ASCENSION TO THE PEAK OF AMITGES AND
TO THE TUC OF SABOREDO
We discover two of the great watchtowers of the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park: the peak of Amitges and the Tuc de Saboredo.
A long and demanding high mountain route with a total distance of 21 km and a cumulative positive difference in altitude of 1,500m. We start the route at the Prat de Pierró car park in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. From this point we climb up the Escrita valley to Sant Maurici lake, walk along the north shore of the lake and ascend along the path to the Ratera waterfall and along the track to the Amitges refuge. We border around the Gran de Amitges lake and go up the Coma d'Amitges to the Amitges pass. From this high mountain pass we first climb the peak of Amitges and then crown the Tuc de Saboredo. We descend from the Tuc de Saboredo passing through the small pass that separates this peak from the Agulles d'Amitges and continue descending to the Munyidera lake. We return to the Amitges refuge, go down the track to Sant Maurici lake and retrace the path through the Escrita valley to Prat de Pierró.
Amitges peak (2,848m) and Tuc de Saboredo (2,829m) are two of the best known peaks in Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. The ascent we propose here is one of the classic high mountain excursions in the Park and at the head of Amitges, a route that delights us with beautiful and spectacular landscapes, from the riverside forest at the beginning of the route to the granite rocks of the spectacular ridge that connects the peak of Amitges and the Tuc de Saboredo, passing by glacial lakes, waterfalls, crags and alpine meadows.
THE BEST OF THE ROUTE
- Admire one of the most beautiful spots in the Pyrenees: Sant Maurici lake, the Encantats and the Ratera waterfall.
- The high mountain refuge of Amitges, located in a magical enclave next to the Gran de Amitges lake and at the foot of the slender Agulles d'Amitges.
- The unforgettable views from the peak of Amitges and the Tuc de Saboredo in all directions.