The travel of Sergi

A travel blog of a journey that I started in 2010 and I don't know when it will end ...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cavalls del Vent (Horses of the wind). The hike route that links the eight Refuges in the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park.

Veure la versió Catalana / Ver la Traducción en Castellano

The Cadí-Moixeró National Park is the largest in Catalonia and is located between the provinces of Barcelona, Girona and Lleida, areas of Berguedá, Alt Urgell and Cerdanya.

The entire route is marked with oranges marks.

All the Route takes place in altitudes between 910 meters and 2,510 meters. The total positive altitude is approximately 5200 meters and 5200 meters of total negative altitude.

We did the Route in 4 days (3 nights).

Stage 1 - Refuge Lluís Estasen - Refuge del Gresolet - Refuge Sant Jordi
19.5 kilometers - +1100 / -1200
Stage 2 - Refuge Sant Jordi - Refuge de Rebost - Refuge Niu de l'Àliga
18.58 kilometers - + 1700 / - 850
Stage 3 - Refuge Niu de l'Àliga - Refuge Serrat de las Esposes - Refuge Cortals de Ingla
18.39 kilometers - + 630 / - 1500
Stage 4 Refuge Cortals d'Ingla - Refuge Prats d'Aguiló – Refuge Lluís Estasen
23.59 kilometers - +1307 / - 1256


The Route


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Costa Rica

This time I decided to visit Costa Rica!
Traveling to Costa Rica in October-November is risky, you can have rain all day... Theoretically it is still rainy, but it depends on the year is good enough to discover the country. The best is that is still low season (cheaper and accommodation without booking requirements).
As I was traveling alone I didn’t consider renting a car. The public transport system works well and is cheap.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Carros de Foc (Chariots of Fire). The hike route that links the nine Refuges of the Aigüestortes National Park and Lake Sant Maurici

After the also classic mtb route Pedals de Foc (Pedals of Fire) last year, I did the classic hike route Carros de Foc (Chariots of Fire). This time with my cousin Isabel! that we had the same holidays and desire of fresh mountains!


Before starting, and because of the rain and the forecast of rain, we postpone the starting day of the route a couple of days. At least we don’t want to start all wet! So we do some sightseeing around the Vall d’Aran (Arhan Valley) .
We visited the waterfalls of Saut deth Pish and make a walk to the Monastery of Montgarri following the river Noguera Pallaresa.
In Viehlla two sincere recommendations:
- Hotel Iori, www.iorihotel.com , charming small hotel. (There is also the option of Refuge Iori)
- Woolloomooloo, Carrer Major 8 Vielha, bar-restaurant that you can eat well at a very reasonable price.

Just before going to rent crampons and ice axes we checked at the carrosdefoc.com if the recomendation still stand… and hapily for us they tell us that is no longer nesesary! Ufff, we just save money and weight ... literally weight!
At the organization of Carrosdefoc.com they give the card to seal at the shelters, a route map, walking sticks and a technique hat. So we started Carros de Foc!!!