Hiking The Pyrenees From Peak to
Peak on the border ridge Between Mount
Puigmal tHrough the Carança lakes and left Up To peak
Combining huts and camping
a cool Pyrenees hike trek with in your rucksack only what you
really need hiking the French and Spanish Pyrenees, enjoying nature,
landscape and just being there.
Ideal family hike for
families with kids or as a cooler Pyrenees hike or trek, beautiful and
less wild part of the Pyrenees mountains best for cool hiking changing
Spanish and French Pyrenees through botanic reserves. From village Eyne
up to Puigmal and Nuria to most famous peak Canigou. An original hiking
trail on the border ridge between French and Spanish Pyrenees
mountains. Adventurous hiking down through the Caranca cleft and up
again along an almost forgotten trail.
a cool hiking trip climbing peak Canigou and finally down to a
masterpiece of roman architecture : Saint Martin du Canigou abbey.
Level of difficulty : **, panoramas : ***,
wildlife and nature : **
The Easter PYRenees
from the Eyne
valley ALONg ThE PUIGMAL Peaks,
trekking on the wild border between French and Spanish Catalonia
is a very beautiful walk through the less high eastern part of the
Pyrenees mountains. Hiking the Pyrenees from the Cerdanya through the
reserve of Eyne valley up to Col de Nuria the Catalan sanctuary a lot
of Catalan girls owe their christian name "Nuria" to. From their on we
will explore (= cool hiking) this secondary Pyrenean massif, look for
forgotten paths and find out where the lead to just keeping in mind we
want to reach peak Canigou and visit its abbey by the end of the hike.
2 weeks Pyrenees hike, Level
: for learners, hikers and
mountaineers with no fear of heights. Many of the paths are
poorly marked and you may have to scramble when we explore less
known parts of the Mantet Natural Reserve in the midst of nature;
average 500m of ascent and descent per day only first day ascent is
Rhythm : 4 to 5 hours walking per day, 1 rest
day. Ascent of Peak Canigou from a base camp (thus without a
Eastern Pyrenees Hike, Itinerary :
Meeting Point: Saillagouse (Pyrenees
Orientales county, France) main station how to get there
to 3, Hiking the Pyrenees Puigmal Massif :
hiking from Llo through the internationally known botanic
reserve Eyne valley, along the Pyrenean High Level Route (HRP) up to
Cirque de Pic d'Eyne. From here we walk on the frontier ridge with its
most beautiful panoramas to Spanish Catalonia (S) in
front and the French Cerdagna behind
Ascent of peak Pic d'Eyne ( 2786M), Peak de Nuria (2794M),
Peak de Fenestrelles (2827M), Peak de SÃ¨gre (2843M) and Puigmal d'Err
(2910M), Nuria (2000M), and the blue Estanys Alt ( = high
lakes) of CaranÃ§a (2500M),
Days 4 to 6. Hiking Around Carança
Lake Carança (2264M), Ras de la
Carança, Carança cleft.
Walking here is special :
several times we cross Carança river, small metallic bridges over the
torrent and alongside the rock, back through Coma de BassibÃ¨s. Walking
the frontier between France and Spain from peak to peak : Pic du Geant
(2881M), Pic de Freser, Pic de l'Infern (2826), Pic de la Vaca (2826M),
Estany d'alt de Carança (2500M).
Pyrenees hike Day 7 to 9, in the Mantet
(Chamois) : hiking along the
frontier ridge to Porteille de Mantet pass (2412M), Baraque des
Allemands (1980M), One day off looking for chamois or downhill to
visit Mantet village. Cap de Clots, spring of river Mantet
(2330M), Roc Colom, Pla Guilhem (2300M) plateau with ongoing panorama.
Day 10 to 12
or longer hiking Canigou
Massif, hiking from peak to peak
: Pic de Set Hommes (2661M), Puig des Tres Vents (2731M) Porteillia de
Valmanya pass (2591M), camping beneath peak Canigou, ascent through the
chimney (2784M), Jasse de Cady (2200M), Saint Martin du Canigou
This hike can be
shortened to 1 or prolonged to 2 weeks
= Vernet les Bains walking from above
to Villefranche de Conflent/ Vernet Les Bains Railway station
(= in time for
those a want to get back to London Stansted same day (how? click
Physical condition needed
for this Pyrenees hike :
you need to
be free of dizyness and fear of height a normally good fysical
condition, vacinated against tetanus.
helpfulness, a sens of humor even if bad weather lasts for some days
(this can also happen in the soutern Europe)
spirit are a must.
Leader : Richard van
Egdom. experienced and certified mountain leader, lives in the Pyrenees
them as the back of his hand. Contact
him in time check available dates :
Pyrenees Mountain leader
Practical information :
Tips for a lighter
rucksack, more about
friends of the
Pyrenees Guide Service :
This hike / trek as a private tour made to measure for
yourself or your group?
Basic cost : 100€ a day (1 participant), + 50€ a
day (2nd participant), + 25€ a day (3rd participant), + 10€ a
day (4th participant) + 5€ a day per participant more.
For legal reasons you
need to become a member (membership fee is included).
Included : guiding, hiking tents.
Not included :
other gear, food
and travel costs.
staying in huts the guide's costs (board and
lodging) are yours, this is usual.
When needed :
gear can be
hired (2€ per overnight each), ask
Leader : Richard van
Egdom. experienced and certified mountain leader, lives in the Pyrenees knows
them as the back of his hand. Contact him
in time check available dates now :
Practical information : Tips for a lighter Rucksack, how to get to the
Pyrenees, more about us,
NB Meeting Point for this Easter Pyrenees
Hiking and how to get there:
Orientales county, France) main station.
the night before at 5 p.m.
those who prefer to organize for evening meal overnight and breakfast
together (not included in the cost) can join Richard Sunday 5 p.m. at
Saillagouse main station
A train coming from La Tour de Carol / Enveitg at 3.40 p.m.
arrives at Saillagouse at 4.26 p.m. This train waits in Enveitg for the
train coming from Toulouse 12H40. Link
: regional trains
flying in from London Stansted to Perpignan.
Perpignan Airport take the bus ( in French "car navette" ) or
taxi to Perpignan City or main station. A train to Villefranche de
Vernet les bains leaves at Perpignan main station at 5.06 p.m. and
Villefranche / Vernet les Bains at 6 p.m.. There will be a Petit train
(yellow mountain railway) waiting to leave there at 6.38 p.m. for La
Carol / Enveitg. This train arrives at Saillagouse at 8.24 p.m. Links :
RyanAir French national
those coming by night train from Paris or coming from Toulouse.
train leaving La
Tour de Carol / Enveitg at 8.10 a.m. arrives at Saillagouse at 8.52
a.m. this train waits for the night train that left Paris Sunday, 10 at
9.56 p.m (eve) over Toulouse (4.58 a.m.). This train normally
arrives at Enveitg (= same station) at 7.55 a.m. Link : French national
phone Richard to tell him
when you will arrive : +33
626 99 33 11
If any problem : don't hesitate to call Richard
+33 626 99 33 11 (cell phone).