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The majority of the routes leave from Parc del Segre, a large sports centre which played host to the whitewater section of the 1992 Olympic Games. It is currently a place where both top-level sportsmen and women, aficionados and adventure-seekers can enjoy themselves and find activities in line with their needs: canoeing, rafting, hydrospeeding.... It has three channels, two turbulent and one calm, as well as a bar and restaurant where trees provide shade for strolls and other services.

The market, a thousand year-old activity which combines tradition and modernity, is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays in la Seu, on Saturdays in Oliana and on Sundays in Organyà. It is the ideal place to see the produce of the land at different times of the year. Chicory and thyme, St. George’s and morchella mushrooms, fruit, herbs, mushrooms and everything else that can be bought and sold. The Sant Ermengol fair, which is held in Seu during the third week-end of October, is specialised in the artisan production of Pyrenees cheese, although it is also possible to find thousands of other items. The fair of Organyà —for Saint Andrew, during the final week of November —recalls the times when the town was one of the Pyrenees’ commercial centres, especially with regards to cattle trading. Oliana also has its own fair, that of All Saints.

The most spectacular expression of the natural surroundings are found at the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. Catalonia’s largest protected area is an outstanding natural reserve: among red and black pine woods, one can hear the tapping of the woodpecker - the symbol of the park - along with the leaping sound of the roe deer and the ibex. The rest of the region also has interesting natural spots, a variety of landscapes and surroundings which allow us to change over, in little time, from Alpine settings to the dry, aromatic beginnings of the Pyrenees.

The architectural heritage is another incentive in this peaceful stroll. We find great monuments: the Cathedral of la Seu, the Monastery of Sant Serni de Tavèrnoles, Sant Climent de Nargó. Not to forget the small rural Romanic churches, rather time-worn and fragile yet full of charm. And throughout the route, examples of traditional architectural constructions, visible in all corners of the towns, different in each village, adapted to the surroundings and to the climate: a perfect example of adaptation to life in the mountains.