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6-Day Senda de Camille Trek in the Pyrenees

Join AEGM certified mountain guide Hugo on a stunning 6-day trek in the Senda de Camille located in the Spanish Pyrenees!

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Pyrenees

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Description

The Senda de Camille Trek spans over 100 kilometers in the Pyrenees. It is an ideal tour for adventurers and nature lovers that want to immerse themselves in this unique mountain range. Its name comes from the famous Camille bear, the last bear species of the region. Due to the variety of landscapes and terrains that this trek offers, it is a favourite in the area!  On this 6-day Senda de Camille trek, I will gladly show you some of its most breathtaking spots!

We begin our 6 day excursion at Somport from where we will start off to the Arlet mountain hut. On the way, we will go through a beech forest and watch a beautiful sunset with the mountains as backdrop. Then we will cross over to France the next day where we will get to try some great cheese! On our return, we will tackle some more challenging trekking routes and catch some beautiful sights of mountains and valleys.  We will also encounter stunning geological sites such as the Bernera Massif! For sure, you will want to take pictures!

Because this is a 6-day trek, a good fitness level is required. However, this is not a technically difficult excursion so prior trekking experience is not needed. Furthermore, there are some stretches of the trek where you will be able to take a vehicle if you are tired. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to guide and help you!

Are you ready to discover the beautiful Senda de Camille? Then what are you waiting for? Sign up now and join me on this wonderful six day excursion in the Pyrenees! I will be happy to show you the way!

Looking for some more excursions in the region? Then why not try our 9-day hiking tour in Ordesa National Park? It is well worth it!

Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 495 Each

Group of 5

EUR 495 Each

Group of 6

EUR 495 Each

Group of 7

EUR 495 Each

Group of 8

EUR 495 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Prices are per person for groups of minimum 4 people and maximum 14. Please feel free to ask about smaller groups and alternative dates.

PRICE INCLUDES:

Accompanying bilingual professional guide during the tour.

5 Nights in half board accommodation in Mountain Huts (breakfast and dinner).

1 night in a hut or hostel with breakfast (Night before the start of the trekking in Somport). There is the option of double or individual room in the hotel, please consult.

Senda de Camille official material (a map and route notes, the Senda de Camille card which is stamped after each stage, a sheet sleeping bag and, on completion of the route, an exclusive gift).

Travel management

NOT INCLUDED

Flights

Transport to the starting point in Somport. (Please consult)

Lunches.

Any drinks not included in the menus (dinner and breakfast).

Any changes that may occur during the trip due to any incidents (meteorology, etc.) and that involve a higher expenditure than the budget of the client and the guide.


Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting in Somport

Group meeting in the Aysa Hostel (Albergue Aysa) in Somport.

Day 2: Hostel Aysa in Somport (1.640 m) - Arlet Mountain Hut (1.986m)

We will kick of our trek with a  visit to a beautiful beech forest with calcareous peaks such as Aspe Peak (2,645 m) and Llena del Bozo Peak (2,566 m).

Then, as we follow the French slope in North West direction, we will ascend to Arlet Refuge (1,986 m). In the afternoon, we will enjoy looking at a hill next to the mountain hut overlooking the famous Aguas Tuertas valley with its sinuous river. Finally, we will wrap up with views of the Midi d’Ossau at sunset.

Distance 19 km. + 1.150 m. ascent – 780 m. descent. Time: 6-7h

Day 3: Arlet Hut (1.986 m) - Lescun (Camping Lauzart, 830 m)

On day 3 we will cross Spain and France. We will have to surpass two hills, first the Col de Saoubathou (1,949 m) and the Port of Palo, also known as the Col de Pau(1,942 m). From there, we will descend to the green valley where Lescún is located, a beautiful and typical French town. We will have the opportunity to taste the typical French cheese of this valley.

Distance 19,5 km. + 520 m. ascent – 1.640 m. descent. Time: 7-8h

Day 4: Lescun (Camping Lauzart, 830 m) - Linza Muntain Hut (1.340 m)

We will cross the border again to return to Spanish territory by the Cuello de Petrechema (2.082 m). On our ascent we will catch some great views of the majestic Cirque of Lescun formed by large rocky masses such as the Petrechema, Needles of Ansabere and the Table of Three Kings.

Then we will enjoy a beautiful descent to Linza.

