Day 3 of Pyrenees Hiking – Baga to Gosol
- 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 alongside a river flowing past Baga. The next 13 kilometers or so are spent gradually gaining altitude, until you crest onto flat stretches of alpine highlands.
Fantastic views of the Pedraforca mountain are to be had as you walk along sparse, rocky fields, and the last segment is a downhill descent into Gosol.
This awesome little town was once Pablo Picasso’s home for a few months. He was a busy man while living in Gosol, maybe inspired by the natural beauty surrounding the town, and his artistic output during that time was quite prolific.
Luckily there is a museum devoted to his stay while in Gosol right in the main square of the town, so make sure to stop by and pay it a visit. We stayed here for an extra day spending two nights at the Hostal Cal Fransisco, both to rest our weary legs, visit the museum, and to explore some of the outskirts of the town.
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.
Where to Stay 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.
Next is a breakdown of Day 4 of our hike on the Cami dels Bons Homes!