Summer activities 2018 in Madriu-Perafita-Claror: come and discover the valley from another point of view

Susanna Simon, Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, management department’s director: 

Summer activities 2018 in Madriu-Perafita-Claror

As every year, we have organised several summer activities for everybody to come and discover the valley, whatever your age or interests. At the same time, and throughout the summer, at the Portal de la Vall there will be a small exhibition of utensils and photographs that illustrate life in the Valley, and more generally, in the mountain. The entrance is free, and the schedules are the same as those of the Comú d’Andorra la Vella.

* 25th May 2018: construction of bird nests workshop

To celebrate the International Day of Biodiversity (22d May), an open workshop for children will be organized on 25th May, dedicated to the construction of bird nests.

The workshop will take place at Portal de la Vall, from 10:00 to 12:00.

The event will be held with the participation of the CENMA, Centre d’Estudis de la Neu i de la Muntanya d’Andorra.

Limited places. Registration and further information at: cenma@iea.ad or +376 742630. Free event.

* 16th June 2018: ethnobotany workshop

In the morning, we will do an excursion at the Madriu-Perafita-Claror, and in the afternoon we will learn how to develop remedies as traditional methodologies (poultices, teas, decoctions , etc.).

09:30 Excursion to the VMPC. (Starting point: Camí de la muntanya, at the height of la Plana road)

16:00 Workshop at the Portal de la Vall.

In collaboration with CENMA.

Limited places. Registration and further information at: cenma@iea.ad or telephone 742 630. Price: € 2 per person.

* 3rd July 2018: animal traces workshop

Open workshop for children, dedicated to recognise animal traces.

The workshop will take place at the circuit de les Fonts, at the entrance of the valley, from 17:00 to 19:00.

In collaboration with the Sustainable Andorra Center.

Limited places. Registration: andorrasostenible@andorra.ad or telephone 875 771 (Open to the public from 8 to 15pm during the month of July). Free event.

* 13th July 2018: Night Photography Workshop at Engolasters.

Night photography workshop, at Engolasters.

We’ll meet up at 22:00 in the car park of Engolasters, and once there, we will be taught how to photograph in dark landscapes.

Approximate length of the workshop: 2 hours.

In collaboration with the Sustainable Andorra Center.

Limited places. Registration: andorrasostenible@andorra.ad or telephone 875 771 (Open to the public from 8 to 15pm during the month of July). Free event.

THEMATIC TOURS

This year we are also organizing thematic guided tours to the Valley, once per month. You can register at:

Portal de la Vall

c/Prat de la creu, 74-76, baixos (edifici comunal), AD500 Andorra la Vella,

(+376) 823 000

portal@madriu-perafita-claror.ad

PROGRAM:

* 1st July: Day of Madriu-Perafita-Claror.

Itinerary: 9:30 Pont de la Plana → Ràmio → 13:00 Pont de la Plana This tour is free as we commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Valley as a World Heritage site.

* 28th July: Guided tour “The iron industry in the Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley”

Itinerary: 9:00 Circuit de les Fonts → La Farga → 17:00 Circuit de les Fonts

Price: € 5 per person (free for kids).

* 25th August: Guided tour “Fauna observation”

Itinerary: 9:30 Circuit de les Fonts → Ràmio → 13:00 Circuit de les Fonts

Price: € 5 per person (free for kids).

* 22nd September: theatrical guided tour (stories and legends)

Itinerary: 10:30 Pont de la Plana → Entremesaïgues → 12:30 Pont de la Plana

Price: € 5 per person (free for kids).

In collaboration with Somhiteatre company.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

For all tours in the Valley, it is recommended to bring suitable clothing and footwear for walking in the mountains, food and drink, and sun protection. It is also recommended to carry a camera and binoculars.

The level of difficulty of the walks is low, but you should take into account the drop.

Registration is compulsory. In the other hand, a minimum of 6 registered persons will be necessary for the activity to take place.

Not recommended for children under 8 years.

Contact us: portal@madriu-perafita-claror.ad

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