Auzat Valley

Star circuit 6 days, 5 nights, 5 days of walking

 

 

Surely the most unknown and wild region of the Pyrenees  ! The valley of Auzat and Vicdessos, was for a long time a mining and industrial site  ! Since the closure of the Pechiney aluminum factories, the valley has taken a new turn and you will discover magnificent hikes...

 
Program  :

 

Day 1 - Reception and hike: The path of the mines

Arrival at your accommodation at the end of the morning, snack and we leave for a loop on the way to the mines, without leaving the woods, of the delicious valley of Sem. It is a question of following in the footsteps of the former miners of Rancié, in the footsteps of the past.

6km; +360m;

Welcome aperitif and meal.

 

Day 2 - Etang d'Izourt / history/heritage hike

“For several days, the storm has been raging. The buildings are taken by the piled up snow.
In the early morning of March 24, 1939, a few workers had already gone out, but most were still sleeping or had gone back to bed, any activity outside being impossible. Suddenly, an extremely violent tornado tears off one of the roofs and causes the collapse of two barracks  » story from the tragedy of Izourt
This beautiful hike will interest you with its historical and cultural interest on the construction of hydroelectric works.

  10km; +520m;

 

Day 3 – The path of the orris of Soulcem

Very nice hike in the Soulcem valley, dotted with many “  orris  », the path will lead us through the mountain pastures to the lake of Bouet.

This magnificent glacial valley bordered by Andorra and Spain will amaze you with its very high mountain panorama  !

12km; +705m;

 

Day 4 – The Peak of the 3 Lords

A soothing hike to Lake Arbu and the peak of the 3 lords, overlooking the plain of Pamiers and the breathtaking panorama of the Pyrenees  ! A must in the region  ! Loop route or round trip if part of the group stays at Lac d'Arbu +350 m

11km; +790m;

Day 5 – Tour of the Pic de Cabanatous

Departure from the Col d'Agnes towards the Pic de Cabanatous and the Etang d'Alate with a magnificent view of the lakes and peaks of the Bassiès valley

12km; +650m;

Day 6 – Departure (after breakfast)

 

WALKING HOURS ARE INCLUDING STOPS (except lunch break) BUT ARE STRICTLY INDICATIVE

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Terms and conditions

 

Routes:

Itineraries are given for information only. They can be modified or changed at any time depending on the level of the participants, atmospheric conditions, snow cover and simply for safety.

 

Level :

Between 5 and 6 hours of walks (breaks included) for height differences of 400 to 1000 meters depending on the level of the group.

 

Management :

By one or more certified mountain guide(s) who know the country and its history perfectly.

 

Accommodation:

5 nights in a group hostel (single or double beds)

 

Food and water:

Every morning, you take your packed lunch for the day (not provided).

For drinks, you have the contents of your water bottle. Remember to fill it every morning before leaving. Otherwise, you can buy mineral water in your accommodations.

Do not drink water from springs or streams, it is unfit for consumption.

 

Dinners and breakfasts:

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the hotel, they are plentiful. These are usually typical meals, consisting of a starter, a main course (meat or fish + starches + cooked vegetables), and a dessert. Drinks (wine, water) are included in the menus, except coffee.

 

Number of hikers per stay:

From a group of 12 people

 

 

 

 

 

* rate for a group of 16 people minimum in a double room; single room supplement. Price outside school holidays.

Dates of your stay :

From early June to mid-October, depending on hotel availability.

 

This stay includes:

5 days of hiking

Supervision by a local mountain guide

Accommodation in a double room.

Half-board stay  from the evening meal of the 1st evening to the breakfast of the 6th day

Wine included with the evening meal.

Welcome drink

Optional :

 

He does not understand :

Picnics, insurance, personal expenses (drinks, etc.). Also excluded is transport to get to the meeting point. In addition, supplements due to a major modification of the program are the responsibility of the customer whose prior agreement will, of course, have been requested.

Price 2022

From 425€

Auzat stay

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