Carros de foc North

4 days / 3 nights

Enjoy the Aigüestortes National Park and its refuges in a more relaxed way

Time

4 days

Technical difficulty

1/3

Physical difficulty

1/3

Max participants

10 people
In this activity, we suggest you do the Carros de Foc in 4 days and 3 nights. In this format we can enjoy the Aigüestortes National Park and its refuges in a more relaxed way, although we can always take the opportunity to climb one of the most emblematic peaks in the park.

Price

From € 380

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Includes

Official guide Carros de Foc UIMLA / UIAGM

3 days stay in high mountain refuges with half board (optional add PICNIC + 35 €)

Mountain insurance

Official Carros de Foc Pass

Official T-shirt of Carros de Foc

Technical advice before and during the trip.

Does not include

Transport at the beginning of the journey

Extra consumption in shelters outside the contracted regime

About the trekking

It all started in the summer of 1987, when some guards in the area spontaneously decided to walk around the National Park of Aigües Tortes and Estany de Sant Maurici in a single day, they only intended to make a simple courtesy visit to others refuge.

This first visit was followed by others and in the same spontaneous way the name Carros de Foc was born.

Over the years, this trek has become the great classic of the Pyrenees, a must-see place for all mountain lovers.

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Program

Day 1

Planell d’Aigüestortes 1.850m – Refugi d’Estany Llong 1.985 m – Refugi d’Amitges 2.380 m

Distance

14 km

Elevation Gain

+800 m.

Elevation Loss

-650 m.

Time

6 h.

We will meet the guide at the Vall de Boí taxi rank, where we will take a 4×4 taxi that will take us to the starting point of the Planell d’Aiguestortes route. We will climb until we find the Estany Llong Refuge 1,985m. At this point we can see the descent that we will make the last day from the Coll de Contraix, but today we will go up towards the Portarró d’Espot 2,424m. From this impressive viewpoint, we will begin the descent that takes us to the Lake of Sant Maurici and then after a climb to reach the Refuge of Amitges 2,380m.

Day 2

Refugi d’Amitges 2.380 m – Refugi Saboredo 2.310 m – Refugi Colomers 2.130 m

Distance

12 km

Elevation Gain

+600 m.

Elevation Loss

-850 m.

Time

6 h.

Leaving the Agulles d’Amitges on our right, we will go up to the Port de Ratera 2,550 m. From the pass we have the option to climb the Tuc de Ratera 2,862 m. At this point we will see the Ruda Valley and descend to the Saboredo Refuge 2,310 m. Final ascent to the spectacular Coll de Sendrosa 2,451 m and descent to the Circ de Colomers where we will find the Colomers Refuge 2,130 m.

Day 3

Refugi de Colomers 2.139 m – Refugi de Restanca 2.010 m – Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220 m

Distance

14 km

Elevation Gain

+1200 m.

Elevation Loss

-1100 m.

Time

6-7 h.

We will start the day with the climb to the Port of Caldes 2,567 m and then the Port de Rius 2,475 m. Once crossed these two ports we will go down to the Restanca Refuge 2,010 m. After a well-deserved break, we will climb to climb the Coll de Tumeneia 2,605 m. Once on the pass and with the stunning views of the Besiberris, we will begin the descent that takes us to the Ventosa i Calvell Refuge 2,220 m where we will spend the night.

Day 4

Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220 m – Refugi Estany Llong 1.985 m– Planell d’Aigüestortes 1.850 m

Distance

11 km

Elevation Gain

+700 m.

Elevation Loss

-1000 m.

Time

7-8 h.

Last day of crossing where we will meet the famous Coll de Contraix 2,747 m, the highest pass of the whole crossing. Then we will start the descent to the Estany Llong Refuge 1,985 m. Once at the refuge, all we have to do is make our way back to the Planell d’Aiguestortes 1,850 m where we will take the 4×4 taxi back to Boí.

Additional information

NECESSARY MATERIAL
  • Backpack 25-35 liters
  • Waterproof boots or hiking boots
  • Technical clothing: Socks. Lightweight trekking shorts and long pants. Thermal t-shirt (first layer)
  • A spare
  • Polar lining or similar (second layer)
  • Light and thin primaloft jacket or feathers
  • Gore-Tex type jacket (third layer). Cap for the sun. Sunglasses
  • Front light (spare batteries)
  • Small, lightweight sheet and towel bag.
  • Bottle or water bag type Camelback minimum 1 liter.
  • First aid kit and personal toilet.
  • Sun cream and lip protection.
  • Camera
  • Telescopic poles
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PLACE AND TIME OF MEETING

We will meet the guide at the 4×4 taxi stand in Boí at 8.30 in the morning.

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