Stage 5 - East Pyrenees

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

512 km

20 à 35 J

Distance

Elevation +

30.200 m

Duration

Stage 5 will take you along the summits of the Eastern Pyrenees.

The itinerary crosses the borders between France, Andorra and Spain, remaining in the heart of the Pyrenean range.

Half of the route is on a historic trail called the HRP (Haute Route des Pyrénées), which is wild and barely sign posted.
Bring enough food and batteries to follow your GPS.

Ps: Beware of the 60 bears !

THE WILD RIDGES

REGIONAL PARK

CORBIERES ET FENOUILLEDES

As an advanced bastion of the eastern Pyrenees, its Cathar castles and its exceptional geology make this region a newborn among the Regional Parks of France. Inaugurated in 2021, this park is a new territory to discover on the HexaTrek.
Don't miss the Château de Peyrepertuse, a must-see on the HexaTrek.

REGIONAL PARK

PYRENEES CATALANES

With the Pic du Canigou as its emblem, and the Lac des Bouilleuses as its standard, this territory, the easternmost part of the Pyrenean chain, has both mountain and Mediterranean characteristics

SPANISH PARK

As the mountain does not care about borders, the HexaTrek allows itself a trip to the other side of the massif, on the Spanish side, which offers breathtaking landscapes.
Surrounded by numerous peaks reaching 3000m, this place is also nicknamed the region of a thousand lakes.

PIRENEU - AIGUESTORTES

INFORMATION & TRANSPORT

Seasonalities, places of departure and arrival, means of transport

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The nearest national airport is Tarbes. From here you will find connections to Saint-Lary-Soulan station.

In the city of Carcassonne, you will find an airport

Carcassonne

Saint Lary

Carcassonne

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Departure

Saint Lary

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Arrival

Juin - Oct

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Season

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Road access to Saint Lary is well served. Bus routes are also available

Saint Lary

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This location is close to a motorway exit. Bus routes are available

Snow risks are high from October and before June.
Outside these periods, mountaineering equipment is mandatory.

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Saint Lary

A train station is available in Saint-Lary-Soulan.

In the city of Carcassonne, you will find an SNCF TGV station

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TOP 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE

CANIGOU MOUTAIN

Large valleys, paths, forests, villages and old iron mines... the Massif du Canigou offers exceptional scenery for an excursion in a protected environment!

PEYREPERTUSE CASTLE

A must-see in the Cathar country, it is the "citadel of vertigo" par excellence. The fortress of Peyrepertuse is 300 metres high and is built on a limestone cliff.

SOULCEM LAKE

The door to the high Pyrenean mountains opens to you on the lake of Soulcem. Located at 1570m, this mirror lake reflects the most beautiful summits of the area.

LAKE D'OO

High place of Pyrenean hiking with its 275 m high waterfall, the lake of Oo is a must for the stage

EUS

Between the Conflent valley and the Canigou mountain, Eus, one of the most beautiful villages in France, offers small paved streets and lush vegetation.

Whether you are leaving for the great adventure, or simply a section of the Hexatrek, discover the most beautiful landscapes of the route in pictures

DISCOVER THE 6 OTHERS STAGES

Vosges - Doubs - Jura

Stage 1 - The Great East

Discover the mystical landscapes of the Grand Est.
Between green forests and crystal clear waterfalls through the hidden treasures of Eastern France.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Savoie - Beaufortain - Vanoise

Stage 2 - Northern Alps

Throughout the heart of the most beautiful mountain landscapes, hike and enjoy the beautiful vistas in the center of the exceptional Alps.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Ecrins - Belledonne - Vercors

Stage 3 - Southern Alps

The Hautes-Alpes are a paradise for hikers who venture there. You will encounter magnificent natural areas at every corner.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Cévennes - Tarn - Languedoc

Stage 4 - Gorges & Causses

Here, time and water have shaped the landscape and dug deep gorges. Creating high plateaux between the junctions of these rivers, this contrast offer HexaTrek hikers incredible views.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

Catalogne - Ariége - P.Esp

Stage 5 - East Pyrenees

The itinerary of this stage crosses the borders continuously, between France, Andorra and Spain. You will remain in the heart of the Pyrenean range, close to the summits.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

National Park - Bearn - Basque

Stage 6 - West Pyrenees

From the highest Pyrenean summits to the French coastline, this stage will lead you through world-famous places such as the cirque de Gavarnie or the Pic du Midi d'Osseau.

Distance

672 km

Elevation

23.300 m
20 à 35 J

Duration

TRAIL

HexaTrek Association represents a 3034 km trail, linking 14 of the most beautiful natural parks and crossing France from the German  to the Spanish border.

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