Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)
We fly into Barcelona and drive three hours to Encamp where we will spend our first night in a comfy hotel before heading into the mountains.
Our first day’s walking sees us leave the hotel by private bus as we
head to the start of the Coranallacs Route with our Ramblers Walking Leader and
our Local Mountain Guide showing us the way.
From Andorra La Vella we join the GR7, entering forests dominated by Scots
pine and deciduous trees. Keep an eye out for wild boar, wild sheep, chamois
Once through the forest we emerge onto the beautiful Pla de l’Ingla
where the river splits into two due to the flat terrain.
Continuing along our path we’ll see the first of many lakes on our
journey. Soon after we arrive at our destination for the day the, Illa Refuge
at 2,488m. Not far from the shelter you’ll find the Forcats tarns, which add
even more charm to the environment. After a hearty dinner take some time
outside for your first night of no noise or light pollution, just the stars
lighting up the sky.
8 Miles, 1,473m Ascent 40m Descent, 7hrs 00mins
As we wake up to the smell of fresh coffee
and mountain air filling us with excitement we prepare to head for the next
From the Illa Hut we climb to the
Collada de Pessons from where we can see the circle of lakes that make up the
Pessons. We descend towards Les Bordes d’Envalira, a chance on our route to
touch civilisation and top up on any supplies you might like.
In the afternoon our route will take
in a view point where you look over the two countries of Andorra and France
before arriving at our home for the night, the Jucla Hut at 2,310m.
12 miles, 1,350m
Ascent/1,527m Descent, 10.5hrs
The Jucla Hut overlooks a nearby lake which
makes it well worth getting up early to catch the sunrise over this serene
As we leave the hut we cross over the stream
coming down from the dam and traverse over to the Manego meadows and head for Lake
Cabana Sorda at 2,295m. As our path takes us past Lake Cabana Sorda and up to
Cabana Sorda ridge which then descends to Coms de Jan shepherds hut, then
the last ascent to Collada des Meners and then our route down to our third hut
is clearly visible as it meanders its way through the Sorteny Valley
Nature Park. Here is a great time to slow down and watch the butterflies zigzag
their way around you, guiding you to the Sorteny Shelter.
10.5 miles, 1,425m
Ascent/1,770m Descent, 10.5hrs
Our route to our final hut takes us towards the towns of El Serrat and Llorts, passing the trout centre on route. As we near the Comapedrosa Nature Park we prepare ourselves for a fairly steep ascent to Clot del Cavall.
Once past our steep ascent followed by a long descent into and through woods, which is very much at the top of our grade and over for a very short time, we are onto the GRP path leading us to our overnight stay at the Comapedrosa Hut nestled at the foot of the steep mountains around us.
13.5 miles, 1,900m Ascent/1,600m Descent, 11hrs
As the day’s sun rays start casting over the
peak of Comapedrosa it’s time to finish the final segment and head out of the
We slowly descend and enter back into
woodland offering the chances to spot Capercaillie, Roe deer or Mufflons among
other wildlife all heading back towards Caldea and our start point four days
Seeing Andorra La Vella again signifies that
you have just finished circumnavigating a country!
13 miles, 716m
Ascent/1,950m Descent, 9.5hrs
It has come time to bid farewell to the charming, beautiful and challenging country that is Andorra and transfer to Barcelona airport for our flight back to the UK.