Young Stay Carros de foc

7 days

Star for young people where we're going to make Carros de Foc combined with games and activities

Time

7 days

Technical difficulty

1/3

Physical difficulty

1/3

Max. participants

10 people

A seven-day stay for young people where we will make the Carros de Foc combined with games and training activities in each shelter so that our young mountaineers enjoy the highest benefit of the mountain, the company and the knowledge of the environment and mountain safety.

Every day we will work on concepts relating to the mountain, from flora and fauna, guidance and reading of maps, astronomy in the area and concepts of security such as rappels and progression techniques. All this by passing values for nature and mountains and making games and group dynamics to enjoy them to the full.

Price

Des de 750 €

Do you have any questions?

Dates available

Includes

Official guide Carros de Foc UIMLA / UIAGM

6 days stay in high mountain refuges with middle pension (optional add PICNIC + 80 €)

Mountain insurance

Official Carros de Foc Pass

Official T-shirt of Carros de Foc

Technical advice before and during the trip.

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Assessorament tècnic abans i durant la travessa.

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’aiguestortes 1.850m – Refugi Estany Llong 1.985m – Refugi Colomina 2.420m

Distance

14 km

Elevation Gain

+950 m.

Elevation Loss

-480 m.

Time

7 H

We’ll meet with the guide to the taxi stop in the Val de Boi, where we’ll take a 4×4 taxi that will take us to the start site of the route the Planell d’Aiguestortes. We’ll go up to find the Llong 1.985m escape. We will continue to go back to the Agulles de Dellui and crown the Coll de Dellui 2.557m. We went down to find the lane, which is the remains of an old van which transported materials to hydroelectric constructions in the early 20th century. Then we find the Refuge Colomina 2.420m where we will sleep.

TRAINING ACTIVITY

Natural orientation without map or compass

From the very beginning of the day, we will know about the techniques for guiding us using the sun, the vegetation and the signs that nature provides. Once in the shelter, we will put it into practice in the sea pond flyers where we can pool all the spoken techniques.

Day 2

Refugi Colomina 2.420m – Refugi Josep Maria Blanc 2.350m

Distance

8 km

Elevation Gain

+500 m.

Elevation Loss

-400 m.

Time

6-7 H

We will go out around the Estany de Colomina and Estany de Mar on the left until we reach the Pas de l’Ós. After we climb it, we arrive at the Estany Saburó de Baix. From here we will have to climb the Coll de Saburó 2.667 m. In the pass we have the option of going up to the Saburó 2.905m Tuc. We will then go down the Estany Negre to reach the Josep Maria Blanc Refuge 2.350m.

TRAINING ACTIVITY

Visit to the caves of the Peguera Valley

We will visit with caves provided by the refuge (helmets and front lights) the caves that communicate the lakes with each other and that they use to regulate the water level. We will explain how they did it and their story.

Day 3

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

Distance

13 km

Elevation Gain

+950 m.

Elevation Loss

-900 m.

Time

6-7 H

The day begins with the climb to the Coll de Monastero 2.715 m, here we will have the option to climb to the top of Monestero 2.877m or Peguera 2.982m. Descent to the Mallafré Refuge 1.950m, where we will soon find the famous Sant Maurici Lake. Final climb inside the Amitges Refuge 2.380 m where we will end the day.

TRAINING ACTIVITY

Operation of the Amitges Refuge and climbing techniques

We will know the work of the guard and how he manages the shelter. How food arrives, logistics, waste management. What a rescue system they have, what training they need to have to work there… We will see the lives of the workers first hand. Then we will take the opportunity to climb around and introduce this sport to young people.

Day 4

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

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 2.550m. From the pass we have the option to climb the Tuc de Ratera 2.862m. At this point we will see the Ruda Valley and descend to the Saboredo Refuge 2.310m. Final ascent to the spectacular Coll de Sendrosa 2.451m and descent to the Circ de Colomers where we will find the Colomers Refuge 2.130m.

TRAINING ACTIVITY

Orientation with map and compass

Now we know the techniques to orient ourselves autonomously on the mountain without any material, because now it’s time to complicate it a little more. We introduce the use of the map and the compass. We will practice the orientation on the map, follow a course and identify the nearby peaks with the map.

Day 5

Refugi de Colomers 2.130m – Cim de Montardo 2.833m – Refugi Restanca 2.010m

Distance

9 km

Elevation Gain

+830 m.

Elevation Loss

-960 m.

Time

6-7 H

Today we will enter the great Cirque of Colomers, then we will begin the ascent to the Port of Caldes 2.567m. We will make the classic ascent to the top of Montardo 2.833 m. Then descent crossing the Port de Rius 2.475 m to reach the Refugi Restanca 2.010m.

TRAINING ACTIVITY

Local astronomy of the area

The refuge of La Restanca is an ideal place to sleep before we get to know what we have on our minds. We will recognize the most important constellations and stars and learn to orient ourselves using them.

Day 6

Refugi Restanca 2.010m – Tuc des Monges 2.699m – Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220m

Distance

8 km

Elevation Gain

+800 m.

Elevation Loss

-550 m.

Time

6 H

We start the day climbing the Coll de Tumeneia 2.605 m where we will have great views of tomorrow’s goal, the Coll de Contraix. We will make a small descent to climb the Tuc de Roques Negres 2.601 m. After a short break with great views we will head to the Refugi Ventosa i Calvell 2.220 m.

TRAINING ACTIVITY

Rappel workshop

We will learn about the different ways of rappelling, with safety equipment provided by the shelter. All this with a controlled and safe environment.

Day 7

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

Distance

14 km

Elevation Gain

+850 m.

Elevation Loss

-1100 m.

Time

7 H

Last day of trekking where we will meet the famous Coll de Contraix 2.747 m, the highest pass of the whole trek. 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 and long trekking pants. 2 Technical T-shirt (first layer). Polar lining or similar (second layer). Lightweight fiber or feather jacket. Gore-Tex waterproof jacket (third layer). Cap or visor. Sunglasses. Buff
  • Front light.
  • Lightweight sheet and towel bag.
  • Camelback water bottle or bag minimum 1 liter.
  • First aid kit and personal toilet.
  • Sun cream and lip protection.
  • Camera.
  • Poles
AGE OF THE PARTICIPANTS

Recommended age from 12 to 18 years.

*Outside this age you can call us and we will evaluate if it is recommended that the girl / boy can come.

PLACE AND TIME OF MEETING

We will meet the guide at the 4×4 Taxi stop in Boí, at 8:00 in the morning.

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