STAGE #5
From Comapedrosa Refuge to Escaldes-Engordany

21,4
KM

Coronallacs - Desnivell
716 /-1.922m
ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE

Coronallacs - Durada
9 h and 17 m
DURATION

Coronallacs - Dificultat
medium
DIFFICULTY

A Stage where the imposing mountain summits

will accompany you throughout the 21.5 km to your destination

CHARACTERISTICS

You’ll begin the fifth and last stage of the route as the first rays of sun appear across the summit of the Comapedrosa Peak, the highest in Andorra (2,942 metres). After enjoying this spectacle, it’s time to leave the mountain staffed shelter and start the walk towards Portella de Sanfons, on the border with Spain. Once again, enjoy the splendid views, this time of Aneto. Head towards Port Vell, Port Negre and Coll de la Botella (a hunting ground for chamois), on the ski slopes of Vallnord Pal-Arinsal.

You’ll soon enter a wooded area where you might just spot some grouse, squirrel or roe deer, among others. Head towards Tossal Momó; you’ll find the terrain easy to traverse as you near Collada de Muntaner. From here you can see the Ós de Civís Valley in the distance.

Then start the descent through Cortals de Sispony, where you can observe high-mountain agricultural activity (growing of barley, tobacco, etc.). If you look north, you’ll see the hunting ground of Enclar as well as the intricate ridge that stretches from the summit of Carroi to the summit of Bony de la Pica.

Cross the rural cottages in Cortals that lead to the village of Sispony, following the Fenerols path. In this village you can visit the Casa Rull Museum and enjoy typical Andorran mountain architecture. Head over to the La Grella road, cross the River Muntaner and continue until the Birrena road. Leaving behind the reservoirs in Andorra la Vella, continue along Camí Ral, which leads to the capital of the Principality.

Take Rec del Solà to the school of Sant Ermengol (you’ll have to cross the playground) and continue along a cobblestone road that connects with Pont dels Escalls bridge (declared a site of cultural interest). After passing through Caldea, you’ll arrive at the starting point of the route.

In this trail there is no water point. We recommend you bring enough water to complete this stage.

The duration of the stage is approximate, it depends on the physical state of each hiker and the number of stops that are made throughout the trail.