La Porta del Cel (Gate of heaven)

La Porta del Cel

Five-stage route running through wild, impressive landscapes of spectacular beauty in the Alt Pirineu Natural Park (Catalonia) and the Pyrénées Ariégeoises Regional Natural Park (France), with four mountain refuges along the way.

  • La Porta del Cel
  • La Porta del Cel

The itinerary passes the emblematic Pica d’Estats (3143m), the highest peak in Catalonia, and Certascan Lake, the largest natural lake in the Pyrenees.

Not to be missed: Certascan Lake surrounded by mountains, with the dramatically located Pinet refuge; early-morning reflections of the peaks in the lake waters; climbing Pica d’Estats.


Fact file:

Route length: 65Km

Cumulative elevation gain: 11,000m

Route type: circular

Best time of year for this route: June to September