The spectacular landscape of the Turp and Mora Comtal-Valldan mountain ranges is an area of transition between the Mediterranean lowlands and the natural systems of the Pyrenean foothills. Besides the breath-taking landscape, this is an area of high geological interest with beautiful formations, similar to those of Montserrat, and a rich diversity of plant and animal ecosystems.
Serra de Turp i la Mora Condal-Valldan Protected Natural Area is divided among several municipalities in the regions of Solsonès and Alt Urgell. Its orography establishes an area of transition between the Mediterranean lowlands and the natural systems of the Pyrenean foothills.
The geomorphology is characterised by rugged limestone reliefs of great scenic beauty and scientific interest. In the central zone, just above La Móra, are the Artigues or Encantades, a unique formation, with a relief similar to that of Montserrat. Its highest point is Pico del Turp at 1,620 metres, which is located very near to Coll de la Coma de Turp, a point at which you can cross the mountain range and which divides the range into two sectors.
The water network is formed by a group of seasonal streams with clean, clear waters, like the Sant Joan or Móra rivers. This is a rich and varied ecosystem, which is highly unique within the territory. All of them are tributaries of the Segre river, which also forms the western limit of the natural area.
The Valldan has a compact anticlinal structure due to the effect of the erosion of the more soluble materials present in its core (loams and lutites). It is an area of high geological interest due to the undulating folds caused by the pressure from the Pyrenean foothills.