Road trip guide: Conquering Refugi Prat d'Aguiló
Refugi de Prat Aguiló "Cèsar August Torras" is a mountain hut at an elevation of 2.000m (6,561ft) above the sea level, located in the comarca of Cerdanya, Catalonia, in northern Spain near the French border.
Located within the Parc Natural del Cadí-Moixeró, in the Pre-Pyrenean mountain range, the road to the summit is unpaved. Only 4x4 vehicles. It’s recommended from late spring to early fall, since you´ll go through mountain roads where there is often snow. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime and can sometimes block some sections of the road, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
The shelter was inaugurated in 1976 and sits on the northern side of the Serra del Cadí (Cadí mountain range), just below the Gosolans pass. The track to the summit starts at the entrance to the village of Montellà. It’s 15km long. Excellent base camp if you want to practice mountaineering. Along the way you can enjoy a high mountain environment typical of the Pyrenees area.
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