TRAIL RUNNING IN LA SEGARRA
The comarca (local district) of La Segarra has a total area of 720 km2, more than 17,000 inhabitants and 21 municipalities, and its capital is Cervera. The historic importance of La Segarra is reflected in the archaeological and monumental remains that are conserved in many parts of the comarca. These include prehistoric (Sant Guim de Freixenet), Roman (Guissona), Romanesque (Cervera), Gothic (Les Pallargues), Baroque (Sant Ramon) and Art Nouveau (El Sindicat de Cervera) remains and monuments.
As far as crops are concerned, it has the cereals of the plains and the olive and almond trees of the lower mountains. Livestock rearing is also an important complement to crop farming. Much of the population of the larger settlements: Cervera, Guissona, Torà and Sant Guim de Freixenet is employed in industry.
Besides the monuments of Cervera, one of the most popular attractions for those who visit this comarca is its castles. Many of these structures began as sentry towers that were used to watch over local thoroughfares, but they later became nuclei around which centres of population grew.
TRAIL CAMINS DE FUSTA 11K
Total distance: 11 km
Elevation gain: 400 m.
Start point: Sant Guim de Freixenet
Finish point: Sant Guim de Freixenet
Min. height: 630 m.
Max. height: 770 m.
Description of the route
CAMINS DE FUSTA 11K
This surprising route will show us that La Segarra has a lot to offer for trail running. We will find stretches of wide track where we can accelerate the pace and narrow paths where we can enjoy a lot, thick and varied vegetation that with the passing of the seasons will give us some colors or others. We highly recommend doing this route in autumn and spring. It is a short route but one that will keep us quite entertained with sufficiently leg-breaking terrain to fully enjoy the good trail running.
The route leaves from in front of the Sant Guim de Freixenet Town Hall, quickly leaving the town behind, first through streets and then by road, to quickly enter the paths and forests. We will pass through a very beautiful bottom where we will go up to some cultivated fields where we will continue along the track to return along a narrow and fun path where we will wind down. We will then continue along a stream and take a path to the left where we will climb steeply upwards and then descend along another path with somewhat technical sections from where, if we look up, we will see the forests where we have descended before; in autumn the views are really pretty. We will arrive again at the stream and we will gain altitude again along a path through the forest. Once up we will find the track that in just over 2 km will leave us back in the town.