Chemin de la Liberté - Freedom Trail, 3 day trek: Meet us in Valle de Hecho Eastern Pyrenees or start in Aunac
Activity: 3 day trek
Duration: 3 days, 4 night's accommodation
Dates & Availability:
Group Bookings & minimum numbers: If you have a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 we are happy to offer the trip on dates suitable to you. Guide ratio is maximum 1:10 so larger groups can be catered for if you would like to bring more people.
Fitness Level Needed: A challenging trip for those who can walk easily for 5-9 hours per day in the mountains. You can climb up to 1000m per day in mountainous terrain so please train for it and arrive fit to maximise your enjoyment.
Equipment: A full equipment list will be provided on booking. You will need: waterproofs; walking boots; a sleeping bag (carried for only half a day); trekking poles; and rucksack.
Option 1 We offer three day to six day itineraries along this fascinating World War II escape route best known through "Freedom Trail" by Scott Goodall. A challenging trip for those who can walk easily for 5-8 hours per day in the mountains. Most treks start in France and finish in Spain meaning we travel back by car after the adventure. Trips are available Mid July - September. If you would just like to visit the Halifax bomber memorial site we offer this from June. This trek starts at Aunac and finishes in Borde de Perosa before celebrating in Vielha and returning to Toulouse airport.
We escape to Jaca in Spain. See itinerary.
Option 1 (A shorter version of the other Mountain Freedom trail routes for those with less time who would like to make a long weekend of it.)
Day 1 Morning airport pick up and walk La Soumere - Aunac (L,D)
Day 2 Aunac - Subera refuge (B,L,D)
Day 3 Subera - Estagnous (B,L,D)
Day 4 Estagnous - Vielha, Spain (B,L)
Day 5 Airport transfers (B)
Day 1 Airport transfer from Zaragoza Hotel de la Val (Hecho) and/or Hotel Uson depending on numbers (D)
Day 2 Walk La Mina to Refuge d’ Arlet (B,L,D)
Day 3 Refuge Arlet –– Col de la Cuarde – Col de la Pau - Lescun camping gite/d’etape Lauzerte.
We see the commemorative route which climbs from Aumet over to La mina in Spain via the col de Cuarde. (25 places + camping) (B,L,D)
Day 4 Lescun to La Mina, Valle d’Hecho
Lac d'Ansabere and over the border into Spain just above the stunning Acherito Lake. From the lake 1 hour's descent brings you to the road in the Hecho Valley. Transfer to Jaca. Enjoy a celebratory meal. 11km B,L,D 3* hotel Jaca
Day 5 Morning transfer to Zaragoza airport. Afternoon departures from Zaragoza (B)