El BerguedÓ consists of a plain and mountains: the agricultural and industrial plain of farmers and textile colonies, the mountain of singular, spectacular relief, of mushroom-picking tradition and, for years, a mining industry. Its landscape is an invitation to hike and enjoy the great outdoors, or to relax in the peace and quiet. The fast-flowing Llobregat becomes calmer in La Baells, providing energy to drive the industrial colonies, onetime independent republics at the service of progress, now town-planning and architectural models.
The CamÝ dels Bons Homes -the źPath of the Good Men╗ or the Cathar Road- is a 189-kilometre long-distance path from the shrine of Queralt, in Berga, to Montsegur castle, in France. It can be travelled on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike.
La Pobla de Lillet, in L'Alt BerguedÓ, near the source of the Llobregat River, boasts one of the architect Antoni GaudÝ's most fascinating creations: the Artigas Gardens, a dreamlike site where the aesthetics of Catalan Art Nouveau integrate perfectly with nature.
A visit to L'Alt BerguedÓ will bring unexpected discoveries: from the former coal and oil mining operations, which have now been turned into a museum, to the footsteps and eggs of the dinosaurs that inhabited the region millions of years ago.
The north of the El BerguedÓ region is a mountainous area that is rich in legends. Discovering the region by exploring its country life, activities in the heart of nature and its historical remains is an excellent way to enjoy it either with the family or in a group.
This zone has an industrial past of textile colonies, which today are its greatest tourist attraction. They follow the course of the Llobregat River and provide a range of tourist activities for publics of all ages.