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Snowshoeing the royal Baqueira mountains, Spanish Pyrenees

Snowshoeing tour

Join AEGM-certified guide Roger on a snowshoeing tour in the stunning Pyrenees mountains around the Baqueira Beret resort, in the Spanish province of Lleida, Catalonia.

Private and Group

Pyrenees

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Dec

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy a wonderful snowshoeing hike at the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees
  • Leave the resort behind and enjoy the peace of the mountains
  • Discover stunning winter landscapes and enjoy a group picnic

Description

Come explore the stunning snow-covered landscapes around the Baqueira Beret resort in northewst Catalonia, with a guided snowshoeing tour. I will take you to explore this serene and beautiful place in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees.

Baqueira Beret is the most popular ski resort in Spain. The town is situated on the Bonaigua Pass (1500 m), in the province of Lleida.  The rich and famous come here every season, including the Spanish royal family, drawn by its pristine natural beauty and remoteness.

We will leave the resort behind and go hiking on the snow, on ungroomed slopes, away from the crowds. The beauty of the winter in the Aran Valley provides a unique background for a snowshoe tour.

We will be walking on untracked snow, through snowy meadows, going up and entering a beautiful forest, with trees all covered on snow. The views along the snowshoeing hike are amazing, you will get spectacular views over peaks and lakes, in the middle of a peaceful environment.

A hidden spot in the valley will be the perfect setting for our group picnic. We will enjoy the break surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Pyrenees, and then head back to Baqueira.

If you want to enjoy a great snowshoeing tour, just contact me and book your place! Bring your friends along and spend a wonderful time at the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees next winter.

Details

More info

You need to bring:

Equipment (snowshoes, hiking boots, poles) Layered clothing with ski hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm Light backpack Picnic or cash for lunch

If you need to hire equipment then you can head to one of a number of rental shops, including Procenter, which can be located on 25598 Baqueira Beret, Lleida. Or if you need to only rent snowshoes and poles, I can provide them for an extra €10.


About the guide

I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.

After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.

My resume has technical training in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.

I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.

While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.

Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Val d'Aran, Pyrenees


What people are saying about Roger Martorell

Paul Woods

5.00

August, 2022

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Joseph Curran

5.00

July, 2022

Trip of a lifetime. As with all things mountains, things didn’t go exactly according to plan, weather forced changes, us tired and slow clients forced changes and roger handled these in stride and adjusted the plans seamlessly. He knew when to push and when to back off. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains, history and the local plants and wildlife. I had high expectations for the trip and it was even better than I had imagined, if you’re thinking of doing a trip with Roger, I highly recommend him as a guide in whichever discipline you prefer.

Marcus Clausager

5.00

August, 2021

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Kevin van Reenen

5.00

August, 2020

Awesome trip! Thanks to Roger for guiding me to the summit on a really extreme day of wind and rain. Unique and epic day out on the mountain. Also thanks to Maca at Explore Share for helping with the booking to ensure everything went smoothly, especially during these uncertain times. Great service!

Harrison Scott

5.00

February, 2020

Absolutely brilliant trip - would high recommend Roger and Chur they are fantastic, responsive and extremely helpful people!

Ian Bywater

5.00

June, 2019

It's a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you're reasonably fit (but you don't need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I'd strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn't get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches

Hancong

5.00

July, 2018

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david reitz

5.00

June, 2018

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Stan Beraznik

5.00

March, 2018

We had a very good trip — thank you!   Roger was really a great guide and we were very pleased working with Nacho as well.  The itinerary went well and Roger did a good job adjusting the itinerary as needed. Thanks again!

Willy

5.00

April, 2017

The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic.

Sarah

5.00

April, 2017

Roger, our guide, really made the trip memorable for us. He had a challenge every day to plan the route according to the snow conditions, temperatures (it was quite warm), the skills and endurance of our kids and keeping it fun for all of us. It really showed that he put thought into planning each day and wanted to find the best route for us to enjoy the backcountry and get some good skiing!  He knows the area so well and every day he planned was awesome. The helicopter trip. It was planned by Roger and something we never would have thought of doing for our children's first backcountry experience but it was absolutely the best. "Double thumbs up" according to Willy, our son. The location that Roger picked out for the skiing and the hotel, Bahns de Tredos, was perfect for being in the backcountry all day and then returning to the hotel for a delicious late lunch, thermal hot tub soak and then a gourmet dinner all in a hut/backcountry setting.  We felt very spoiled!

Maddy

5.00

April, 2017

If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : 'It was epic-ally awesome

Sofia

5.00

January, 2015

Roger has the 3Ps, Passionate, Professional and Prudent. I did tour skiing in the Pyrenees (Beciver 2660 m) and the tour was amazing. He adapted his rhythm to the rhythm of the group and he is prudent something that I really appreciate. Going up was hard but then once you get to the top you enjoy the view and you forgot your name. I would totally recommend him. Is not that easy to find trustful guides. He is your man!!!


Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 57 Each

Group of 2

EUR 57 Each

Group of 3

EUR 57 Each

Group of 4

EUR 57 Each

Group of 5

EUR 57 Each

Group of 6

EUR 57 Each

Group of 7

EUR 57 Each

Group of 8

EUR 57 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Safety equipment is included in the price.




 

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