21 (evening) on ​​24 June 2019

Sant Joan in Alt Pirineu - Falles d'Isil

The Gerdar

The Gerdar

  • Preu

    € 220

  • Type of trip

    In groups, from 9 to 17 people

  • duration

    3 a day and a half

  • Difficulty

    Level 3 of 5

  • Destination

    Alt Pirineu - Pallars Sobirà

Our destiny

We move to Pallarsian lands, where the Pyrenees exhibit a high mountain landscape deeply intertwined with the rural world. In the National Park of Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici and the recent Natural Park of the Alt Pirineu we find some of the most beautiful natural spaces in the Pyrenees.

The small towns that coexist between mountains preserve the charm of their architecture and where the night of San Juan exhibits all their magic with the spectacular Fallas. Declared a World Heritage Site this ceremony of ancestral origin will make us enjoy the shortest night of the year in a special way.

Medieval bridges, Romanesque chapels and a fascinating landscape, to celebrate the summer solstice and the magical night of San Juan.

Strong points:

  • Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
  • Natural Park of the Alt Pirineu
  • Mata de Valencia, Gerdar Forest
  • Isil Fallas, World Heritage Site.
  • Excellent and abundant homemade cuisine in the small refuge of Gerdar.
  • Typical mountain villages, Romanesque hermitages, closed villages, paved paths ...


Day 21: Arriving at the Gerdar Refuge

Arriving at the refuge during the afternoon / evening, where we will make a small turn for the lovely Gerdar fir and we will have dinner at the fantastic homemade dinner that Lara and Jordi will have prepared, the guards from the refuge.

Day 22: The Forest of Gerdar and the Black Lake of Cabanes

The Gerdar forest, on horseback between the counties of Pallars Sobirà and the Vall d'Aran, has the largest spire extension of the Iberian Peninsula. Going through its shady paths is an experience for the senses: wood smell, moisture, the silence of our steps or the traces of the animals that watch us behind the trees, discovering among the vegetation the bluish waters of the Black Lake of Cabanes. An idyllic place!

Distance 10km, Slope 700m

Day 23: Airoto Lake and Isil Fallas (night)

From the medieval center of Isil, we will go back to ancient livestock paths still in use where the inhabitants of the town say they have seen the witch of the Pyrenees.
In a landscape full of Pyrenean flowers we will reach the glacial lake of Airoto, where we will continue the descent through the harsh Estanys del Rosari and to the abandoned town of the borders of Wherever we seem to make a trip to the time.
Already back in the village, we will live the atmosphere of the fallaires who are preparing to load the mountain flaws up.
We will have a dinner in the fresh air and once it becomes dark we will enjoy the magic show of the fall of faults and the traditional ancestral dances of cult to the fire.

18km, 1100m slope approx

Day 24: D'Escaló to Estaron, Monastery of Sant Pere de Brugal

From the village of Escaló, we will climb to the Romanesque Monastery of Sant Pere de Brugal, a place full of peace. Following ancient cobblestone paths that united towns long ago and still today they challenge gravity and over the centuries we will cross the Barranc de la Pastera where we can freshen up and continue our way to the town of Estaron. Back, we will walk among the pleasant meadows that grow on the edge of La Noguera Pallaresa.

Distance 12km Slope 650m


Those people who are accustomed to walking in the mountains and who want to know this area quietly, walking and going through the most interesting places.

The Gerdar


3 5 level: itineraries between 5 and 6 hours and do not exceed 700m of accumulated slope

Els Ports

  • € 220 includes the half board
  • Discount: See the section offset
  • Guide toACAMINAR TRAVEL (Ivan Muñoz)
  • 3 nights in half-board accommodation in the Gerdar Refuge (very good food).
  • Advice on the material to be carried.
  • Basic accident insurance.
  • Technical Organization.
  • The corresponding VAT
  • Lunch that will be picnic (everyone can prepare it or we can prepare it in the same accommodation)
  • Transport to the starting points, if you call us, we can contact you to share the cars and the corresponding expenses of the trip. Likewise, and as indicated in the section offset, the person who brings 3 more participants to their car will have a discount of 30 euros, the one that brings 2 plus the discount will be 20 euros.
  • Personal expenses
  • Extended accident insurance and including cancellation of the trip for justified reasons (we can offer you for 10 euros)
  • Everything not specified in the section includes.

It will be done in private cars until the Gerdar Refuge and the approaches to excursions. Car expenses are paid between all car occupants. The person who offers their car and brings 3 participants more will have a discount of 30 euros of the price of the exit and the one that brings 2 more will be of 20 euros.


As always we will be in half-board in the Gerdar Refuge


The usual we take for trips: trekking shoes, backpack, windbreakers, polar fleece, buff, capelin, sunglasses, sunscreen, front light. You do not have to bring a sleeping bag, with a sheet sack enough.



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