5 days / 4 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 5-day trip will not leave you indifferent. It combines historic roads, mines and spectacular high mountain scenery.
From € 490
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 – Refugi Donis Estagnous 2.246 m.
From the Beret car park we will take the direction of the Sanctuary of Montgarri 1648 m. Once at the refuge we will head towards the Port de Barlonguera 2503 m to start the descent to the Estanh Redon, then we will reach the Estagnous Refuge 2,246 m, where we will spend the first night. A demanding stage that will take us to the Valier massif.
Refugi des Estagnous 2.246 m – La Maison du Valier 933 m.
We will go down the valley until we find the Milouga Pond. We will continue down to find the next refuge the Maison du Valier 933 m where we will rest. Great descent on the granite slabs of Lake Milouga.
La Maison du Valier 933 m – Gite d’etape de Eylie 1.000 m.
We will head to Cap de l’Empaillou. From here we will descend to the village of Eylie 1,000 m. A middle mountain stage that crosses beeches and agricultural landscapes.
Gite d´etape de Eylie 1.000 m – Refugi d’Araing 1.965 m.
From the village of Eylie we will leave towards the Coll de Catauere 1,706 m, from here we will reach the spectacular Estanh d’Aranh. Until we reach the Araing Refuge 1,965 m, we will cross an old mining road.
Refugio d’Araing 1.965 m.– Refugi Amics de Montgarri – Pla de Beret
On the last day of the trek, we head up the Port d’Arbe 2,450 m, once high we descend towards the Montgarri Refuge. After a stop, we will continue until the end of our journey to the Pla de Beret. 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 meet the guide in the village of Baqueira Beret, at 8:30 in the morning. From here we will organize equipment and cars to get to the starting point, the Pla de Beret.