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Carros de Foc Trail

Tackle the 55 km Carros de Foc hike in Catalonia, traversing from the serene Estany de Mar lake to challenging El pas de l’Ós, with stays in unique refuges.
Starting point
Espot
Finish point
Espot
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Season
July - September
Technical level
Uneven trails with bigger rocks, steep sections and exposed terrain. Requires basic hiking experience
Fitness level
Suitable for hikers, who enjoy consecutive long days on a trail
Price
From: 675€/person

Experience the rugged beauty of the Catalan Pyrenees on a family-friendly hut-to-hut hike

Traverse a landscape of crystal-clear lakes, lush forests, and towering mountain peaks

Explore Aigüestortes i Llac de Sant Maurici National Park

Immerse in the history of the trail, created in 1987 by the guardians of the mountains

Discover the serene beauty of numerous mountain lakes, including Estany de Mar and Estany de Saburo

Capture the breathtaking views from El pas de l’Ós and other majestic mountain passes

Aigüestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake, Catalonia, Spain 2020/06

Cascada (waterfall) de Ratera, above Sant Maurici Lake, as seen from the trail to Refugi d'Amitges, Aiquestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, Pyrenees, Espot village, Catalonia, Spain

Sommerurlaub in den spanischen Pyrenäen: Wanderung zum Seenkessel von Colomers im berühmten Nationalpark Aigues Tortes - Weitwinkel Panorama

Refuge et lac Restanca, Spain

Colomina Lake - Aiguestortes Park, Spain

Refugio Josep Maria Blanc, Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes

Sommerurlaub in den spanischen Pyrenäen: Wanderung zum Seenkessel von Colomers im berühmten Nationalpark Aigues Tortes - Wandergruppe auf dem Weg zum Refugi de Colomèrs

Aigüestortes National Park and Sant Maurici Lake, Catalonia, Spain 2020/06
Cascada (waterfall) de Ratera, above Sant Maurici Lake, as seen from the trail to Refugi d'Amitges, Aiquestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, Pyrenees, Espot village, Catalonia, Spain
Sommerurlaub in den spanischen Pyrenäen: Wanderung zum Seenkessel von Colomers im berühmten Nationalpark Aigues Tortes - Weitwinkel Panorama
Refuge et lac Restanca, Spain
Colomina Lake - Aiguestortes Park, Spain
Refugio Josep Maria Blanc, Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes
Sommerurlaub in den spanischen Pyrenäen: Wanderung zum Seenkessel von Colomers im berühmten Nationalpark Aigues Tortes - Wandergruppe auf dem Weg zum Refugi de Colomèrs

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Guided

Included in price

6x accommodation with breakfast in mountain huts
Professional mountain guide
Tour design and organization

Self guided

Included in price

6x accommodation with breakfast in mountain huts
Tour design and organization
A travel booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your hike
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner
Backpack 25-40 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

In the heart of the Catalan Pyrenees, the Carros de Foc trail awaits, offering an immersive experience in the natural splendor of Aigüestortes i Llac de Sant Maurici National Park in a blend of crystal-clear lakes, rugged mountain peaks, lush forests, and abundant wildlife.

Carros de Foc was born in 1987 when the guardians of these nine mountain huts decided to connect their worlds as an inside joke, creating a route that has since drawn adventurers from near and far.

Each step on this journey brings into view awe-inspiring landscapes, from the serene lakes like Estany de Mar and Estany de Saburo to the daunting yet exhilarating passes like El pas de l’Ós.

The trek is not technical and requires no climbing skills, making it accessible to all hikers, even families. Its circular nature and nine huts along the way mean the journey can be tailored to individual fitness levels and preferences.

Each hut, set in spectacular settings amid a land streaked with crystal-clear mountain lakes, offers a cozy bed, food, showers, and sometimes even Wi-Fi, ensuring a comfortable rest after a day of exploration.

With Pyrenees Hut to Hut Hiking, every detail is meticulously planned for you. From hut bookings to providing 24/7 support and GPS navigation, we ensure a seamless experience. Our in-depth travel booklet delves into the rich tapestry of Carros de Foc, offering insights and stories to enrich your journey.

Due to the high mountainous and relatively wild terrain of the Carros de Foc, luggage transfer is impossible, so you’ll need to carry your belongings in a backpack but rest assured, the numerous huts along the route will provide ample food, water, and snacks.

If Carros de Foc calls to you, answer with an adventurous spirit and a heart open to the wonders of the Catalan Pyrenees!

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Join a Group

For solo hikers or hikers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, and don’t want to stress about tour-planning and other annoying details. We’re going to find you a group of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts and take care of all the other details. The tour will be led by our guide, who’ll make sure everything runs smoothly, ensuring maximum hiking enjoyment.

Private Guided Solo

Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for you. The tour is for solo adventurers who want a hassle-free adventure and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing enjoyment during and after the tour.

Private Guided Group

Experience the great outdoors on a private guided tour tailored just for your group. It’s for those who want a hassle-free adventure and enjoy the flexibility of a small private group and not stress about the details of everyday planning. The guide will be fully at your disposal to make this experience as personalized as possible, maximizing enjoyment during and after the tour.

Self-guided

Those who like a good adventure and limitless flexibility should go on a self-guided tour. We prepare the itinerary and book your accommodations while you enjoy the journey without our guide, being fully in charge of all the daily decisions. While you’ll have the full support of our team in case of any emergencies or concerns, a certain level of self-reliance is required.

Why travel with Pyrenees Hut to Hut Hiking?

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We handle itineraries, accommodations, and anything else you prefer not to deal with, so you can enjoy a carefree hike.

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