Distance 17 km.  + 1.290 m. ascent – 790 m. descent. Time: 7h

Day 5: Linza Hut (1.340 m) - Gabardito Hut (1.280 m)

This is the longest trekking stretch of our trip. The first kilometres are an easy walk to Zuriza (option to travel 5 km in vehicle, please consult). From Zuriza we will go through the valley  parallel the mountainous axis of Sierra de Alano. There will come a moment that we will face greater slope to reach the Pass of the Achar d’Alano arriving at the Rincón de Alano Hut (1.925 m). From there, heading east, we will descend the Rincón d’Alano through a beautiful forest. Once again, we will climb to the Neck of Lenito Baixo (1.708 m) to return down to the bottom of the valley crossing the river Aragon Subordan. Finally, we will reach Gabardito hut, where we will spend the night recover energies. There is the option to make this last ascent by vehicle for those who need it (please consult).

Distance 23 km. + 1.640m. Ascent– 1.600 m. descent. Time: 10h

Day 6: Refugio de Gabardito (1.280 m)- Refugio de Lizara (1.520 m). Optional ascent to Bisaurín Peak (2.669 m)

This short and comfortable trek will allow us to recover strength. But for those who still have energy, there is an opportunity to ascend to Bisaurín Peak. We will walk a comfortable path through meadows to Foratón Col(2.032 m). From there we will see the Bisaurín and finally descend to Lizara Hut.

We will cap the day with magnificent views as we descend the Massif of Bernera, a geological site where you can see rocky materials displaced by the huge collision of the tectonic plates when the Pyrenees were formed. 

Distance 10 km. + 700m. ascent – 546 m. descent. Time: 3-4h. +- 700m if we ascent the Bisaurin.

Day 7: Refugio de Lizara (1.520 m) - Somport (1.640 m)

On the last stage of our trip we will enter a valley between the calcareous masses of the Bisaurín and Massif of Bernera to reach the Port of Bernera before the Sarrios Valley. After,  we will reach the Ibón of Estanés (Mountain Lake) where we can refresh ourselves and continue along the Beech Forest where we began our trek.

Distance 17 km. + 1.060m. ascent -960 m. descent. Time: 6-7h

 

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Details

Accommodation

5 Nights in half board accommodation in Mountain Huts (breakfast and dinner). 1 night in a hut or hostel with breakfast (Night before the start of the trekking in Somport). There is the option of double or individual room in the hotel, please consult.

More info

YOU WILL NEED: Backpack (between 30-40 litres). Trekking boots or shoes depending on the trekking. Folding trekking poles. Clothing: Socks. Long and short trekking pants Thermal shirt (first layer). A spare change. Fleece jacket or similar (second layer). Gore-Tex type jacket and pants (third layer). Primaloft jacket or light down insulated jacket. Hat and cap. Sunglasses. Head lamp (extra batteries). Cotton or silk sheet-sleeping bag and very light towel. Sleeping bag is not necessary. Water bottle or water bag Camelback type of minimum capacity 1 liter. First aid kit and essential toiletries. Sunscreen and protection lip balm. Camera.

It is mandatory that you have insurance that covers the activity of the trip. If you do not have one, you have the option of hiring one through our travel agency (please consult). If you already have it or don't want to hire it through us, you must confirm it in writing.

At a slightly higher expense, we recommend insurance with cancellation and so if you or a family member has any mishap before the trip, you will be entitled to the full refund of the amount paid both of the tickets and the trip itself. * The cancellation insurance that we manage allows a refund of up to 1500 euros. If the amount of the trip plus flight is bigger you can extend the amount that you want to insure (consult).

Meeting point

Somport

About the guide

Exploring Spain is part of the travel agency Muntania Outdoors S.L., (CICMA 2608) specialised in adventure trips and nature and mountain activities.

Muntania started off in 2011 and since then it has been successful in positioning itself in more than 30 countries around the world as well as getting the support of renowned sponsors. Last year more than 2000 customers chose Muntania for their trips.

Exploring Spain focuses all its activities in Spain, where its main office is located, hence the know-how, the experience and the local knowledge of Muntania´s team, necessary to create an exceptional trip to discover the most special locations. We offer a different way to get to know Spain with a great variety of trips where we combine nature and outdoor activities with the pleasures of savouring the best gastronomy and the cultural richness. We provide a multilingual service and personal attention so our customers leave with the best impressions.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Spain


What people are saying about Exploring Spain -

Anonymous

5.00

October, 2019

This was a fantastic trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations! Our guide Alberto was amazing, as he was able to exactly pace our group as we needed. His experience and knowledge truly showed on this trip. I would highly recommend your company and Alberto as a guide to anyone wanting to see the Picos de Europa.

Heike Egberts

4.00

June, 2018

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