Pyrenes – the national park of Aigestortes

We arrive in Pyrenees on afternoon September 28th from the Millau (France) where my wife Ilze attended a Nordic Walking Marathon. We were drivind Millau – Narbonne – Perpignan, then Prades – Villenfranche-de-Conflent, then crossed the Spanish border near Puigcerda and followed by the South border of Andora to Sort, and finally to the village of our stay Baro.

Baro is located next to La Noguera Pallaresa stream. Our hotel Alt Pirineu (high Pyrenees) is a small three storey building near the highway. We spent here 10 lovely days, thanks to our hosts – Silvia un Mark.

Our destination is Parc Nacional Aigüestortes i Estany de Saint Maurici – the only one national park of Catalonia. Aigüestortes means a winding water in Catalan. It has indeed lot of winding mountain streems as well as  almost 200 lakes and a number of summits, 3017m  high Besiberri Sud being the highest. Pyrenees mountain goats (izard), marmots, stoats, deer, black woodpeckers, golden eagles and others live here.

Malmercat and Tornafort
Montcort and lake Sallente
Mountains near Llesui
Lakes Maurici and Ratera
Red cliffs
Near Aneto village
Gorge Mont-rebei
Punta Alta de Comalesbienes