4-Day Hike in the Pyrenees of Andorra

Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Miguel exploring Andorra, a country high in the Pyrenees, and hiking through its magnificent mountains.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

10 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


 
Walk with me among the clouds of Andorra on a four-day guide through the Pyrenees! We will spend a long weekend traversing the mountainside and climbing to the top of two of Andorra´s most popular peaks!

The Sorteny Natural Park is located in the north of Andorra, and is popular for its access and abundant flora. It has plant life that is unique to the Pyrenees, as well as an eclectic mix of flowers and forests that add to the spectacular mountain views.

The landscape of the region includes many deep lakes hidden between the valleys of the mountains, and the clouds dip down and nestle between the ridges to give you the impression that you are walking above them! This is truly a nature-lover´s dream hike!

Your trek will provide unbelivable sunrises and sunsets, matched in beauty only by the other mountain views. I will also be able to fill you in on the history and culture of Andorra, and perhaps have some of the stories and magic of this amazing country rub off on you.

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
 The price also includes a video. The price does NOT include flights, travel insurance, personal equipment, personal food and drink(s), and anything not explicitly ¨included.¨
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Cataperdis Peak

    We will meet at 8:00am in Barcelona, unless otherwise coordinated, and begin our journey to Andorra. After about a four-hour drive, we arrive at the Vallnord Ski Resort. We will take a 3-hour hike to Cataperdis Peak (2,806m) to acclimate ourselves with the mountains.

    The summit sits on the border of Andorra and France, so you will be able to peer into both countries. Other mountains in the range and incredible lakes of Angonella will highlight the landscape.

    After our gentle hike, we will head to the Sorteny Natural Park, and then walk to our accommodations the Sorteny Mountain Hut.

  • Day 2: Estanyo Peak

    After breakfast, we make our way to the peak. Along our path, we will see incredible flowers, and we will pass the quaint Estanyo Lake en route to the top. Once we reach the summit (2,915m), we will be able to see some of the most captivating aspects of Andorra.

    The descent will take us through other notable peaks, including La Cabaneta (2,863m) and Cap de la Serrera (2,724m). Once through Meners Pass (2,713m), we will be well on our way back to the mountain hut.

    This hike covers 11km over about 7.5 hours, and will include an elevation gain of 1,050m.

  • Day 3: Besali Peak

    Our day will be filled with charming views of valleys and peaks, as Besali (2,637m) – while the lowest summit of our trip – offers some of the best views of the region. You will have a great vantage point to take in the Ordino Valley and many wonderful peaks of the Pyrenees, including Font Blanca and Casamanya.

    This will be a 6-hour walk of about 11.5km, and an overall elevation gain of 810m.

  • Day 4: Tristaina Peak

    For our final hike of the program, we will take on the challenging summit of Tristaina (2,882m). The trek is worth the effort, and you will see stunning mountain lakes through cloud-studded views. The lake views make this hike absolutely special.

    Tristaina is located on Andorra´s northern border with France, so you will have unprecedented views into all of the countries. Our descent will let us explore the landscape along the mountain paths and one of the Tristaina lakes.

    The hike increases elevation by 750m, covering 6.5km in roughly 5 hours. This will allow us time to return to Barcelona after completing the hike.

 
 

Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
 
Next datesInfo
26/06/2019 to 29/06/2019
10/08/2019 to 13/08/2019
31/08/2019 to 03/09/2019
14/09/2019 to 17/09/2019
28/09/2019 to 01/10/2019
 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Intermediate
Fitness level required
Fit
Meeting point
Please meet me in Barcelona. If you arrive in Andorra, Toulouse, or another location, please contact me.
Accommodation

We will stay three nights with meals in a mountain hut, located within the Sorteny Natural Park.

More info

There is a minimum of five (5) participants to guarantee a program departure.

If necessary, I will advise you on what personal gear and equipment to bring. I will send you a list upon booking.

For those staying a 4th night in Barcelona, contact me regarding any accommodation we can book on your behalf.

If you arrive in Andorra or Toulouse, or live near Barcelona, please contact me regarding your transportation.

Disclaimer
The guide reserves the right to adjust and alter the trip to guarantee the safety and satisfaction of the program.
 

About the Guide

 
 

As professional mountain guide (UIMLA and AEGM-certified), I am passionate about helping you discover the majestic Pyrenees range that are off the beaten track. From small towns, valleys and mountain ranges to the GR 11 Pyrenees trekking route.

Through my programmes of walking and snowshoeing holidays, I’ll reveal all I know about these awe-inspiring mountains. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, I can offer a tailor-made mountain experience to suit your requirements. I also have tours for solo travellers or large corporate groups.

 
 

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