Chariots of fire

In Catalunya, we are entering the lakes region, taking our time going through the national park of Aigüestortes.

There is a run, every September, called “chariots of fire” where the contestants have to go to 9 refuges that are in the park. This race has attracted a lot of attention to the park and there are now tours, at other seasons, with people walking from refuge to refuge (all packed), anything from 2 to 9 days (4 to 5 hours walk daily). Most of the people walking along the path of the Chariots are not regular hikers but saw the race on television and want to have their share of this wonderful mountain area.

 

Les chariots de feu

En Catalogne, nous entrons dans la région connue pour ses lacs. Nous prenons notte temps pour traverser le parc national d’Aiguestortes.

Chaque année en septembre, il y a une course qui s’appelle “les chariots de feu”, les concurrents doivent rejoindre 9 refuges disséminés dans le parc. Cette course a attiré beaucoup d’attention sur le parc et les refuges sont pleins; les vacanciers passent de 2 à 9 jours de refuge en refuge (journée de 4 à 5 h de marche). La plupart de ces personnes ne connaissent pas la montagne mais y ont été attirées par les émissions télévisées montrant le parcours.

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