Cami dels Bons Homes Day 3 – Baga to Gosol

The views never seem to stop on the Cami dels Bons Homes.
The views never seem to stop on the Cami dels Bons Homes.

Day three of our hike on the Cami dels Bons Homes started in Baga and ended in Gosol.

Overview

  • Starting Point: Baga
  • Ending Point: Gosol
  • Distance: 24 kilometers/ 15 miles
  • Altitude Gain/Loss (in meters): 1,160 ascent, 1,300 descent
  • Est. Time on Trail: 6 – 8 hours

The first stage of the trail here is a gentle walk on a paved road that follows alongside a river flowing past Baga. A few kilometers or so later you will emerge from the now forested trail into the small village of Gisclareny. The next ten kilometers or so are spent gradually gaining altitude along a forested path until you crest onto flat stretches of alpine highlands. Fantastic views of the north face of thePedraforca mountain are to be had as you walk along rocky fields and green meadows. The last segment of the day’s hike is a four kilometer descent into Gosol.

Gosol, Catalonia, Spain
Castell de Gósol

This awesome tiny town was once Pablo Picasso’s home for a few months. He was a busy man while living in Gosol, inspired by the local people and their livestock, and his artistic output during his time there was quite prolific. Luckily there is a museum devoted to his stay in Gosol,  right in the main square of the town, so make sure to stop by and pay it a visit.

We stayed in Gosol for an extra day, spending two nights at the Hostal Cal Fransisco to rest our weary legs, visit the museum, and to explore some of the surrounding area. Among the interesting sites near Gosol are the ruins of a castle overlooking the town, the Castell de Gósol, and the Moli de Gosol, which is an ancient water mill that has been turned into a small hostel.

Hostal Cal Francisco, Gosol, Spain
Hostal Cal Francisco, Gosol, Spain

Accommodation in Gosol

Hostal Cal Francisco, in Gosol, Spain is located right next to the Cami dels Bons Homes trail and is a three minute walk from the town center, making it the most convenient accommodation choice in town.  The hotel has WiFi, a bar and restaurant, lounge, playground, terrace, and 24 cozy guest rooms with private bathrooms, televisions, and heating. Teresa, who runs the hotel, was extremely gracious and took care of us for two days preparing special vegan meals, answering questions, and helping us with everything we needed.  We loved our time here and highly recommend Hostal Cal Francisco.

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DISCLAIMER: The Cami dels Bons Homes Regulatory Counsel was kind enough to organize our five day hike, much of our transportation, accommodations, and meals. We are immensely grateful for their partnership. All thoughts and opinions are our own and formed without any agreement of a favorable review.

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