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Cathar’s Trail, Complete

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Duration

10 dies and 9 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

The Cathar's Trail is a unique route crossing the Pyrenees, which was used for the mythical Catharian community on their flee from the Inquisition. The trail leaves from Foix (France) and ends in Berga, although we give you the option to do it in the opposite direction as well. During... More

The Cathar’s Trail is a unique route crossing the Pyrenees, which was used for the mythical Catharian community on their flee from the Inquisition. The trail leaves from Foix (France) and ends in Berga, although we give you the option to do it in the opposite direction as well.

During this journey, you will be combining long and hard stages with lighter ones, while enjoying spectacular views and culture all along your way.  This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a week of pure nature and adventure!

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cathars, history, Berga, Foix, Montségur, Pedraforca.

Itinerary

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Stage 0: Foix

Arrival in Foix by your own means (you can get there by train or by car). Dinner and accomodation. We suggest you visit the Castle and take a walk around the Old Town, you won't be disappointed!

Stage 1: Montségur - Comús

At the agreed time, transfer from Foix to Montségur, where we will start our way.

Distance: 14 km.
From Montségur, we will ascend to Coll de Liam. Therefrom, we will walk on the left side of the Rivels' Torrent to Pélail, where we'll start the ascent towards Gorges de la Frau. A road about 3 km long will take us then to Comús.
Accomodation in Comús on a Half-Board basis.

Stage 2: Comús - Ascou

Distance: 25 km.
Breakfast. We'll be leaving Comus towards Montaillou and Coll de Balaguès, passing through the village of Prades. From the town of Coll de Balaguès we will go to Chioula and Coll d'Ijou, wherefrom we will descend to Sorgeat and then go on until we reach Ascou.
Accomodation in Ascou on Half-Board.

Stage 3: Ascou - Mérens-Les-Vals

Distance: 20 km.
Breakfast. We'll leave Ascou heading towards Orgeix and then climb to Coll de Joux. Therefrom, we'll descend to the huts of Coual to reach, after them, Mérens.
Accomodation in Mérens-les-Vals on Half-Board.

Stage 4: Mérens-les-Vals – Porta

Distance: 21,5 km.
Breakfast. From Mérens-Les-Vals, passing next to the amaizing mountain shelter of Les Bésines, we'll get to l'Hospitalet. Then we'll ascend to the Col de Puymorens mountain pass, wherefrom we'll go down to Porta.
Accomodation in Porta on a Half-Board basis.

Stage 5: Porta – Prullans de Cerdanya

Distance: 35,5 km.
We leave Porta towards the Campcardós Cabin and therefrom the trail takes us to the Coll de la Portella mountain pass, the highest point of the route. Once we've crossed the pass, we will descend to the Esparvers Cabin and then continue to a country house named Cal Jan de la Llosa. We will keep following the path, passing through Coborriu de la Llosa, until we reach Prullans de Cerdanya.
(Transfer service from Cal Jan de la Llosa to Prullans de Cerdanya, shortening the stage by 10 km).
Accomodation in Prullans de Cerdanya on Half-Board.

Stage 6: Prullans de Cerdanya – Bagà

Distance: 29 km.
We leave Prullans de Cerdanya heading towards Coborriu. Therefrom, we can get to the Cortals de l'Ingla mountain shelter following the GR-107 on the Ingla Road –which is mandatory for horses or BTT. However, on foot we can also use the shortcut GR-107.4, which follows a small path and goes more directly and faster to Cortals de l'Ingla. From Cortals de l'Ingla we will ascend to Coll de Pendís, wherefrom we'll go down to Bagà.
Accomodation in Bagà on Half-Board.

Stage 7: Bagà – Gósol

Distance: 26 km.
From Bagà we will ascend to the Coll de la Bena mountain pass and, after that, to Coll de la Bauma. Then, we will go on towards Gósol, passing through Coll de Torn and El Collell.
Accomodation in Gósol on a Half-Board basis.

Stage 8: Gósol – Peguera

Distance: 21,5 km.
We will leave Gósol heading to Sorribes and l'Espà until we arrive to the Molí de Feners mill. From the mill, we will continue to Coll de Portet following the GR. We will pass by Ferrús and the Font de la Bruixa spring to finally arrive in Peguera.
Accomodation in Peguera on Half-Board.

Stage 9: Peguera – Berga

Distance: 15 km.
From Peguera, we'll make it to Berga passing through Espinalbet and the Queralt Sanctuary, where the Cathars' Trail comes to an end. From Queralt we will descend towards Berga following the PR-C 73 (a path marked with white and yellow marks).
Accomodation in Berga on a Half-Board basis.

Included/Excluded

  • 9 nights accomodation on a Half-Board basis.
  • Transfer service from Foix to Montségur.
  • Road book "El Camí dels Bons Homes" (Cathar's Trail)
  • Route passport (T-shirt, map, tracks, and route card).
  • 24 hours Telephone Assisstance.
  • Anything NOT MENTIONED in the "This package includes" section.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Cancellation insurance (available in the "Extra" section).
  • Luggage transport (available in the "Extra" section).

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Extras
  • Picnic to take away(€120,00)
  • Luggage transport(€640,00)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance(€68,00)
  • Extra night accomodation in Berga at the end of the route(€49,00)

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