This six-day hiking expedition will take you through a string of national parks and nature reserves including the National Park of Aigüestortes I Estany de St. Maurici, Alt Pirineu National Park and Boumort National Reserve. While the former is home to alpine landscape and glacier lakes the later is a haven for native wildlife so keep your eyes peeled for wild fauna, deer and raptors. As you trek across the mountain range from north to south expect to walk between shimmering lakes, over imposing peaks and passed abandoned villages.
Note, this route can be extended or shortened by 1 to 3 days.
On this five-night trip, we'll stay in a combination of authentic accommodation including village hotels and mountain refuges. All our accommodation has been tried and tested by the team and provides a comfortable nights sleep.
Day 1 – Aigüestortes I Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
The tour begins at 9 am where we’ll meet in the small town of Boí. From here we’ll take a 4x4 ride to the route starting point and begin the walking tour. On the first day, we’ll cross the Aigüestores National Park from west to east, passing tranquil lakes and verdant forests as we climb. The day ends in the village of Esterri. Here we’ll check into the local hotel and enjoy a filling Pyrenean dinner!
Day 2 and 3 – Alt Perrineau National Park
The next two days are spent exploring the second national park, Alt Perrineau and its uninhabited villages. Climb through isolated, hilly, pastures and enjoy spectacular views of the Cardós Valley.
Day 4 and 5 – Boumort National Reserve
The next two days are spent exploring Boumort National Reserve, a haven for local wildlife. Hop aboard a 4x4 vehicle and follow the park's tracks, keeping your eyes peeled for the large birds of prey that roam the reserve. We’ll also visit the ruins of Solduga and Espluga troglodytic villages for a history lesson on ancient civilization.
Trip available on request for private groups during the months of June, July, August, September, October.
Guaranteed departure dates:
17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of September
8, 9, 10,11, and 12 of October
High mountain guides will accompany you throughout the trip, these guides hold vast knowledge of the Pyrenean landscape and culture. The package also includes transfers, accommodation and meals.