Pedraforca is an unusual mountain for its character and beauty. Standing
vigorously, isolated from the other mountains, with sharp shapes dominating the
bare rocks of its peaks. It consists of a huge mass limestone, with a central section
of marl and has a characteristic silhouette of the two large summits or
peaks (Pollegó superior, in the north, with an altitude of 2,497m (8,192 ft) and the Pollegó
inferior - in the south -, with 2,430m (7,973 ft), separated by the deep Enforcadura, cut
by erosion. In 1982, it was declared as an area of Natural Interest.
that forms Saldes, is crossed by the river Saldes, which is fed by, among
others, the Riera Salada, a saltwater stream, and the Gresolet stream. The heritage is as old as
important: a dolmen dated between 1800 and 1400 B.C., a monastery from the 9th century; a
castle of the 11th century and churches of the 11th, 13th
and posteriors centuries. Thanks to the fact that the main part of the territory
remains under various types of protection, you can enjoy an important natural
wealth, both plant and animal species.
middle of the village of Saldes, at the Pedraforca square, you find the Pedraforca
Massif Interpretation Centre. Inside you will find all kinds of information
about the Natural Area of National Interest of the Pedraforca Massif, composed
of educational and informative panels about the formation of Pedraforca, its
flora and fauna and some mock-ups, also from the coal mining activities.
In addition, there are programmed, throughout the year, various types of activities, such as guided tours on foot, on horseback or by 4x4, family excursions,
visits in the rural surroundings, canyoning, astronomical observations,
botanical and mycological excursions,... .