The Pyrenean lakes and valleys of Andorra
Lush green valleys painted with wild flowers and pointed, jagged, rounded, rolling, every type of mountain you can imagine. The faint sound of cow bells ringing in the distance and cosy wooden chalets dotted on the mountainside. Walkers with smiles on their faces. You have arrived in Andorra.
The magnificent peaks reaching to 3000m along the French/Spanish border provide a photogenic backdrop as we explore the remote quiet valleys and lonely mountain lakes.
Gentle Val de Incles offers a range of quiet rambles in lovely scenery, where we can trek up rough paths from the head of lovely flower strewn Val Incles to admire the great many stunningly situated mountain lakes. While reaching the grand, unspoiled Val Madriu, a World Heritage Site, will require more, well rewarded, effort! The gondola lift from Encamp and high mountain roads allow easy access to high terrain at over 2000m with moderate effort which allows time to bask in the wide mountain views. A number of historic Romanesque churches with unique frescos can also be visited. On rest days it is possible to visit the Spanish town of Seu de Urgell. We walk within quiet valleys to the loveliest and loneliest mountain lakes of the Pyrenees. There is much more to be discovered in the ’Country of the Pyrenees’ than the shoppers or skiers ever imagined.
The week of 4 June will be at a more leisurely pace to allow time to appreciate the flowers and plants. From 11 June onwards, you can enjoy our two walks, two leaders, two grades option where you can choose to walk at either 6 or 8 Level.
Grade 6 walks will be full days, up to 6 hours, with up to 750m of ascent and descent, normally in more remote areas, there may be some steep and rough ground. Grade 8 walks are hard mountain walking every day with long ascents and descents, and scrambling. A good head for heights is essential. Distances will probably not exceed 12 miles, but ascents and descents will normally be between 1000 and 1500m. Expect long… and exhilarating days!