In September 2014 we visited the amazing Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park in Cataluyna to do some day hikes. While there we discovered that it was possible to do a multi-day circular hike using the wonderful refugis as overnight accommodation - this hike takes on the name Carros de Foc (Chariots of Fire) but I think that is really for those crazy folks who manage to complete it in under 24 hours. Yes that is something people do.
We decided that we would prefer to savour our time in the mountains and make use of the refugis which also allows you to meet like minded people from all over the world. Fast forward one year to September 2015 and we returned for a fantastic week of hiking in the clean crisp air of the Catalonian Pyrenees. We started from Espot with our first stop being at Refugi d’Amitges which is shown in both the title image (above) as we approach it from the south and in the below image as we prepared to leave the following morning.
In the below image, the horizon above the trees in the centre of the image is where we would return from a few days hence to complete the circle.