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Guidebook for Fígols

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Guidebook for Fígols

Food Scene
Lovely chargrilled meats & traditional Catalan dishes. Simple food but bursting with flavour - the grilled peppers, and small onions are delightful. In the Summer, take at a table on the back streets with the locals.
Restaurant Cal Jesús
Lovely chargrilled meats & traditional Catalan dishes. Simple food but bursting with flavour - the grilled peppers, and small onions are delightful. In the Summer, take at a table on the back streets with the locals.
A proper locals bar serving good food. Good priced menu (with photos), and reasonably priced Menu Del Dia. Excellent breakfasts and coffee too. http://www.restaurantbarelportal.com
Bar Restaurant El Portal
A proper locals bar serving good food. Good priced menu (with photos), and reasonably priced Menu Del Dia. Excellent breakfasts and coffee too. http://www.restaurantbarelportal.com
Tapas Bar - very chilled and attracts a young crowd in season. Great tapas and extensive menu although not in English, so take a dictionary or if the owners there, she speaks excellent English. (Make sure you ask for the Chicken wings to be cooked 'muy brasa' or 'cocinado extra'!).
La Taverna
8 Carr de Lleida
Tapas Bar - very chilled and attracts a young crowd in season. Great tapas and extensive menu although not in English, so take a dictionary or if the owners there, she speaks excellent English. (Make sure you ask for the Chicken wings to be cooked 'muy brasa' or 'cocinado extra'!).
Cafe/Bar/Restaurant - great for having a coffee in the square and people watching. On Sundays it's really busy with locals going to the market. Excellent Menu Del Dia, reasonably priced.
Bar Restaurant Olaguer
2 Plaça Esglesia
Cafe/Bar/Restaurant - great for having a coffee in the square and people watching. On Sundays it's really busy with locals going to the market. Excellent Menu Del Dia, reasonably priced.
Casual Bar/Restaurant with a good Menu Del Dia - simple but tasty traditional Spanish/Catalan dishes, and cheap beer.
Bar-Restaurant Ca l'Elena
Casual Bar/Restaurant with a good Menu Del Dia - simple but tasty traditional Spanish/Catalan dishes, and cheap beer.
Superb food - by far the best restaurant in Organya. Excellent fixed price menu (you don't have to have all 3 courses), or choose from the a la Carte menu. Never had a bad meal here - absolutely delicious. Only downside is finding it open.... so worth popping in on your arrival to find out what times they are open. Also doesn't open until 9pm which can be too late for some British families. But definitely recommend treating yourself on a Sunday - booking essential!
RESTAURANT LA VALL
Superb food - by far the best restaurant in Organya. Excellent fixed price menu (you don't have to have all 3 courses), or choose from the a la Carte menu. Never had a bad meal here - absolutely delicious. Only downside is finding it open.... so worth popping in on your arrival to find out what times they are open. Also doesn't open until 9pm which can be too late for some British families. But definitely recommend treating yourself on a Sunday - booking essential!
www.calcelso.com - excellent Spanish/Catalan cuisine restaurant in Alinya.
Cal Celso
www.calcelso.com - excellent Spanish/Catalan cuisine restaurant in Alinya.
Cafe/Restaurant in Oliana - nice tapas and coffee
Restaurant Cal Palau
6 Plaça la Reguereta
Cafe/Restaurant in Oliana - nice tapas and coffee
About 1.5 hours drive from the house, this restaurant is in a unique situation overlooking a lake, high up in Andorra. Combine with some breathtaking walks (follow the painted rocks), and treat yourself to food of high quality (expect to pay 8-10 Euros for a starter, 15-25 second course).
Restaurant Refugi del Llac dels Pessons - Grandvalira
About 1.5 hours drive from the house, this restaurant is in a unique situation overlooking a lake, high up in Andorra. Combine with some breathtaking walks (follow the painted rocks), and treat yourself to food of high quality (expect to pay 8-10 Euros for a starter, 15-25 second course).
Entertainment & Activities
http://albergorganya.com. Organised adventure/activities including canyoning, water trekking with jumps and slides, canoe tours and day trips to see the vultures, salt pools in Cambrils etc. In July & August, from 9h to 13h they organise activists for children including kayak, canyoning, cycling, crafts, climbing, hiking.
