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).

Trails in this region

Books

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  • 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
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  • 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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2019
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2019
  • The Pyrenean Haute Route
  • There are three main trekking routes across the Pyrenees from coast to coast: of these, the Pyrenean Haute Route (or HRP for Haute Route Pyreneenne) is the most challenging - and arguably, the most spectacular. Unlike the GR10 and GR11, it is not waymarked and borders on mountaineering at times, sticking as closely as possible to the main... Read more
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Netherlands
2019
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2019
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Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Shorter Treks in the Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • Guidebook detailing seven circular treks of 4-12 days in the beautiful Pyrenees. The varied routes cover both sides of the French-Spanish border and include both the High Pyrenees and the lower, more gentle mountains of the Basque Country and Catalonia. Variants are suggested for those wishing to shorten or extend the treks. Read more
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  • Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo 2022
  • Cross-border area of the Pyrenees at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map covering on the Spanish side the valleys of Bujaruelo and Ara with the western section of the Ordesa National Park and the Ordesa Valley, and within France extending from the Vignemale Massif to Gavarnie, plus a Spanish/French booklet with recommendations for... Read more
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  • Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo Editorial Alpina
  • Cross-border area of the Pyrenees at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map covering on the Spanish side the valleys of Bujaruelo and Ara with the western section of the Ordesa National Park and the Ordesa Valley, and within France extending from the Vignemale Massif to Gavarnie, plus a Spanish/French booklet with recommendations for... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 06 Vignemale - Valle de Bujaruelo | Editorial Alpina
  • Cross-border area of the Pyrenees at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map covering on the Spanish side the valleys of Bujaruelo and Ara with the western section of the Ordesa National Park and the Ordesa Valley, and within France extending from the Vignemale Massif to Gavarnie, plus a Spanish/French booklet with recommendations for... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2021
  • Wandelgids Pyrenäen - GR 11 - Pyreneeen | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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
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2018
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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
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Netherlands
2018
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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
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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
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  • 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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The Book Depository
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2010
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Stanfords
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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
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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
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Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids - Klimgids - Klettersteiggids The Pyrenees | Cicerone
  • 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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Maps

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  • Ordesa - Monte Perdido National Park Editorial Alpina 2-Map Set
  • 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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  • Pyrenees Eastern 2018
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Mallorca -Tramuntana Central GR11 Map and Hiking Guide 2020
  • 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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  • 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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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 67 Tramuntana Central - Mallorca | Editorial 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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2017
  • Senda Pirenaica GR11 guide and map Cabo Higer - Cap de Creus 2017
  • Set van 21 kaarten, schaal 1:50.000, met intekening van de GR11, de lange-afstandswandeling door de Spaanse Pyreneeën. Van kust tot kust, van Cabo Higuer (bij Irun) naar Cap de Creus (Costa Brava). Onderverdeeld in 43 trajecten. Met hoogteprofielen, gemiddelde looptijden, afstanden, locaties van berghutten, campings en hotels. Read more
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2017
  • Wandelkaart Senda Pirenaica GR11 | Editorial Alpina
  • Set van 21 kaarten, schaal 1:50.000, met intekening van de GR11, de lange-afstandswandeling door de Spaanse Pyreneeën. Van kust tot kust, van Cabo Higuer (bij Irun) naar Cap de Creus (Costa Brava). Onderverdeeld in 43 trajecten. Met hoogteprofielen, gemiddelde looptijden, afstanden, locaties van berghutten, campings en hotels. Read more
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  • Alsace / Massif des Vosges 2018
  • 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
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  • Massif des Vosges - Plaine d`Alsace IGN Top200 201
  • 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
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  • Carros de Foc Hiking Circuit Editorial Alpina
  • 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
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  • Valle de Tena - Panticosa - Partacua - Sallent Editorial Alpina
  • Valle de Tena in the central part of the Spanish Pyrenees on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:25,000 from Editorial Alpina, with coverage including Panticosa, Sallent de Gállego, Sierra de Partacua, Sierra de Tendeñera, etc. Accompanying booklet includes contact details for campsites, refuges, etc.Topography is presented by contours at... Read more
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  • Alpes du Sud 2018
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Massif central 2018
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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