Gorgues de Sadernes

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Gorgues de Sadernes
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Gorgues de Sadernes

A place that was at risk of collapsing under the weight of its own success has improved its chances of survival by making it more difficult to get to

This natural zone in Alta Garrotxa was at risk of being hoist by its own petard: the influx of street vendors and mass arrival of vehicles threatened to convert it into nothing more than a vulgar rest area. However, for a few years now, in the summer cars have to park a couple of hours walk from the gorges that are found in the middle of the river's course, in the area of the hermitage of Sant Aniol d'Aguja, and this has had a notable effect. The local tourism services warn that during the hot months, it's a difficult route to follow, with little shade and only suitable for seasoned walkers. You can get there from Llierca, Sant Aniol d'Aguja or Montagut, following the signposts. On sunny days, the water is like a mirror and the abundance of Romanesque culture in the surrounding area will make you want the outing to last for a few days, spending the night in rural hotels or, if your budget is more modest, in the various campsites around. Bear in mind, however, that in August, the invasion of hikers is similar to what happens to La Rambla in Barcelona, and you should avoid the dry riverbeds because if it suddenly rains, they can become a dangerous trap in a question of minutes.

By: Esperança Padilla

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Venue name: Gorgues de Sadernes
Address: Veïnat de Sadernes, s/n
Sales de Llierca
17853
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