One of the most mythical and magical spots in the Natural Park: a glaciated valley cradled by the highest summits of the Catalan Pyrenees, at the foot of the Pica d’Estats, watered by streams that snake down the valley sides.
This was the traditional pass through the mountains for herds of animals and all kinds of travellers in the old days. To the east is the lovely valley of Santa Magdalena, with the Cadí mountain range beyond it. Nearby there is an old stone altar from medieval times.
A natural setting high on the mountainside which offers the visitor sweeping panoramas over the valley of Cardós, the Valleta, or little valley, of Esterri de Cardós, and the upland plain of Nequa.
A straightforward walking route which brings you to the Viewing Point of the Pica d’Estats, the Peak of States, so called because from there you can see the states of France, Andorra and Spain.
You are walking in the footsteps of many generations of smugglers as you make your way through this mountain pass to the spectacular viewing area.