Aigües Tortes

Description

Carros de Foc, Aigües Tortes, Colomina - Estany Llong

Aigües Tortes is an enchanting landscape in the Spanish (Catalan) Pyrenees.

The area is full of small and large lakes. Old pine trees grow up to the mountain passes. The stone is colored and firm.

Part of the area is protected: Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. Outside the park, the lakes are used for water and electricity.

There are approximately nine refuges in the area. The cabins are usually fully booked in summer. If you want to complete the popular Carros de Foc, a circular tour of one week which crosses the best parts of the area, then you really have to make reservations in spring. Reservations are made easy via a central website (see links).

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 2. in Spain
  • Henk Nouws July 2011
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Scenic, one of the most beautiful regions of the Pyrenees.
  • Negative The parc is too small really!
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Trails in this region

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Macizo de Monte Perdido - Valle de Ordesa - Pineta Editorial Alpina
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:25,000 in a set of two GPS compatible recreational maps in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, providing more detailed coverage of this popular hiking area.Contours are at 10m intervals, with relief shading and vegetation colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked PR hiking... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Monte Perdido Macizo de / Valle de Ordesa / Pineta 2019
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:25,000 in a set of two GPS compatible recreational maps in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, providing more detailed coverage of this popular hiking area.Contours are at 10m intervals, with relief shading and vegetation colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked PR hiking... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelgids Macizo de Monte Perdido - Valle dee Ordesa - Pineta | Alpina
  • Goede wandelkaart van dit gebied met alle noodzakelijke informatie als berghutten, campings. Kleurgebruik vrij fel, waardoor hoogtes goed uitkomen. Wandelroutes zijn ingetekend en de GR paden (doorgaande wandelpaden) zijn weergegeven met een teken of nummer. •Hiking map •Scale 1:15.000 •Equidistance contours: 10 m distance •Master contours: at... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park Editorial Alpina
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible recreational map in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, including a booklet with English language descriptions of several walks, climbs, etc.Contours are at 20m intervals, with relief shading and altitude colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Ordesa y Monte Perdido Parc Natural map and hiking guide 2018
  • Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible recreational map in an extensive and very popular series from Editorial Alpina, including a booklet with English language descriptions of several walks, climbs, etc.Contours are at 20m intervals, with relief shading and altitude colouring. An overprint highlights waymarked... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Pyrenäen - GR 11 - Pyreneeen | Rother
  • Goede compacte wandelgids van de GR11, de Spaanse doorgaande Pyreneeën route. Veel praktische informatie, kaartmateriaal beperkt, met hoogteprofielen. Majestätisch ragen schneebedeckte Gipfel auf, verträumt liegen Bergseen in stillen Landschaften, wie von der Zeit vergessen scheinen die wenigen, kleinen Bergdörfer zu sein – und über ihnen allen... Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The GR11 Trail
  • The GR11 traverses the Spanish Pyrenees from Irún on the Atlantic coast to Cap de Creus on the Mediterranean, and often enjoys better weather than its French counterpart, the GR10. Leading over high passes and through sweeping valleys, the 820km route is presented in 47 stages. Trekkers require experience of high mountains. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The GR11 Trail
  • This comprehensive guidebook to the GR11 trail, which runs 820km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, provides everything trekkers will need to take up the challenge - detailed route description, excellent photographs, lots of background information and unique custom-produced maps. This glorious traverse of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish side,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The GR11 Trail
  • This comprehensive guidebook to the GR11 trail, which runs 820km from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, provides everything trekkers will need to take up the challenge - detailed route description, excellent photographs, lots of background information and unique custom-produced maps. This glorious traverse of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish side,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids GR 11 Spaanse Pyreneeen - Through the Spanish Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van dit geweldige gebied. goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Beschrijving van de GR 11, het lange afstandswandelpad aan de Spaanse kant van de Pyreneeën. This comprehensive guidebook to the magnificent GR11 trail, which runs 820km from the Atlantic to... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for the Pyrenean Haute Route. It zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. It covers 800km and has a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 day stages and is largely unwaymarked. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • The Pyrenean High-Level Route is probably the most beautiful, spectacular and challenging trek in the Pyrenees. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, the trek from Hendaye to Banyuls-sur-Mer crosses the French Spanish border many times, exploring both sides of the mountain range and staying as close as possible to the main ridge of the Pyrenees. The 800km... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Through The Spanish Pyrenees
  • Walking the GR11 (La Senda) trek, as described in this guidebook, takes you through Spain's Pyrenees from the Atlantic at Iruns to the Mediterranean at Calaques, and is one of the world's great trekking routes. The Spanish Pyrenees present a wonderland to the holidaymaker, whether backpacker, botanist, canoeist, cyclist, entomologist,... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Through The Spanish Pyrenees
  • Walking the GR11 (La Senda) trek, as described in this guidebook, takes you through Spain's Pyrenees from the Atlantic at Iruns to the Mediterranean at Calaques, and is one of the world's great trekking routes. The Spanish Pyrenees present a wonderland to the holidaymaker, whether backpacker, botanist, canoeist, cyclist, entomologist,... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • The Pyrenees: The High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun to the Carlit Massif
  • The Pyrenees is accomplished walker Kev Reynolds’ large-format Cicerone guide to one of Europe’s most famous and impressive mountain ranges. The guide gives a valley-by-valley description of the High Pyrenees from west to east and is a very useful reference to help identify the best locations for walking, mountaineering, skiing and climbing.... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2010
