Have you decided to spend a few days in Lleida and do not know what to do? As we have already said on another occasion, this is a province with lots of nature and lots of water, so we are going to recommend the best waterfalls in Lleida.
Uelhs deth Joèu
If you are spending a few days in the Vall d’Aran, you can not miss this route, and much less its waterfall: the Cascada de Lin. You can see it following a circular route of about an hour. There are three car parks, and you can leave your car in the one that suits you best, as it is a circular route. From there, you have to follow the rural road until you reach the spectacular Lin Waterfall. The amazing thing about them is that their waters disappear in the Forau de Aigualluts (the Aneto glacier) and reappear in this waterfall, described as “a wonder of nature” by many, including us.
Saut deth Pish
Another of the waterfalls of Catalonia that has no waste is the waterfall of Saut deth Pish, about 15-20 meters. This route starts at the Plan des Artiguetes (where it is possible to leave the car) which is within walking distance of the beautiful waterfall, and its waters come from Lake Long de Liat. The walk is incredible, and the landscapes will take your breath away, such as the Siesso Forest or the Varradós Lake. Without any stops, the route can take you less than an hour, and it is an excursion with no difficulty, so let yourself be fascinated by this waterfall with whoever you want. The environment is worth admiring, and even more so in summer and autumn!
Sant Esperit waterfall
Logically, you will know what we are talking about if we mention the Parc Natural d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, but are you familiar with the Cascada de Sant Esperit? If the answer is no, we assure you that now you will never forget it! This waterfall comes from the river Sant Nicolau, and the truth is that it is located in a somewhat hidden place, which, to our taste, makes it even more beautiful, peculiar and, undoubtedly, attractive. From the waterfall, in addition, there is a stream that leads to a viewpoint that allows you to appreciate and admire the waterfall from an even better point of view.
Gerber waterfall or Salt de Comials waterfall
You must go to the Bosc de Gerdar and leave the car in the parking lot next to the refuge. From there, start a beautiful route of just over an hour that will take you to the impressive Gerber Waterfall. We have to admit that it is not one of the easiest hikes out there, but the result is undoubtedly a great reward. In addition, there are several routes that can take you here, so you only need to look for the one that best suits your skills. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Catalan Pyrenees, we are sure you will end up saying the same as us!
Enter the Ferrera Valley, drive to Àreu and leave the car in the Molinassa parking lot. Here begins a fantastic route that will take you to the incredible Boet Waterfall. If you follow the course of the Noguera de Vallferrera river, you will soon reach an area known as Pla de Boet, a fairytale place! It may seem like an exaggeration, but you will understand and share it when you see it with your own eyes. At the bottom of this idyllic plain is the impressive Boet Waterfall – you’re going to fall in love with this place!
To visit the Lleret Waterfall you have to enter the Cardós Valley, so called because it is located in the area dominated by the Cardós River. You will have to go towards Tavascan and turn off at Aineto, where you will have to stop to start the route that will take you to the main destination: the waterfall. Do not miss any detail of the landscape, because everything will steal your breath away. From Aineto to Lleret there is a route that can take you little more than an hour, and generally it is not a difficult excursion. In addition, the whole route is perfectly signposted. There is no way to get lost, let alone excuses not to go!
Riqüerna or Rus waterfall
In the region of Pallars Jussà, specifically in La Vall Fosca, is the Riqüerna Waterfall, a beautiful waterfall that you can not miss if you are determined to know in depth the province of Lleida. In the municipality of Capdella you will have to take the Camino de Rus, which follows the course of the Riqüerna River. This route is just over 4 kilometers and has a drop of 450 meters, but all this will allow you to see this charming waterfall up close. You probably don’t know it, as it is well hidden and not very famous, but you will see that it is worth it. The views are also spectacular!
L'Escala Alta waterfall
The l’Escala Alta waterfall is located 15 minutes by car from the town of Alt Àneu, in the region of Pallars Sobirà. It is located right next to the well-known Noguera Pallaresa river. We have to admit that it is not one of the best known waterfalls, let alone one of the most visited, but that does not make it less special or spectacular. Trust our criteria and get to know this beautiful and unknown wonder of nature.
Riu de Bona waterfall
In the region of l’Alt Urgell there is a small waterfall called Cascada Riu de Bona. You have to leave the village of Sisquer. You will have to find the Riu de Bona, and try not to lose it in order to follow the route. But don’t worry, everything is very well indicated, and there are different options, so you can choose which route to follow according to your conditions. The excursion can take about two hours, but it is very worthwhile. It is a small natural pool of cold water, but we are sure that you will enjoy both the walk and the reward, which will be bathing under the spectacular waterfall.
This wonderful waterfall is in the Espot Valley, and to get to it we recommend that you approach the shore of the famous Estany de Sant Maurici. Then, you will have to go around it on the right side and follow the path that will take you to your destination. It is impressive and of considerable size, and if you do this route in summer be sure that there will be other hikers wanting to admire this waterfall. The Ratera Waterfall is considered one of the wildest waterfalls in the area. And although there is no danger, you will be able to see for yourself.