Coordinates 477

Uploaded July 16, 2016

Recorded July 2016

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8,458 ft
5,887 ft
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1.7
3.3
6.66 mi

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near Soldeu, Canillo (Andorra)

This track starts in Soldeu behind the hotels and goes into the Incles Valley, but high above on the hillside. It is a roundtrip which passes between two of the Siscaro lakes before it enters the pass De Les Vaques and down back to the hotels. At this pass the track takes a small sidetrip to the highest point.
The flowers on the tour are breathtaking and you will for certain be stimulated to take many pictures. The tour is surrounded by magnificient mountains.
Intersection

Cross

The word Soldeu is prononced with an "o" at the end. The word really means Sun of the God. The track has followed a road for some time and takes now to the right as a path.
Mountain pass

Pass De Les Vaques

When we look back at this pass, we have a view over the Siscaro Lakes. This track now follows the ridge shortly to the top of the mountain. But it is instead possible to follow a path further down against the river Riu Gros and back to Sortenu.
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Flowers

Already at the beginning of the track above Soldeu we meet several flowers.
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Rhododendron and big Mountains

The whole area is covered with an enormous amount of red Rhododendron ferrugineum flowers. And at the same time we see big mountains not far from us. This is quite overwhelming.
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More flowers

Everywhere we can see many beautiful flowers.
Bridge

Riu Gros Bridge

River

Riu Gros River

Our path meets here the direct path over the pass De Les Vaques. And the many different flowers can be found almost everywhere.
Lake

Siscaro (Baix) Lakes

Here we pass some small lakes. The biggest has living fishes which can be seen at the surface. It is a nice place to take a little swim, but it is not a deep lake. The red Rhododendron flowers cover the whole area under a mountain nearby. It is possible to make this track longer with a walk to another lake on a path just north of this lake. The path is now heading against the pass De Les Vaques above us. And new plants make the trip up to the pass quite easy.
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Sola de Soldeu

This is a view point near the track.
Summit

Top of the ridge

This is a small top with a natural place for taking photographs. This track returns to the "Highway" over the Pass.

1 comment

  • Photo of badsyntax

    badsyntax Dec 13, 2016

    I have followed this trail  View more

    This is an excellent route, magnificent mountains and scenery. We attempted this route in winter but decided to turn back at the Pass De Les Vaques pass as we were running out of daylight. There's a steep incline to get to the ridge on the top and it is really dangerous in winter. You definitely need the right equipment if attempting this route in winter. Ice axes and crampons are suggested. I've graded this route as difficult if attempting in winter.

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