8-Day Carros de Foc Trek Including Hotel Before and After

8 days
T3 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Enjoy the Catalonian Pyrenees and walk from hut to hut
> Spend your nights in cozy mountain huts
> Cover over 65 kilometres and over 3,500 altitude metres

There are a lot of opportunities for hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees, but does it get any better than the Carros de Foc? To be fair, it's also one of the best-known multi-day hut-to-hut hikes in the area. Rather obvious, because with 65 kilometers, over 3,500 meters of elevation gain, and 9 welcoming huts, an epic adventure awaits you on the Carros de Foc. Hiking in, quite a mouthful, Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici doesn't get any better than this. Are you ready to discover the wild and adventurous side of Catalonia?

Carros de Foc is Catalan for Chariots of Fire and although no one knows why the trek carries this curious name, we dig it. The route was created in 1987 when the caretakers of the refuges in Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici Park decided to visit each other's huts, resulting in a beautiful circular hike, connecting all the mountain huts, "Refugi" in Catalan, in the area.

During this 8-day adventure, where you will walk from hut to hut for 6 days, you'll start and finish in Espot. You will walk high into the mountains, along the way you will encounter many natural highlights. You will spend your nights in cozy mountain huts, where you will meet other hikers and can enjoy breakfast, dinner and a picnic lunch. We have selected multiple mountain huts to spend the night, based on the length of the daily stage. During your daily walks, you will pass some of the other huts. Before and after the trek, you'll stay in a hotel in Espot to enjoy a relaxed start and finish to the trip.

Itinerary

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1

Arrival in Espot

The charming little mountain village of Espot is the starting point for this version of Carros de Foc. You arrive here the day before the trek starts, which contributes to a relaxed start of the trip. You will stay in a hotel.

Hotel Saurat (Espot)

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Hotel Saurat (Espot)
Day
2

Espot - Refugi d'Amitges

Duration: 03:30 h
Distance: 11.8 km
Ascent: 1040 m
Today your adventure begins! You depart from Espot, it is all gradually uphill today. At first, you walk through the woods and cross the river. After about 7 kilometers, you will encounter beautiful Lake Sant Maurici, a highlight of today and a good spot to take a break. On the way to Refugi d'Amitges, you will see waterfalls and more lakes. Your destination today is Refugi d'Amitges, beautifully located with stunning views of the landscape. Time for a well-deserved beer!

Refugi d'Amitges

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Refugi d'Amitges
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3

Refugi d'Amitges - Refugi Colomèrs

Duration: 02:50 h
Distance: 8.4 km
Ascent: 310 m
Descent: 570 m
The day starts by walking past Lake dels Barbs, going uphill towards beautiful Port de Ratera. Here you can enjoy stunning views over the mountains. Along the way, you will enjoy even more lakes and stunning views. From here it's downhill toward Refugi Colomers, situated next to Lake Colomers.

Refugi Colomèrs

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Refugi Colomèrs
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Included

  • Booking the huts

    We will take care of arranging accommodation on the Carros de Foc for you. We will also provide you with a detailed itinerary for every stage and instructions on how to get to the trailhead.

  • Full travel guide

    We will send you on your way with a digital travel guide that includes a route description for the Carros de Foc, interactive hiking maps, and the most important information applicable to your trek

  • Accommodation

    During your Carros de Foc, you will spend your nights in mountain huts. In the mountain huts we normally only book dormitories, but we can look into private rooms on request. If the private rooms are fully booked or not available in the hut, we automatically book a bed in dormitories for you. Please note that private rooms are more expensive and there will be an additional charge for this.

  • Half-board

    Accommodation at the huts includes dinner and breakfast. We will arrange this for you as well. This allows you to travel lighter and have one less thing to worry about. Bear in mind that lunch is not included, but it can be purchased at the huts. Here you can also buy an array of snacks and bottled water.

  • Accommodation before and after the tour

    Accommodation before and after the trek is included. Breakfast is part of your stay.

Excluded

  • Traveling to and from

    You have to make your own way to the starting point. The total amount does not include personal transport.

  • Transfers

    Should you need any form of (public) transport on location, this is not part of the trekking package. This includes the use of taxi, bus, cable cars, gondolas etc.

  • Lunch

    Half-board is included in the price of this trek. Lunch, however, is not. You can get something to eat at the mountain huts along the way.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses on such as souvenirs, drinks, and other similar expenses are for your own account.

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