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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.

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration4 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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.

Book this 4-day journey into the heart of the Pyrenees and experience Andorra through the epic summit views!

I also have a program through unique Catalan wine country in Priorat! Or we can see the Catalan side of the Pyrenees in the Cadi Moixero Natural Park!

Accommodation

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

Disclaimer

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

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.

Meeting point

Please meet me in Barcelona. If you arrive in Andorra, Toulouse, or another location, please contact me.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cataperdis Peak

We will meet at 9:00am 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.


About the guide

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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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