Cross Carros de Foc 5 days / 4 nights

Experience in Espot

Rutas guiadas
Edad mínima
The minimum age is 16 years.
No se necesitan conocimientos técnicos.
No se necesita material.
No se necesita el certificado de salud.

Carros de Foc is a circular route that connects the 9 shelters of Aigüestortes National Park and Estany de Sant Maurici. The high mountain route, born and designed by the rangers in 1987, was a success for the participants from the start and became the most popular trekking route in the Pyrenees.

It is 61 km of road and 4660 m of elevation gain, which, crossing the counties of Haute Ribagorça, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà and Val d'Aran, allow you to contemplate some of the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes of the Pyrenees. like the lake of Sant Maurici, with the emblematic Encantats in the background, the circus of Colomèrs, the Besiberris, the plain of Aigüestortes, the towers of Amitges and the Needles of Travessani. It passes between 1,866 m of altitude, a little lower (N) from the Ernest Mallafré refuge, and 2,748 m from the port of Contraix.


Day 1: Spot - Refuge Colomers Meeting in Espot with the guide. Presentation, examination of equipment and travel to the Prat de Pierró car park in the national park Distance: 18 km | Elevation gain: 1250m + / 756m- | Effective time: 9 a.m.

Day 2: Refuge Colomers - Refuge Ventosa Distance: 12.7 km | Elevation gain: 1,183 m + / 1,106 m- | Effective time: 7h

Day 3: Ventosa Refuge - Estany Llong Refuge Distance: 8.25 km | Elevation gain: 695m + / 920m- | Effective time: 5h

Day 4: Refuge Estany Llong - Refuge JM Blanc Distance: 17.6 km | Elevation gain: 1,155 m + / 825 m- | Effective time: 8h

Day 5: JM Blanc refuge - spot Distance: 9.0 km | Elevation gain: 56m + / 592m- | Effective time: 4h

Note: The planned route may vary depending on weather conditions and availability of the refuge.

Physical requirement:

This is a high mountain trekking route. Participants must be used to walking in mountainous terrain for several hours with a high difference in poisitivo (daily average of 7h, 14km and 1000 + m)

Essential individual equipment:

Footwear: hiking shoes and mountain socks. Crocs type shoes for resting Mountain clothing: waterproof jacket and windbreaker, thermal mid-layer. Comfortable and breathable clothing. Long pants. Gloves, hat. For the rain: poncho and waterproof backpack cover For the sun: sunglasses and sunscreen, lip cream and hat Sleeping: sleeping bag Telescopic hiking poles