Alberg d'Organyà
http://albergorganya.com. Organised adventure/activities including canyoning, water trekking with jumps and slides, canoe tours and day trips to see the vultures, salt pools in Cambrils etc. In July & August, from 9h to 13h they organise activists for children including kayak, canyoning, cycling, crafts, climbing, hiking.
http://www.parapentorganya.net - one of the best locations for paragliding in the world. Tandem jumps with experts available - highly recommend if you're not scared of heights!
Parapent Organyà S.L.
12 Carr de Lleida
http://www.parapentorganya.net - one of the best locations for paragliding in the world. Tandem jumps with experts available - highly recommend if you're not scared of heights!
Small children's play area.
Plaça Homilies
Small children's play area.
Large public swimming pool open Mid June to Sept. Also has a small cafe serving food and alcohol.
Camping Organyà
Large public swimming pool open Mid June to Sept. Also has a small cafe serving food and alcohol.
http://www.bassella.com - 4x4 off-road days. Best to email them for more info.
baSSella experiences
http://www.bassella.com - 4x4 off-road days. Best to email them for more info.
https://sbcanyoning.com Organised trips in Summer (Canyoning/Trekking) and Winter (Ski Schools).
SB Canyoning
1 Carrer de Sant Agustí
https://sbcanyoning.com Organised trips in Summer (Canyoning/Trekking) and Winter (Ski Schools).
Scenic Walk & Tree Top Trail - Lake Engolasters is formed in a glacial depression. The valley provides an enchanting view with green meadows and rich forest of pine trees nearer to the lake periphery. Enjoy the scenery and try the tree top adventures at www.boscaventurandorra.com. Just over a hour away in Andorra. Head to Andorra on the C-14. Take N-260, N-145 and CG-1 to Ctra. d'Engolasters/CS-200 in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra.
Lake Engolasters
Scenic Walk & Tree Top Trail - Lake Engolasters is formed in a glacial depression. The valley provides an enchanting view with green meadows and rich forest of pine trees nearer to the lake periphery. Enjoy the scenery and try the tree top adventures at www.boscaventurandorra.com. Just over a hour away in Andorra. Head to Andorra on the C-14. Take N-260, N-145 and CG-1 to Ctra. d'Engolasters/CS-200 in Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra.
www.kartingelpla.com - located in the town of El Pla de Santo Tirso (Lleida), approx. 15 mins drive, and currently one of the longest in Catalonia - 1,360 meters long and 8 meters wide, with two alternative routes.
Karting El Pla
www.kartingelpla.com - located in the town of El Pla de Santo Tirso (Lleida), approx. 15 mins drive, and currently one of the longest in Catalonia - 1,360 meters long and 8 meters wide, with two alternative routes.
https://www.naturlandia.ad/en/ - adventure park and zoo - excellent day out of you have children. Plus the longest nature toboggan in the world. Summer and Winter activities. Approx. 1 hours drive.
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Naturlandia
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https://www.naturlandia.ad/en/ - adventure park and zoo - excellent day out of you have children. Plus the longest nature toboggan in the world. Summer and Winter activities. Approx. 1 hours drive.
Grandvalira is the largest skiing & snowboarding resort in the Pyrenees. In the Summer it has activities for children, mountain bike park & spectacular walking routes. https://www.grandvalira.com/en/
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Grandvalira
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Grandvalira is the largest skiing & snowboarding resort in the Pyrenees. In the Summer it has activities for children, mountain bike park & spectacular walking routes. https://www.grandvalira.com/en/
93 kilometres of ski slopes. In Summer it transforms into a mountain bike park, children's activities and spectacular walks & views.
Vallnord
93 kilometres of ski slopes. In Summer it transforms into a mountain bike park, children's activities and spectacular walks & views.
Loads of activities in one place - choose from rafting, canoeing, open-kayak, hydrospeed, climbing wall, mountain biking (bike hire included), ECO boat. Or just sit back and watch the actives from the bar!
Segre Olympic Park
Loads of activities in one place - choose from rafting, canoeing, open-kayak, hydrospeed, climbing wall, mountain biking (bike hire included), ECO boat. Or just sit back and watch the actives from the bar!
Essentials
Local supermarket
Suma Supermercats
1 Carrer del Mig
Local supermarket
The best Deli - excellent cuts of meat and tapas style food. Great for picking up some chicken breasts and steak for the BBQ.
Carnisseria Xarcuteria Susana
The best Deli - excellent cuts of meat and tapas style food. Great for picking up some chicken breasts and steak for the BBQ.
