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    THE REAPERS´ ROUTE

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    Cerdanya street - G��sol

    Info in the web:
    http://www.lleidatur.es/ing/notes_premsa/nota46_print.html

    The Ruta del Segadors is also known as El Camí de Cerdanya (The Route to Cerdanya) because it starts at Gósol and leads to Bellver de Cerdanya. In times past, this route was used by reapers, mule drivers, Catalan militias, highwaymen, musicians and smugglers. In 1906, it was also travelled by the painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso, during his stay in Gósol.

    This historical route, which crosses the Serra de Cadí (Cadi ridge), is now well signposted and can be walked in seven or eight hours. On the journey, the traveller has the opportunity to discover some of the unique landscapes and fauna of the Pyrenees in the Parc Natural del Cadi-Moixeró. In winter, the same trip can be made on skis or snowshoes. It is also possible to do the route over two days, as it is possible to spend the night at the Cèsar August Torras mountain refuge.

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    CARAMELLES (Popular Songs)

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    Caramelles in G��sol (The sixties)

    In Easter, after that Priest says mass, young people of Gósol sings caramelles (popular songs).

    Church is the first place where caramelles are sung, after in the Major square and at last by the houses of Gósol.

    People in Houses presents to young singings with money, food and drink.

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    MAJOR FESTIVITY

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    Giants of G��sol: Gen��s and Maria (pair on the left

    Day 15th of August, Gósol celebrates the local festivities.

    Acts are various in these days:
    -Dance (in pairs)
    -Dance: Ball de les cosses (View tip), Giants and giant-headeds
    -Petanca (pétanque in french. In english not translation)
    I-ndor five-a-side
    -Mass
    -Ringing of bells
    -Cards (playing): Famous game is "La buti" or "La Butifarra"
    -Clay-pigeon shooting
    -Popular music: Habaneras
    -Music typic in the Pyrenees: accordion
    -Orchestra
    -Thick drinking chocolate
    -In honour of Pablo Ruiz Picasso (He stayed a months in Gósol in 1906): Competition of quick painting
    -At night: Gósol marquee
    -Sportives activities

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    FESTIVITY OF TO REAP IN GÓSOL

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    Reaper of G��sol

    festivity of to reap(generally, the second saturday of August) is a tribute to works of ancestors of the village. People in the celebration uses the equipments useds at that time(at the beginning of the 20th century).

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    SAINT MARGARET (Patron Saint of Gósol - 20th July)

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    Church of Saint Margaret

    Day 20 th Gósol celebrates The patron Saint: Saint Margaret.

    People meets in Saint Margaret church (2 kms from Gósol). Priest of Gósol say mass.

    In the afternoon major square of Gósol celebrates a great popular dance.
    In the Pyrenees, dance is typical with an accordionist. He plays and people dances (in pairs).

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    POPULAR TRUCKLOAD OF GÓSOL

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    mid-morning snack in a past truckload in G��sol

    Every year, a weekend in July (always is sunday) it celebrates a popular truckload in Gósol and surrounding area.

    Distance aprox is between 10 and 15 kms.
    Route is easy and the scenery of route is wonderful.
    Start is always from major square of Gósol at 8:00 am. At the 7:00 Am, walkings are awoken by bells of belfry of Gósol.

    In half of route, organization offers a very good mid-morning snack with food of region.

    The next popular truckload will be:
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    Popular Truckload of Gósol

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    GASTRONOMY OF GÓSOL

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    Five Restaurants are in Gósol:

    Cal Puxica
    Cal Franciscó
    Cal Triuet
    Cal Moixó
    Camping Cadí de Gósol
    GASTRONOMY OF GÓSOL:

    -Chamois
    .Peas blacks
    -Corn squared
    -Potatoes maskeds
    -Garlic mayonnaise typical of pig-killing
    -Calf with mushroom
    -Wild boar

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    Camping Cadí de Gósol:
    http://www.campingcadi.com/
    Cal Franciscó:
    http://www.hostaler.org/cgi-win/hotels.exe?c_accio=fitxa&vari=64
    Cal Triuet:
    http://interhotel.com/spain/en/hoteles/8953.html
    Cal Puxica:
    http://www.gremihostaleriabergueda.com/consultes/fitxa.php?agremiat=55

