest where there are plenty of mushrooms. It can be made a day route with the car, which can include a visit to the Jardins Artigues (Artiga’s gardens), in la Pobla de Lillet or you can enjoy in the same town a trip by the Tren del Ciment (a tourist train).
You can also go up to ‘les Fonts del Lobregat’ (a famous fountains) in Castellar de N’Hug and, when you go back, you can visit the Castell de Mataplana, a castle where the Comte Arnau’s Myth was born, on the way to Montgrony. That place is full of history and legend (Otger Cataló and the Varons de la Fama) and an amazing rocky landscape, the ideal one for the rock climbing lovers. On the other hand, in a half an hour’s drive, you can get to Ribes de Freser, where you will be able to pick the Cremallera (a train with special tracks) which will lead you to Vall de Núria.
In the village of Gombrèn, ten minutes away, you can enjoy a visit to the Jardí Botànic de Plantes Medicinals (a botanical garden of medicinal plants) which was the first created in Catalunya with these characteristics. Also in Gombrèn, you can also visit the Museu del Comte Arnau (a museum) or enjoy a great meal in the Fonda Xesc which is, undoubtedly, an excellent place for the cookery lovers. It is also advisable to buy bread and traditional sausages before leaving.