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From Sunday 14 June 2020 To Sunday 21 June 2020

Kjetil and Ann-Karin have put together a great looking tour for us.

Note that no equipment except for walking gear is required so we should be able to get away without paying for hold luggage on the flights.

Please contact Kjetil ktverang@online.no to book a place. It would be helpful if you would cc the Meets Secretary t.josephy@hotmail.co.uk as well.

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YRC meet Perpignan / Tuchan 14 – 21 June 2020.

https://www.visorando.com/index.php?component=rando&task=searchCircuit&idEG=111

General gear for the walk: No rope or via ferrata kits needed.

Day 1:

Arrive at Perpignan Airport. A few members rent cars. Drive to Tuchan – 1 hour.

Accommodation: Private at Ann-Karin and Kjetil Tveranger’s place, and camping huts

Day 2:

Drive to Thuès-Entre Valles, 83 km, 1½ hours. Then walking along the La Caranca with numerous river crossings on hanging bridges and spectacular tracks along the river side.

Accommodation at Le Refuge de la Carança.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1VFKB_enNO667NO668&q=la+caranca+randonn%C3%A9e&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiMx6Wpsu_lAhUOtYsKHeuxD8UQsAR6BAgIEAE&biw=1366&bih=625

Day 3:

Walk to Mantet. If the weather is OK, we can follow the ridge along the border between Spain and France.

Alternative: Walk directly to Refuge Marialles by following the French / Spanish border; 32 km in easy mountain terrains. Benefits: We save a day and avoid following roads the day after. Splendid views from the ridge most of the day. We avoid partly following roads.

Day 4:

Walk to Refug Marialles

Alternative: Walk back south along the valley to the border ridge, and follow the highland to Refuge Marialles. 26 km. Benefits: . Splendid views from the ridge most of the day. We avoid partly following roads and walking in the woods. https://www.google.com/search?q=puig+de+la+collada+verda&rlz=1C1VFKB_enNO667NO668&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=DafnlxnoG7LpaM%253A%252CpBFY_4YNo_nYGM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kQQCAAFWCCewAGnZRBmG3WqcGxBSw&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi93oal-YLmAhWkl4sKHTwECAIQ9QEwAHoECAoQBg#imgdii=68KMGim-ulP1NM:&imgrc=DafnlxnoG7LpaM:&vet=1

Day 5:

From Refugi Marialles crossing Pic du Canigou, 2784m to Refuge de Cortalets. 6 hours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REj13TrS4ak (Walking and easy scrambling at the top)

Day 6:

From Refuge de Cortalets, walk down to Taurynia and drive back to Tuchan. 9 km downhill, 4 hours. (An option is to walk or take a taxi to Prades, 5 km, and then take a taxi to Thues Entre-Valls for picking up the cars)

Day 7:

Fly home

Fig. showing 5 days trekking. Starting in Thuès-Entre -Valls and ending in Taurinya. Sleeping in 4 huts with full service. Yellow routes are alternatives.

YRC contact:

Kjetil Tveranger ktverang@online.no 004794151233 with cc to the Meets Secretary t.josephy@hotmail.co.uk as well.

Costs:

Self-catering in Tuchan. If more than 8 participants, accommodation in huts on the local campsite.

Huts: About 40 Euros with dinner and a picnic each stay x 4 = 160 euros

Flights from UK: Direct Ryanair flight from Birmingham to Perpignan. Cost today £ 100 to 150.

Contact Kjetil Tveranger