The Cinquè Llac (The Fifth Lake) is a travesía circular of hiking in the Pyrenees, to only 200 km of Barcelona, ??With start and arrival in the Pobla of Segur.
It treats of a route of half mountain, affordable to all type of amateurs, that passes by the Pallars and Alta Ribagorça, to the feet of the National Park of Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici, through an itinerary signposted divided in 5 stages:
Stage 1: The Asleep Giant
Stage 2: The Aquelarre of Serraspina
Stage 3: The bridge of the Devil
Stage 4: The House Loved
Stage 5: The lake of Montcortès
Durante more than 100 km the senderista will go surpassing the orography cambiante that offers us the nature, enjoying of one of the zones of the most unknown Pyrenees already the most surprising time: the plan of Courts, the Vall Fosca and the valley of Manyanet, and discovering the lake of Montcortès, the Fifth lake.
The Lake will go discerning from different beaks of the route, as if it was a drop of water, until in the last stage will find it to us of full.
One of the main values of the route is that the main part of the route does by ways of horseshoe and footpaths of mountain (62%), some recovered for the occasion and others already marked by the respective local councils. Although in each stage will find stretches by track (26%) and road (12%).
Doing way will go learning that the zone has been inhabited from the prehistory until the actuality. We will find dólmenes, hermitages, churches, enclosed villas, monasteries, bridges and romance rests, embroider, farms and cabins of shepherd. These last are examples of architecture in dry stone, a rich treasure of our history, as also they are it the ways passed, ways of shepherds.
The Fifth Lake will allow to the senderista walk by a really rural space, inédito but humanizado, where the villages keep his original character and conserve the parties, the habits, the legends and the traditions. The legends will accompany us and will give name to each day, some legends that will impregnate of magic our trip by the mountains with the end to discover The Fifth Lake.
If the route centres in the adventure, the surroundings offers us the perfect orography to do the route in BTT, to horse and even with the Catalan donkey. It exists a wide range of activities to the free air and have professional experts that will initiate him and will accompany to enjoy with the maximum security.
The gastronomy is another strong point of the route, supposes a true pleasure for those who know to enjoy of the excellences of the good table. Of the kitchen of our regions stand out the girella, the palpís, the trucha, the alioli of quince, the ecological meat of the cow bruna and of the sheep xisqueta, the mostillo and the almonds garrapiñadas. You will taste alimentary products of big quality, like the stuffings, especially the xolís and the secallona, and the exquisite cheeses like the one of tupí and the curd.
A kitchen that collects the best of our regions, with autochthonous products and recipes milenarias, able to satisfy the most demanding palates. All soaked with the wines of the zone DO Costers of the Segre.
The route is signposted with milestones of follow-up along the more than 100 km of route with the señalética official of Tourism of Catalonia that incorporates a vinyl of The Fifth Lake and with the yellow line of continuity.
In these earths, predominates a temperate climate of Mediterranean type, with the absence of a rigorous marked winter by the low temperatures. It presents precipitations very variable according to the station of the year, being more pronounced in spring and autumn. The half temperature is of 15 º C: 6 º C during the winter and 23 º C during the summer.
More information in: http://www.elcinquellac.com/