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Itinerary 6. Route of the sanctuary of Núria to the hole of the Funnel

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25/07/2019
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Introduction

On the way to the Puigmal, marmots' territory.

The Núria Sanctuary Route to the hole of the Funnel is a short, but at the same time, demanding proposal that allows us to make an approach to streams and meadows at the foot of the Puigmal.
Accompanied by alert scream of marmots, we will enjoy broad landscapes, the flora and fauna of the scrubland and the alpine meadows, and all this surrounded by the mountains of l'Olla de Núria.
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  • Typology
    Anti-clockwise circular
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Duration
    2 hours 5 minutes
  • Slope
    322.00 meters
  • Distance
    3.32 km
  • Theme
    Flora and fauna
    Landscaping
    Rivers and lakes
  • Activity
    By foot
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Description

On the way to the Puigmal, marmots' territory.

The Núria Sanctuary Route to the hole of the Funnel begins at Núria's sanctuary, initially following the course of the Finestrelles river.
After crossing the river, we will go over the left-hand side of the river until we cross the torrent of the Coma de l'Embut. We will be accompanied by some specimens of black pine, but we can also observe the attractive and at the same time toxic monk's-hood, the yellow gentian, the egg yolk and some orchids.
We continue now upstream through rocky terrain until reaching the hole in the Funnel (forat de l’Embut), the highest point of the route and where we will cross the torrent and change direction.
On our way back, we will follow the Puigmal road, first between meadows and then a beautiful black pine forest. The descent will always be accompanied by a spectacular view of the Olla de Núria, and also views to the lake and sanctuary of Núria.

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Tips

PATH

The route goes through steady roads but with a pretty steep slope.
 

WATER

We will find water at the beginning and end of the route.
Bring plenty of water especially to peak summer days.
 

CAUTION

Be careful not to slip on the steepest parts.
Caution with ankle twists on the descents.
 

WEATHER

Check the weather forecast before starting the route, there may be sudden changes of weather.
 

LAND

It does not entail great technical difficulties but we must be alert, especially when going down.
 

EQUIPMENT

It is recommended to carry a camera.
Trecking sticks might help you on your way up and down.
Binoculars to observe birds, butterflies and some possible ungulates.
 

OTHER EQUIPMENT

You can rest in the fresh air around the Estany de Núria.
The sanctuary of Núria has a hotel, restaurant and shops.

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White-throated dipper

Point of interest
Wildlife
25/07/2019
Cinclus cinclus
Also known as "Aigüerola" or "Merla Vídua" in Catalan. Is an aquatic bird that is waterproofed by a layer of fat. They have a dense plumage that is waterproofed and lubricated with

Marmots

Point of interest
Wildlife
25/07/2019
Marmota marmota
We walk and hear some shrill whistles, they are alarm whistles emitted by the marmots, always alert to detect the danger.
The marmots are rodent mammals related to squirrels that

Monk's-Hood

Point of interest
Flora
25/07/2019
Aconitum napellus
The blue raspberry is a very attractive plant, but if you eat it is deadly, we are facing the most toxic plant in Europe. This is due to the presence of two extremely toxic

Semprevivum

Point of interest
Flora
25/07/2019
Sempervivum montanum
Sempervivum montanum, is a plant of the family of crassulacea that forms small basal rosettes like artichokes, with fleshy leaves finished in tip, with a kind of wine tone tips.

The Chamois

Point of interest
Wildlife
25/07/2019
Some of the great herbivores that live in the Natural Park of Capçaleres del Ter and Freser are roe deer and the chamois, our main character at this point.
The chamois is a very light-looking animal

The hole in the funnel (El Forat de l'Embut)

Point of interest
Geology
25/07/2019
The hole in the funnel is a causal phenomenon caused by the dissolution of marbles (originally calcareous materials) by the action of water, forming crevasses, caves and others.
The formation of

Black pine

Point of interest
Flora
25/07/2019
Pinus uncinata
We are in the territory of the black pine, which is usually between 1,600 and 2,200 meters.
The specific name derives from the Latin adjective uncinatus (in the form of a hook) and
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