The route passes through the dirt roads and asphalt road with very little traffic.

 

On the route you can see the forests of pine, oak and crop fields, typical farmhouses (called in catalan Masias), Romanesque church of Santa Maria del Solà, castle ruins in Lloberola of 10-12th century, the guard tower of 11th century, church of Sant Miquel de Lloberola of 17th century and finally the Old Mill of Povia, where people staying in La Ribereta Country House can learn its operation.

 

Appetizers or snacks are also organized for people staying at La Ribereta Country House. We can arrange any party in the Mill if you want to.

The route passes through the limit of two regions of Catalonia: La Segarra and El Solsonès, mostly by dirt roads.

This route is recommended by landscape value (forests of oak, pine and fields) and historical value: the Tower of Vallferosa.

1/2 part of the route is downhill.

The tower was built around 970 AD following the strategy of building military watchtowers in key areas conquered from the Saracens. The aim was to build a line of fortifications visually interconnected. By 1000 AD another tower was built surrounding a circular from the ancient mud walls to strengthen it. At the top you can still see the battlements.

This trail connects La Ribereta Country House with the Route of the Watchtowers (La Ruta de Les Torres de Guaita) that runs between the valleys of Llobregós and the stream of Sanaüja.

Quite difficult route but really recommended by the historical, cultural and landscape values (forests of oaks, pines, oaks and fields). In addition, 904,28 ha of the municipality of Sanaüja are included in the Plan for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of Llobregós Valley, which comes one of the best preserved gypsum areas of Central Catalan Depression.

Historic sites on the route are: the Tower of Sallent (12th c.), ruins of Castle Sanaüja (10th and 17th c.), ruins of Castle Lloberola (10th and 12th c.), church of San Miguel (17th c.) and Watchtower (10th c.), the church of Santa Maria del Solà (13th c.).

Casa Rural La Ribereta

25753 Lloberola, Biosca,

La Segarra, Lleida,

Catalonia, Spain

TEL: +34 633 071 714

TEL. +34 626 737 313 

info@laribereta.com

 Nº de licencia act. tur.:     PL-000756

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