Picasso Way, Part 2: Camping Susen, Saldes – Gosol

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On the way to the village of Saldes, the unique silhouette of the Pedraforca Mountain will surprise you due to its impressive and yet menacing shape. This mountain has been the subject of legends and is also the birthplace of Catalan mountaineering. Arriving at the town, you'll find the Pedraforca Centre, with a permanent exposition explaining the meaning and the peculiarities of this magic mountain and the coalmining and the industrial activity that have carved the last century of the township. An audiovisual document about the village of Saldes and its people completes the exposition.

The path was renovated up through the clay cliff of Coll de la Trapa and goes down to the stream to find the old road along the shady side to Gósol. Here we find a spectacular and impressive desert landscape caused by an outcrop of eroded clays forming cracks caused by the lack of vegetation. The garish colours of red and ochre and rock outcrops dominate the landscape. It seems quite clear that the Cull de la Trapa inspired Picasso, as these are the colours that characterize the paintings done in Gósol.

The way continues below the current road and through the villages of Sorribes and l'Espà, where we can make a stop. From there the path climbs to Cap Coll de la Creu, where we already have Gósol in sight, where this part of the Picasso Way ends.

Spain - North East Spain - Barcelona - Parque Natural de Cadi-Moixero


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