A winter route day in the Aigüestortes National Park?
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The only National Park in the Catalan territory is Aigüestortes and Lago de Sant Maurici. With its more than 14,000 hectares, it is located in the central part of the Pyrenees, next to the Autonomous Community of Aragon. The characteristic beauty of the high mountain landscape and a rich cultural heritage come together in the park.
Both in winter and summer, the National Park is an essential visit if you want to enjoy nature in an idyllic and highly protected environment. There are numerous routes that allow you to explore the park, although it is always advisable to be cautious as it is a high mountain area, and especially in the cold months it is important to find out about the weather conditions beforehand.
The Park is divided into two areas: Aigüestortes and Lake Sant Maurici. As it is a specially protected area, the circulation of private vehicles is prohibited, but both places can be easily accessed through 4×4 taxis that leave from Boí and from Espot, respectively. It is an alternative if you do not have enough time to do the route on foot, you simply do not feel like it or when the snow makes access difficult, since in about twenty minutes you reach your destination and other excursions suitable for all audiences depart from there. , from the simplest to those that require great physical preparation.
Water is the great protagonist of the Park. It has more than 80 lakes and endless rivers and waterfalls, in addition to the characteristic meanders of the high mountains, origin of the name Aigüestortes (crooked waters).
Convinced? Then we leave you all the necessary information to spend a winter day in the park.
Whether through the National Park, towards the north face of Corticelles, (or little Canada), or the Portarró de Espot, (classic viewpoint of Lake St. Maurici and Los Encantados), or through the peripheral zone of the Park, towards the port of Rus or the valley of Moró; A whole day of 5 to 6 hours of route through the black pine forests or also if you want, walk through the bitterns of the Aran Valley.
Know the environment that surrounds us, the landscape, the snow, and the life that takes place naturally, within the High Mountain forests.
Dates: From December 1 to May 1
Place: Pyrenees. Valley of Boi
Type of activity: Snowshoes
DETAILS Group. From 3 participants Technical level. Good physical condition adapting each route to the level and objectives of the group. The planned route may vary depending on the weather conditions and the state of the snow.
PROPOSED ROUTES AIGUESTORTES-ESTANY LLONG, classic route through the National Park
ESTANY LLONG-OBAGA DE CORTICELLES, circular route, also named “el petit Canada”.
AIGUESTORTES-EL PORTARRO D´´ ESPOT, viewpoint of St. Maurici i els Encantats.
VALL DE SANT MARTI-PORT DE RUS, pass cap to the Vall Fosca, peripheral area of the PN
ROUTES OUTSIDE THE VALL, (Val d'Aran, Benasc Valley, Pallars).
NECESSARY MATERIAL - Mountain boots - leggings - Gore Tex type outerwear - gloves - Sunglasses - small backpack - picnic and drink
All you have to do is choose a good day and here we go! From Hotel Les Brases we wish you a happy route.
Sources: The Travelers / Guies de muntanya Taüll
Links: http://ow.ly/iuCmI http://ow.ly/iuCno
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