LA GRANDE TRAVERSE OF THE PYRENEES

INFORMATION ABOUT THE JOURNEY

1: GALLERY OF SELECTED IMAGES

2: PEAKS + PASSES – SOME HIGHLIGHTS

3: THE ROUTE

1: SELECTED IMAGES

impressions of a walking journey, traveling through the elements, colours and textures of diverse landscapes as well as a change of season

1: PEAKS | PICOS | LES PICS + MOUNTAIN PASSES | COLLADOS | COLS

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

Puig de Roc Negre [2714m] 

Bastiments [2881m]

Pic de Freser [2834m]

Pic de l’Infern [2869m]

Pic dels Gorgs [2791m]

Pic Superior [2820m] + Inferior [2826m] de la Vaca

Pic de Nuria [2790m]

Pic de Finestrelles [2826m]

Puig del Coll d’Eina [2772m]

Pic d’Eyne [2789m]

Pic de les Nou Fonts [2861m]

La Tour d’Eyne [2831m]

Pic de la Fossa del Gegant [2807m]

Pic de Segre [2843m] + Petit Pic de Segre [2810m]

Puigmal [2909m]

Pic Carlit [2921m]

Port Vell [2579m]

Pic de Sanfonts [2886m]

Port de Sotllo [2885m]

Col de Coumette [2900m]

Pointe de Recous [2447m]

Porte de l’Artigue [2481m]

Col de Certascan [2589m]

Coll de la Cornella [2482m]

Colhada deth Lac de Mar [2498m]

Tuc de Molieres [3009m]

Collado Inferior de Literola [2981m]

Pic Royo [3122m]

Pointe de Literole [3132m] + Tuca de Lliterola [3097m]

Collado Superior de Literola [3051m]

El Perdiguero [3222m]

Tusse de Montarque [2883m]

Col de Pluviometre [2860m]

Port de Barroude [2534m]

Hourquette de Heas [2608m]

Collado de Munia [2853m]

Breche de Tquerouye [2668m] 

Grand Astazou [3071m] + Col Swan [2967m]

Punta de las Olas [3022m] + Pico de Anisclo [3257m]

Taillon [3144m]

Breche de Roland [2807m]

Petit Vignemale [3032m]

Col de Mulets [2591m] + Col d’Aratille [2528m]

La Grande Fache [3005m]

Pic Peyreget [2487m]

Portillo de Coda del Rey [2095m] 

Hiru Erregeen Mahaia [2446m]

Pic d’Anie [2504m]

Pic d’Orhy [2017m]

Breche d’Alupigna 

Okabe [1466m]

Hautza [1306m]

2: THE ROUTE TRAVERSING THE PYRENEES

HRP / Haute Randonnée Pyrénéenne, incl. Variants and Alternative Routes [GR11 + GPR Volta a Andorra + Porta del Cel] + additional Ascents / Peaks

EAST – WEST

52 days walking + 3 resting days

1: CAP DE CREUS / Port de la Selva -> FONT DE CONILL

2: SALT DE FITO

via Requesens

3: FONT DE SALINES

via Sallinas

4: AMELIE LES BAINS

5: REFUGE DE BATERE 

camp at source above

6: GORG DU CADY 

via alternative route / crest: Puig de Roc Negre, camp at first lake

7: REFUGI D’ULLDETER

8: VALL DE NURIA 

via crete: Bastiments, Pic de l’Infern, camp above at river 

9: VALL DE NURIA

ascent: Puigmal d’Err, camp at river

10: MONT LOUIS

via crete: Pic d’Eyne, La Tour d’Eyne

11: LAC LANOUX 

via Lac Bouillouse + Pic Carlit, camp at lake / river

12: HOSPITALET PRES-DE-L’ANDORRE

via Refuge de Bessines [thunderstorm / stay at gite d’etape] 

13: CABANE DE SORDA 

via Lac + Refuge de Juclar, camp on plateau [2300m]

14: ESTANYS DE L’ANGONELLA

via Sorteny + El Serrat, into -> alternative route: GPR La volta a Andorra

camp at lake

15: LAC DE BAIAU

via Estany de les Truites + Refugi de Coma Pedrosa, via crete / alternative route: GPR La volta a Andorra + Circ de Baiau, camp next to lower lake

16: ETANG DE MONTESTAURE [2300m]

alternative route / GR11 + Porta del Cel: passed Refugi de Vallferrera

via Estany de Sotllo + Estany d’Estats + Port de Sotllo 

Col de Coumette + Pointe de Recous 

-> camp at lake

17: CERTASCAN

via Port de l’Artique + Estanysde Romedo, camp behind refuge

18: CABANA DEL FANGASSAL 

alternative route: Porta del Cel [descent], passed through Tavascan

[thunderstorm]

19: ALOS D’ISIL

via Estanys de la Gallina + Coll de la Cornella -> camp up, next to river. 

