Vistes des de la Collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
La vall del Freser amb l'olla de Núria al fons. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Fortí a prop de la collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
La vall del Freser amb l'olla de Núria al fons. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Fortí a prop de la collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
La vall del Freser amb l'olla de Núria al fons. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Fortí a prop de la collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Prats i boscos a la costa d'Ardena. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Vistes des de la Collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Fortí a prop de la collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Prats i boscos a la costa d'Ardena. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Vistes des de la Collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Fortí a prop de la collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Prats i boscos a la costa d'Ardena. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Vistes des de la Collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
La vall del Freser amb l'olla de Núria al fons. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Prats i boscos a la costa d'Ardena. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Vistes des de la Collada del Manter. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Caçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
La vall del Freser amb l'olla de Núria al fons. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
Prats i boscos a la costa d'Ardena. Ribes de Freser. Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter i del Freser.
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Itinerary 4: Fountains and forts of Ribes de Freser

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Ribes de Freser landscape and heritage

This entertaining and varied route will accompany us to discover part of the natural, scenic and cultural heritage closest to the town of Ribes de Freser. A good aperitif to discover the wonders of the Parc Natural de les Capçaleres del Ter and Freser.
Along the route, we will visit the Sant Pere Castle, the Margarideta and Santa Caterineta fountains, we will walk through deciduous forests and meadows. We will also meet some forts of the defensive line of the Pyrenees built by Franco, the history of the Golluts de Ribes and the geological singularity of the granoferh of Ribes.
  • Typology
    Time Circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    1 hour 55 minutes
  • Slope
    275.00 meters
  • Distance
    4.40 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Environment
    Architecture and environment
  • Activity
    By foot
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Ribes de Freser landscape and heritage

We leave the Ribes Vila station, and to warm up we will visit the Sant Pere Castle. Once we visit the castle, we will head to the Margarideta pass, very fresh and gloomy, where we will stop at the Margarideta fountain, and later at the fountain of the Caterineta.
We leave the fountain of Caterina and start climbing along a well-marked path, accompanied by a varied forest dominated by oak, and sprinkled with specimens of ash, quince, lime and hazel.
We will arrive at a landing where we can recover breath before approaching the steepest part of the route. We are gaining height surrounded by a red pine forest, and when the slope looses, we can see some of the ancient forts of the Pyrenean defense line.
We are now on the Manter's hill and begin the descent for a comfortable and wide track. We walk now between grassland, small woods and isolated trees.
We are losing height and we go to the neighborhood of La Massana, where we will change the direction and we will return to the town of Ribes de Freser. We will take the opportunity to get to know the history of the Golluts de Ribes and the uniqueness of the Granófir de Ribes.

Now we will only be able to comfortably return to the starting point following the Passeig de la Margarideta again.

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Tips

PATH

 
The route goes through well-marked tracks and paths.
Some sections of the ascending path are very steep.

WATER

 
Find water at the beginning and end of the route at the fountains of Margarideta and Santa Caterineta

PRECAUTIONS

 
Be careful not to slip at the steepest parts
Respect the environment and private property.

WEATHER

 
Check the weather forecasts before starting the route.

LAND

 
We recommend that you do the route in the indicated direction. The slopes are more complicated if you go down them.

MATERIAL

 
It is recommended to carry a camera.
Tread poles can help the ascent and descent.

OTHER EQUIPMENT

 
You will find a place to sit and some tables in the Santa Caterina fountain.
You can rest in the fresh air in different places on the stroll of Santa Caterina.

 

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Castle of St. Peter

Point of interest
Architecture
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The town of Ribes de Freser was founded under the protection of the castle of Sant Pere. Today, an archaeological site that can evoke the life of the Middle Ages, from its founding by the counts of

Margarideta fountain 

Point of interest
Environment
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We are located on the promenade of Santa Caterina, opposite the Margarideta fountain included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia. Out of the 20 fountains cataloged in the

Red pine

Point of interest
Flora
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At the beginning of the ascent and practically until now, we have walked accompanied by a predominantly deciduous forest, dominated by oak, but sprinkled with other species such as shamrocks, terns,

Bunkers

Point of interest
Architecture
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We have found the remains of ancient bunkers on the Line P (Defensive Organization of the Pyrenees) in different places on the route. These bunkers are some of the 10,000 initially projected by

Meadows

Point of interest
Flora
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Grassland meadows are semi-natural habitats with rich biodiversity. In these meadows we find a great variety of plant species, butterflies and an associated insectivorous wildlife, which at the same

Els Golluts de Ribes

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Others
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The "Golluts", also known as dwarves or dwarfs, lived in the Ribes Valley well into the twentieth century. They had a stature below a meter and 20 centimeters and many of them with goiter (tumor

Granòfir de Ribes

Point of interest
Geology
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In front of us, we can observe an orange-red color rocky formation with a "Senyera" (Catalan Flag) and a cross. This is the Granòfir de Ribes.
Granophyte is a rock that would be halfway between a
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