We leave València de Àneu and head towards Son leaving the road soon, first track and then the Pedals de Foc BTT 4/5 trail through the Santa Maria Avenue under La Coma direct to Son. Beautiful and relatively easy if you like trails, even if you need to set foot on the ground with some rock, a couple of steps and some root, the forest and then the views are worth enough.
In Son we take the path that goes smoothly through the forest first, then the Planes de Son, Cabanyeres, Estaro, Palomera and Black Forest. The ascent is constant enough, we climb some 500m altitude in 8Km of pleasant track, then a break and finally the way up to the refuge, all together with beautiful places, there is nothing heavy.
We dwell pretty well in the refuge of the Pla de la Font and from there we go down the track … less than 2km until you find a wonderful path through Planell de Basiero to Jou. The path is very fun and the simply wonderful forest, we have enjoyed a lot.
At Jou we take the Las Costas path that is also quite entertaining and not as difficult as they had been told, but this is very subjective … It’s a GR-type mountain trail with some foot on the ground but mostly cyclable if you like the paths technicians
Let’s go to Esterri where you can go calmly along the road that goes to Valencia from Àneu or follow the track and test your skill on eBike or your strength if you are professional as the path starts with Three inhuman raids impossible to do if it does not go motorized. You are warned!
Max elevation: 2011 m
Total climbing: 1343 m