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Berguedá in the autumn: much more than just the mushroom tourist trail

By | 20 September, 2018 | 0 comments

Any time of year is a good time to visit the beautiful region of Berguedá, but if there’s one truly perfect moment to pay the area a visit, it would be autumn. Throughout the season, this little corner of the Pre-Pyrenees region puts on a spectacular display of colour and a wonderful paradox takes place – when lots of trees in other parts of the world lose their leaves and are left standing bare, the natural vitality of Berguedá seems to reach staggering new heights. It’s as if you were strolling through a fairy tale landscape, taking in an incredible range of colours and tones as you go. A spectacle that is only improved by the region’s phenomenal mushroom harvest, where, with a little luck, you’ll stumble upon some of the species’ most highly-prized varieties, giving you all the ingredients you need for the perfect getaway to this northern corner of Barcelona. That’s why HCC Hotels is proud to offer the Hotel HCC Ciutat de Berga in the heart of Berga, a wonderful ‘base camp’ from which you can discover all the secrets of one of the most impressive natural regions in all of Cataluña.

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Mushroom lovers will know only too well the variety of different species you can spot when out and about in nature, but did you know you can always try your luck at finding some of the more interesting varieties as you stroll through the stunning landscapes of Berguedá? Of course, everything depends on the weather conditions being just right for the different types of fungi to make their appearance. But don’t despair if your search proves fruitless, the most important thing is that you enjoy walking through some of our stunning marked trails. Make sure you don’t forget your rain coat, as autumn in Berguedá is typically rainy, but it’s precisely this rain that makes the diverse natural landscape so spectacular.

Those who want to delve into the world of mycology (the study of fungi) from another perspective altogether can enjoy the various mushroom markets and festivals that take place in and around Barcelona in the autumn months. The municipalities of Berga, La Pobla de Lillet, Vilada, Guardiola de Berguedá and Cal Rosal all host their own celebrations where you can try different mushroom samples, get involved in competitions, hear fascinating talks, and much more. It’s a great way to learn about mycology in an entertaining, fun way. But if you want to take a souvenir home with you, without having to run around in the fields for hours, the best thing to do is head down to one of the markets held in the local towns and villages, such as Cal Rosal, Guardiola de Berguedá or Berga itself.

At the same time, plenty of restaurants in the area celebrate mushroom days and offer seasonal menus in autumn time that always include locally-sourced varieties. It’s a great way to sample the delicious harvest of the boletaires, as the pickers of these delicious treats are known in Cataluña.

Another great reason to visit is that the region serves as a gateway to the Pyrenees and offers a wide range of different ways to get out and enjoy nature. Another enormous advantage is that it’s just an hour by car from Barcelona and home to one of the largest and most beautiful natural parks in Cataluña, Cadí-Moixeró.

At the Hotel HCC Ciutat de Berga, guests will receive all kinds of information to really make the most of their trip to Berguedá, capturing the true essence of autumn where nature puts on its best display for you to enjoy.

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