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Snowshoe outing in Serra d’Ensija

Snowshoe outing in Serra d’Ensija

Serra d’Ensija (“Ensija Mountain Range”) is located in the region of Bergedà, at the foot of the Pedraforca Mountain. This area is part of the Nature Park of the Cadí–Moixeró. Would you like to have the pleasure to experience an initiation route?  There we would be able to enjoy the subalpine forests of Berguedà and its fauna, where one of the last bastions of the capercaillie specie still remains. Go deeper with us and enjoy Berguedà and its routes, where we will be able to observe the emblematic Pedraforca. Moreover, in our ascent to the refugee of the Ensija mountain range we will also be able to contemplate the wide variety of different species of flora that can be found, such as the black pine, the silver pine or the rhododendron, among others. This one is an itinerary of intermediate difficulty. We will go to the refuge of the Ensija mountain range, located at 2,156 metres, and we will ascend to the top of La Gallina Pelada (“the Bare Hen”), at a height of 2,317 metres. Afterwards, we will return to the refuge, where we will overnight and, finally, the following day we will go back to the car park. This is an ideal route for beginners in the winter snowshoe outings. This trip has no complication and it is a short-distance route, without difficult techniques required. Who can join us? Anyone who is a little used to hike with some slope. This is an ideal route for groups.

Saturday: Ascent to the refuge of the Ensija mountain range, where after having dinner we will take a walk around the refugee from the car park of Palomera.

Sunday: We will ascend to the top of the Gallina Pelada, at 2,317 metres (this will be optional, depending on the meteorology and the condition of the terrain), we will return to the refugee and afterwards to the car park of Palomera.

Itinerary: Car park of Palomera – refuge of the Ensija mountain range – Gallina Pelada – refuge of the Ensija mountain range – car park of Palomera.

Slope: From the car park of Palomera to the refuge of Ensija we have 2.43 km and it will take us approximately 1.5-2 hours with an accumulated slope of 637 metres. From the refuge of Ensija to the Gallina Pelada we will have an accumulated slope of 164 metres and it will take us 30 minutes.

Duration: One day and a half.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Equipment required: Sunglasses (minimum protection factor: 3 o 4), waterproof hiking boots, two or three pairs of thick socks, thermal pants and T-shirt (first layer), warm pants (second layer), waterproof jacket and pants (third layer), waterproof gloves, another pair of warm gloves and spare ones. Headlamp, a change of clothes and a mountain backpack of about 30 litres.  A sleeping bag is also required.

Food and drink that need to be brought: Water (at least a canteen of 1 litre) and, to eat, food-bars, one or two sandwiches minimum and some piece of fruit.

Meeting point: We will meet in the car park of Palomera, located at 1,680 metres high.

​Within the price of the trip are included:

  • Guidance of the activity with a certified guide or guides and advice 

  • Public Liability (PL) and accident insurance.

  • Photographic report.


Not included in the price:

  • Extra food and drinks. 

  • Transport.

  • Anything not mentioned above.


  • 1 person: 150 €

  • 2 persons: 75 €/pers.

  • From 3 to 4 persons: 65 €/pers.

  • From 5 to 6 persons: 55 €/pers.

  • More than 6 persons: 45 €/pers

(The rental of the equipment is included in the price)


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