We are in Montellà, a small and peaceful mountain village, located in one of the lesser-known areas in the Catalan Pyrenees, at the foot of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. An ideal surrounding for disconnecting and enjoying nature, either on foot or cycling.
The Baridà Region, the most uncharted Pyrenees…
Amidst the Mountains
The Baridà is a mountainous land, located between the two large plains of Alt Urgell and La Cerdanya, with the Pyrenees and Andorra to the north and the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park to the south.
We stand at the same distance from both Puigcerdà and La Seu d’Urgell, barely half an hour by car.
But in our neck of the woods the valleys get narrower and the villages climb up. This orography has allowed many of its villages to maintain their authenticity, their architecture, their paths; and their peace.
Land of cattle breeders, cheesemakers, shepherds, and musicians; of myths and legends. Land of narrow valleys and paths; of meadows and herds; of brooks, fir woods and pine groves; of fallow deer, wild goats, woodpeckers, vultures, as well as the odd bearded vulture.
Small tracks and paths that walk us along history, take us to little villages and Romanesque churches, castles, and hidden bunkers.
Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park
The imposing wall of the Cadí mountain range is characteristic of our scenery, and an icon of all the Baridà villages.
This is a land of great natural beauty, and a protected area containing a large number of European interest habitats and species of flora and fauna.
One of the few places that still preserve a farming and livestock culture which has shaped the landscape over time.
This privileged setting offers a wide range of activities relating to nature and culture.
Therefore, from Cal Calsot you can easily delve into the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park with its historical paths and imposing mountain range, discover the small villages in La Cerdanya or Alt Urgell, stroll on La Seu d’Urgell’s medieval streets and visit its Romanesque cathedral; or walk around the Puigcerdà Lake and its stately homes.
Discover a charming place while you enjoy nature and peace.
Small Gestures to Reduce Our Environmental Impact
- Do not litter the natural environment Place your waste in the rubbish bins you will find in towns, but never leave it in the forest because trash, and particularly glass, might cause forest fires
- If you eat in the woods, bring sandwiches or cold dishes Do not light any fires
- Avoid going through the woods and follow marked paths, respecting protected fauna and flora
- Do not disturb cattle or wildlife
- If along the way you find any fences or wires for cattle, cross them and leave them the way you found them. Be careful and do not touch any wire, it could be electrified. Always hold them by the plastic handle
- If you find cattle on the road keep calm and do not frighten it with car horns or shouting
- If it advances in the same direction as you, slow down. The animals will make way and you will be able to overtake them or the stockbreeder will help you pass
- If you have a dog, keep it on a leash and do not let it disturb cattle or any wildlife species
- If the cattle advances towards you, stand on one side of the track and wait until it has passed by
- When parking, leave way for other vehicles (tractors)
- Do not park inside a field, meadow or in the entrance of a track
- Do not pick up mushrooms you are not going to take home
- Be thoughtful of other activities happening in the natural environment
- Respect huts, barns, cabins, meadows; and cultures, they are private property