Serra del Cadí
|Serra del Cadí|
View of the Cadí mountain range
|Elevation||2,648 m (8,688 ft) |
|Length||22.6 km (14.0 mi) E/W|
|Width||8 km (5.0 mi) N/S|
|Comarques||Alt Urgell, Baixa Cerdanya and Berguedà|
|Parent range||Pre-Pyrenees, central/eastern zone|
|Age of rock||Jurassic|
|Type of rock||Limestone|
Geologically the northern slopes are made up of Jurassic materials while the peaks are Eocene limestone. The southern face is an almost continuous series of sheer cliffs. The present structure formed during the Tertiary as a consequence of the orogenesis of the Pyrenees and is characterized by its Alpine folding.
This jagged mountain range was formerly a natural barrier hampering communication between Barcelona and Cerdanya, but the situation was resolved after the Cadí Tunnel was built together with the C-16 highway which follows the valley of the Llobregat.
- Media related to Serra del Cadí at Wikimedia Commons
- Hiking in Cerdanya / Cerdagne
- Serra del Cadi and Pedraforca Guide Map for Hikers by Geo Estel
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