6 Reasons to experience Lleida's natural side
1. Discover a paradise for lovers of mountain biking
If your thing is pedaling, you are in luck. One of the sports that more adept win today is mountain biking. In Lérida, the 7 BTT centers that are distributed throughout the region give a good account of this. In total, there are more than 2,300 kilometers enabled specifically for mountain bikers. Some of these roads cover places as famous as the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici or La Cerdanya.
2. Practice rafting on the river that saw him born
There is no doubt that rafting, in Spain, arose in the Pyrenees. In the 80s, a group of French people discovered the potential that the Noguera Pallaresa river had for this exciting sport and they made it known. Since then, this river is considered one of the best destinations for rafting in Europe. In addition, other water sports such as open kayak or hydrospeed are carried out there.
3. Get to know Lérida from the heights
The Sierra del Montsec, thanks to its exceptional weather conditions, has become a common area for the practice of aerial sports such as hang gliding or paragliding. Pilots from all over the world arrive there to practice them. But in addition, other activities are carried out in the area, such as balloon rides or ultralights, which will allow you to discover all the charm of Lleida from above.
4. Get lost by ancient roads that continue alive
Of the many trekking and hiking routes found in Lleida, a large part is concentrated in the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici. Among other things, it has opted for the recovery of 230 kilometers of old roads that have been enabled for hiking. The route crosses four regions and is known as Living Roads.
5. Enjoy the winter
The people of Lleida do not fear the cold because, in this land, snow is synonymous with adventure. The province has a large number of ski resorts that proliferate when the white dominates the green in the mountains. In them, sports such as alpine or cross-country skiing can be practiced; but also other activities such as snowshoe excursions or dog sled rides.
Winter is coming!
6. Explore the universe without taking off the feet of the Earth
The arrival of the night, in Lleida, leads to another kind of adventure.
Listed as one of the few StarLight destinations in Spain, the province of Lleida and, more specifically, the Sierra de Montsec, has a clear and dark sky perfect to see the stars. There, 1,570 meters high, is the Astronomical Park of Montsec, the most advanced in Catalonia, where you can take guided tours or immerse yourself in the universe from its observatory.