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Santuari de Bellmunt viewpoint, chapel & restaurant

20km Medium hard linear Hiking route to Santuari de Bellmunt from Sant Quirze de Besora returning to Torelló via forest ridge path and castllet

Updated: Aug 9, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 371

About Santuari de Bellmunt viewpoint, chapel & restaurant

The Bellmunt sanctuary is located at the top of the Bellmunt mountain range near the town of Sant Pere de Torelló and has a viewpoint from where you can see the plains of Vic, the Pyrenees, the Ges valley and the Bisaura cliff formation. The Sanctuary is built directly onto the rock and is a chapel, guesthouse and a restaurant. The entrance to the temple has a lintel made of probably reused limestone and dated 1607. It was described as a "Hermitage suspended in the sky" by catalan author/poet Jacint Verdaguer.

It is believed that the Santuari de Bellmunt is the old church of the old castle of Sa Reganyada, Castell de sa Reganyada, which dates from before the year 1020 and was located in this same place. The current single nave church, Romanesque with a Latin cross houses a 22cm high image of a Gothic Virgin Mary. The legend explains that the Virgin Mary of Bellmunt is also known as the Mother of God of the wings in reference to the swarms of winged ants that, during the month of August, climb to die in the Sanctuary.

This 20Km medium hard route starts in the town of Sant Quirze de Besora and climbs up a forested ridgeline trail via the GR-3 mountain path passing the Bosquetell ruined farmhouse. the final ascent to Sanctuary of Bellmunt is via a forested path that zig zags up to the summit where we find spectacular views on all sides as well as the sanctuary chapel, restaurant and guesthouse.

Opposite the sanctuary is a telecoms tower with viewpoint. From Bellmunt sanctuary the route continues along a forested ridge line to another summit called Puig de Sarragrenyada which also has spectacular views. The path descends via small rock climbs and picks up the Costa de la Guspinera ridge line descending down via Torelló castle tower ruin and into the town of Torelló.

Visiting Santuari de Bellmunt viewpoint, chapel & restaurant

The sanctuary sells artisan beers which are worth sampling. I have never eaten in the restaurant but for those that are interested in a meal or overnight stay, visit the web page link below.

Allow 6-9 hours to complete the route depending on personal fitness.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Santuari de Bellmunt viewpoint, chapel & restaurant

This is an medium-hard walking route in the mountains of bellmunt. I always do it with a small rucksack of the essentials and first aid kit. Emergency waterproof jacket is recommended.

Take 2 to 3 litres of water.

Take a head torch for autumn hiking because you may finish the route at sunset.

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Includes high visibility fog and rain waterproof cover in zip compartment at bottom of rucksack.

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Compact First Aid Kit

Compact First Aid Kit

Small lightweight first aid kit

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Emergency Rain jacket

Emergency Rain jacket

Small pouch lightweight Waterproof jacket for emergencies

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Head Torch

Head Torch

USB rechargable Head torch

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Convertible Trousers

Convertible Trousers

Lightweight convertible trousers that zip down to shorts

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Gore-Tex Hiking boots

Gore-Tex Hiking boots

I prefer ankle high boots on mountain trails for the ankle support and increased stability over rocky trails.

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warm Wool socks

warm Wool socks

With toe and heel reinforcements that give good padding.

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Fleece jacket or Jersey

Fleece jacket or Jersey

Light weight warm fleece

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Phone Case for watersports

Phone Case for watersports

IPX8 waterproof floating and submersible case & Lanyard. Permits photos and touchscreen use.

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Mid layer Top

Mid layer Top

Light weight cotton quick dry T-shirt

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 12.60 FREE Child € 12.60 FREE Group/Family Ticket? Consult Renfe Rodalies website for child fares.Notes Walk is free, Return train tickets costs 12.60 Euros.

Getting to Santuari de Bellmunt viewpoint, chapel & restaurant

Address: Santuari de Bellmunt, Camí de de Bellmunt, Sant Pere de Torelló. 08572

The route starts at Sant Quirze de Besora on the Red (R3) Rodalies line and ends at Torelló on the red (R3) Rodalies line. Both stations are in the same zone so a return ticket to Sant Quirze de Besora is the same price as two single tickets.

Documents for Santuari de Bellmunt viewpoint, chapel & restaurant

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Sant Quirze de Besora & Torello Train map

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Sant Quirze de Besora & Torello Rodalies Map

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Medium hard linear route to Santuari de Bellmunt from Saint Quirze de Besora returning to Torello via forest ridge path and castllet

Distance: 19.39 Km

Difficulty: Medium

Return Travel Fare: 12.60 EUR

Transport Network: Rodalies

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