HIKING: ESTANY NEGRE I WANT THE ACTIVE TOURISM APP

HIKING: ESTANY NEGRE

La Massana

I WANT THE ACTIVE TOURISM APP
DifficultyDifficult
Distance11,5 km
Altitude difference+1053 m / -1053 m

La Massana


The estany Negre has a surface area of 1.5 ha and is found at an altitude of 2628 m, in the centre of the valleys of Comapedrosa, in the parish of La Massana.

To access this itinerary, we will travel by car to the car park at the ski slopes of the Vallnord-Pal Arinsal resort, in the Arinsal sector, and we will take CS-530, cross the tunnel and turn right, reaching the residential area of Prats Sobirans, at 1575 meters. From here, we will have to continue the route on foot: following the FR11 path or the hiking route that takes us to the Comapedrosa refuge.

We will take the hiking route in the North-east direction, following the red and white marks of the GR11 path, and we will reach an information panel, which will indicate the two route options that we can take: follow the hiking route to the refuge (indicated with yellow and red marks) or take the GR11 path (marked with white and red strips). In our case, we will take the GR11 path and travel deep into a red pine and fir tree forest.

Then we will reach a cattle grid (1735 m), where we will continue straight, following the indications of the route which takes us to the Comapedrosa refuge, always using the GR11 marks as our guide.

In this section we will pass through two fir tree forests and over 2 wooden bridges, among others. We will continue in the direction of Collet de Comapedrosa (2206 m), leaving the refuge behind us on our left, and the herders' huts on our right, and we will continue to climb until we reach where the GR11 crosses the other path (the initial hiking route indicated in red and yellow marks) which also takes us to the refuge.