Join this 6-day trekking tour across the Spanish and French Central Pyrenees, with Hugo, AEGM certified mountain guide. Discover 70 km of beautiful alpine landscape!
Get ready for a memorable trek across Val d’Aran, or Aran Valley. On this exciting traverse I will guide you along 70 km over the period of 5 days, around the Spanish and French Central Pyrenees. This is a great program open to non-expert mountaineers, as long as they have a good fitness level. Ready to join?
The iconic Aran Valley is a gorgeous natural site in which 30% of the terrain is above 2,000 m. This area still has a rich cultural and culinary heritage worth exploring on this tour.
To begin this program, I will meet you in Vielha, a city in the province of Lleida – Catalonia, Spain. Next day, we will begin our trekking itinerary from the Pla de Beret. For the next days, the itinerary takes places mostly in France.
Each day we will walk for between 6 and 10 hours, and climb peaks of almost 3,000 m. This is why some previous trekking experience is very important, as well as doing regular exercise. While this itinerary is not technically difficult, we will cover between 9 and 19 km per day.
An added picturesque element of this program is that each day we will spend the night in remote huts. You will experience this in places like the Estagnous hut (2,246 m) and the Araing hut (1,965 m).
Have a look at the detailed day by day itinerary below.
On this program you will also enjoy impressively preserved natural environments as well as the remoteness and peace of the Pyrenees.
Please note that on this program I will take groups of between 5 and 10 hikers. I hope you join a group soon!
If you are interested in this 5-day trek in Val d’Aran, request your booking soon!
- Guiding fee
Meeting in Vielha, Spain
Trek from the Beret park to the Sanctuary of Motgarri (1,648 m)
Trek to the Port of Barlonguera (2,503 m)
Trek to Estanh Redon
Trek to the Estagnous Hut (2,246 m)
Overnight at the hut
Trekking distance: 10 km
Elevation: +1,250 m; -750 m
Trek duration: 6 to 7 hours
Descent to the valley via the Estanh of Milouga
Descent to the Maison du Valier
Trekking distance: 11 km
Elevation: +300 m; -1,500 m
Trek duration: 8 to 10 hours
Trek from the Maison du Valier to Cap de l’Empaillou
Descent to the town of Eylie (1,000 m) across impressive forests into the deep French valleys
Trekking distance: 17 km
Elevation: +1,650 m; -1,600 m
Trek duration: 8 to 10 hours
Trek from Eylie (1,000 m) to Coll de Catauere (1,706 m)
Trek to Estanh d’Aranh, former mining area
Arrival in the Araing Hut (1,965 m)
Overnight at the Araing Hut
Trekking distance: 9 km
Elevation: +1,300 m; -311 m
Trek duration: 5 hours
Trek from the Araing Hut (1,965 m) to Port d’Arbe
Trek to the Valley of Estanh Long de Liut
Descent to the Montgarri Valley
Arrival in the Beret car park
End of program
Trekking distance: 19 km
Elevation: +890 m; -1,100 m
Trek duration: 7 to 9 hours
Vielha, Lleida - Catalonia, Spain
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.
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.
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