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4-Day Hut-To-Hut Trail Running in Aigüestortes i Estany of Saint Maurici National Park

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Join Joel, UIMLA certified mountain leader, on a beautiful 4-day hut-to-hut trail running trip in Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park in Catalunya, Spain.

Private

Pyrenees

3 Days

May - Oct

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Multi-day Trail Running in the stunning central Pyrenees.

* Connecting all 9 huts in the scenic Carros de Foc route.

* Gorgeous views of alpine lakes and peaks of the National Park.

Description

Join Joel, UIMLA certified Mountain Leader, on this amazing 4-day trail running journey on the Carros de Foc trail, connecting all 9 mountain huts in spectacular Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park in Catalunya, Spain.

The Carros de Foc itinerary is a circular 76-km route that links all of the huts in Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici, a wild and pristine mountainous National Park dotted with over 200 lakes and countless rivers, located just 3,5 hours by car northwest of Barcelona in the stunning  central Pyrenees.

Some of the fascinating places we will come across on our journey are: Sant Maurici lake, the peaks of Els Encantats and Les Agulles d’Amitges, the Circ de Colomers lake, the valley of Monestero, the Besiberri massif and an infinity of other lakes and peaks.

We will be sleeping in 3 different mountain huts where we’ll be able to rest and refill our energy reserves with the delicious food prepared by the huts’ staff who will make us feel right at home. During the day and as long as the route schedules allow it, we’ll also be doing map and compass orientation practices, with and without GPS.

If you have good physical and aerobic conditions, love mountain environments and want to get into multi-day trail running, this is the perfect trip for you! Request to book now and enjoy the challenge of this spectacular 4-day trail running experience with 4.900m accumulated vertical gain in the beautiful Pyrenees!

If youre new to hiking in the mountains and would like to take a beginners course in this amazing National Park, check out this other great trip I’m offering.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

Price details

The price includes the guide fee, accident insurance for activities carried out in the natural environment and overnight accommodation + half-board meals in the huts. Extra meals and drinks in the huts and use of showers are not included in the price

Transfer costs to and from Embassament de Cavallers are not included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Approximation from Embassament de Cavallers to Ventosa i Calvell hut.

We’ll meet at 8:30 AM in Boí at the 4×4 transfers offices of the National Park (right next to
the Romanesque church). Under the square there is a large car parking where you can leave your vehicle.

From here, we will travel with the Park’s vehicles to the starting point of our route, Embassament de Cavallers (approx 15 minutes). This is where our trail running journey begins: we will cover 5,6 km of approximation to the Ventosa i Calvell hut, with 530m of vertical gain.

Day 2: Refugi Ventosa i Calvell – Refugi de Colomina.

Distance: 20km

Vertical gain/loss: +1500m/-1300m

Day 3: Refugi de Colomina- Refugi d’Amitges

Distance: 21 km

Vertical gain/loss: +1290/-1320

Day 4: Refugi d’Amitges- Refugi Ventosa – Embassament de Cavallers

Distance: 23,5 km (+5,6 km to Embassament de Cavallers)

Vertical gain/loss: +1590m/-1760m (and another -530 m to Embassament de Cavallers)

Possibility of spending one more night in Ventosa and Calvell hut.

A transfer will be waiting for us at Embassament de Cavallers to take us back  to our initial meeting spot in front of the National Park offices in Boí.

 

Equipment you will need to bring

Windstopper jacket, fleece jacket, breathable clothes, shorts, trailrunning shoes in good conditions, gloves, gore-tex/waterproof outer shell, headlamp


About the guide

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Joel

Mountain Leader

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA


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