Location ✦ Corça, Ager
Region ✦ Catalunya
Country ✦ Spain
Direction ✦ South
Max altitude ✦ 1050m
Distance ✦ 6.5km
Dénivelé ✦ 440m
Difficulty ✦ E2 / T2 / R2
Duration ✦ 2h to 3h
Interest ✦ ★
Discover the Canal de los Olmos via ferrata, in the same place.
Access to the place
Map & topo
Hiking to the start 5'
From the bend in the road at the entrance to Corça, take the track that climbs towards Castell de Sant Llorenç. It climbs a little above the houses and you'll soon find the start of the path to Castell de Sant Llorenç on the left. Green signpost. Start of the hike.
Course 1h à 1h30'
This is a round trip. Not very difficult, the trail is well marked up to the upper track, with green paint in places. The route up the ridge is more difficult to follow, but there's no risk of error. Be sure to bring plenty of water in summer, as it's very hot!
Part 1: reach the Serrat de Roplans ridge (45' to 1h)
The trail alternates between short, winding climbs and long crossings from east to west to reach a stony track that rises from the west. Climb it eastwards and, at the level of the ridge crossing, locate the junction of an old, overgrown track that heads westwards back onto the ridge.
Section 2: the ridge to the viewpoint (20' to 30')
Follow this trail, which disappears in places, then improvise between shrubs and rocks to make your way along the ridge. There is no difficulty. Gradually the view opens up to the north, and we begin to see the Catalunya wall and then the Pardina canyon below us. Continue until you reach the end of this level of the ridge, which ends on a small suspended rocky balcony. The view over the gorge, the lake formed by the Ribagorçana, the great sloping walls, the ruins of Sant Llorencs castle and the arid Pardina canyon is impressive.
The easiest option is to retrace our steps in the opposite direction. But if you retrace your steps on the ridge, you'll find a small couloir cairné in a rocky spur, which descends to the south to join the main track at the bottom (a tricky descent), which you can then climb to the left (east) to find the descent path. This 2nd option avoids repeating the route through the vegetation on the ridge.