HIKING: ESTANY ESBALÇAT

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Distance

2,67 km

Level

Easy

Height difference

+220 m / -115 m

Although the route passes through high-mountain terrain, it’s an easy walk and a perfect outing for the whole family. During the entire length of the route you’ll have spectacular views of the peaks of Font Blanca (2,903 m), La Serrera (2,913 m), La Cabaneta (2,864 m) and L’Estanyó (2,915 m).

The area that this route passes through, nonetheless, is mostly earth-coloured. At first glance it appears devoid of life, but in reality, it’s full of all kinds of more subtle biological wonders. Siliceous Pyrenean grasslands such as Festuca eskia, Festuca supina and Carex curvula are a common sight all along the route. There are also several species of small flowers including Pyrenean gentians (Gentiana pirenaica) and Iberian sheep’s bit (Jasione crispa).

Starting point: Take the CG-3 towards Ordino. When you get to Ordino, stay on the CG-3 in the direction of Ordino Arcalís. When you reach the base of the ski resort, keep ascending along CS-380, towards La Coma. Before you reach the restaurant in La Coma, you’ll find a sign with a map of the ponds of Tristaina. That’s where this excursion begins. (42°38'21.7", 1°30'52.5")

During the summer months, vehicle access by road to Coma del Forat is reserved only for cyclists wishing to reach Port d’Arcalís, therefore, the only way to reach Coma del Forat is by cable car, unless you go by bicycle or walk. For further information visit the Ordino Arcalís website.

For your safety, we recommend you do the routes at altitudes of over 1,700 metres between the end of June and the end of September. However, if the weather and terrain conditions allow it, the season may extend from May to October.

You will find further details of this and other routes in the Hiking guide Trails of Andorra.

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