Walking along ridges and reaching mountain tops is one of the most attractive challenges that high mountain offers during the summer months. When snow melts and grassy meadows show their greenness, it’s time to plan the ascent to the highest summits. Those mountain tops have been covered with snow for months and, in some cases, have only been visited by experienced mountaineers and skiers, because of their technical difficulties.

The Muntanyes Màgiques route is born with the idea of reaching as many summits as possible between the Ripollès, Ribes de Freser to be exact, and the little village of Estana, located in the Cerdanya. We will walk along the ridges and mountain tops that separates the Ripollès and the Berguedà from the Cerdanya and the Alt Urgell, enjoying exceptional panoramic views over both slopes of the mountain chain. A great high mountain atmosphere in which we will reach popular summits like Bastiments, Puigmal, Noucreus, Puigllançada and Costa Cabirolera. Enjoying summits, valleys, ridges, streams, lakes and wonderful surroundings that high mountain offers, that is the true màgic, the one we want you to share with us.

Land

The Muntanyes Màgiques route wants to draw a line from the Ripollès to the Alt Urgell.

We will link the Vall de Freser with the Serra de Gorrablanca and the Serra del Moixeró with the Serra del Cadí, and we will finally descend the Canal del Cristall to arrive to Estana through Prat de Cadí.

Marks

The route is not signposted or marked. You will find GR11, GR150 and PR marks, white marks, orange marks and signposts.

It is essential to take maps of the area with you, and it is highly recommended to use a GPS device.

Maps of the area

  • ALPINA E-25 Puigmal – Vall de Núria – Ulldeter
  • ALPINA E-25 Moixeró – La Tosa
  • ALPINA E-25 Serra del Cadí – Moixeró
  • ALPINA Muntanyes Màgiques

Stages

  • 1: Ribes de Freser – Coma de Vaca FEEC Mountain Hut
  • 2: Coma de Vaca FEEC Mountain Hut – Pic de l’Àliga Hostel
  • 3: Pic de l’Àliga Hostel – La Molina UEC Mountain Hut
  • 4: La Molina UEC Mountain Hut – Sant Jordi FEEC Mountain Hut
  • 5: Sant Jordi FEEC Mountain Hut – Estana