Arinsal-Percanela-Les Fonts-Pla de l'Estany-Arinsal Circuit

Randonnée en Andorre
The Bordas de Prats Nous 2000m

Difficulty: medium Climb: 670m Starting point: village of Arinsal

0:00 h: Arinsal 1.465 m
Departure from the centre of the village.

1h : Bordes de Percanela 1.800 m
Take the path to Canal de les Fijoles and cross the Càcols stream. You'll arrive at the "bordas" de Percanela, a nice spot for a first rest before continuing to the  "borda" of Torner and those of Prats Nous.

1h45: Bordes dels Prats Nous 2.000 m
These bordas are surrounded by a small wall marking the pastures.  From there, begin the traverse at 2'100m without climbing higher.  Pass under the Font dels Pets, follow the Socarrada path of the ColI Carnisser towards the Collet de Font Podrida. You'll enjoy the view over the valley as well as of the imposing amphitheatre of Les Fonts.  If you wish, you can walk up to the Les Fonts hut before continuing to the collet de Font Podrida.

2h45: Collet de Font Podrida 2.055 m
Pass col of Font Podrida.

3h: Pla de l'Estany mountain hut (J. Canut) 2.080 m 
Walk up towards the Pla de l'Estany amphitheatre and stop for a rest at the Pla de l'Estany mountain hut. 

4h15: Torrent Ribal - Aire de pique-nique 1.580 m
The descent can be made via the dirt road or via the Montmantell path (the old path which was used before the construction of the dirt road). This path passes the  "bordes" de la Coruvilla, cuts through some fields and enters the woods to end up at the Torrent Ribal.

4h30: Arinsal 1.465m
Walk down the road to the village of Arinsal

Les Fonts mountain hut

Note : you can do this excursion the other way around, thus avoiding the climb to the bordas of Percanela which is quite strenuous.

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