RECREATION TRAIL: CANILLO SHORT-DISTANCE ROUTE

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Distance

11 km

Level

Moderate

Begin the route in front of the Canillo Tourist Office and cross the Valira d’Orient river in the same village. Go alongside for the first kilometre until reaching a hotel, where, from the car park,  you’ll be able to seethe path on your right, which starts off quite steep. Look for a sign that will indicate the path to follow, towards “Refugi Riba Escorxada”, and continue climbing without stopping until you see a crossroads with a sign indicating “Canillo”, at an elevation of 2000 m. Here, turn right and begin a level stretch through the woods that’s very easy to do, which will take you to El Forn after a short stretch of forest track.

You will be guided by the ski lifts and the lake, which you will circle by walking through the games area, and then you’ll begin the rapid descent via forest track for the first few metres. Next, turn right onto the access road for this winter resort area.

Once on the road, turn left, around 200 m, until finding a wide track to the left, which will easily take you to the first houses of the village of Prats, where you will find a fountain. At this point, continue along the road almost continuously until reaching Canillo, just over a kilometre in descent, to return to the starting point.

WATER: Canillo, Font de Prats (km 9.5)

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HOTELS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...

Casa de Colònies Aina

The Aina Rural House is in the outskirts of Canillo on the way to El Tarter and is open both to groups and individuals. 

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Tourist Apartments Roc del Castell

The Roc del Castell tourist apartments are in natural surroundings in the centre of Canillo at the foot of the Grandvalira slopes. 

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Campsite Casal

The Casal camp site is located on the way out of Canillo towards France. 

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Hotel Obaga Blanca

The Obaga Blanca hotel is 3km from Canillo, in the parish of the same name. With a 4-star category.

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Tourist Apartments Sant Bernat

The comfortable Sant Bernat 3-star tourist apartments in the village of Canillo, at the foot of the Grandvalira slopes.

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Cal Xixarro country house

The Cal Xixarro country house is a four-storey rustic home in the heart of the village of Canillo, just a few metres from the cable car.

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