6 days / 5 nights
An unforgettable route that takes place between the Aran Valley and the Ariège
Pass’Aran is an unforgettable route that takes place between the Aran Valley and the Ariège, in the heart of the Pyrenees. The 6-day trip will not leave you indifferent. It combines historic roads, mines and spectacular high mountain scenery.
From € 580
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Official guide Carros de Foc UIMLA / UIAGM
4 days stay in high mountain shelters on a half board basis (optional add PICNIC)
PASS’ARAN official pass
PASS’ARAN official t-shirt
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
The paths we will follow are paths of history. At the time, the farmers removed the stones from where they harvested, erected small walls and farms, thus enriching the local architecture. The miners of old delimited the roads to make a living in the high altitude mines while the shepherds reigned in the meadows. From the past, walkers and smugglers already frequented these routes to survive. These paths that go from the Aran Valley to the Castillonais do not cross any road or forest track.
For all this, and much more, Pass’Aran is without a doubt the most charming cross-border circuit in the Pyrenees.
Pla de Beret – Refugi Amics de Montgarri 1.675 m
We will stay in the afternoon at the village of Beret, there we will make the presentation and preparation of material. When we have everything ready, we’re going to make cars to the Beret Plan, the starting place and the arrival of the crossing.
Located in the abandoned village of Montgarri, just next to the 16th-century Mare de Dieu Church of Montgarri, we will find the Montgarri Refuge, where we will pernocate and supper products typical of the Val d’Aran.
Refugi Amics de Montgarri 1.675 m. – Refugi donis Estagnous 2.246 m.
We will go to the Port of Barlonguera 2503 m. to start the descent into the Estanh Redon, then we will reach the Refuge of Estagnous 2.246 m., where we will spend the first night.
A demanding stage that will take us to Valier’s breast.
Refugi des Estagnous 2.246 m. – La Maison du Valier 933 m.
We will descend the valley to find Estanh of Milouga. We’ll still go down to find the next shelter in the Maison du Valier 933 m. where we’ll rest.
Great descent over the granite slabs of Lake Milouga.
La Maison du Valier 933 m. – Gite d’etape de Eylie 1.000 m.
We’re going to the Head of Empaillou. From here we will make the descent to the village of Eylie 1.000 m.
A mid-mountain stage running through the facades and the landscape.
Gite d´etape de Eylie 1.000 m. – Refugi d’Araing 1.965 m.
From the village of Eylie, we are heading towards the Coll de Catauere 1.706m, from here we will reach the spectacular Estanh d.Aranh. Until the Refuge of Araing 1,965m, we will cross an old mining road.
Refugio d’Araing 1.965 m. – Refugi Amics de Montgarri – Pla de Beret
Last day of crossing, we are heading for the ascent to Port d’Arbe 2,450m, a high-rise route down the Montgarri Refuge. After a stop, we will continue to the end of our crossing at the Beret Plan.
A long Stage but with a spectacular landscape.
- 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 jacket (third layer)
- Cap for the sun.
- 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 stay in the afternoon in the village of Beret, there we will make the presentation and preparation of material.