Hiking route: Collada de la Maiana

Posizione e contatto

Ulteriori informazioni

Download the guide in pdf Scarica il percorso

Distanza

15,73 km

Livello

Difficile

Dislivello

+1.190 m / -1.190 m

The Maiana route is one of the most spectacular circular excursions in the Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley. It passes through Entremesaigües, the Perafita refuge and the Collada de la Maiana mountain pass, with the option of taking a slight detour to visit Lake Nou and enjoying some unique views of the valley landscapes. On the descent you’ll pass the Fontverd refuge and Ràmio, a group of perfectly preserved typical Andorran bordes (refuges).

The start of the route is at the 1 km mark along the Carretera de la Plana road, in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany (42° 30' 15",01° 33' 3"). The route begins by going along a cobblestone path that goes up along the lower part of the Madriu Valley and takes you to the group of refuges known as the Bordes d’Englosaters. From there, take the path to the right and cross the Madriu River. Continue along the GR 11 until you reach the Perafita plain and in the refuge of the same name.

If you’re feeling energetic, at this point you can take a small detour to visit Lake Nou, located 1 km south, taking the same path there and back. If not, continue on the GRP to the Collada de la Maiana pass where one of the most impressive panoramic views of the route can be enjoyed. Having passed the Pas de les Vaques, you’ll start to descend through the forests, alpine meadows and rivers to the stone hut known as the Cabana de l'Estall Serrer, and continuing eastbound you’ll go along the GR routes until you get to the Fontverd refuge. From there, follow the GR route along a pleasant path which runs parallel to the Madriu River towards the Ràmio and Entremesaigües bordes. Here, continue the descent along the Camí de la Muntanya path, which takes you directly the Plana Bridge and back to the starting point.

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.

TANCA
Llegeix-ne més

Cosa c’è vicino ?

HOTELS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN...

Hotel Màgic Andorra

For those who want to sleep in the capital's downtown and enjoy a spa in the hotel itself. Simply magical

Scopri di più
Hotel Festa Brava

The Hotel Festa Brava has 31 rooms and is a 3-star establishment in the historical centre of Andorra la Vella, the capital of the country.

Scopri di più
Riu dels Orris Hut

The Riu dels Orris Hut is next to el Pla de l’Ingla, on the right of the Madriu river in the parish of Escaldes-Engordany. 

Scopri di più
Hotel Termes Carlemany

The Hotel Termes Carlemany is a modern establishment less than 200 metres from the shopping centre.

Scopri di più
Aparthotel FontVerd

The Fontverd aparthotel offers 38 apartments for up to 4 people. 

Scopri di più
Hotel Marfany

The Hotel offers cosy rooms fitted with television, safe deposit box, free wifi internet connection and hot/cold air temperature control.

Scopri di più

EVENTS YOU JUST CAN'T MISS…

SCARICA TURISMO ATTIVO

SCARICA TURISMO ATTIVO

Scopri un gran numero di itinerari all'aria aperta, con mappe offline e una dettagliata localizzazione GPS. Programma le tue attività di montagna!
SCARICA TURISMO ATTIVO