Refugi Les Portelles
Refugi Les Portelles is a high mountain refuge and restaurant at an elevation of 2.568m (8,425ft) above the sea level, on the border between France and Andorra. It’s said to be the highest restaurant of the country. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
The road to the summit, located within the Pyrenees mountain range, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s a chairlift access trail starting from Port de Rat. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point.
4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road.
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