Territory of action


The Ripollès Ges Bisaura Association represents and works for some 33,963 inhabitants of the region of Ripollès (province of Girona) and eight municipalities of the Ges, Orís and Bisaura Valley (Osona Norte, province of Barcelona), covering a territorial area of 1,151 , 36 km2. These municipalities are:

  • Ripollès: Campdevànol, Campelles, Camprodon, Gombrèn, Llanars, Les Llosses, Molló, Ogassa, Pardines, Planoles, Queralbs, Ribes de Freser, Ripoll, Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Sant Pau de Segúries, Setcases, Toses, Vallfogona del Ripollès, Vilallonga de Ter.
  • Osona: Sant Quirze de Besora, Montesquiu, Vidrà, Santa Maria de Besora, Sora, Sant Pere de Torelló, Sant Vicenç de Torelló, Orís.

This territory is structured around the Upper Ter Valley, whose most important tributary is the Freser River, to the north of the territory, and the Ges, to the south. The north, more mountainous and with greater unevenness to the bottom of valley, contrasts with the pre-Pyrenean zone of the sud, flatter half. The climate, of high mountain in the higher sectors and temperate and humid in the rest, is characterized by the low temperatures and the high rainfall, that allow for good part of the year the maintenance of the snow in the highest peaks.

The territory is basically structured in 5 major areas:

  • Vall de Ribes, to the northwest of the region of the Ripollès, is an area of ​​high mountain that undergoes a strong process of depopulation. Due to its geographic and landscape characteristics, there is a predominance of agricultural activities, especially livestock, as well as tourism activities.
  • Vall de Camprodon, to the north-east of the Ripollès region, is an area with a predominance of livestock and tourist activities, which also suffers, although less markedly than in the case of the Ribes Valley, a strong depopulation. The industry also has some importance in the municipalities of Sant Pau de Segúries and Camprodon.
  • Baix Ripollès is the southern area of ​​the region, and is where the largest municipalities, including Ripoll, the capital, are concentrated. It is also the area where most of the industrial activities are located, which until recently gave the region the industrial district label.
  • Bisaura  is composed of five municipalities in the north of the Osona region. A marked rural area, its long tradition of cattle and forestry exploitation has declined in recent years, with the consequent loss of population and abandonment of farms.
  • Vall del Ges is formed by Sant Vicenç de Torelló, Sant Pere de Torelló i Torelló (the latter not included in the Local Action Group), and Orís is added by proximity. It presents a less rugged terrain than the Bisaura and this has facilitated the presence of more important urban centers, with a greater weight of the industry than in the case of the more rural municipalities.