Snowshoeing trip - La Cerdanya - Catalan and French Pyrenees
5-day snowshoeing experience in La Cerdanya (France and Spain) with TrekPyrenees in early Spring 2016.
A group of 8 Londoners walked in Meranges, Gorges del Segre, La Bouillouses lake and followed the archaeological path in Eyne. We had fun, ate very well and visited a cave (Fontrabiouse) and a cheese-maker (El Molí de Ger).
Pica d'Estats (3,143m) The highest peak in the Catalan Pyrenees.
Challenging ascent from the Catalan side of the mountain. We had to cross over the border into France before we got to the summit. We started walking at 6:30 and finished at 17:02. 1544m of elevation gain. Multi-country team: 2 Norwegians, 1 from the Basque country, a Danish man, a British man and one Frenchwoman. An unforgettable day for all of us.
Following in the footsteps of Gaudi and Picasso in the Pyrenees
Geoff, Rachel and their son, Sam, came from Boston (USA) to follow in the footsteps of Gaudí and Picasso in the Pyrenees. They climbed Pedraforca (Geoff reached the summit) and also hiked in the Catllaràs range to see the Xalet de Catllaràs, designed by Gaudí in 1902, and the old coal mines in the area. On the last day we visited Artiga Gardens, also designed by Gaudí.
Carlit & La Tosa peaks - Two-day trip in the Catalan & French Pyrenees
I planned a weekend in July to climb Carlit, the highest peak of the Oriental Pyrenees, located in La Cerdagne. We were a lovely mix of people from different countries with the same aim: reach the summit of this challenging peak. First day we climbed La Tosa to get back into shape. How to describe the feelings from the summit!