near Soldeu, Canillo (Andorra)
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The flowers on the tour are breathtaking and you will for certain be stimulated to take many pictures. The tour is surrounded by magnificient mountains.
The word Soldeu is prononced with an "o" at the end. The word really means Sun of the God. The track has followed a road for some time and takes now to the right as a path.
Pass De Les Vaques
When we look back at this pass, we have a view over the Siscaro Lakes. This track now follows the ridge shortly to the top of the mountain. But it is instead possible to follow a path further down against the river Riu Gros and back to Sortenu.
Already at the beginning of the track above Soldeu we meet several flowers.
Rhododendron and big Mountains
The whole area is covered with an enormous amount of red Rhododendron ferrugineum flowers. And at the same time we see big mountains not far from us. This is quite overwhelming.
Everywhere we can see many beautiful flowers.
Riu Gros Bridge
Riu Gros River
Our path meets here the direct path over the pass De Les Vaques. And the many different flowers can be found almost everywhere.
Siscaro (Baix) Lakes
Here we pass some small lakes. The biggest has living fishes which can be seen at the surface. It is a nice place to take a little swim, but it is not a deep lake. The red Rhododendron flowers cover the whole area under a mountain nearby. It is possible to make this track longer with a walk to another lake on a path just north of this lake. The path is now heading against the pass De Les Vaques above us. And new plants make the trip up to the pass quite easy.
Sola de Soldeu
This is a view point near the track.
Top of the ridge
This is a small top with a natural place for taking photographs. This track returns to the "Highway" over the Pass.