ITINERARY TOUR DU CANIGOU

This is a land based trip 8 days in total, 6 days hiking, 5 nights in Mountain huts, 2 nights in 15th Centuary luxury farmhouse accommodation with swimming pool. It starts and finishes in Arles sur Tech at your accommodation. Closest Airports, Perpignan, Gerona, Barcelona.

YOU HAVE TO BUY YOUR OWN LUNCHES BUT YOU CAN ORDER THESE THE NIGHT BEFORE FROM EACH ACCOMMODATION IF YOU SO WISH. These will range from between €10-€15 per lunch

Day 1: Arrive in Arles sur Tech, settle in to your accommodation and then meet your guide at 6pm for your welcome greet and chat about the tour before having dinner. DINNER INCLUDED

Day 2: Transfer up to Refuge Batére where we start our first day of hiking Refuge Batére – Refuge St Guillem (Alt 1300mtrs) Distance: 17.3 km Ascent: 946 mtrs Descent: 1119 mtrs Time: 8hr 30 Breakfast/Dinner Inc

Day 3: Refuge St Guillem – Refuge les Conques ( Alt 1587 mtrs) Distance: 21.3 Km Ascent: 1047 mtrs Descent: 723 mtrs Time: 8 hrs Breakfast/Dinner Inc

Day 4: Refuge Les Conques – Refuge Mariailles (Alt 1718 mtrs) Distance: 15.6 Km Ascent: 816 Mtrs Descent: 704 Mtrs Time: 5 hr.30 Breakfast/Dinner Inc

Day 5: Refuge MariaillesRefuge Les Cortalets (Alt 2150 mtrs) Distance: 15.5 Km Ascent: 1076 Mtrs Descent: 641 Mtrs Time: 6 hr.30 Breakfast/Dinner Inc Today if the weather and conditions are good, instead of circumnavigating Canigou we can climb up the famous Chimney to the summit of Canigou at 2784 mtrs. (Guide’s decision on weather and group ability)

Day 6: Refuge Cortalets – Refuge Batére (Alt 1429 Mtrs) Distance: 16 Km Ascent: 571 Mtrs Descent: 1271 Mtrs Time: 5 hr Breakfast/Dinner inc

Day 7: Refuge Batére – Amalie les Bains via Puig de l’Estelle & Tour de Batére Distance: 19.13 Km Ascent: 791 Mtrs Descent: 2041 Mtrs Time: 8hrs Return to Arles sur Tech from Amalie les Bains with transport for last night, clean clothes and farewell dinner Breakfast/Dinner Inc

Day 8: Departure day The trip finishes after breakfast and we say our fond farewells to each other. Breakfast Inc

This trip is self contained and we have to carry all our clothes and kit for the whole trip, so we want to think as light as possible. Because of the Covid-19 situation we must all so carry our own sleeping bag as well.

Kit List:

  • 30 – 35 ltr Rucksack
  • One pair of clothes to hike in and a spare t-shirt
  • Set of clothes for the huts
  • Socks, underwear. Enough for 6 days hiking
  • Warm layer
  • Light duvet Jacket
  • Sun kit – Hat, glasses, cream
  • Warm hat & Gloves
  • Waterproofs – Jacket and trousers
  • 2 X 1ltr water bottles or bladder
  • Small first aid kit – Blister plasters, anti-inflamatory cream, personal medication etc (The guide will be carrying a comprehensive first aid kit, but it is for group emergencies)
  • Small wash kit and towel (Showers are available at most of the huts)
  • Extra snacks
  • Camera/phone and charging cable (There will not always be the opportunity to charge at the huts so a battery charging pack is advised)
  • Sandals etc for river crossings and to wear inside the huts, (not flip flops as they will come off in the river crossings)
  • Good light weight hiking boots or sturdy hiking trainers (broken in)
  • Trekking poles
  • Lightweight sleeping bag
  • Money and cash card/ passport and insurance details

We can leave your main bag at the farmhouse where we spend the first and last night so you can keep what you do not want to carry in your bag there. They have a great swimming pool so do not forget to bring your swimmers

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Because we love our job and we know exactly what we do.

Because we work professionally and safely.

Because we know the areas where we are taking you.

Because your needs are our priority.

Because you will live a True and Emotional Experience..