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The Juclar hut
The "Juclar" hut at the top of the Incles valley
There are 26 mountain huts spread throughout the country, most of them located near lakes. There are 3 mountain huts located in the Arinsal region. Although untended and a bit Spartan, they are solid, empty, free of charge, clean, have a fireplace, running water nearby and have up to 20 or even 60 beds depending on the hut.  Most huts, however, can sleep from 4 to 10. Although the huts are rarely crowded, it is wise to take a tent along, especially if you're unlucky and end up sleeping between two snoring individuals.

"Holiday Camping" is not permitted outside of the official camp sites but nobody minds if you set up your tent for a few days as long as you don't make it your permanent camp. All huts can be accessed via well marked trails or paths and relatively good maps are available making it rather difficult to get lost even in bad weather conditions. However, you must remember that it can get cold at night.  A good sleeping bag as well as a a carrymat are essential.
 

There are no fierce animals in the mountains and theft or attacks on walkers apart from the occasional bad tempered cow are unheard of.
The Claror hut
The "Claror" hut

 
Inside the Juclar hut
Inside the "Juclar" hut
Sorry, the mountain huts in Andorra are not for sale!
Equipment for on the mountain accommodation, in a tent or a mountain hut:
You'll need the following to put in a 40-60 litre comfortable back-pack: 
  • warm sleeping bag (even in summer)
  • tent 
  • carry-mat (the blow-up ones are best but expensive.  Otherwise, a roll-up one will do fine) 
  • candle (no electricity in the huts, let alone in a tent) 
  • head-lamp 
  • foldable saw (what's the point of having wood if you can't cut it)
  • toilet paper (for obvious reasons) 
  • camping stove and cooking utensils (if you want hot meals), Note: butane stoves do not work when it's cold! buy a mixture of propane/butane.
  • food
  • a rain jacket (K-ways are useless when it rains) 
  • sweater or polar jacket 
  • change of clothes (especially socks!) 
  • canteen 
  • map 
  • matches or lighter
  • survival cover
Note: you'll find that with everything packed, your backpack will weigh about 15-20 kg! 

 
 
 
On the right, a typical mountain hut for 12 people. Notice the wood in front (delivered by helicopter) as well as the garbage container on the left (taken away by helicopter) and the BBQ on the right.
The Ensagents hut
The "Ensagents" hut
Equipment normally found in the huts which are always unlocked:
  • beds but no mattresses 
  • tables and benches 
  • fireplace or stove 
  • BBQ area 
  • water (outside) 
  • wood (hopefully) 
  • saw (hopefully) 
  • first aid box (hopefully) 
  • food (left by previous hikers) 
  • no showers or bathroom
Inside the Pla de l'Estany hut
Inside the "Pla de l'Estany" hut
Spartan but clean

 
Malus hut
The "Montmalús" hut
Please leave the huts clean and tidy.  The Andorran Government is doing a great job maintaining, cleaning and painting them throughout the year.  There is nothing more annoying than arriving at a filthy hut and having to spend the first hour cleaning up other people's mess instead of resting!


 
 
The Coma Pedrosa hut above Arinsal and the "Truites lake"
Picture by "Sylwester Arabas"
 
 

The mountain huts in Andorra
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The mountain huts in Andorra

As you can see, the huts are spread out across the country.  Three of them are about 1h30 from your apartment or chalet, huts number 24 (Coma Pedrosa), number 25 (Les Fonts) and number 26 (Pla de l'Estany).  In order to find out exactly where these huts are and how to get to them, we recommend going to the tourist office in La Massana (5 min by car from your apartment) and buying a great little booklet called "30 interesting itineraries on the paths of the parishes of Ordino and La Massana.  Cost: about 3,00 Euros.  For more information on walking in Andorra, you'll have to go to the only good library there is in Andorra for books on trekking.  The shop is easy to find. Drive down towards Escaldes and Andorra la Vella from your apartment, cross La Massana and keep driving down.  Drive through the tunnels.  The book shop can be found at the first round-about. 

1
l'Angonella
2.220m
6
ok
2
Rialp
2.020m 
6-10
ok
3
Borda de Sorteny
1.980m
30
100 mtrs
4
Coma Obaga
2.010m
6
ok
5
Vall del Riu
2.180m
6-10
ok
6
Coms de Jan
2.218m
6-10
ok
7
Cabana Sorda
2.250m
6-10
ok
8
Juclar
2.310m
50
ok
9
Siscaró
2.180m
10-14
500 mtrs
10
La Portella
2.240m
6-10
ok
11
Riba Escorxada 
2.040m 
6-10
ok
12
Montmalús
2.440m
8-16
no
13
de les Pedres
 
5
ok
14
Ensagents
2.420m 
6-10
ok
15
l'Illa
2.517m 
60
100 mtrs
16
Riu dels Orris
2.230m 
6-10
100 mtrs
17
Agols
2.250m 
6-10
ok
18
Fontverd
1.870m
15-20
ok
19
Perafita
2.200m 
6-10
ok
20
Prat Primer
2.215m 
8-15
ok
21
Claror
2.250m
15-20
ok
22
Roca de Pimes
2.170m 
6-10
ok
23
Francoli
1.865m 
6-10
100 mtrs
24
Coma Pedrosa
2.260m 
70 
100  mtrs
25
Les Fonts
2.220m 
6-10
ok
26
Pla de l'Estany
2.030m 
6-10
ok

 
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