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6-Day Trek in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park, Catalan Pyrenees

Follow UIMLA-certified mountain leader Miguel on an incredible 6-day adventure around the highest peaks and some of the most stunning lakes in the Catalan Pyrenees.

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration6 days
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Description

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!

Accommodation

We will spend 4 nights in hotels and one night in a mountain hut.

Disclaimer

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

More info

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.

Meeting point

We will meet in Barcelona.

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Itinerary

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: Tavascan-Ferrera Valley

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.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: Certascan Lake

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.

Day 5: Soliguera Lakes

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)

Day 6: 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.


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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Prices per person

Group of 5

EUR 825 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Included: Full-board en-suite accommodation: 4 nights in hotel and one night in a staffed mountain refuge Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 packed-lunches and 5 evening meals Park fees as appropriate All road transfers in country Accident insurance while in the wilderness Qualified English-speaking local mountain guide All scheduled non-walking activities Excluded: Flights Personal equipment Travel insurance Meals and drinks not indicated in ‘Included’


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