Details and operation

Consult here all the doubts that may arise to come to make the route

Details and operation

WHAT IS IT?

Carlit 50 Lakes is a self-guided route, open to everyone. A Pas d’Isard takes charge of booking accommodation and provide all the required information and other necessary services for a safe, comfortable trek.

WHEN TO GO?

The season of the trek will be open from June to September, the months in which shelters are open and snow has disappeared.

ACCOMMODATION

The type of accommodation along the crossing is mountain refuges and a hostel. If you want to rest in a small town before or after walking, you can stay in lodgings as gîte d’étape or hostels.

WELCOME PACK

Ten days before starting, we will send the welcome packs to the address of the person in charge of the group, which include:

  • Map from IGN 1:50.000
  • Detailed digital road-book
  • Exclusive T-shirt from Carlit 50 Lakes
  • Exclusive buff from this Route
  • Control card to be marked at every lodging
  • GPS track
  • Some other little gifts
SIGNAGE

The whole trek is marked on the spot. The explanations of every stage provide accurate detail of the mark colour(s), which are not always the same.

I DO NOT HAVE 5 DAYS AVAILABLE. CAN THE JOURNEY BE SHORTENED?

The journey consists of a circle of 4 stages, and a 5th day to climb the Carlit. You can make only the circle, and it could even be shortened. Write us and let’s talk about the diferent possibilities.

I HAVE MANY DAYS TO WALK. CAN WE EXTEND IT?

The journey consists of a circle of 4 stages, and a 5th day to climb the Carlit. You can make only the circle, and it could even be shortened. Write us and let’s talk about the diferent possibilities.

Additional services

MOUNTAIN ACCIDENT INSURANCE
  • Valid insurance is mandatory. If you belong to a hiking federation, and your insurance covers the area of this itinerary (inside France), you do not need to take any further measures. When you make your reservation, indicate that you do not need insurance, at your own responsibility.
  • The price of the insurance we provide is €3.00/day, and it covers rescue and transport in case of accident, healthcare cover for a whole year, as well as other expenses.
LUGGAGE TRANSPORT

This journey does not allow the luggage transport because most accommodations are very far from any access by car.

YOU PREFER TO WALK WITH A MOUNTAIN GUIDE?
  • If your group requires the services of a guide, for safety, expertise, and information, we have guides available upon request.
  • You can also join a guided open group, a good opportunity to meet new people. Consult us for available dates.

Types of hikers

TREKKING WITH CHILDREN

We offer reduced fees for children. Consult us for a quote.

TRAIL RUNNERS

You can also run this route, in fewer stages, or even non-stop. Join up! You can punch your pass card at the transit points, and send us your track on completion. You will be entered into the runners yearly ranking. The fastest runner receives an award!

GROUP PRICES

Groups of ten or more get a 5% discount per person.

HAVE YOU EVER TREKKED WITH A PAS D’ISARD BEFORE?

Returning customers get a 5% discount when you book with us. Have you already trekkedRefugis del Torb, el Tour del Canigó o la Del Pirineu al mar.

HIKING WITH DOGS

You should know that the regulations of the Orlu Wildlife Reserve, which is crossed in a part of a stage, prohibits the entry of dogs.

Service information

GETTING TO LA BULLOSA BY CAR

The road to La Bullosa remains closed during the summer season, but the reservation at “Carlit 50 Estanys” entitles you to cross the control station and reach the refuge by car.

GETTING TO LA BULLOSA USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT

You can get from Barcelona to Tour de Carol by train, and from here by bus to Mont-Lluís and Formiguera. You can also get there from Girona and Perpignan, both by train and by bus. Ask us for the information you need.

WEATHER INFORMATION