Route of the old road between Ribes de Freser and Pardines. Route 9 Vall de Ribes

Path that communicated the village of Pardines, located at 1200 m above sea level and over the river Segadell, with Ribes de Freser, the commercial and administrative centre of the valley. Pardines still preserves its cobbled streets and th

Modality
  • By foot
Region
  • Ripollès
Towns
  • Pardines
  • Ribes de Freser
Time
  • Between 3 and 4 hours
Difficulty
  • High
Time
  • 3h50min
Distance
  • 10,6 km
Hide elevation maximum
  • 1.234m
Hide elevation minimum
  • 930m
Ascent
  • 555m
Descent
  • 555m
Thematic
  • Vall de Ribes routes

Path that traditionally communicated the village of Pardines, located at 1 200 m above sea level and over the river Segadell, with Ribes de Freser, the commercial and administrative centre of the valley. Pardines still preserves its cobbled streets and the charm of the high-mountain villages. Please, respect the sheep tracks and remember to close the electric fence!

Circular route that follows the River Segadell, one of the main River Freser tributaries. It easily starts at font de Santa Caterina, in the sign R124, and goes towards roca del Socut through Passeig de la Margarideta. Within a few meters, there is the sign RF14, below font de la Margarideta. It leads to roca del Socut and les Vinyes through a path that crosses pastures until the power plant of Coma. Cross the bridge leaving the power plant on your left.
Turn right and take a path that raises gently up to Mas les Vinyes and pont de Can Perpinyà where there is the crossing Pd1 pont de l’Orri. Turn left, take the path and after crossing a catwalk there is the water collection area.
At this point, the route rises until the intersection of Mas Ventós R129 that leads uphill to the town square of Pardines R130. You can visit the town.
Retrace the path again until the intersection of Mas Ventós R129. On your left cross the Segadell by pont de l’Orri in the sign Pd1 - pont de l’Orri.
Continue towards Ribes de Freser by coll de Manter. The forestry road goes up and crosses Mas de l’Orri. After about one hour, the sign R127 Mas Conill appears.
After about 25 minutes, arrive at coll de Manter, where there is the sign R126 that goes back down to Ribes de Freser through a path.