From Setcases to Vilallonga de Ter through Tregurà and the ''camí del port'' way. Route 19 Ripollès

A route that runs along old mule and cattle paths, crosses streams with beautiful waterfalls, deepens into lush forests and takes you up to high pasture fields offering spectacular views over the villages and mountains of the upper Ter valley

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Ripollès
  • Towns
    • Setcases
    • Vilallonga de Ter
  • Time
    • More than 4 hours
  • Difficulty
    • High
  • Estimated duration
    • 6h 15min
  • Distance
    • 14,7 km
  • Hide elevation maximum
    • 1617m
  • Hide elevation minimum
    • 1058m
  • Ascent
    • 712m
  • Descent
    • 925m

The route begins at Setcases, follow the Font street to the end o fthe village until finding the R103 sign Carrer de la Font. Continue along the old road to Tregurà, following the yellow marks. You have to cross the Pastuira stream just near a beautiful waterfall. The path keeps climbing over the narrow gorges of the river Ter amidboxwoods and pines until finding, after a short descend, a track coming up from El Catllar. Follow this wide track on its way up going into the Catllar valley with the Fontlletera peak as a backdrop.

Once you arrive at the Cabana del Ras, leave the track to go down starting just behind the house, first through the fields and then following a little path through the forest. You will pass next to an up welling source known as Font de Sant Martí. The path rapidly descends to the Catllar riverbank. Cross the river and follow a wide path downstream until you find another path that will lead you to an open area. At the end of the fields after passing below the Salt del Querroig waterfall the path narrows amid adsense birch forest. After a short but steep climb the path comes out onto an old trail that you must follow to Tregurà.

You will arrive at the village walking above the pipeline of the hydroelectric power station, from where you can enjoy excellent views over the Vilallonga valley. On the road you will see the R101 sign Veïnat de Dalt. At this point follow the road on its way down until you arrive at a big bend in the neighborhood of Tregurà de Baix. 

Now follow a wide track to the Tregurà riverbanks where you will see the remains of an old mill and a small stonebridge that you have to cross to continue along a wide track zigzagging uphill until it fades away in an open fields area. Pay attention at this point as you must follow the yellow marks of a little path that goes into a forest. Eventually the path will get flatter and lead you to a landsliding area known as Terrallera del Maça. You must cross a stream and follow the yellow marks and after crossing some clearings amidst the forest you will arrive at an open area of grasslands known as El Port. Descend diagonally until finding the R100 sign, El Port.

Go downhill towards Vilallonga de Ter following a wide track along the Serrat del Cros ridge where it is common to see horses and cattle grazing. While descending you can enjoy beautiful views over Tregurà on your left, the neighborhood of Llebro justin front of you and Vilallonga, Llanars, La Roca and Camprodonon your right. Leave the trail when it ends in a dirt track to take a little path following an electrified fence on its first stretch tolater on rapidly descend to the bottom of the valley near the CanSants farmhouse where you will see a paved track. After crossing the river Ter you will arrive at the main road. Just in front of a campsite you can take a footpath that will lead you to Vilallongade Ter. Enter the village by the Setcases street and follow it until arriving at the church square, R96 sign Vilallonga de Ter, the end of the route.