Serra de Queralt i els Tossals Protected Natural Area

Nature area / Countryside / Open space, Natura 2000 network
Natural area in the western Pyrenean foothills located to the west of the town of Berga. This is an area which is highly appreciated by hikers and those on the lookout for mushrooms, where you can also visit the Mare de Déu de Queralt sanctuary.

The Serra de Queralt i els Tossals Natural Area is located in the western Pyrenean foothills, to the south of Rasos de Peguera and to the west of the city of Berga. It includes the mountain ranges of Queralt, Els Lladres, Els Tossals, Qüestió and the Taravil mountains.

Red and black pine forests are abundant in the area and are highly populated by fungi. The presence of the Mare de Déu de Queralt sanctuary in the area, which can be easily accessed from Berga, both by car and on foot, provides the area with a great tourist attraction from a religious point of view. Likewise, the Pi de les Tres Branques, or pine with three trunks, which symbolises the union of the Catalan Countries (Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Isles), is located on the edge of the park in the municipality of Castellar del Riu.

  • Year of declaration: 2000
  • Regulations: Decision of 21 June 2000 (DOGC - Official Gazette of the Generalitat de Cataluña - 26/7/2000)
  • Area: 2379
  • Ownership: Public
  • District: Berga; Castellar del Riu; Capolats
  • Visitor centres: N
  • Annual closing: Open all year round
  • How to get there: From the north of the town of Berga you can take the BV-4242 road, which leads to the sanctuary of Queralt, the BV-4243, which borders the area to the north, and the BV-4241, which borders it to the south.
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish, French

Facilities

Accommodation

Parking

Bar/cafeteria

Restaurant

Viewpoint

Signposted itineraries

Flora

Seventy percent of the area corresponds to conifer forests, mainly pine and wild pine.

Fauna

Among the mammals that inhabit the area, we can find squirrels, weasels, rabbits, roe deer, martens, genets, wild boars, foxes and several types of moles and bats, among others. The bird species include the great grey shrike, the short-toed snake eagle, the golden eagle, the Egyptian vulture, the bearded vulture, the nightingale, the wood grouse and the song thrush.

Routes

Bird-watching tourism

WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Serra de Queralt i els Tossals Protected Natural Area
  • Serra de Queralt i els Tossals Protected Natural Area

  • Address:Street Angels, 7

  • 08600 Berga

  • Barcelona / Pyrenees

  • Serra de Queralt i els Tossals Protected Natural Area
  • Serra de Queralt i els Tossals Protected Natural Area

  • Address: Street Angels, 7

  • 08600 Berga

  • Barcelona / Pyrenees

  • Telephone:93 821 13 84

  • E-mail:info@turismeberga.cat

  • Web:www.turismhttp://www.turismeberga.cat/que-fer/turisme-actiu/rutes-de-senderismeeberga.cat

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