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Cathars’ Trail, French section, in a group

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Duration

6 days and 5 nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

Would you like to come with us to hike the first stages of the Cathars’ Trail? New dates 2022! Don’t think about it and join us! We’ll enjoy breathtaking views and amazing cultural experiences along the way! From June 12 to 17. From July 10 to 15. Contact Pedratour, we... More

Would you like to come with us to hike the first stages of the Cathars’ Trail?

New dates 2022! Don’t think about it and join us! We’ll enjoy breathtaking views and amazing cultural experiences along the way!

  • From June 12 to 17.
  • From July 10 to 15.

Contact Pedratour, we specialize in hiking in Catalunya (and so much more).

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cathars, history, Foix, Montségur, Ascou, expert guides.

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 through the Old Town, you won't be disappointed!

Stage 1: Foix – Montségur – Comus

Distance: 16,10 km.
Breakfast. Transport to Montségur in order to start the first stage therefrom. This one is a short stage, but its reduced lenght doesn't make it less hard. You will head towards Comus through the Gorges de la Frau, an exceptional place. Arrival in Comus, dinner and accomodation.

Stage 2: Comus – Ascou

Distance: 20,86 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. During all the stage, you'll fall in love with the colourful landscape. Dinner and accomodation.

Stage 3: Ascou – Mérens-les-Vals

Distance: 19,98 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. Dinner and accomodation.

Stage 4: Mérens-les-Vals – Porta

Distance: 21,91 km.
Breakfast. From Mérens-Les-Vals, skirting the Ariège river, we'll get to l'Hospitalet. Then we'll ascend to the Col de Puymorens mountain pass, wherefrom we'll go down to Porta. Dinner and accomodation in Porta.

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.
End of the route.

Included/Excluded

  • 5 nights accomodation on a Half-Board basis.
  • Qualified mountain guide.
  • Transfer service from Foix to Montségur.
  • Route passport.
  • Basic travel insurance.
  • Anything not specified as "Included".
  • Cancellation insurance.
  • Picnic lunches (optional).
  • Night accommodation at the end of the route (available under request)

Tour's Location

from €581,00 per person
Extras
  • Night accommodation in Bellver after the route(€65,00)
  • Picnics(€60,00)

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