Butchers - some of the BEST cured sausage in Spain, people travel from all over to buy it.
Botiga Obach
9 Carr de Lleida
Butchers - some of the BEST cured sausage in Spain, people travel from all over to buy it.
Pharmacy
Angelina Simón Sala
30 Carr de Lleida
Pharmacy
Drinks & Nightlife
Pub/Bar
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1 Carrer Santa Maria
Pub/Bar
Sightseeing
Roca del Corb/Rumba - A short drive from the house to a well paved trail with incredible views up to Roc de Rumbau/Corb. Some steep(ish) climbing up to a small chapel right at the top. See a traditional house built into the rock face. Approx. 3 hours up/down.
Roc de RUMBAU
Roca del Corb/Rumba - A short drive from the house to a well paved trail with incredible views up to Roc de Rumbau/Corb. Some steep(ish) climbing up to a small chapel right at the top. See a traditional house built into the rock face. Approx. 3 hours up/down.
Beautiful walk with great views, and the climb is not too complicated, although it can be steep in places and children will moan! But well worth it and vultures are usually seen circling on the thermals from the top.
Santa Fe d'Organyà
Beautiful walk with great views, and the climb is not too complicated, although it can be steep in places and children will moan! But well worth it and vultures are usually seen circling on the thermals from the top.
42.198778, 1.311885 - Several gorges with natural bathing pools, a plunge pool and small lake to swim (complete with fish). Can be busy in the height of the Summer so go early or late in the day.
Basses Coll de Nargó
42.198778, 1.311885 - Several gorges with natural bathing pools, a plunge pool and small lake to swim (complete with fish). Can be busy in the height of the Summer so go early or late in the day.
The drive from Figols to Sant Llorenc is breathtaking. Situated in the Lord valley below Port del Comte, the medieval walls of the town and four of the gateways have been preserved. The eleventh-century church of Sant Llorenç is a protected historico-artistic monument. Directions - From the apartment head towards the church and follow the road south out of the village (towards Alinya not Organya). Follow the L-401 for approx. 1.25 hours to Sant Llorenç de Morunys. Explore this beautiful old town and have a spot of lunch before heading back either the same way, or turn this into a circular route via the C-462 across the reservoirs to Solsona, then follow the C-26 and C-14 back to Organya.
Sant Llorenç de Morunys
The drive from Figols to Sant Llorenc is breathtaking. Situated in the Lord valley below Port del Comte, the medieval walls of the town and four of the gateways have been preserved. The eleventh-century church of Sant Llorenç is a protected historico-artistic monument. Directions - From the apartment head towards the church and follow the road south out of the village (towards Alinya not Organya). Follow the L-401 for approx. 1.25 hours to Sant Llorenç de Morunys. Explore this beautiful old town and have a spot of lunch before heading back either the same way, or turn this into a circular route via the C-462 across the reservoirs to Solsona, then follow the C-26 and C-14 back to Organya.
Pretty town that may not look like much on approach, but we promise it’s worth visiting. Take a stroll around the old town with the Pyrenean feel of the streets, with their dark balconies and porticoes, overhanging galleries, and colonnaded porches, and then head down to the Segre Olympic Park, where you can watch or enjoy canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Visit on a Tuesday or Saturday when the markets are held outdoors on the streets of the historic centre of the city. Parking is easy on the streets (parking meters), or free parking can be found near the Olympic Park.
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La Seu d'Urgell
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Pretty town that may not look like much on approach, but we promise it’s worth visiting. Take a stroll around the old town with the Pyrenean feel of the streets, with their dark balconies and porticoes, overhanging galleries, and colonnaded porches, and then head down to the Segre Olympic Park, where you can watch or enjoy canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Visit on a Tuesday or Saturday when the markets are held outdoors on the streets of the historic centre of the city. Parking is easy on the streets (parking meters), or free parking can be found near the Olympic Park.
42.198853, 1.311861 A secret spot known only to locals, approx. 30-45 minute walk from Organya, or you can drive the unsurfaced road until it turns into a walking path, from where it’s a 15 minute walk to the waterfall alongside the river. This can also be a circular walk, taking you above the waterfall, but it’s not well signposted. Wear walking shoes/trainers (flip flops not recommended).
Riuet de Fontanet
42.198853, 1.311861 A secret spot known only to locals, approx. 30-45 minute walk from Organya, or you can drive the unsurfaced road until it turns into a walking path, from where it’s a 15 minute walk to the waterfall alongside the river. This can also be a circular walk, taking you above the waterfall, but it’s not well signposted. Wear walking shoes/trainers (flip flops not recommended).
