Urbanització Urbisol, 08279, Avinyó
La Ruca is located in the county of Bages, in the municipality of Avinyó, a town near Moià in the province of Barcelona. Nested at the foot of the Malrubí stream and surrounded by red pine, holly and oak woods, it’s a great place for trips and activities in the fresh air.
The La Ruca holiday home features large outdoor and indoor spaces. There's a pool, football field, rec room, picnic tables, and an area with bleachers for putting on shows. The house also contains a number of event rooms, perfect for activities, games, meetings, and more.
La Ruca is designed to host preschools, primary and secondary schools, recreation centres, organisations and companies, groups of friends and families with children who want to enjoy near Barcelona the forests and nature offered by the county of El Bages.
Main building: 34 beds
El Molí Building:
Ground floor: 45 beds
First floor: 56 beds
An unmissable visit is the house of Rafael de Casanova, the birthplace, in 1660, of the head councillor of Barcelona and hero in the city’s defence during the siege by the Bourbon troops in 1714.
Another perfect way to spend the day is a trip to the castle of Balsareny, an extremely well-preserved construction from the 14th century, a good example of a Gothic fortress. Rising up from hill over the river, today it is easily visible from the highway Eix del Llobregat.
The castle of Sant Vicenç de Cardona is another fascinating site. On top of a hill that dominates the valleys of Salina and Cardener, there stands the castle of Cardona, a fortress containing the church of Sant Vicenç, a perfect example of Catalan Romanesque architecture. It is considered to be one of the most important medieval fortresses in Catalonia. The complex’s highlights include the 11th-century Torre de la Minyona (Maiden’s Tower), which is 15 metres high and over 10 metres in diameter, and the Romanesque church of Sant Vicenç.
The Toll Caves, a geologic formation that conserves vestiges of fauna from the Quaternary Period and of humans since the Epipaleolithic. A geological formation inhabited since prehistoric times. The Toll Caves represent one of the most important prehistoric sites, not only in the county of Moianès but in all of Catalonia. They are located over the Torrent Mal stream in the municipality of Moià. The Toll Caves complex is formed by a group of caverns, among which the Toll Cave stands out, shaped like a big “T” with two exits and a 158-metre visitable space. Part of its interior is filled with sediments, dragged in by the stream, which mix with the remains of humans and animals who have lived there during the last hundred thousand years.
Artés and Moià are two more places that are great for going on walks. You can also go for a walk or a drive to Monistrol de Calders, the Tosca waterfall, Vilarassau, Sant Miquel d’Oló, Santa Maria de l’Estany and Sant Joan d’Oló. Or take a trip to the Sant Fruitós equestrian centre or visit the Cim d’Àligues, a centre specialised in birds of prey.
Statutory number CC000046
GPS Coordinates: N 41º 08' 83.28'' / E 2º 01' 78.05''
Generalitat de Catalunya train service (FCG) or Renfe to Manresa. From the bus station (tel. +34 938 746 800), take a Castellà company coach toward Vic and get off at Restaurant Urbisol. From there, walk along a foot-traffic only path to the house (1.8 km).
Sagalés company (tel. +34 932 312 756) to Moià. Walk along the road toward Manresa and, after 1 km, leave it and take a trail off to the right. The whole trail is marked from Moià to La Ruca with two yellow lines (1 h and 15 min), and there is no need to take road.
Road C-25 (Eix Transversal Girona-Lleida) to Artés. From Barcelona, the best option is to go to Manresa. Once in Artés, at the end of the town, turn right directly toward the street Claudi Sala, at the start of the road to Calders. There are signs for it in the town and the house is 6 km from Artés. Buses get to the summer camp house.