    Is easy to find these restaurants

    Streets:

    Cal Franciscó:--> Road of Berga
    Cal Moixó:--> carrer de la canal
    Cal Puxica:--> Carrer del pintor Picasso
    Cal Triuet:--> Plaça Major
    Camping Cadí de Gósol:--> Camí del Molí

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    DANCING: BALL DE LES COSSES

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    Ball de les Cosses. G��sol

    Every year, Day 15 of August is danced.
    Dance have got three parts:
    -Pas del Contrapàs
    -Pas de les Cosses
    -Pas de Corrandes

    Is danced by eight pairs of girls and boys.

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    GÓSOL - BERGA. A MYTH OF MOUNTAIN BIKE

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    G��sol - Berga A mith of Mountain bike in Catalonia

    Average every year, eight hundred bikers take part in G?sol-Berga in mountain-bike.
    Is a myth of Mountain-bike in Catalonia.
    Date is in June or July aprox.
    Aprox 70 kms.
    Difficulty: medium/high

    Visit in May:
    Gosol-Berga Btt route

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    THE BONSHOMES-ROUTE THROUGH THE HISTORY OF CATHARS

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    Map of Route. Castle of G��sol is in the route

    The route of the Cathars (Camí dels Bons Homes) is 189 kilometre itinerary -tourist route betwen the sanctuary of Queralt (Catalonia-Spain) and the castle of Montsegur (Ariège-France)- which can be toured on feet, horse ridingand in the main parts by mountain bike.
    The route of the Cathars, classified as a Long Distance Trail GR-107, offers the possibility of following the migration routes used by the Cathars during the 12th and 13th centuries, when they fled persecution by the Crusade and the Inquisition.
    The route of the Cathars traces the footprints of Catharism through mediaeval villages, Romanesque churches and castles. This is a route which, besides its historical facet, winds its way through the protected zone of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park where one can contemplate charming scenery and visit mountain villages and settlements that keep century-old legends and traditions.
    before setting off on the route, it is indispensable to become familiar with the characteristics of the itinerary and procure the necessary supplies.

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    PICASSO MUSEUM - SALA PICASSO OF GÓSOL (1906)

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    Picasso in G��sol (1906):

    Gosol's emblematic cultural symbol is the Picasso Museum, which owes its existence to the visit of the great painter Pablo Ruíz Picasso to the village in the spring of the year 1906 and which lasted until the first half of August. The artist installed himself at the only inn which then existed, Cal Tampanada, at that time the property of Josep Fontdevila. In Gósol, Picasso underwent a transformation and during this period changed his palette, his sketching style and his rhythm of composition. His models were Fernande Olivier (his partner at the time), the village, the people of the area, the cows and the horses.

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    FAUNA AND FLORA

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    Cows in pass of Portet

    Gósol is located in a natural park: Cadí-Moixeró.

    You can to see: cows, chamois, sheeps, squirrels, eagles, lammergeiers....

    Lammergeiers is a protected animal and the reference animal in natural park Cadí-Moixeró

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    MOUNTAINS

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    Plain of El Verd (G��SOL)

    Gósol and surrounding area owns many mountains.
    Access to mountains is easy.

    Gósol is located in Natural Park Cadí-Moixeró in Catalonia.

    Pedraforca massif is the reference mountain.
    Others mountains:
    El Verd
    Serralada d'Ensija
    Roca Roja
    Serralada del Verd
    La Muga
    La Tossa

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    MOUNTAINEERING

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    G��sol from pass of Josa

    Mountaineering is a great activity in Gósol.

    When you are in Gósol, you must to go at:

    Centre de Muntunya.

    Centre de Muntanya is the place for info.
    Is located beside of swimming pool of Gósol.

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    CYCLING, MOUNTAIN BIKE, CLIMBING, SPORTS...

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    Region of Llaguna

    Mountains and Paths are greats rudiments for practise various sports.

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