Nature trail, to enjoy on mountain bike or by foot, which aims to recover the history surrounding the old routes that lead to the areas of Riner and Pin贸s in search of the two great Marian sanctuaries of central Catalonia: Nostra Senyora de Pin贸s and Mare de D茅u del Miracle. The former recalls the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a farmer鈥檚 son from Cases de Matamarg贸 in 1505. From Pin贸s there is a magnificent view of our country. The large farmhouses, and other places marked by history and by man鈥檚 labour found in these surroundings, are the high spots of a rugged yet gentle land, which is beautiful, irresistible and its splendour, there to be discovered.
Nature trail, to enjoy on mountain bike or by foot, which aims to recover the routes that lead to the area of Riner and Pin贸s in search of the two great Marian sanctuaries of central Catalonia: Nostra Senyora de Pin贸s and Mare de D茅u del Miracle. The latter, evokes the apparition of the Virgin Mary on that spot in 1458 to some young shepherds from the farmhouse near Cirosa. Together, they form one of the best examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture in Catalonia, with notable examples of art such as the fifteenth century carving of the Virgin or the altarpiece of Charles Moret贸 (1758). Since 1901 it has been a Benedictine priory dependent on Montserrat. You have, then, a reminder of the routes and shortcuts that pilgrims took in the past in order to worship those places where the Virgin Mary had appeared.
Nature trail, to enjoy on mountain bike or by foot, which combines the two emblematic sanctuaries of this part of the world, the Miracle and Pin贸s. On this trip between both temples, amazing places can be enjoyed such as the ancestral home of the legendary generals Benet and Rafael Tristany, or Ard猫vol village with its emblematic square watchtower; not forgetting the charming village of Sant Just. The greenery in some parts of the shady gorges to be found, such as the ravine at Gangolells and the gully at Ard猫vol to the top of the ditch at Llanera, is captivating and needs to be carefully preserved. The magnificent view from the Pin贸s sanctuary captures the majesty of this land. Landscape, stones, men and legends constitute the charm of these places.