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2020

ON THE TRACKS OF THE CATHARS       12 days

        From FOIX (Ariege) to BERGA (Catalunya)

Across valleys and high passes of the Pyrenees

you walk along the routes followed by the

Cathars seeking refuge in Catalonia during

the Middle Ages.


Highlights of the tour include the castle of Montsegur,

2 nature reserves in Ariege & Cerdagne, the Cadi-Moixero Natural Parc.


Accommodation: gites, refuges (depending on programme) and family runned hotels

in the historical towns of Ax les Thermes, Bellver de Cerdanya and Bagà.


   Transfer back to Foix by bus + train

Prices according to options


Self-guided itinerant travel



SPRING / SUMMER: 7 days


*ANDORRA: Madriu-Perafita valleys (UNESCO's World Heritage)


*CERDAGNE: cross-border passes


*NURIA - PUIGMAL Nature Reserve


*SOURCES of the RIVER TER


*ARRIVAL in the village of BEGET

   (classified as National Heritage)













SUMMER / AUTUMN: 7 to 8 days


*ALTA GARROTXA & BASSEGODA

    (cf. page "Secret Catalonia")


*HERMITAGE-HOSTAL of SALINES


*Olive groves of the ALBERA HILLS


*MONASTERY SANT PERE de RODES


*CAP de CREUS Natural Parc


*ARRIVAL in CADAQUES

3 prestigious Natural Parcs

only 40 km from Barcelona:


* MONTSENY

* SANT LLORENÇ DEL MUNT

* MONTSERRAT

3 MOUNTS & BARCELONA


Walkers follow gentle to moderate paths across well preserved areas to discover 3 summits crowned by

3 legendary sanctuaries:

Montseny, World Reserve of Biosphere - Sant Llorenç & the spectacuar ridge of La Mola, Montserrat, cultural & spiritual symbol of Catalunya.

A half-day visit of Barcelona includes the "Barri Gotic", la Rambla, the port, the masterpieces of architect Gaudi & a gourmet break for "tapas".

5 days/4 nights guided

- mini groups -

545€

ADVENTURE ROUTES



Long distance and special trails

GR 11 : GRAND ROUTE of SOUTHERN PYRENEES


ENCHEMIN organizes your trip from ANDORRA to COSTA BRAVA:

luggage & transfers, local maps, guide book, assistance.


The itinerary offers a great diversity in landscapes: beautiful sections of high mountain scenery, unspoilt forests, rivers and lakes, olive groves... and a privileged experience: a breathtaking arrival on the Mediterranean coast.


To fully enjoy this outstanding trip we have split the trail into 2 distinct tours:

1 week in Spring, 1 week in late Summer.


We are happy to book the accommodation according to your needs.