Join Hugo, a local AEGM certified mountain guide, on a unique 5 day splitboarding trip in Carros de Foc in the Aigüestortes National Park, Spanish Pyrenees!
Feb, Mar, Apr
I’m happy to invite you to a classic route in the Pyrenees: Carros de Foc. It’s a great destination for those skiers and snowboarders in search of good powder snow and breathtaking sceneries.
During these 5 days will do a hut-to-hut tour passing by some of the 9 mountain accommodations that the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park has to offer.
Our adventure starts at Pont de Ressec, from where we will ascend through a forest to get the Restanca Hut and then move towards the Güellcrestada’s Col. There is an optional ascent to Montardo Peak and then we’ll snowboard down to the Ventosa and Calvell Hut, where we’ll spend our first night.
Going on with our itinerary, we will visit the Estany Llong hut as well as the Colomina, Josep María Blanc, Amitges, Saboredo and Colomers mountain lodges.
You’ll also have the chance to do other optional ascents on splitboards to the main peaks of the area and then enjoy fantastic descents. Contraix, Peguera or Tuc de Saboredo are some of the mountains you can climb. Finally on day 5 we will enjoy great powder runs and snowboard down to Baños de Tredós, our final point.
Some things to consider for splitboarders:
You have to be in excellent physical condition and have vast experience in this kind of winter activities.
The best routes to use splitboard are the high routes of the Pyrenees as they not only offer gentle slopes to descend but it is possible to make a good progression also in the ascents, for which we may need to use crampons and ice ax, in addition to the board.
So if you’re an intrepid splitboard this is your opportunity. Contact me now by clicking on the green request button. I’ll be glad to be your guide along the Carros de Foc route.
Not so keen on splitboards? Then I also offer a ski touring variant of this route. Check it out here!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
Prices are on a per person basis. NOT INCLUDED: transportation to the start and end points of the trail (please consult to share travel expenses with other participants). First night in a hostel in bed and breakfast regime in shared room of 4 people. Please consult extra charge for double or individual room. I can make de reservation without charges. Lunches in the mountain. Any drinks not included in the half board mountain huts (dinner and breakfast). Costs generated by unexpected changes for weather reasons.
What to bring: Backpack (between 30 and 35 litres) with ski tapes; Splitboarding equipment; Safety equipment: ARVA (with extra battery), shovel and probe. Crampons and ice axes. Helmet; Clothing; Socks; Thermal t-shirt (base layer). An extra one for the hut. Extra tights for the hut. Fleece jacket or similar (second layer). Gore-Tex or similar jacket and trousers (third layer); Primaloft jacket or similar. Neckie. Light and thick gloves. Wool cap. Sun cap. Goggles and sunglasses. Head lamp (extra batteries); Sheet-sleeping bag. Canteen or camelback (minimun 1 litre). In the case of camel back please consider that it could freeze. First aid kit and essential toiletries. Sunscreen and SPF lip balm. Camera.
NOTES: - It is not cold in the huts. The primaloft jacket will be used during the activity if the weather is very cold. - Sleeping bag it is not required, but a silk or cotton sheet sleeping bag would be necessary. - It is recommended to carry just a few provisions to travel light, you can buy more on the way. - Slippers are available in all huts, so it is not necessary to carry extra shoes.
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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