Trip No. 1 of 2023: Into the Pyrenees with Alfonso & Manu, Spain & France
Destination: The Pyrenees, mainly the Spanish side but with a couple of days / nights in France.
When: August / September 2023
What: Two treks, with a travel / rest day in between:
- Carros de Foc (Chariots of Fire) – 4 day trek in the Aigüestortes National Park in Catalonia. We’re doing a short version of the full route.
- Ruta de las Golondrinas (The Route of the Swallows) – 5 day trek in Navarra and France. We’re doing the Golondrina Clásica, Variante A. Distance: 62km; Total elevation gain: 3500m.
- On the travel / rest day the plan is to visit the Royal Monasteries of San Juan de la Peña.
How: With Alfonso and Manu, our lovely guides from last year’s fab Picos de Europa trek.
Why: Team Mucho Gusto – aka Steffi, Hazel, Rachel and me, plus Alfonso and Manu – reunites for more hut to hut trekking, this time in a different set of mountains. “Nothing we haven’t done before”!