CAVALLS DEL VENT: 5 days trekking at the Natural Park of Cadí Moixero

Join us for this unique journey in this protected Natural Park: a circular mountain hiking trip that connects the different guarded refuges of the Cadí Moixeró.

CAVALLS DEL VENT: 5 days trekking at the Natural Park of Cadí Moixero

When/Where?

15 Jul, 07:30 – 19 Jul, 20:00

Meeting poing, Palau Reial, carrer de John Maynard Keynes, 2, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

About the activity

Total Price: €515 (5 days and 4 nights) or €485 if you have a car and if you can pick up 3 or more persons from Barcelona. Choose driver's ticket in that case.

Advance payment requested: €215 

The remaining amount will be paid in cash on the day of the activity. 

[IMPORTANT INFORMATION: in order to participate to this activity, it is necessary to have participated to a previous activity with us with a positive elevation gain of more than 1000m or to proof you have a similar experience on your own. This way, we can assess whether your current fisical condition corresponds to the requirement of this activity. ] 

The "Cavalls del Vents" (Horses of the wind) trek will take us to breathtaking mountain passes and summits (Comabona 2,554m, Penyes Altes del Moixeró 2,279m, La Tosa 2,537m) from where we'll be able to contemplate the beauty of the natural park of the Cadí Moixeró and of the Catalan Pyrenees. We'll also walk next to beautiful streams and waterfalls (Els Empedrats) and on the north face of the emplematic mountain of Perdraforca. Sleeping in the mountain refuges will allow us to connect fully with this unique mountaineering experience.

The plan 

DAY 1:

Departure from Barcelona by car to the Gresolet Refuge. Check of the backpacks and material and start of teh first stage of our trek. 

Gresolet mountain refuge to Sant Jordi mountain refuge

Distance: 17km; Gain of altitude: +1009m  -667m

DAY 2:

Sant Jordi refuge to Rebost refuge 

Distance: 14 km ; Gain of altitude:+1045m -864m

DAY 3

Rebost refuge to Serrat de les Esposes refuge

 Distance: 21km ; Gain of altitude: +1240m -1445m

DAY 4

Serrat de les Esposes refuge to  Prats d’Aguiló refuge

Distance: 16km ; Gain of altitude: +1025m -415m

DAY 5

Prats d’Aguiló refuge to Gresolet refuge

Distance: 16km ; Gain of altitude: +1025m -415m

Difficulty: High (experience in hiking from 7 to 8 hours a day is required with gain of altitude of more than 1000 per day).

Total distance: 84,5 Km

Total elevation gain: 4900m +

Technique: 🔘🔘🔘⚪⚪

How do we get there? Sharing private cars from Barcelona. In the booking process, we will ask you if you have a car and how many people can go with you. Each passenger will pay the driver €25 to cover tolls and gasoline.

Accommodation and meals: we’ll sleep in high mountain shelters on half board basis (sleeping, dinner and breakfast). There is the option of ordering a picnic in each of the shelters with a total supplement of + € 43 for 4 meals (highly recommended). The shelters are equipped with toilets and showers. They have shared rooms with bunk beds. The location of each of the shelter is awesome.

What to bring: 

Mountain footwear (vibram-type sole, with goretex-waterproof membrane and with a cane that protects the ankles is highly recommended).

Sun protection (glasses, hat, sun cream and lip protection)

Mountain clothes suitable for high mountains (breathable and comfortable)

Waterproof jacket/cape (required)

Fleece / down or synthetic puffy jacket  (even though it's summer you have to take into account that due to the altitude, it can be very cold)

Gloves, hat and buff 

Spare clothes to change in the shelters

Headlamp / flashlight (spare batteries)

Sleeping bag liner (there are blankets in the shelters)

Picnic for the first day (or for 5 days in case of not choosing full board)

Snacks for 5 days

Water (1,5L)

Walking sticks (highly recommended)

Towel and flip flops

Backpack + backpack cover (40-45L approx.)

First aid blanket

Basic first aid kit

External battery (recommended)

Maximum of participants: 8

+ Price includes: 

5 days with official mountain guide (TD2)

4 nights in high mountain refuges on half board basis

Insurance in case of accident + RC

-Welcome Pack Plus: Official SportHG technical shirt. Official BUFF® neckwarmer. Official map of the trekking (Alpina). Yogi Tea infusion box. Bag of Zanuy crakers. 24-hour telephone service. Free Wi-Fi in all the shelters who provides this service. Shower in all shelters for no extra cost. Mobile charging in all shelters. 

- Not included

Transportation to Saldes: € 25 to the driver to cover toll and gasoline expenses

Half-day picnic in 4 shelters (total supplement of € 43)

Additional expenses in the shelters (extra drinks, etc.)

Expenses caused if giving up the trek for any reason. Expenses caused by changes in the route for security reasons (transfers, changes in the refuges, etc.)

Everything not specified in the section + Includes

Cancellation insurance in case of Covid (+€16). See detail. 

Cancellation policy: 

If you cancel up to 30 days before the activity, we'll send you a voucher so that you can use 100% of the down payment for any further trip.

If you cancel between 29 and 7 days before the activity, the payment of 50% of the total value of the trip be required. In case of last-minute cancellation (less than 7 days), the payment of the total value of the trip will be required.

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