Cami dels Bons Homes Day 5 – Peguera to Berga

Cami dels Bons Homes Day 5 - Peguera to Berga
Our last day on the Cami dels Bons Homes between Peguera and Berga, Spain

Day five of our hike along the Cami dels Bons Homes started in Peguera and ended in Berga.

Overview

  • Starting Point: Peguera, Spain
  • Ending Point: Berga, Spain
  • Distance: 12 km/ 7.5 miles
  • Altitude Gain/Loss (in meters): +800 ascent, -830 descent
  • Time: 3 – 4 hours

The Hike

The last day of our hike was not nearly as challenging as the previous days and gave us a chance to fully appreciate our surroundings.  Altitude gain and loss was far more gradual and we were able to stroll along at a leisurely pace, admiring our surroundings and reflecting on all we had seen on the Cami.

We walked through large meadows, forests, and fields, and once again experienced breathtaking views of Catalonian nature. The final view looking down onto Berga from above from the Sanctuary of Queralt is the perfect way to end one’s time on the Cami dels Bons Homes, as it brought us back to the reality of modern civilization laying in a gorgeous valley. A perfect mix of past and present.

Before we began hiking the Cami we had a deep appreciation for the beauty of Catalonia. By the time we were done it is safe, and not at all hyperbolic, to state that we are in love. Catalonia has occupied a small section of our hearts in much the same way Andalucia did last year.

Cami dels Bons Homes Day 5 – Peguera to Berga
Wildflowers along the path between Peguera and Berga, Spain

Wildflowers

There wasn’t a single day of the hike that we did not see beautiful wildflowers.  Today’s hike, however, was special in the sense that we saw the most.  We were constantly moving across and through scent-filled meadows with a vibrant array of pink, purple, yellow, blue, and white wildflowers sprouting up from lush green grass.

Cami dels Bons Homes Day 5 - Peguera to Berga
Sanctuary of Queralt

Sanctuary of Santa Queralt

Legend has it many years ago a devout pastor was grazing his oxen in a field by the mountain peaks of Queralt when one of the animals left the heard and ran halfway up the cliff.  The pastor followed him and found a small wooden carving of the Virgin Mary.  He put the carving in his bag and returned home.  When he looked in the bag the carving was gone.  He returned to the cliff the next day to find the carving in the same place.  He once again stored it in his bag, only to find that the carving was gone when he returned home.  On the third day he returned to the same location on the cliff and found the carving.  He took this as a sign that the Virgin wished to remain in that spot and decided a chapel would be built there.

The Renaissance style church that exists today was built in the 1800s.  The location is called the Balcony of Catalunya because of the incredible views of the surrounding area that can be seen from there.

Hostel Berga
Alberg de Berga Youth Hostel in Berga, Spain

Accommodation Option in Berga, Spain

This portion of the trail ends in the town of Berga.  Alberg de Berga is a Youth Hostel with an excellent location in central Berga. It was opened in 2001 and has a kitchen and dining room, event space, game rooms, reading rooms, dorm rooms with private bathrooms, and WiFi.  The hostel can accommodate 190 people with 4, 6, and 8 bed dorms.

 


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.

3 thoughts on “Cami dels Bons Homes Day 5 – Peguera to Berga

  1. I loved reading about this extraordinary adventure. There is so much beauty in the world that is easy to forget about and your combined writing and photography are a wonderful reminder to always explore what is out there. I’m so proud of you both.

    1. Hey Rhiannon! Thank you so much for reading about the Cami dels Bons Homes and our hike! We had a fantastic time. You couldn’t be more right, there is so much to see on our planet! We hope you get out and explore! 😀

  2. Hi, thank you so much for this beautifully written and abundantly informative travel log of your time hiking on the Cami dels Bons Homes. I have multiday hiking experience on the Appalachian Trail and am now doing research to plan a hiking trip in Spain. I noticed that you carried weekend sized packs and always stayed at a hotel. What are your thoughts on camping in a tent on the trail and carrying a larger multiday pack?

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