Bol.com
Netherlands
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons;... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2010
  • The Pyrenees
  • A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. The book is divided into five regional chapters: the Western Valleys; Cirques and Canyons;... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids - Klimgids - Klettersteiggids The Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • Prachtige en volledige wandel- en klimgids van de Hoge Pyreneën in Frankrijk, Andorra en Spanje. Per deelgebied worden m.b.v. duidelijke kaartjes en route informatie de verschillende tochten beschreven. Geschikt voor iedere bergwandelaar. Er is informatie over accomodatie in opgenomen, evenals allerlei praktische en gebiedsinformatie. First in... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • High Jura - Northern Alps IGN Top200 202
  • Pyrénées Ouest map from the IGN at 1:200,000, with excellent presentation of the terrain through contours and vivid relief shading, plenty of names of topographic features, long-distance GR hiking routes, places of interest, etc. The map is designed to provide convenient coverage of the western and central part of the Pyrenees, extending across... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Terres de l`Ebre
  • Terres de l`Ebre map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Southern Alps IGN Top200 203
  • Pyrénées Ouest map from the IGN at 1:200,000, with excellent presentation of the terrain through contours and vivid relief shading, plenty of names of topographic features, long-distance GR hiking routes, places of interest, etc. The map is designed to provide convenient coverage of the western and central part of the Pyrenees, extending across... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pla de Lleida
  • Pla de Lleida map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Massif Central IGN Top200 204
  • Pyrénées Ouest map from the IGN at 1:200,000, with excellent presentation of the terrain through contours and vivid relief shading, plenty of names of topographic features, long-distance GR hiking routes, places of interest, etc. The map is designed to provide convenient coverage of the western and central part of the Pyrenees, extending across... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirineu Occidental
  • Pirineu Occidental, the western part of the Catalan Pyrenees, at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Camp de Tarragona
  • Camp de Tarragona map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava
  • Pirineu Oriental - Girona - Costa Brava map, covering the eastern part of the Catalan Pyrenees and the coast southwards to Pineda de Mar at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pyrenees East IGN Top200 206
  • Pyrénées Ouest map from the IGN at 1:200,000, with excellent presentation of the terrain through contours and vivid relief shading, plenty of names of topographic features, long-distance GR hiking routes, places of interest, etc. The map is designed to provide convenient coverage of the western and central part of the Pyrenees, extending across... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Spain: 100K Catalan Topographic Survey
  • Catalonia on seven large topographic survey maps at 1:100,000 from the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, each providing very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.Relief is presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and spot heights; additional colouring... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Barcelona and Environs
  • Barcelona and Environs map at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography. Maps in this series have relief presented by contours at 40m intervals, enhanced by additional hill-shading and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Comarques Centrales
  • Comarques Centrales, the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees including Ripoll, Olot, Berga, Vic, Solsona, etc, at 1:100,000 in the topographic survey of Catalonia published by the Institut Cartogràfic de Catalunya, with very detailed coverage of a large area and an excellent representation of the region’s topography.Maps in this series have... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Carros de Foc 2017
  • Carros de Foc (Chariots of Fire) Hiking Circuit, a five to seven day long hiking route in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, shown on a 1:25,000 map from Editorial Alpina. The map, from the publishers of an extensive hiking series for the Spanish Pyrenees, has contours at 20m intervals, relief shading, and vegetation... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Vall de Boí Editorial Alpina
  • Vall de Boi area of the Spanish Pyrenees, including the western half of the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, presented on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina. The map has contours at 10m intervals, enhanced by relief shading with plenty of spot heights, plus colouring for different types of... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Vall de Boi - Aiguestortes Parc Natural 2017
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. La Vall de Boí pertenece a la comarca de la Alta Ribagorça y limita al norte con la Vall d´Aran; por el este con el Pallars Jussà y el Pallars Sobirà; y por el... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Vall de Boi - Aiguestortes | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een klein deel van de Spaanse Pyreneeen. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. Uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. La Vall de Boí pertenece a la comarca de la Alta Ribagorça y limita al norte con la Vall d´Aran; por el este con el Pallars Jussà y el Pallars Sobirà; y por el... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca - Tramuntana Central Editorial Alpina
  • The central part of Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana mountains on a contoured and GPS-compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, highlighting numerous local hiking trails and the course of the GR221 long-distance trail, climbing and canyoning sites, refuges and campsites, etc. Accompanying booklet includes English-language descriptions of... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca -Tramuntana Central GR11 Map and Hiking Guide 2019
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van de Tramuntana op Mallorca. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Let op: deze uitgever is traag met het vernieuwen van kaarten; het kan zo maar zijn dat een bepaalde kaart gedurende langere tijd niet beschikbaar is. Majorca:... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tramuntana Central - Mallorca | Alpina
  • Zeer gedetailleerde wandelkaart van een deel van de Tramuntana op Mallorca. Met ingetekende wandelroutes en andere informatie. uitstekende kaart. Met symbolen voor campings, hutten. Let op: deze uitgever is traag met het vernieuwen van kaarten; het kan zo maar zijn dat een bepaalde kaart gedurende langere tijd niet beschikbaar is. Majorca:... Read more
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