Carros de foc

5 days / 4 nights

The mythical trekking of the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

Time

5 days

Technical difficulty

1/3

Physical difficulty

2/3

Max participants

10 people
From Official Guides of Carros de Foc we encourage you to discover this spectacular high route in 5 days and 4 nights in which we will link the 9 high mountain refuges, passing through incredible necks and peaks.

Price

From € 465

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Includes

Official guide Carros de Foc UIMLA / UIAGM

4 days stay in high mountain refuges with half board (optional add PICNIC + 50 €)

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

Estany de Cavallers – Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220m – Refugi Restanca 2.010 m. ( OPCIONAL) – Refugi de Colomers 2.130 m.

Distance

12 km

Elevation Gain

+865 m.

Elevation Loss

-510 m.

Time

5 H 30 min.

We will meet the Guide to Barruera and we will move to the starting point of the route, the dam of Cavallers. We will enter the PN of Aigüestortes going up the Cavallers valley until we reach our first Ventosa i Calvell Refuge 2,220 m. From here we will go up towards the Port of Caldes 2,567 m where we will have impressive views of the Bessiberris. Once in the mountain range, we will go down to the Colomers Circus until we reach the Colomers Refuge 2,130m where we will spend the night.

Day 2

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

Distance

11 km

Elevation Gain

+840 m.

Elevation Loss

-610 m.

Time

6 H

We will start the day going up the Còth de Sendrosa 2,451 m. and then down to the Vall de Ruda and reach the cozy Refugi de Saboredo 2,310m. After a break we take the last climb of the day to the Port of Raterra 2.550m. Little by little we will see the Vall de Monestero, the Encantats and the Agulles d’Amitges right next to the Refuge d’Amitges 2,380m where we will spend the night.

Day 3

 Refugi d’Amitges 2.380 m – Refugi Mallafré 1.950 m – Refugi Josep Maria Blanc 2.350 m

Distance

14,2 km

Elevation Gain

+970 m.

Elevation Loss

-1000 m.

Time

6 H

Descent to the famous Lake St. Maurici. Once inside the forest we will find the Mallafré Refuge 1,950m at the foot of the Encantats. Beautiful ascent through the Monestero Valley to the Coll de Monestero 2,715m. From here we only have to go down to the Josep Maria Blanc Refuge 2,350m.

Day 4

 Refugi Josep Maria Blanc 2.350m – Refugi de Colomina 2.395m – Refugi Estany Llong 1.985m

Distance

18 km

Elevation Gain

+965 m.

Elevation Loss

-1280 m.

Time

7 H

We will go up the Peguera Valley passing by the Estany Negre until we reach the Coll de Saburó 2,667m. We will go down the classic Pas de l’Ós until we reach the Colomina Refuge 2,395m. We will take the famous Carrilet, where we will find the remains of a wagon that was built in the early twentieth century with which they transported the materials for hydroelectric constructions. Final ascent to the Coll de Dellui 2,557m and descent to our next Refugi Estany Llong 1,985m.

Day 5

Refugi Estany Llong 1.985m – Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220m – Estany de Cavallers

Distance

13,8 km

Elevation Gain

+940 m.

Elevation Loss

-1130 m.

Time

6 H

Last day of our trip. We will start the long and spectacular ascent to the Coll de Contraix 2,747m, the highest pass of the whole route. Once crowned, descent through the Colieto Valley to the Ventosa i Calvell Refuge 2,220m. From here you only have to take the road back to the Presa de Cavallers.

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 (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 in the village of Barruera, located in the Vall de Boí, at 8:00 am. From here we will organize equipment and cars to get to the starting point, the Cavallers Reservoir.

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