Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park

Nature area / Countryside / Open space, Natural parks, Natural site of national interest, Natura 2000 network, Natura 2000 Network: Special Protection Area (SPA)
The CadÍ-Moixeró Nature Reserve is an essential place for nature lovers and can be contemplated from anywhere in the region. Its peaks range from 900 metres (in the lowest areas of the valleys) to the 2,648 metres of the Canal Baridana mountain.

The CadÍ-Moixeró Nature Reserve is an essential place for nature lovers and can be contemplated from anywhere in the region. Its peaks range from 900 metres (in the lowest areas of the valleys) to the 2,648 metres of the Canal Baridana mountain.

With a surface area of over 41,000 hectares distributed between Berguedà, Alt Urgell and La Cerdanya, it includes the mountains ranges of El Cadí and Moixeró, the Pedraforca massif and a large part of the hill of Alp and Puigllançada, and creates a mountainous barrier thirty kilometres long.

This geography offers a variety of landscapes, such as those of foothill, alpine and sub-alpine areas, as well as rocky environments with their characteristic rich vegetation and fauna. Given its east-west orientation, significant climatic differences are caused between each side, particularly with regard to the amount of rains. Similarly, small masses of water, such as torrents and some springs can be found, due to the calcareous structure.

The vegetation is dominated by meadows of fodder and garlic in the valleys, surrounded by fields of potatoes and beans. The forests are formed by deciduous trees, such as beech, oak, ash and willow. Despite this, the trees that really dress these spots are the Scots and black pine and in a smaller number, fir trees.

The animals inhabiting the area are typical of the high mountain, most notably the woodpecker (the park's symbol), Tengmalm's owl and the marten. However, the lords of the heights are the ibex, with a population of more than 2,600. This is, in fact, the protected area in Catalonia with the largest number of inhabitants and species of flora and fauna of European interest.

In addition to the natural beauty, the secret heritage of the park is a point of particular interest for tourists. The medieval walls and the porticoed square of Bagà are two perfect examples, without forgetting the gothic church and the towers and walls of Bellver de Cerdanya. The rural architecture and the picturesqueness of the majority of the towns and villages that form part of the park makes visits a real pleasure.

Virtual tour:

- Ruta del trencapinyes

- Estana - Prat del Cadí

- Empedrats

- Ruta de les plantes medicinals

- La Mollera - Mirador de la vinyeta

  • Year of declaration: 1983
  • Regulations: Act 353/83, 15th July, declaration of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park (DOGC 357, 24th August 1983).
  • Area: 41060
  • Ownership: Mixed or both
  • District: Alàs i Cerc; Alp; Bagà; Bellver de Cerdanya; Castellar de n'Hug; Cava; Das; Gisclareny; Gósol; Guardiola de Berguedà; Josa i Tuixent; Vansa i Fórnols, la; Montellà i Martinet; Riu de Cerdanya; Saldes; Urús; Vallcebre.
  • Visitor centres: N
  • Annual closing: Open all year round
  • Opening hours - summer : From 1st June to 30th September: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00; Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:30; Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 to 13:00.
  • Opening hours - winter: From 1st October to 31st May: Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00; Fridays from 8:00 to 15:00 and 16:00 to 18:30; Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:30; Sundays and public holidays from 9:00 to 13:00.
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish

Facilities

Access for disabled people

Parking

Picnic area

Chapel

Refuge

Viewpoint

Botanical Garden

Signposted itineraries

Flora

1,400 plant species and subspecies are known in the park, a figure that represents approximately one third of the plant species in Catalonia. The most common are those of Eurosiberian and sub-Mediterranean distribution, such as the red pine, the beech and the downy oak. This is therefore a paradise for those who are fond of botany; around one hundred species are considered to be endemic, there are thirteen endangered species and another twenty that are extremely rare.

Fauna

There is a very wide array of animals here. The birds are the vertebrates that are easiest to spot and the most diverse, with around 130 species. The most emblematic are the black woodpecker, which is the star of the park’s logo, the wood grouse and the boreal owl. There are sixty species of mammals, although they are difficult to spot, especially the twenty species of bats and the wolves. The easiest animal to observe is the chamois, whilst somewhere in between you can find the deer, roe deer, wild boar, marmot and squirrel. Reptiles like the common wall lizard, Catalonian wall lizard and the viperine water snake; amphibians like the Pyrenean brook salamander; and a large number of invertebrates complete the catalogue of wildlife.

Routes

El Parque Natural cuenta con una extensa red de caminos señalizados de todos los niveles técnicos y físicos. Existen ocho itinerarios de naturaleza para todos los públicos, tres itinerarios adaptados para personas con movilidad reducida y más de cuatrocientos kilómetros de senderos homologados como SL, PR o GR. También hay itinerarios geológicos y travesías para realizar a pie, en bicicleta o a caballo. Algunas de las más emblemáticas son las siguientes: Camí dels Bons Homes (Camino de los Buenos Hombres), Cavalls del Vent (Caballos del Viento), Ruta de l'Ermità (Ruta del Ermitaño), Ruta dels Segadors (Ruta de los Segadores), Camí Picasso (Camino Picasso), Marcha cicloturista al Cadí Moixeró, Pedals de Ferro (Pedales de Hierro), Vuelta al Cadí-Moixeró en BTT. Algunas rutas del Centro BTT de La Seu - Alt Urgell y del Centro BTT del Berguedà se adentran en el parque.

Bird-watching tourism

Disabled access

Accessible area classifi
Facilities available for wheelchair users
Facilities available for people with reduced mobility
No facilities available for the deaf or those with hearing impairments
No facilities available for the blind or visually impaired
Types of inspection
On-site
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park
  • Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park

  • Address:Street La Vinya, 1

  • 08695 Bagà

  • Barcelona / Pyrenees

  • Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park
  • Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park

  • Address: Street La Vinya, 1

  • 08695 Bagà

  • Barcelona / Pyrenees

  • Telephone:938 244 151

  • Fax:938 244 312

  • E-mail:pncadimoixero@gencat.cat

  • Web:http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/ca/cadi