The Roc de la Cauba (1'818m) is an impressive
rock that guards the entrance of the Arinsal valley at La Massana. The
walk starts at Erts (1'340 m) and one must count about 1h30 to reach the summit.
Difficulty: medium. The village of Erts is 1km from your holiday
apartment. The beginning of the trail is a bit tricky to find. It
starts 100m after the round-about at Erts. Park your car at the ski rental
shop which is 100m after the village on your right. The trail starts a
little lower on the the opposite side of the road next to a new apartment building.
||Opposite: the quiet valley of Arinsal
which connects the villages of "La Massana", "Erts" and "Arinsal and that
many tourists do not see during their visit to Andorra. This picture
was taken from just above Erts, on the trail that leads to the summit.
The trail to the summit is entirely in the woods.
|On the right: the final approach to
the Roc de la Cauba from where one has a wonderful panoramic view of the
3 valleys which most tourist only see from down below!
In the distance: the Pal - Arinsal ski resort.
Careful when you arrive at the summit, especially with youngsters. There's a 300ft sheer drop at the end of the trail!
||There are many wonderful walks you
can do right from your holiday apartment on well
On the left, the trail leading up to the Coll de Jou (1'707m) on the way to the Roc de la Cauba. This forest is well known by the Andorrans for its mushrooms, wild strawberries and raspberries.
|0 h: Erts:
The trail starts 300m lower than the village of Erts, next to a new apartment building that's next to the main road.
0.40 h: Cota 1'525 m:
1 h: Borda en ruines 1'615
1.20 h: Carena 1'707 m.
1.40 h: Roc de la Cauba 1'820
The map was copied from a book
you should by at the tourist office in La Massana. "Mas de Ribafeta" is
where your holiday apartment is located.