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La Rabassa

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A long, physically demanding, uphill route, which takes us from the banks of the Segre up to the alpine meadows near to the Andorra border.

6h 48 '
68 Km
676 m

The first part of this itinerary as long as spectacular - and international - follows the track that goes from La Seu to Alàs next to the river, and later gains altitude by the asphalt road that leads to Estamariu and Bescaran.

In Bescaran, asphalt road is finished when we follow by the track that passes next to the roman bell tower of "Sant Martí", and that leads to the farms of the village and the grass lands of summer. On the left, before arriving at the "Pla de Sorri" - from where we would be able to descend to Torres or Castellnou de Carcolze - another track leaves, in North direction, that will finish taking us to the forest of La Rabassa, already in Andorran territory, to the other slope of the mountain range, where in winter the cross-country skiing is practiced. There is not a permanent control of borders - although we have maybe found by the way a patrol of the Civil Guard - and by this, it has been traditionally a propitious route to the transportation, we say irregular, of merchandise.

For the descent we should return until raising the crest: instead of following by where we have ascended, we take the track that will take us to the "Cortals of Boloriu", in west direction. The final part follows the same way that route 31, by the "Coll de Jou" and Calvinyà.