20: ESTANY DE GARRABEA

camp

21: AÏGUESTORTES 

HRP + Carros de Foc parallel

via Port del Bonaigua into Aiguestortes + passed Refugi de Colomers + Port del Caldes

-> camp next to lake 

22: VALL DE MOLIÈRES

via Restanca + Lac de Mar + Lac Tort d’Arrius 

camp in valley, next to river

23: REFUGE RENCLUSA

via Tuc de Molieres + Plan d’Aigelluts, camp at refuge

24: BENASQUE

[2 days rest]

25: LAC + REFUGE DU PORTILLON

via Ibon Blanco de Literola + crete Literola

26: LE PERDIQUÈRE 

27: LAC DE POUCHERGUES

via Tusse de Montarque + Col de Pluviometre + Gourg Blanc + Lac de Caillouasse

-> alternative route not descending, camp close to Lac de Pouchergues

28: RIO CINQUETA

via very steep pass, camp in valley, next to river 

29: CABANA DE BARROSA 

got ride to PARZAN (thunderstorms / heavy rain)

30: HEAS / AUBERGE DE MAILHET

via Port de Barroude + Hourquettes de Heas, (fog + heavy rain)

31: REFUGE DE TUQUEROUYE

via Cirque de Troumousse + COL DE MUNIA 

continue to -> Lago de Marbore – Breche de Tuquerouye, stay at Cabin 

32: REFUGE DE PINETA

-> Grand Astazou -> descent, continuation via alternative route: Faja de la Tormosa 

camp in valley / at refuge

33: REFUGIO GORIZ

alternative route: Faja de la Olas + Punta de la Olas + Pico de Añisclo 

34: GAVARNIE

via low route -> Breche de Roland + Taillon, descent via Echelles de Seradets

[1 day rest]

35: REFUGE DE BAYSELLANCE

36: LAC D’ARATILLE 

via Petit Vignemale + Refuge de Oulettes + Col de Mulets + Col d’Aratille 

camp at lake

37: REFUGIO ESPUMOSO

passed Refuge de Wallon, via La Grande Fache, camp close to refuge

38: LAC / REFUGE D’ARREMOULITE 

ascent towards Bailatous / Breche Latour – had to redecent. -> Ibons de Arriel + Col d’Arremoulit

[extreme cold]

39: REFUGE DE POMBIE

40: CABANE LARRY 

alternative route: via Col + Pic Peyreget + Lac Gentau / Refuge d’Ayous 

camp close to cabin, source

41: PLA AQUA TUERTA

variant / alternative route -> Sentier du Lac d’Estaens, Lac d’Estaens, camp in valley 

42: REFUGE D’ARLET

via Portillo de Coda del Rey

43: CABANE D’ANSABE

alternative route: Camino de las Foyas a La Ralla -> Collau de La Ralla + Mallo de Las Foyas + Ibon de Acherito 

camp next to stream

44: LESCUN 

via Col d’Esqueste + peak: Hiru Erregeen Mahaia + Col de Lhurs + Col des Ourtets 

stay at Gite d’Etapa

45: ARLAS

via PIC D’ANIE 

camp beneath ARLAS

46: CABANE DE BERGER / ARDANE

alternative route along crete: Puntal de Oloron + Kortaplana, rejoin HRP

47: IRATY

via Pic d’Orhy, camping

48: CABANE in mountains

via Okabe

49: ALDUDES

50: ELIZONDO 

alternative route via crete + HAUTZA -> Erregarri -> Maxilko Harria

(afternoon: heavy rain, deviated to street towards Erratzu – ride to Elizondo)

51: camped next to Auberge 

52: HENDAYE