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Carros de Foc

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Discover Carros de Foc, the most popular trek in the Pyrenees!

Carros de Foc is a circular trekking route that connects the 9 shelters of the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. The high mountain itinerary, born and devised by the guards in 1987, has been a success for participants from the first moment and has become the most popular trekking route in the Pyrenees.

There are 74 km of route and 4,850 m of positive elevation gain, which, covering the regions of L’Alta Ribagorça, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà and Val d’Aran, allowing you to contemplate some of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes in the Pyrenees as the Sant Maurici lake, with the emblematic Encantats in the background, the Colomèrs cirque, the Besiberris, the Aigües Tortes plain, the Amitges spiers and the Travessani spiers. It runs between 1,866 m of altitude, a little lower (N) of the Ernest Mallafré refuge, and 2,748 m of the Contraix pass.


675€/person (VAT included)


Day 1: Planell d’Aigüestortes – Estany Llong shelter – Colomina shelter

Meet your guide at Boi. Presentation & personal equipment & gear revision. Drive to Planell d’Aigüestortes where we will start the trek 

Distance: 16km | Elevation gain/loss: 950m+/ 380m- | Effective time: 6-7h

Day 2: Colomina shelter – JM Blanc shelter
Distance: 10,0km | Elevation gain/loss: 600m +/ 600m- | Effective time: 3-5h

Day 3: JM Blanc shelter – Amitges shelter
Distance: 13km | Elevation gain/loss: 950m+/ 920m- | Effective time: 6h

Day 4: Amitges shelter – Colomers shelter
Distance: 12km | Elevation gain/loss: 600+/ 850m- | Effective time: 6h

Day 5: Colomers shelter – Ventosa Shelter
Distance: 15km | Elevation gain/loss: 1000m+/ 960m- | Effective time: 6-8h

Day 6: Ventosa Shelter – Estany Llong Shellter – Planell d’Aigüestortes
Distance: 12km | Elevation gain/loss: 770m+/ 1100m- | Effective time: 8h

Note: The planned itinerary may vary depending on the weather conditions and shelters availability.

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