Peak Moixeró

Despite its modest altitude, the peak of Moixeró enjoys a spectacular view of La Cerdanya plain, the Cadí mountain range and Pedraforca. From its summit we can also see a large part of the central Catalan territory through and the waters of the Llobregat river.

Technical Data

Access: Located in Riu de Cerdanya, we cross the village and take the track, initially paved, which leads to the Serrat de les Esposes refuge and then to the Pendís pass. We follow it to the close of the detour that would take us to the Ingla refuge, where a fence blocks our way. There is a place to park.

Start: car park in front of the metal fence.

Difficulty: Easy

Maximum altitude: 2,091 m

Elevation gain: 340 m

Total duration: 2.15 h (1.15 h one way / 1 h return)

Time of year: All year round.

Notes: Itinerary with little elevation gain and highly recommended for a family walk. However, it is a grateful excursion, as from the top of the Moixeró we will enjoy some spectacular views. The rules of the Natural Park must be respected.


We cross the metal barrier that blocks the passage of vehicles and, instead of moving south, we immediately take the track that turns left. The route follows this track to the Trapa pass (1,824 m). From here, instead of descending, we follow its route, now in a clear southerly direction.

We go up gently along this route until we reach a kind of green plain, from which the path descends a little until, in its lower part, we pass by the Bagues de Riu, a shady and humid area with a few troughs for cattle. Then we start climbing again until the track practically disappears in a meadow, from where we can see, in front of us, the pass of la Font Freda de Riu. We can reach this pass by crossing it diagonally or following the track amrks, which go up to the right of the meadow, until we reach it.

Pass of Font Freda de Riu (1,979 m). The panorama suddenly opens and we see, at the end of the meadows of pastures, the Peak Moixeró and, further to the left, the Penyes Altes, which clearly show us its upper height. Now we have to cross the meadows along a path that goes to the right of the pastures and that takes us, through a practically flat area and in a few minutes, to the Moixeró pass (1,971 h). From this pass we can perfectly see the profiles of Cadí, the Pedraforca on its north side and the path that goes down to the Sant Jordi refuge, located at the bottom of the valley. From the pass where we are, we turn left and go up a path that takes us to the ringe of the mountain, where we find some granite pickets that mark the dividing line between La Cerdanya and Berguedà. We only have to make one last effort to overcome some small steps of limestone rock and reach the top of Moixeró (2.O91m, 1.15 h). The Montseny and Montserrat mountain ranges can be seen to the south, often among a sea of clouds.

Map and altimetry

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