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Best trails in Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio, Spain

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Looking for a great trail in Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio, Lleida? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, views trails, lake 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 24 hard trails in Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio ranging from 3.1 to 517.3 miles and from 157 to 9,790 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is located in Lleida, Spain in a mountain region of the Pyrenees. The name of the park is Catalan and means “The winding streams and St. Maurice lake". The distinguishing feature of the park is water - it has many lakes and rivers which make it possible to have a rich landscape. The park has four different vegetation zones and a variety of fauna and flora for guests to enjoy. There are brown bears, marmots, deer, and golden eagles. Visitors may enjoy waterfalls, thick forests, rugged peaks and the abundance of lakes. There is a lot to see and experience at Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.

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Map of trails in Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio, Spain
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#1 - Carros de Foc
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 46.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Carros de Foc, or chariots of fire, are considered by some nature lovers as the most beautiful route in the Pyrenees mountains and perhaps in all of Europe. It is a classic circular route and an ambition of many mountain lovers. This trail in the Arán valley and Pallars region is part of a multi-day hike that generally takes about a week. The trail is challenging because it is high up and requires careful planning before starting. A prior reservation is required to do this route: https://www.carrosdefoc.com/reservas/ It is advisable to plan an itinerary to do the Foc Cars. The trail is generally divided into segments and the most common resting places are Colomina refuge, Amitges refuge, Ventosa, Restanca, Colomers, Saboredo, Ernest Mallafre and Josep M. Blanc. Not all locations offer the same services. Note that some may not have hot water and some may not have electricity. Along the way there are no special directions, instead following red and white markings, wooden posts, and rock piles left by other hikers. It is recommended to download the map from AllTrails. Hikers will be rewarded for undertaking this difficult hike with spectacular views of the Pyrenees. The different landscapes will surprise anyone and the variety of colors of the meadows and forests will leave everyone who does this route breathless.Show more
#2 - Estany Tort de Peguera
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 5 h 21 m
The Josep Maria Blanc Refuge route is located in the Peguera Valley, in the province of Lleida at an altitude of 2350 meters. Along this wonderful route, you pass by the Estany de Lladres, Estany de Trescuro and Estany Tort de Peguera, following the course of the Peguera river.Show more
#3 - Estany Llong vía Vall de Sant Nicolau
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 14.4 mi • Est. 7 h 27 m
This round trip route runs through the Sant Nicolau Valley, within the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park until reaching Llong Lake. You will enjoy the black pine forest and extensive wetlands and all along the way the views are worth it.Show more
#4 - Gerber Lake
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
This route begins at the Peülla car park and continues through the Gerber Valley towards the Gerber Lake, in Pallars Sobirá, in the province of Lérida, within the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. The path runs through pine trees, wild flowers and a lot of nature, passing through Estanyola de Gerber and Llac Petit until it reaches Lake Gerber, all of them of glacial origin. The route can continue up to Estany Llong and later to Estany Redó and Refugi Gerber Mataró. It is a pleasant route for the whole family that, without a doubt, is worth it!Show more
#5 - Carros de Foc Amitges - Colomèrs
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
The Carros de Foc route is an exciting adventure for hikers who love the high mountains. Walk around the 9 mountain huts within the Aigües Tortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. It is recommended to spend about 5 to 7 days to do the complete route and it can be done in the direction you choose starting from any of the mountain huts. In this case, the route begins at Refugi d'Amitges and ends at Colmèrs. Note: the use of the AllTrails map is essential to a safe hike on the Carros de Foc route as it is easy to get lost.Show more
#6 - Pic de Coma les Torres
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
This route begins at the car park next to the Cavallers Reservoir. The path to be taken is the one on the left side and along the way there are quite a few climbing areas, rocks and it must be taken into account that the terrain is quite steep. However, the route is worth it for its views and the Pyrenean landscape that can be seen and felt from start to finish.Show more
#7 - Sant Maurici Lake - Ratera Lake
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
The Sant Maurici Lake is located in the Aigüestores and San Mauricio Lake National Park, this being the only national park in all of Catalonia and the second in the Pyrenees (the first is Ordesa and Monte Perdido). The route through the Lake is long, since the lake itself has a length of more than one kilometer and a width of 200 meters. In the middle of the 20th century, a dam was built for electrical exploitation in the Pyrenees.Show more
#8 - Estany de Cavallers - Estany Negre - Refugi Ventosa i Calvell
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
Nice walk across the border of the reservoir before you climb up to the Estany Negre. The trail is rocky and technical.Show more
#9 - Carros de Foc: Estany Colomina - J.M.Blanc - Estany Sant Maurici
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
The Carros de Foc, or chariots of fire, are considered by some nature lovers as the most beautiful hikes in the Pyrenees mountains and perhaps in all of Europe. It is a classic route and an ambition of many mountain lovers. This trail is part of a multi-day hike that generally takes about a week to complete. The trail is challenging because it is at a high altitude and requires careful planning before starting. A prior reservation is required to do this route: https://www.carrosdefoc.com/reservas/ It is advisable to plan an itinerary to do the Foc Cars. Specifically, this route begins at Estany Colomina, passes through Refugio JM Blanc and ends at Estany de Sant Maurici, in two stages. Of course, the views and the experience are impressive and it is worth it for anyone who feels a special attraction to nature. It is essential to check the weather forecast before starting the route as it runs through high mountain areas. At the same time, it is necessary to check the status of the shelters and their availability.Show more
#10 - GR 11: Oeste - Este
Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes y Lago de San Mauricio
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Length: 517.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
La Senda, or GR-11, is an exhausting route due to its distances and rocky paths, but at the same time spectacular, which starts from Irún, the Spanish Basque Country, to Cap de Creus in the Mediterranean Sea. The Ordesa Canyon is an alternative to this route for less experienced hikers or those who cannot dedicate so many days to this route. Walk this natural frontier, on a journey in which the hiker will enjoy the untamed nature of this mountain range, bathe in the culture of these peoples, be fascinated by their legends and stories, but more importantly, discover day by day , stage by stage of this route, emotions, experiences, shared moments making the way and sheltering shelters. Long Distance Trail that crosses the entire Pyrenees for about 800 kilometers, from the Cantabrian Sea (Cabo de Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cabo de Creus). It is a route that is almost entirely signposted by white and red markings. Its stages generally run between towns, refuges or shelters, such as Conangles, so the logistics of the trek is simple.Show more
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