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#9 of 14 Natural Parks in Catalonia

Best trails in Alt Pirineu Natural Park

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Looking for a great trail in Alt Pirineu Natural Park, Catalonia? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, views trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 12 hard trails in Alt Pirineu Natural Park ranging from 6.2 to 31.4 miles and from 3,651 to 10,177 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Alt Pirineu Natural Park is the largest natural park in Catalonia and is located in the northern counties of Pallars Sobirà and Alt Urgell. It is a refuge for a variety of endangered species and spans across almost 80,000 hectares. The park has a lot of diversity being in the middle of the Pyrenees - such as the park has 6 areas of geological interest, 87 lakes and 94 ponds! It is recorded to have almost 270 species of vertebrates, such as the brown bear, otter, woodpecker, and white-winged sparrow. There are plenty of rare flora to enjoy as well. There are many points of interests in the park which include shrines and hermitages. There is also beautiful architecture and Romanesque art to enjoy on some routes. There is a lot to see and enjoy at Alt Pirineu Natural Park.

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Map of trails in Alt Pirineu Natural Park
Park information
Park hours
Monday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
All day
Sunday
All day
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Top trails (22)
#1 - GR 10-11: Refugi Cap del Rec - Vall del Madriu-Perafita-Claror - Collet de Sant Vicenç
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 31.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Cap del Rec refuge is located in a privileged and exceptional environment for many high mountain activities. It is located at the foot of the ski slopes and around it there is a wide variety of hiking trails, mountain biking, and outdoor activities in general. This route runs through several of the most famous refuges in the High Catalan Pyrenees, as well as passing through Valldemossa and Pradell.Show more
#2 - Nuria To Queralbs
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This route is one of the most beautiful and popular in all of Catalonia and the Eastern Pyrenees. This trail is known as El Camí Vell and it is a wonder of nature for hiking, outdoor sports and enjoying the magical surroundings of the Vall de Nuria. In ancient times this path was used by pilgrims as a pilgrimage route to reach the Sanctuary of Nuria. There is a train known as the "rack railway" that runs 12 and a half kilometers and runs through part of this Valley.Show more
#3 - Refugi del Pla de l'Estany
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
#4 - GR11 Stage 17: Baiau to Àreu
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
The route of the GR-11 trail in its stage 17 begins at the Baiau Refuge and continues along the Vall Ferrera all the way down until it reaches the beautiful Pyrenean town of Àreu. The entire trail is well signposted and the degree of difficulty is moderate. Throughout the tour you can enjoy the magical environment of the Natural Park of the High Pyrenees with panoramic views of the Valley of glacial origin that are worthwhile.Show more
#5 - Ruta Tuc de Baciver
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
Excursion to the Tuc de Baciver (2644 m.) From l'Orri's parking lot (1820 m.) - Malo River - Lakes of Baciver and Rosario - Vall d'Aran.Show more
#6 - Pic de Saloria desde Os de Civís
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
#7 - Port de Cabús a Roc de Sant Pere
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 5 h 11 m
Excursion to the port of Cabús (2305m) - Tor (1640m) - Roc de Sant Pere Castle - Pallars Sobirà - Port de Cabús - AndorraShow more
#8 - Pica d'Estats
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 7 h 43 m
This trail starts at the Refugi Vallferrera. The route shown here has the hiker crossing into France. Other peaks are accessed via this route including Pic du Montcalm in France.Show more
#9 - Transpirenaica G11: El Pla de Sant Tirs to Llavorsí
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 36 mi • Est. Multi-day
This route is part of a multi week long walk or ride, along the Transpirenaica (GR 11). The Transpirenaica (GR 11) is a long distance trail that crosses the Pyrenees for about 800 kilometers. It travels across the Spanish Pyrenees from Llança to Hondarribia. It crosses Spain from one side to the other, from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic or vice versa. It can be done by foot or bike (mountain bike with saddlebags) at a variety of paces and starting points, from east to west or west to east. The whole itinerary is quite well marked with white and red painted blazes and it has a good number of hostels and shelters along the way or you can wild camp. It goes along all types of terrain, mostly off-road, rugged and rocky in some areas. The views are breathtaking. The great adventure of the Pyrenees from east to west, on its southern slope, from the Mediterranean (Llança as starting point) to the Atlantic (and Hondarribia as the final point). Take as a reference guide "The crossing of the Pyrenees on BTT", by Jordi Laparra and published by Prames, following its main itinerary except to take the Ordesa-Sierra de Cutas variant. Through the forests of Sant Joan de l'Erm, of the Segre Valley in the Alt Urgell to the Noguera Pallaresa in the Pallars Sobirà. Starting from the Segre Valley, in the Alt Urgell, you will ascend through the Pallerols Valley to Sant Joan de l'Erm, to descend already in the Pallars Sobirà, through the Santa Magdalena Valley to the Noguera Pallaresa, in the Pallars Sobirà. From La Pla de Sant Tirs you get closer to Noves de Segre, to go up the Pallerols Valley, passing through Argestues, Cassovall and Pallerols del Cantó, where you will cross the Port del Cantó road. Already by the Parc Natural de l'Alt Pirineu, and after overcoming the Coll de Leix, you will arrive at Sant Joan de l'Erm, starting the long descent that, surrounding the Pic de l'Orri by the Santa Magdalena Valley and passing through Montenartró, it will take you to the bottom of Valle de la Noguera Pallaresa, ending in Llavorsí. A list of individual trails can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/lists/transpirenaica-g11 Following this link, you'll find day hike sections of the trail for easy downloading.Show more
#10 - GR11 Stage 18: Àreu to Tavascan
Alt Pirineu Natural Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 6 h 53 m
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