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"CARROS DE FOC"

"CHARIOTS OF FIRE"
TREK IN THE PYRENEES

 

AIGÜESTORTES NATIONAL PARK
Located in Spain's Pyrenees ranges, this magnificient mountain park has plenty of beautiful landscapes with rocky peaks and alpine tarns.

 

"CHARIOTS OF FIRE"
formerly known as the "Trek of Aigüestortes mountain huts", the current name comes from the Hollywood awarded British film. Although most trekkers walk the nine mountain huts loop in 4 to 7 days, a few do it running, trying to complete them in less than 24 hours, while others stay until 9 days, enjoying this National Park highlights.

 

STRENUOUS CLIMB
The ascent to Contraix mountain pass is one of the highlights and the most enduring stage of this trek.

 

CHAMOIS AND POLE SIGN
This graceful mammal is characteristic of the European mountains. In the background there is a pole painted with the identity colors of the GR-11 –the transpyrenean Great Distance Track. "Carros de Foc" follows this longer trek in some of his stages.

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