People per Guide
Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of Trip
Give me six days and I will take you to the top of the Catalan Pyrenees! The ultimate hike around some of the highest peaks in this area, which will give you unparalleled vistas of the Catalan Pyreness!
Within the Alt Pirineu Natural Park, you will find gorgeous blue mountain lakes beside lush valleys, high mountain passes between spectacular ridges of some of the range´s highest peaks. It really is a unique landscape with plenty of beauty to marvel at.
Among the numerous lakes dotting the mountainside, you will behold the Certascan, the largest natural lake on the Pyrenees´ southern side. Add to this some of the tallest peaks in the Catalan Pyrenees and you have yourself set up for one magnificent adventure!
The duration of our trip will maximize your experience and satisfy every aspect of the adventure. From local villages and lakes to mountain passes and summits, you will take your time truly appreciating the culture of the Pyrenees.
I am an expert in this park and in this region, so I will happily guide you through anything and everything you could possibly want – or need – to know. I can give you a perfect Pyrenees experience that you will never forget!
Book this program IMMEDIATELY and spend six days touring the unrivaled country and the most prized peak of the Catalan Pyrenees!
I can also show you the beauty and magic of Andorra on a four-day hike! Or we can dive into the culture and history of the Freedom Trail in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park hike!
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
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.
Arriving in Barcelona
We will meet in Barcelona at 9am, and from there spend 4- to 5-hours travelling to Tavascan. We will stop at 2 tiny, isolated villages: Arros de Cardos and Esterri de Cardos.
We will walk from Tavascan to the Ferrera Valley, passing by the Barborte Lake. We will cross the Barborte Pass. Total walking time will be of around 8.5 hours (15 km). A 45-minute drive will take us back to our accommodation.
Romedo Lakes and Certascan Mountain Refuge
We will visit 8 pristine lakes, including Romedo d’Abaix, Romedo de Dalt, Guiló and Colatx. The scenery is stunning!
We will walk during 8 hours although hiking time can be shortened if necessary. We will stay overnight at the Certascan Mountain Refuge.
After breakfast, we will head to the most impressive lake in the Catalan Pyrenees. Certascan is the largest in this region, and the surrounding land will expose you to historical shepherd huts – bordes – where cattle and feed were stored in a previous time.
This day is fairly lengthy, climbing 1,240m in elevation over about 7 hours before heading back to Tavascan for the evening.
OPTIONAL: For ambitious hikers, we can head for the summit of Certascan.
Once back in the hotel, we will enjoy some local wine, cheese and sausages.
A different hike from the previous days because 50% of the trails have disappeared. We will be walking on wild terrain. We may also be able to spot some chamois in Serra Plana!
Walking time is 8 hours (18 km)
Mariola and Port lakes - Return to Barcelona
On the last day, we will visit the most beautiful lake in the park, the Mariola Lake. You will remember this lake forever! The Montarenyo and Port Lakes are also in the schedule for the day and you may even get to swim in the first one. Total walking time is around 4.5 hours.
We then transfer back to Barcelona.
|27/07/2019 to 01/08/2019|
|18/08/2019 to 23/08/2019|
|07/09/2019 to 12/09/2019|
|12/10/2019 to 17/10/2019|
|20/10/2019 to 25/10/2019|
We will spend 4 nights in hotels and one night in a mountain hut.
There is a minimum of five (5) participants to guarantee program departure.
If you have another date that fits your schedule, please contact me and we can discuss other options.
If necessary, I can advise you on what personal gear and equipment you will need for our trek. I can send you a list upon booking.
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.