Cabó is a quaint little village, in a spectacular location, with a bridge into the village of Roman construction from the first century. The little Romanesque church of Sant Serni can be found on the path up to the left of the village. The third Sunday of August Cabó celebrates its Fiesta Mayor. Lovely walks around and behind Cabo, including the Dolmens walk from Organya.
Cabó
Cabó is a quaint little village, in a spectacular location, with a bridge into the village of Roman construction from the first century. The little Romanesque church of Sant Serni can be found on the path up to the left of the village. The third Sunday of August Cabó celebrates its Fiesta Mayor. Lovely walks around and behind Cabo, including the Dolmens walk from Organya.
Andorra la Vella, its capital and only town, is not the most attractive place to visit but it has pretty much everything you need in terms of shops. But, take the time to explore away from the centre, up into the mountains, and you will discover some of the most dramatic scenery in all of the Pyrenees, and great walking in abundance, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes in the higher, more remote reaches of the principality. I have slowly grown to love this place (ignoring the commercialism), because it is full of life, and there’s always something to see or do - from snowboarding competitions, to seeing Cirque du Soleil for free in central park.
Andorra la Vella
Andorra la Vella, its capital and only town, is not the most attractive place to visit but it has pretty much everything you need in terms of shops. But, take the time to explore away from the centre, up into the mountains, and you will discover some of the most dramatic scenery in all of the Pyrenees, and great walking in abundance, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes in the higher, more remote reaches of the principality. I have slowly grown to love this place (ignoring the commercialism), because it is full of life, and there’s always something to see or do - from snowboarding competitions, to seeing Cirque du Soleil for free in central park.
The Salí de Cambrils (salt works) is a spectacular renovation that took more than two years, its 5.100 m2 terraces, four mills, wooden pipelines with salt stalactites and its ancient trasportations reborn before your eyes. There's a pool of salt water from an underground spring that is more than 200 million years old, and has the same therapeutic properties that the waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan. It remineralizes and detoxifies your skin and your body.
Salí De Cambrils
23 L-401
The Salí de Cambrils (salt works) is a spectacular renovation that took more than two years, its 5.100 m2 terraces, four mills, wooden pipelines with salt stalactites and its ancient trasportations reborn before your eyes. There's a pool of salt water from an underground spring that is more than 200 million years old, and has the same therapeutic properties that the waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan. It remineralizes and detoxifies your skin and your body.
Castellbó - a partially restored Medieval town - worth a stop, on your way to Sant Joan de l'Erm.
Castellbò
Castellbó - a partially restored Medieval town - worth a stop, on your way to Sant Joan de l'Erm.
Nordic skiing resort is in the midst of forests of Scots Pine, Mountain Pine and fir. Lovely walking trails in Summer too.
Sant Joan de l'Erm Nou
Nordic skiing resort is in the midst of forests of Scots Pine, Mountain Pine and fir. Lovely walking trails in Summer too.
Parks & Nature
http://www.fundaciocatalunya-lapedrera.com. Wildlife sanctuary & hiking trail to view the rare vultures and protected natural environment of Muntanya d'Alinyà. Facebook page - Muntanya d'ALINYÀ
Muntanya d'Alinyà
http://www.fundaciocatalunya-lapedrera.com. Wildlife sanctuary & hiking trail to view the rare vultures and protected natural environment of Muntanya d'Alinyà. Facebook page - Muntanya d'ALINYÀ
zoopirineu.com - very small zoo, but amazing attention to detail by the guides and a great bird show. Make sure you arrive at the times stated on the website, to get the most out of it.
Zoo del Pirineu
km 35,6 Ctra. d'Odèn L-401
zoopirineu.com - very small zoo, but amazing attention to detail by the guides and a great bird show. Make sure you arrive at the times stated on the website, to get the most out of it.
Arts & Culture
Every July, Cirque De Soliel perform in Andorra. Standing room is FREE or tickets can be purchased from £10. It's the most incredible open air experienced not to be missed. https://diva.visitandorra.com/en/
Parc Central, Andorra la Vella
Every July, Cirque De Soliel perform in Andorra. Standing room is FREE or tickets can be purchased from £10. It's the most incredible open air experienced not to be missed. https://diva.visitandorra.com/en/