MARCADAU PANTICOSA TOUR

MARCADAU PANTICOSA TOUR

Between Spain’s Tena Valley and France’s Marcadau

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The Marcadau Valley is in the Pyrenees National Park and was historically a place of commerce and exchange between the high Aragon and French valleys north and south of it. The word ‘Marcadau’ means market in local dialects. The new (and comparatively luxurious) Bachimana Refuge in Spain at 2200m allows us to discover this region which is particularly suited to ski touring. We will spend the five days between the Wallon and Bachimana refuges with a first day tour somewhere in the Luz valley before setting off.

 

• Touring between the French Marcadau and Spanish Tena valleys
• New ski touring area opened up by the new Bachimana Refuge in Spain
• Plenty of options depending on conditions and the group
• Excellent all round intermediate skiing

 

GRADE : D1 : A1 ; F1
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BUDGET

1295€pp

 

This price includes :

• 6 days guided ski touring with a qualified UIAGM high mountain guide

• 3 nights accommodation in Hotel Les Templiers
(Hotel in double/twin room. Single supplement at the hotel 20€/night)

• 4 nights between the Wallon and Bachimana refuges.

• All dinners & breakfasts, picnic lunches when in refuges.

Extras:

• Lift passes, hire gear (210€ for the week + 80€ for avalanche pack)

• Lunches on two days (bakery and shops close by, fridge in lounge to store things)

• Transfers from Lourdes are 15€ each way on shuttle meeting RyanAir flight or about 8.60€ from train station (we can book/timetable all these).

BOOK NOW AT sian@pyrenees-mountains.com or +33(0)5 62 92 81 52

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Transfer to our base in Luz St Sauveur. Meet with your guide for a chat over pre-dinner drinks about the week, check your equipment and collect hire gear if necessary.

DAY 2

We start with a warm up day out somewhere in the Luz Valley. The group and guide will choose depending on conditions and desires.

DAY 3

Transfer to Pont d’Espagne (1450m), the departure point for the Marcadau Valley and Refuge Wallon (1865m). Good warm up skinning.

DAY 4

Tackle the Port du Marcadau (2540m) and ski down to the all new Refuge Bachimana (2200m)

DAY 5

We head for the Col de Piedrafita (2780m), and ski down to Respumuso Refuge.

DAY 6

Today we climb the Pene d’Aragon (2916m) before a lovely long descent back down to Refuge Wallon in France.

DAY 7

From Refuge Wallon we climb to the Lac du Pourtet (2420m), looping around to reach our starting point at the Pont d’Espagne. Return to Luz for the final night.

DAY 8

Transfer to Lourdes airport or train station for your return transport home.