"La Via Verda del Ferro" (The Iron and Coal Route), 12 kilometres of greenways ideal for walking or cycling.
"Via Verda del ferro" (The Iron and Coal Route) is a route that follows the old railway route that joined Ripoll with Ogassa. It is a gentle journey, not exceeding 1% of slope, following the road we can see the past mining and industrial of this area, the train joined the coal mines of Ogassa with Ripoll. The Greenway of iron and coal, 12 kilometres of greenways ideal for walking or cycling.
All the way is paved and conditioned for cyclists and walkers, the route follows the course of the river Ter and enters between Great mountains through the valley of the Malatosca, being able to enjoy a landscape formed by a mosaic of meadows and forests of pines and oaks. In the course of the route we will pass through old railway stations, conditioned as resting areas, dnd we will be able to contemplate numerous "masies" (farmhouses) along with the old industrial constructions that remind us of the mining past of the valley.
For the bravest, arriving to Sant Joan de les Abadesses can be linked with a new stretch to Olot and take the Greenway of the Carrilet that arrives to Sant Feliu de Guíxols passing through Girona.
To enjoy this route we recommend you stay in some of our holidays cottage in Ogassa: