07.06.2019

Destination Catalonia with Grégory Rohart


Grégory Rohart has been blogging since 2007 and he’s an ambassador-photographer for the Fujifilm brand (gregoryrohart.com).

He runs three blogs – I-Trekkings, I-Voyages and My Wildlife – which have nature and adventure in common, and attract a wide community of outdoors enthusiasts. What does he love? The slow tempo of walking and other human-powered outdoor activities; exploring mountainous and desert-like lands; and meeting with the local populations. We asked him a few questions to discover his world and learn more about his trip to the Lleida province in Catalonia, Spain.

 

 

If you had to sum up Catalonia in three words?

Discovery, riches, beauty. I’d also add versatile – there’s something to suit all tastes, from easy family walks to fast hikes and multi-day treks. Catalonia caters for all levels!

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Discovery, riches, beauty.

 

 

Your best memory from the Lleida Pyrenees and Lands of Lleida areas?

It’s impossible to mention just one – I had a whole string of great experiences. The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, which I discovered by trekking and snowshoeing; and the Mont-Rebei Gorge.

When you imagine the landscapes of Lleida?

I see wild gorges and the beauty of the region’s awesome scenery: mountains, steep footpaths and mountain-bike trails, but also the rich diversity of its architecture, with medieval castles and villages. And ultimately, that’s what Catalonia is all about – journeying through and admiring an environment that’s as varied as it is unique, and storing up wonderful memories.

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And ultimately, that’s what Catalonia is all about – journeying through and admiring an environment that’s as varied as it is unique, and storing up wonderful memories.

 

 

The best spot to go biking in the Lands of Lleida?

That’s a tough that question to answer, as I certainly haven’t explored everywhere yet. What I can tell you is that I loved roaming the trails of Catalonia on a mountain bike..
The first time, it was one section of the mountain-bike trail tour of Catalonia. Then, on my most recent trip, I soaked up the area of Segarra and the castles of Sió in the Lands of Lleida..
This part of Catalonia is gorgeously bucolic. You ride past never-ending fields, and through medieval villages over which castles and fortresses stand guard.

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Your must-have Lafuma gear for a trip to Catalonia?

In Catalonia, I really enjoyed wearing the items in Lafuma’s Shift range. I carried the grey Shift 32 backpack. Its capacity was perfect for our mountain-biking and hiking activities. It’s light and comfortable, so it’s ideal for dynamic activities. I loved using it and continue to use it often. The short-sleeved Shift Tee features the same lightness-driven design. It wicks sweat away well, which is pleasant. It’s also well-cut and it looks good – which is a nice bonus. For footwear, the Shift Knit shoe performed efficiently: it’s lightweight, ultra-breathable (which was very important in Catalonia’s hot weather) and comfortable too.

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You’re a blogger, adventurer, sportsman, traveller, nature-lover, etc. Tell us about the multiple hats you wear…

My name’s Grégory Rohart. I’ve been blogging since 2007 and I’m an ambassador-photographer for the Fujifilm brand.
I have three blogs whose common thread is nature and getting away: I-Trekkings, a community blog on itinerant, human-powered outdoor activities; I-Voyages, a travel & outdoor blog; and My Wildlife, a blog about safaris and ornithology around the world.
I like the slow tempo of walking and human-powered outdoor activities for discovering mountainous and desert-like lands and meeting with the local populations. I walk on my own, with friends, or with French or local agencies. As a Fujifilm ambassador, I display my photos at gregoryrohart.com.

 

 

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