Carros de foc North
4 days / 3 nights
Enjoy the Aigüestortes National Park and its refuges in a more relaxed way
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.
From € 380
Official guide Carros de Foc UIMLA / UIAGM
3 days stay in high mountain refuges with half board (optional add PICNIC + 35 €)
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.
Planell d’Aigüestortes 1.850m – Refugi d’Estany Llong 1.985 m – Refugi d’Amitges 2.380 m
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.
Refugi d’Amitges 2.380 m – Refugi Saboredo 2.310 m – Refugi Colomers 2.130 m
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.
Refugi de Colomers 2.139 m – Refugi de Restanca 2.010 m – Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220 m
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.
Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220 m – Refugi Estany Llong 1.985 m– Planell d’Aigüestortes 1.850 m
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.
- 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.
- Telescopic poles
PLACE AND TIME OF MEETING
We will meet the guide at the 4×4 taxi stand in Boí at 8.30 in the morning.