The Bruc – Coll of Port

El Bruc - Coll de Port
The Bruc – Coll of Port

The itinerary initiates between fields of olivos and some pine, but very soon the vegetation opens and leaves step to the thickets, in the sunniest zones, and the encinares, in the shady places. Near of the Torrent dels Pallers, will be able to observe pines carrascos (Pinus halepensis), encinas (Quercus ilex) and dense thickets.

Although the zone of the Frares Encantats is not the highest of the macizo, his leafy vegetation, formed mainly by bushes of all class, converts his needles in the shadiest and sinister of the mountain. Specifically, between the channels that form in the needles, will be able to observe forests of knit (Taxus baccata), that only live in the little sunny zones.

In the encinares next to the conglomerates montserratinos inhabits the garduña (Tuesday foina), the common blackbird (Parus caeruleus) and the sparrow chillón (Petronia Petronia). Much more near of the channels, instead, will find species centroeuropeas like the tordo (Turdus Philomelus) and the curruca big (Sylvia Borin).

In the highest heights of the itinerary will be able to observe some copies of goat montés (Capra pyrenaica), species protected in reintroducción, falcons pilgrims (Falco peregrinus) and eagles perdiceras (Hieraetus fasciatus). Regarding the reptiles, will find species like the salamanquesa common (Tarentola mauritanica) and the víbora hocicuda (Vipera latasti), that are used to to live in sunny places, rocky and with vegetation arbustiva.

We recommend to approach to the way that happens to the foot of the Frares Encantats, leaving to the left the way of the travesía of Montserrat that is signposted with yellow marks. These trainings of conglomerate are so spectacular that each needle has his own name. It explains the legend, that some friars were punished by his bad arts and like this was as they turned into statues of stone.

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Barcelona 1 8 Km. 550 m. 550 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
Abril 2010
lugar
Place
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Days
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Barcelona 1 8 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Negativo
Desnivel Desnivel Negativo
Dificultad
Difficulty
Tipo de ruta
Type route
550 m. 550 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta