Discovering Riu Valley

Walk grade


High level
Intermediate level
Basic level
High level
6.5 Duration (hours)
13.6 Distance (km)
1100 Positive slope (m.)

 

Mos bridge - Estanyó Peak - Armiana - Sant Joan de Caselles

Today we will reach AWF maximum height: the Estanyó peak, with 2.915 metres height. Previously, we would have passed by la Vall del Riu mountain refuge, and, going by several lake, we will get to la Vall del Riu Gran lake, spectacular due to its location and its size. After a strong climb by a stones accumulation, we will reach the Estanyó peak, one of the 7 Andorran summits that exceed 2.900 metres, and the only one located far from the border. After quite a long descent, going across L' Armiana abandoned village, we will finish the excursion at Sant Joan de Caselles romanic church.

 

Intermediate level
5 Duration (hours)
9.7 Distance (km)
600 Positive slope (m.)

 

Mos Bridge - Estanyó lake - Armiana - Sant Joan de Caselles

The first part of the outing goes across smoothly by a subalpine stage forest, that will lead us to La Vall del Riu mountain refuge. From here, the gradient increases, and, passing by several lakes, we will finally get to la Vall del Riu Gran Lake. This lake is spectacular due to its location and its amazing size. We will be using the same path for the descent and, once we' ve left the mountain refuge behind, we will get to l' Armiana abandoned village, vestige of ancient mountain life in the the past. Going out of the village, a strong descent will take us to the end of the main valley, where we will finish the excursion, next to Sant Joan de Caselles beautiful romanic church.

 

Basic level
4 Duration (hours)
8.5 Distance (km)
440 Positive slope (m.)

 

Mos Bridge - La Vall del Riu mountain refuge - Armiana - Sant Joan de Caselles

The initial part of the outing is identical to levels A and B. Heading to Vall del Riu mountain refuge, we will go across subalpine stage forests, where we will enjoy spectacular views from Valira d'Orient valley and from Grandvalira ski resort. When going down, we will search the Vall del Riu river, located at the end of the valley, crossing the bridge and following the path that will take us to Armiana abandoned village, vestige of ancient mountain life in the past. Going out of the village, a strong descent will take us to Canillo, where we will finish the excursion, next to Sant Joan de Caselles beautiful romanic church.

 

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