Recovery of ancient paths in the Pyrenees

Recovery of ancient paths in the Pyrenees

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Land
Spanje
Soort werk
Constructie, Cultuur, Natuur
Projectduur
15 t/m 26 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
20 (10 mannen en 10 vrouwen)

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Werk

The purpose of this work camp is to participate into recover, learn and participate. Recover old paths and the history of the Pyrenees, learn about culture and nature, and participate in both with different activities of preservation and conservation. The technical work that will be carried out in the field of work consists, in general, in different tasks related to the recovery of the old roads of the valley. The followings are the main ones: - Road clearing: mowing grass, bushes, etc., which grow in the spring to leave the roads comfortably passable on foot. - Remove stones from the road: pick up stones that have fallen on the road and set them aside in an orderly manner at the edges to make the passage passable. - Rebuild the simplest sections of dry stone wall: rebuild those walls that have fallen and are easily rebuildable. - Improved signage with paint: review the tracking marks of the paths with paint according to the instructions given to us by the "Alt Pirineu" Natural Park. - Improved paved sections: some trails have cobbled sections that have worn out, redo these sections in order to maintain the cobbled areas.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

The accommodation is a terrain called "Llavaners", the campsite is at 1000m altitude near a small river and very isolated in the middle of nature. You should definitely be eager to have a (somehow) wild experience! You’ll be spending your days in a campsite and you’ll be camping and sleeping in a tent, usually there’s 3-4 participants per tent and no separation gender. Tents are basic, mainly there’s only space for sleeping or laying down. Tents will be provided by the organization and you’ll be sleeping on a mattress on the floor. You must bring your own sleeping bag (it’s highly recommended a good one as in the Pyrenees it can be cold at nights even in summer time) and mattress. There are 2 dry toilets near the campsite. There’s no showers available in the camp. Mainly we have some quick-baths at the river with cold water or in the campsite, also cold water. We strongly recommend bringing eco and biodegradable shower gel or shampoo. No gender separation for showers, previous agreements will be done with the group. If needed, once or twice during the workcamp you’ll be able to go to Llagunes village (by foot, about 2h walking) and take a shower there in the shelter. The volunteers are in charge to cook and to keep the area clean and safe: they will be split in groups, each group will prepare the food for one day, and they will be rotating everyday, so camping in the field and cooking by their own. In general, lunch and dinner will be warm meals, but exceptions can be done in case of a trekking route or spending the whole day out of the campsite. But the camp is isolated and there is no possibility to buy food in the area. There’s no WiFi at the campsite. However, there's mobile phone signal in the area so you should be able to connect to 3G or 4G almost everywhere. "Llavaners terrain is located near Sort, about 5 km away. It is accessed by asphalted road up to 1 km and the last one stretch, is a track that maintains the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees.

Locatie en vrije tijd

The work camp is done in a calm and peaceful area of the Catalan Pyrenees called “Vall de Siarb”. This place is located inside one of the natural Park in Catalonia (Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu) and the village belongs to Soriguera municipality. For more information about this part of the Pyrenees you can visit the web site: http://parcsnaturals.gencat.cat/en/alt-pirineu/index.html There are different possibilities of leisure activities the group can do in the area: cultural excursions, circuit of Geocaching and visits to the nearby villages. Other options of activities that the group can do in the area are the following examples: - Visit to a medieval town. - Visit to bunkers and trenches from Spanish Civil War. - Rafting activity (40€/pax) - Hiking/trekking routes.

Organisatie

The organization in charge of the work camp is "Balmes Blancs", a non-profit association created in 2010 with the aim of offering unique activities in nature with the aim of presenting new places, new people and deepen, thus, the knowledge of the Catalan territory. Since its inception, it has organized various activities such as snowshoe outings with animal footprints, astronomical discoveries, kayak outings to discover marine fauna, rafting drops, hiking in the mountains or leveling and safety workshops, among others. In 2013 the association began working in the Siarb Valley. From that moment on, Balmes Blancs began to focus its activities around this valley and, among other things, guided visits to the "Despoblat de Santa Creu" de Llagunes, visits to the trenches on the Pallars front and to the Vilamur bunkers, discoveries of geology, activities of flora and fauna in the environment. At the same time, the refuge promotes hiking with the creation of signposted routes around Llagunes, as well as a series of actions aimed at recovering the heritage of the Siarb Valley, to discover life rural in Pallars Sobirà, and in the rest of the Pyrenees.

Projectnaam

Recovery of ancient paths in the Pyrenees

Projectcode

CAT11TEENS

Land

Soort werk

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Startdatum

15-8-2022

Einddatum

26-8-2022

Aantal vrijwilligers

20 (10 mannen en 10 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

14 t/m 17 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 320

Taal

Doelgroep

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 320.

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