Rutes » La volta del Vinyet
Around El Vinyet
Vinyet is the name given to the outskirts of Solsona. There we can find crop fields, hills and farmhouses. The origin of the name comes from the vineyards that used to surround Solsona before the phylloxera plague killed them off during the 1880s. This is a circular route the follows marked trails and which allows people to discover the outskirts of Solsona and its humanized rural landscape. Fields, dry stone walls and farmhouses that maintain their farming activity are still there despite the growing urbanization of the area. The route can be done by bike and is a good way to enjoy nature without getting too far from Solsona. It is 17 kilometres long but you can decide to walk only part of it or link it with some of the other marked itineraries around Solsona.
We start in Solsona and we follow the riverside until we get past the Corb Fountain. We take a turning on our left that goes up to the Creu Blanca area and then take a paved path to our right. During this section we can enjoy good views of the Castellvell. A little bit farther on, we take a turn on our left to reach the Mare de la Font Park. Here we can visit the botanical route that ends at La Mina Fountain. When we get there we take a trail that goes left and then on to the C-26. After that we turn right and get on a paved path that follows the Castellvell hillside. At that point, we get down towards the city of Solsona and following the instructions we will reach C-149a road. We have to follow it for about 400 metres and then we turn left to a trail that will take us to Sant Jordi square. Then, we go along the old Torà road until Cal Llarg urbanization, where we can visit the Sant Bernat chapel. Then we get on a path to the north until we reach Ribalta Torrent. We follow it and when we get to the Sewage treatment plant we take a turn on our right to climb to the Santa Llúcia chapel.
Now we can better enjoy the wonderful views of the Pre-Pyrenees, with the Querol, Verd and Ensija mountain ranges, we can even catch a glimpse of the Pedraforca or the Cadi mountain ranges behind them. We turn left and get down along a paved road until we have to take a track on the left after we get past Cal Pubill. We need to follow it to its end, we go over the bridge that crosses C-149 road and then we go right until we reach C-55 road. We cross it and follow a trail behind a construction company building. We reach an area of crop fields in the northern part of El Vinyet. We cross the Moriscots ditch and after a while we go left. We continue until we reach the Sant Honorat Chapel and then we take a trail that will lead us to the Solsona cemetery. Now, we get across the road and climb a path on our left until we reach a trail that will lead us to the starting point of this itinerary.