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5-day Carros de Foc ski touring route

Come join Jon, a IFMGA certified guide, on this Carros de Foc ski touring itinerary, a legendary route across 9 mountain huts in the Pyrenees.

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration5 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Carros de Foc route is a legendary route that traverses the Aigües Tortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park in Catalonia! 

The route was created in 1987, when some of the mountain hut keepers decided to go visit the other keepers around the Park. Nobody knows how the name came up, but it has become one of the most popular routes in the Pyrenees. Therefore, it’s a MUST for ski tourers all over the world. And I offer you to join me on this amazing journey!

Furthermore, this Carros de Foc route travels across a majestic National Park. This wild mountain area has peaks over 3000 m of altitude and almost 200 lakes. And the itinerary is 55-km long with an accumulated elevation gain of 9.200 m.

So we’ll start this route in Arties. Each day we’ll hike from 4 to 8 hours. You’ll find yourself in a paradise of unparalleled beauty reserved for the intrepid skier only! We can adapt this ski touring program to your wishes and suggestions.

So please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have and get ready to enjoy this fabulous Carros de Foc route with your skis on! I promise an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful corners of the Pyrenees. 

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Accommodation

We'll stay in 4 different mountain huts: Refugio Ventosa Refugio Estany Llong Refugio Josep M. Blanc Refugio Amitges

Disclaimer

– The program may be modified due to weather or snow conditions, or according to the group's desires.

More info

Group equipment included: - transceiver, probe and shovel - Ice axe and crampons - Harness, 2 safety carabiners and 2 meters tape. Personal equipment recommended: - Complete ski equipment. – 40L backpack, with ski stripes. – Thermal underwear. – warm jacket. – GoreTex jacket and pants. – Hood, gloves (2 pairs) and googles. – Snacks (on the mountain huts we'll only have breakfast and dinner). – Warm sack if desired (on the mountain huts there will be blankets). – Sunscreen and lip balm. – Basic toilet kit. – Personal first aid kit. – Thermos. – Cash (many mountain hut don't take credit cards). – Mountain federate card.

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Pyrenees.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arties to Ref. Ventosa

We’ll start in Arties. Hike to Refugio Restanca (2010 m). Hike to Refugio Ventosa (2220 m). 4-5 hours.

Possible peaks to ascent: Montardo (2833 m).

Day 2: Ref. Ventosa to Ref. Estany Llong

Hike to Refugio Estany Llong (1980 m). 6 hours.

Possible peaks to ascent: La Creu de Colomers (2896 m).

Day 3: Ref. Estany Llong to Ref. Josep M. Blanc

Hike to Refugio Colomina (2395 m). And then to Refugio Josep M. Blanc (2350 m). 8 hours.

Possible peaks to ascent: Pic de Mariolo (2856 m) and Pic de la Mainera (2904 m).

Day 4: Ref. Josep M. Blanc to Ref. Amitges

Hike to Refugio Amitges (2380 m). 6 hours.

Possible peaks to ascent: Pic Monestero (2877 m).

Day 5: Ref. Amitges to Baños de Tredos

Hike to Refugio Colomers (2135 m). Then descent to Baños de Tredos. 5-6 hours.

Possible peaks to ascent: Tuc de la Ratera (2863 m) and Tuc de la gran Sendrosa (2703 m).


About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I’m a mountain guide and alpine ski instructor and trainer.

Since many years ago I enjoy transmitting the enthusiasm that I feel for the mountains, in any of the possible mountain disciplines: alpinism, ski, climbing…

I’ve always had a special interest for sports and teaching sports at all levels, from beginners to complex guiding in all kind of mountain terrain.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2165 each

Group of 2

EUR 1083 each

Group of 4

EUR 671 each

Group of 5

EUR 619 each

Group of 6

EUR 568 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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