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Sant Maurici Lake Loop via Refugi Amitges

Sant Maurici Lake Loop via Refugi Amitges

Just in case I did not already convince everyone I know to visit the Spanish Pyrenees, I’d like to share another beautiful walk. This adventure explores the most famous lake in the area, Estany de Sant Maurici. This hike is a bit easier than my previous Pyrenees walks; So if you are vaguely fit, you’ll be able to manage it. Our route goes around Lake Sant Maurici, then we walked up to Refugi Amitges (via the Carros de Foc trail),…

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Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Aigüestortes Hikes – Coll de Contraix

Do you fancy a challenge that will take you to some of the best views within Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park? Well, the route to Coll de Contraix is pretty perfect. You follow the Carros de Foc trail between two Refuges Ventosa and Estany Llong. This hike will take you near azure-blue lakes, up spectacular rocky slopes, past countless waterfalls and show you more spiky-topped Pyrenees than you can count. This was easily the most impressive adventure…

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Aigüestortes Hikes – Cavallers to Estany Negre

Aigüestortes Hikes – Cavallers to Estany Negre

Ready to see another Gorgeous hike in the Pyrenees? Our next adventure was a giant loop within Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. As the hike we did was immense, (and jelly leg inducing), I’ll split it up to write about it. This is the first section between two lakes; It’s called the Route of the Marmot from Estany de Cavallers to Estany Negre and Refugi Ventosa i Calvell. Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is…

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Vall de Boí – Romanesque Churches

Vall de Boí – Romanesque Churches

The Vall de Boí is a beautiful valley in Catalonia (in Spain) that leads to Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. One of the things the Vall de Boí is famous for is Catalan Romanesque Churches. The area is blocked off by steep mountains on both sides, that are dotted with small villages, each one with it’s own unique Romanesque church from the 11th- 12th centuries. They are all incredibly well preserved and they have been designated a…

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