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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.

High-altitude wines, come and discover their history and future

 

The Tremp Basin (Conca de Tremp) is the excellence of the geology.

70 million years ago, the sea began to back off from the basin. The deposits shaped muddy landscapes, plenty of vegetation. This is the environment where the last dinosaurs of the Pyrenees lived. All this led, over the years, to ground substrates perfect to grow good wine.

In Pallars, vine-growing and winemaking have always been the main economy, along with cereal farming, almond and olive trees.

Selling oil and wine to the Pyrenees and Arán made people happy. But here too the phylloxera arrived, and it finished the vineyard off.

Conca de Tremp kept suffering several economic problems. The families made different choices, and most of the vineyards became empty.

In this context of weak economy, three unexpected inputs came:

1- CANADIANS. They promoted a project to produce electric energy from waterfalls. This was very important for the territory, and settled the base for the second industrial revolution in Catalonia.

2- THE MECHANISATION OF THE FIELD. The tractor replaced the animal work.

These impacts changed the society and the economy, and the vineyards in Pallars start to produce wine again.

3- The third impact: THE CLIMATE CHANGE. The enologists suggest to lift the vine fields.

The Pallars and its lands are a good place.

So, the first hero appeared, risking everything to set up a new winery for HIGH-ALTITUDE WINES. An example for other wine experts from Catalonia, and an incentive for the rest of the wineries in Pallars. With Designation of Origin Costres de Segre its wines are more and more famous.

Heroes and heroines keep joining this project of making excellent wines, many of them with organic methods. With different grape varieties like Merlot, Syrach, Cabernet Sauvignon and the native Ull de Llebre, Muscat, etc. these wines feel so good as if they were blessed by BACO himself.

Visiting the wineries we discover the wine life, and the cohabitation secrets it keeps with the wood of the barrels or the stone of the ‘cubs’, chipped by hand by the hospitable monks of the XIInd century. Here, geology and enology come together.

Do you want to visit one or two wineries on high altitudes? Walk through the vineyards, touch the leafs, feel the ground and communicate with the wine. Contact us and we’ll set it up.