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A little known space to discover
We present some Culture activities, Hiking and Oenology-Gastronomy.
From Cal Soldat we can help you in the organization and discover the Congost del Mu.

We present you an unforgettable excursion to experience the Mu gorge and its unique environment with hiking, culture, oenology and gastronomy. Each one can choose how to better enjoy this route.

CULTURE:
We leave for the Camarasa Hydroelectric Plant, to visit its Museum, in which we can see how the Canadian Strike was managed ( 1919 ).

TREKKING:
We take the left bank of the Segre river by some walkways hanging on the rock and we arrive at the suspension bridge.
We continue, two and a half hours with great views until reaching the fountains at the end of the route.
On the way we will discover the border castles on the tops of the mountains. What mission did they have ?

ENOLOGY:
In 15 minutes by car we arrive at a small organic production winery to do a special tasting.

GASTRONOMY:
A short distance they await us for lunch in a castle.

We are waiting for you at Cal Soldat and we will organize a day to enjoy and learn through history.

A little unknown place to discover

We present some activities of Culture, Hiking and Oenology-Gastronomy.
From Cal Soldat we can help you in the organization and discover the Congost de Mu.

We present an unforgettable excursion to experience the Mu Gorge and its unique environment with hiking, culture, oenology and gastronomy. Everyone will be able to choose how to best enjoy this route.

CULTURE:
We left for the Camarasa Hydroelectric Plant, to visit its Museum of how the Vaga de la Canadiense was built and managed.

TREKKING:
We take the course of the river Segre by some footbridges hanging on the rock, reaching the floating bridge.
It’s two and a half hours with great views and reaching the fountains at the end.

OENOLOGY:
In 10 minutes we are in a small organic production winery for a special tasting.

GASTRONOMY:
A short distance away they await us for lunch in a medieval castle.

On the way we will discover frontier castles on the tops of the mountains
What mission did they have?


We are waiting for you at Cal Soldat to organize a day for you to enjoy and learn with your family or friends.

Romanesque Route

 

Romanesque buildings and paintings have the sobriety and mystery that so much attraction trigger.

One of the best collections of Romanesque art in Europe is in the MNAC (Barcelona) and the Mur Collegiate Church is the protagonist of saving the Catalan Romanesque.

The monumental buildings of MUR, with its Castle and Collegiate is a good starting point to start the Romanesque Route

Why?

DO YOU WANT TO LIVE A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE ?

In “CalSoldat”,”you will find your house to come with the family and friends.

In meeting all together, we will inform you of features of Mur’s history, and then we can visit these two historic buildings.

And then the talk:

How did the paintings of “St. Mary's Church” get to the Fine Arts of Boston museum?

Who was and why is so important Luis Plandiura ?

What did Pablo Picasso see in the Romanesque paintings?

BE PART OF THIS GREAT STORY, COME TO CAL SOLDAT!

If you can have a few more days, we organize the route to different Romanesque churches of Pallars.

LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE!

Montsec from the Air

 

We talked with friends about knowing Montsec differently and what better than from the air.
Let’s go! We will do the whole Montsec, from West to East. How? In a hot-air balloon, evidently.
The preparation, the joy, and the departure from Cal Soldat first thing in the morning, after a good coffee, cheers us up.

From where we will rise, how the balloon will inflate, how long it will take, what we will have to do… a series of questions that we all ask ourselves the first time of this experience.

We arrive to the starting point. Miguel, from Globos Kon-Tiki, an expert in this kind of navigation, is waiting for us. And the adventure begins!

 

The balloon is discharged, this is gibberish for inexperienced people like us: tarpaulins, ropes, towropes, carabiners, but everything is in place and it gradually begins to take shape.

The hot-air balloon is rising now and… now what? Run, run up to the basket, for the moment it is captive, but only for a moment. And we started to climb, the movement is noticeable, but the ground is further and further away.

We have learned that on a balloon you can never say that you are already up, there is no above, there are metres from the ground and it depends on the variables of the weather that it be lifted more or less.

Miguel walks us over the entrance of the Montrebei gorge; the sensations are different —now, during the activities, everything is sensations—, but these are sensations indeed. The Pyrenees, the river, the north face of the Montsec, spaces that cannot be seen from the ground, even if you go there expressly and, even so, they are not fully appreciated as from a hot-air balloon. Cars look very small. Dead silence.

We set course for the gorge. Very quiet weather allows you to get inside it and hover it from north to south. We went to the other side, the plain of Noguera. You can see the stairs of the wall of Aragon. Enjoying this spectacle of nature is so impressive that you wish you would never go down.

Luckily, there is still a long way to go. We turn left, go up 2,000 metres, and start to hover the Montsec. On the left, the Pyrenees; further to the front, Wall, lake Cellers, the San Antonio reservoir; on the right, Noguera, Segrie, the Santa Ana and Camarasa reservoirs, Lleida.
Montserrat. We cross the Terradets gorge. It looks small from above.

The world is at your feet. Dead silence. Not even the birds are heard. An unimaginable mental feeling. You are not shut, or tied; you are hung in the air and a gentle breeze returns you to this world.

We go to the Montsec in Rubies, the Ariet valley, Santa Maria Meià, Vilanova Meià, you can see the Sió river, Urgell, and Segarra. What’s happening? The ground is getting closer. Oh! How will we stop? We are landing… Done… Magnificient.

When we returned to Cal Soldat we had so many things to tell that everybody talked and talked. Some memorable experiences!

The Horse Soldier, we can prepare activities like this one and others to suit your needs.