Hiking through the Boumort Reserve: Discovering the Boumort Reserve
- It is the only place in Europe where the four species of vultures of the continent reproduce: Griffon Vulture, Black Vulture, Bearded Vulture and Egyptian Vulture.
- Its main attraction is the important population of deer that inhabits it and can be observed all year round, although the easiest time to see is that of heat, rutting.
- Learning to observe the main traces and signs of the animals that inhabit the Reserve, is something that will enrich your future trips to the natural environment, forever.
The Serra del Boumort Protected Natural Area coincides with the Boumort National Hunting Reserve, with an extension of 13,097 ha. It is a protected area since 1991 and is located in the western Catalan Pyrenees, between the valleys of Noguera Pallaresa and Segre, covering a series of mountain ranges arranged transversally from one valley to another, among which the Serra de Boumort to the Reserve, the Carreu mountain range, the Cuberes mountain range and the Batsacans mountain range.
The maximum altitudes of the Reserve are reached at the peak of Boumort (2,077 m), Pi Sec (1,917 m) and Cap de Carreu (1,848 m).
We are in front of a typical pre-Pyrenean landscape with steep mountain ranges and quite rugged relief that gives rise to strong contrasts, which brings on a great diversity.
Its main attraction is the important population of deer that inhabits it. Deer can be seen throughout the year, although the most spectacular moment is in the rutting season, between mid-September and mid-October, when you can enjoy an amazing show by the side of a guide who know the best places to observe these animals. The reserve stands out as the only place in Europe where the four species of vultures of the continent are reproduced: griffon vulture, black vulture (reintroduced as of 2007), bearded vulture and Egyptian vulture.
- Activities agreed in the program
- Accommodation in the Cuberes refuge on a half board basis (Dinner and breakfast)
- Amaroq Explorers Guide
- Accident and RC insurance
- Transportation from Tremp to the refuge * (see price table: with transport in attached PDF)
- Services not mentioned in the included list
- Clothing and personal equipment
- Personal expenses such as calls, refreshments, etc.
Arrival at the reserve. Cuberes refuge.
Welcome and presentation of the activity
Departure to the town of Cuberes.
– Let’s get to know the reserve
– Introduction to observing tracks and signs
– What fauna can we find?
Picnic lunch (during the trip)
Arrival at the Cuberes refuge
Start of the Workshops: “The basics of tracking: identifying and interpreting the traces that wild animals leave behind.”
– Workshops and games inside and outside the refuge (Possibilities depending on the group and the weather)
Dinner and overnight at the Cuberes refuge.
Interpretive departure to the Roc dels Quatre Batlles or similar
– Picnic lunch
Arrival at the refuge
– End of program