Walking routes around Ripoll
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The 4 viewpoints of Ripoll

Four different routes to Ripoll’s 4 viewpoints, so you can discover the natural environment of the town and enjoy a view of the centre from its four surrounding hilltops.
Route markings: SL (white and green markings) and sign posts:

From Ripoll to Vallfonga de Ripollès

Starting point: Modernist chapel of Sant Miquel de la Roqueta
Difficulty: medium
Elevation change: 200 metres, approx.
Route: 11.5 km one way
Approximate time: 3–4 hours
Route markings: PR-C 59-1 (white and yellow markings)

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GR-1 trail

This long-distance trail, which crosses Catalonia from Empúries to the bridge of Montanyana, passes through our town.
If you follow the path in the direction of the church of Vallespirans, you will come across the mills of Vilardell, where there are some ponds for bathing in the summer.

Route markings: GR (white and red markings)

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The castle of Llaés is on top of a hill. Today, the castle is private property and the church is inside the walls that surround the two buildings. Very near the castle, about 800 metres away on foot, is the pantheon, a monument built to commemorate the 74 carabiniers and one officer who were shot by the Carlists.

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The Iron and Coal Route

It forms part of the Vies Verdes network, and is ideal to explore on foot or by bike. It follows the route of the old railway line: Ripoll – Sant Joan de les Abadesses (Toralles).

Difficulty: low
Elevation change: 100 metres, approx.
Route: 12 km (paved)
Facilities: stretching areas, litter bins, seating, fountains, restaurants and bars along the route.

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Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba

No one can say for certain when a country is formed, but it is possible to recognise epochs that forge the personality of a territory. One of these periods is represented in the Romanesque. The regions of Osona, Bages, Ripollès and Conflent are the most authentic examples of this vast heritage, thanks to the important figure of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba, who during the 11th century facilitated the arrival of new trends and ideas to the Catalan territory through his travels.

We invite you to walk through our land, along the Paths of the Bishop and Abbot Oliba.

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