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Cavalls de Vent 7-day trekking traverse

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José, an AEGM and UIMLA guide from Spain, has planned this trekking traverse in one of the best places of Cataluña: Cavalls de Vent. Discover the history behind those landscapes in the middle of Cadí-Moixeró NP.


7 Days

Jun - Oct


I propose you one of the most beautiful routes of Cataluña: Cavalls de Vent trekking traverse.

This trail can start at any of the 8 guarded huts of the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park. As it is a circular route, the Cavalls de Vent trek can be done in both directions of travel.

With over 80 km of itinerary we will walk between 902 meters of altitude in River Bastareny Valley and 2.513 meters, accumulating a positive altitude change of 4.800 m. Moreover, that height lets you admire a wide variety of ecosystems, emblematic summits and places such as:

  • Tosa and Penyes Altes del Moixeró summits

  • North face of the Cadí

  • Pedregosa and Gisclareny hills

  • The Pedraforca

  • The Gresolet umbra

  • The Empedrats

  • Bastareny and Gréixer Valleys

Besides these incredible landscapes, during this 7-day Cavalls de Vent hike you will enjoy many scattered hamlets and old buildings full of history. Among them you will find the Gresolet sanctuary, the hermitage of San Martin del Puig and the church of Sant Andreu de Gréixer.

For more details, please find here below the itinerary of the trek. I have divided the trail into 2 parts: one of 3 days long and another, of 4 days. If you want to give the full turn, please ask me the options.


Stage 1 (Day 1): Rebost Hut – Niu de l’Àliga Hut

  • Distance: 8 km

  • Altitude+ : 880 meters

  • Altitude- : 0 meters

  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Stage 2 (Day 2): Niu de l’Aliga Hut – Sant Jordi Hut

  • Distance: 13 km

  • Altitude+ : 360 meters

  • Altitude- : 1450 meters

  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours

Stage 3 (Day 3): Sant Jordi Hut – Rebost Hut

  • Distance: 5 km

  • Altitude+ : 950 meters

  • Altitude- : 850 meters

  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours


Stage 1 (Day 4): Estasen Hut – Gresolet Hut

  • Distance: 5 km

  • Altitude+ : 100 meters

  • Altitude- : 600 meters

  • Hiking time: 2-3 hours

Stage 2 (Day 5): Gresolet Hut – Sant Jordi Hut

  • Distance: 16 km

  • Altitude+ : 1000 meters

  • Altitude- : 716 meters

  • Hiking time: 8-9 hours

Stage 3 (Day 6): Sant Jordi – Prats d’Aguilo Hut

  • Distance: 10 km

  • Altitude+ : 920 meters

  • Altitude- : 1160 meters

  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours

Stage 4 (Day 7): Prats d’Aguilo – d’Estasen Hut

  • Distance: 12 km

  • Altitude+ : 500 meters

  • Altitude- : 800 meters

  • Hiking time: 7-8 hours

Are you ready for such exciting walking experience? All you need is an intermediate physical condition so that you can enjoy each hiking day without problems. Remember the average walking time per day is 6-7 hours. 

Now it’s time you to contact me. We can discuss any item or adapt the trip according to your expectations. It will be a honor for me, as a native of Spain, to guide you in this Catalan trekking traverse.

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