The Pic du Canigou is the symbolic mountain of the Catalan people. Rising 2784 mtrs above sea level this mountain dominates the land of Catalonia, the Spanish side and the French side.
Resting in the Pyrenéés-Orientales, Canigou sits less than 50 km’s from the sea. Due to its sharp flanks and its dramatic location near the coast, until the 18th Century the Canigou was believed to be the highest mountain in the Pyrenées. Twice a year in early February and end of October, with good weather the Pic du Canigou can be seen at sunset from as far as Marseille, 250 kms away, by reflection of light.
The massif des Canigou offers an amazing area for trekking and running with fantastic trails everywhere. Supported by remote mountain huts its possible to hike the Tour du Canigou over six days/five nights. This is a beautiful and remote part of the Pyrenéen mountain chain and the flora and fauna are in aboundance. Mixed with the deep Catalan traditions and ways of life it cannot help but leave a deep and special place inside anyone that hikes through this beautiful mountain landscape.
Big Smile Adventures offers you this incredible journey with a fully qualified English and French Speaking International Mountain Leader (Accompagnateur en Montagne) on a Bed and Breakfast basis. It is a Land only trip with all meals except lunches included in the price.
Based on minimum of 4 clients Maximum of 8 clients.
Overview of Trip: €849 P/p
Land only – Trip starts and finishes from Arles sur Tech in the Haut Vallespir Valley of the Pyrenées-Orentiales
Two nights – first and last night in a stunning 15th Centuary farmhouse with swimming pool and extensive garden and woodland
Six days hiking/5 nights in Mountain Refuges (The nights in the mountain huts will be in small dormitory style accomodation)
Seven Dinners & Seven Breakfasts
Transfers for the morning of the first day of hiking to the start of the trail head and last evening of hike to get back to Arles sur Tech
Fully qualifed IML English and French Speaking
Flights or Transport to and From Arles sur Tech for start and finish of trip
Insurance (your hiking insurance must inc helicopter rescue)
Personal drinks and snacks