Water full of life
Noguera Pallaresa is the main river in Pallars Sobirà. It crosses the region from North to South. It springs in the high mountains and its water flow through idyllic green valleys and deep narrow gorges with high rocky walls.
Many aquatic animal species live in Noguera Pallaresa's waters, such as the otter, the trout and the white-throated dipper. Many other rivers and streams flow into Noguera Pallaresa, and its water gets wilder and wilder and that makes it one of the best wildwater rivers in Europe.
5 MUST-SEE SPOTS
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Short after its spring in Val d'Aran, Noguera Pallaresa enters Pallars Sobirà through Bonabé Valley, a beautiful spot sorrounded by high mountains and gorgeous landscapes. In summer the green meadows are full of cows and horses, whereas in winter the snow covers it all in white. This is the calmest and most peaceful stretch of its journey.
Before its water get wilder, the river Noguera Pallaresa stops for a while at Escalarre marsh, an amazing wetland area with a relaxing crystal-clear water where many animals and plants species live together. This fabulous natural area is a part of Alt Pirineu Natural Park.
NOGUERA DE CARDÓS CONFLUENCE
Right at the old town of Llavorsí, the river Noguera de Cardós flows into Noguera Pallaresa. This is the point where Noguera Pallaresa becomes a whitewater river. This is also de starting point of the navigable stretch of the river, along which many different water sports can be done.
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Short after leaving Sort behind, Noguera Pallaresa flows through a very wide valley full of fields and flocks. The area is locally known as Les Vernedes ('the forest of alders'), and it is a very peaceful and shady place where you can just hear the sound of the river.
Short before Noguera Pallaresa flows out of Pallars Sobirà into Pallars Jussà, the neighbouring region, it flows through a spectacular gorge. The gorge has high rocky walls and deep gullies that turn this place into an impressive natural spot where the wildness of the waters combines with the abrupt walls of the mountains.