Slopes of the Noguera Ribagorçana

The Protected Natural Area of the Slopes of the Noguera Ribagorçana traverses the Catalan slopes bordering the Canelles and Santa Anna reservoirs.

The space has a surface area of 6524 hectares with a minimum altitude of 366 m and a maximum of 1025 m. The municipalities included within this are Os de Balaguer, Ivars de Noguera and Algerri.

This is an important nesting area and home to the Bonelli's Eagle, located at the northern edge of its dispersal in Catalonia. Moreover, it includes a wide variety of western fluvial habitats, rocky habitats (cliffs and rocky areas) and Mediterranean habitats (groves of boxwood, pine, dry oak and holm oak).

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Protected Natural Area of the Slopes of the Noguera Ribagorçana

Address: Carrer la Seda, 26

25610 Os de Balaguer

Lleida

Telephone: (+34) 973 438 004

Fax: (+34) 973 438 129

E-mail: ajuntament@osbalaguer.cat

  • KNOW THE PLACE

    The landscape is home to various routes along which you can discover flora and fauna and it makes a perfect destination for sporting activities such as hiking, horseback riding and, especially, recreational fishing.

    Among the most emblematic places of interest are the remains of the village of Tragó de Noguera, lying in ruins under the Santa Ana reservoir. We can also find various architectural elements from the Middle Ages, such as the church of Santa Maria de Vallverd, of which only the chancel remains. This was part of the former female Cistercian convent known as the "Convent del Pla" or "Convent de les Bernardes". The Romanesque church of Sant Julià, located in the abandoned village of Boix is close by.

    It is worth visiting the Canelles dam, where there is an energy interpretation centre, and the Black Cave of Tragó, featuring fossils, stalactites, stalagmites and waterfalls, thanks to the erosion caused by the waters of the Blancafort mountain range.


    FLORA AND VEGETATION

    This space offers a variety of Mediterranean-style habitats, including holm oak and kermes oak forests, maquis and garigue shrubland, as well as pine groves.


    WILDLIFE

    This area includes protection zones for the bearded vulture (Gypateus barbatus) and the common otter (Lutra lutra).

    Protected species

    Mammals

    • Common otter (Lutra lutra)
    • Schreibers' long-fingered bat (Miniopterus schreibersii)
    • Mediterranean horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus euryale)
    • Greater horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum)
    • Lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros)

    BIRDS (ORNITHOLOGY)

    • Common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
    • Tawny pipit (Anthus campestris)
    • Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
    • Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo)
    • European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
    • Short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus)
    • Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
    • Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus)
    • Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus)
    • Bonelli's eagle (Aquila fasciata)
    • Booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)
    • Wood lark (Lullula arborea)
    • Black kite (Milvus migrans)
    • Red kite (Milvus milvus)
    • Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus)
    • Black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura)
    • Red-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
    • Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata)
  • VISIT US

    ITINERARIES

    In and around this area you can find hiking and mountain biking routes suited to a range of levels of difficulty. Here's a small selection:

    Alberola - Tragó de Noguera - Santa Maria de Vallverd - Horta de Boix - Alberola. https://ca.wikiloc.com/rutes-senderisme/alberola-trago-de-noguera-santa-maria-de-vallverd-horta-de-boix-alberola-24240584

    Ivars de Noguera - Tragó. https://ca.wikiloc.com/rutes-senderisme/150918-trago-de-noguera-desde-ibars-de-noguera-11249136

    Noguera nord. From Algerri to Os de Balaguer and Ivars de Noguera. https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-mountain-bike/noguera-nord-dalgerri-a-os-de-balaguer-i-ivars-de-noguera-6702582

    Mountain biking at the Santa Anna reservoir. https://ca.wikiloc.com/rutes-btt/alfarras-valldellou-camporrells-estopanya-panta-de-canelles-panta-de-santa-anna-ivars-de-noguera-al-9334766

    By car and on foot along the Slopes of the Noguera Ribagorçana. https://ca.wikiloc.com/rutes-cotxe/trago-de-noguera-7668389

  • EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES

    ACCOMMODATION

    Ca La Ferratina

    Carretera Ivars de Noguera,

    25122 Ivars de Noguera

    Tel. (+34) 630 87 71 63 - (+34) 619290169

    Casa La Vall

    Plaça del Raval, 3

    25122 Ivars de Noguera

    Tel. (+34) 622 160 857 - (+34) 635 562 621

    Cal Pintor

    Carrer Arrabal, 8

    25122 Ivars de Noguera

    Tel. (+34) 650 78 65 75

    Lo Niu youth camp

    Av. Sant Martí, 1

    25122 Ivars de Noguera

    Tel. (+34) 973760334

    Monastery of Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes Guesthouse

    Monastery of Les Avellanes (C-12, km 181)

    Tel. (+34) 973 438 006

    www.monestirdelesavellanes.com

    Cal Tató

    Carrer de Tomàs Fontova, 26

    25610 Os de Balaguer

    Tel. (+34) 973 438 051

    Casa Gotin

    Carrer de Sant Miquel, 1

    25610 Os de Balaguer

    Tel. (+34) 606 007 767 - info(ELIMINAR)@molidelpau.cat

    L'Abadia de Cal Bessó

    Plaça Major, 12 - Alberola

    Tel. (+34) 626 434 089 - info(ELIMINAR)@abadiadecalbesso.cat

    RESTAURANTS

    Restaurant Nina

    Carrer Castell, 10

    25610 Os de Balaguer

    Tel. (+34) 973 438 239 / (+34) 605 89 24 13

AGENDA

Descoberta de flora i fauna

Dia i hora: Dissabte 25 de maig a les 9h. Lloc de trobada: Pàrquing del Mas del Bondia.

Nit de les papallones

Dia i hora: Dissabte 25 de maig a les 21h. Punt de trobada: Plaça Nova de la Granja d'Escarp.