To complete the Carros de Foc basic itinerary we will need between 5 and 7 days, starting at any of the refuges and taking the direction you prefer.
The itinerary has no special marking. In some parts the itinerary shares parts with the GR 11, where we will find red and white marks. Other parts are marked with wooden posts painted in yellow, and most of the time we will follow the route thanks to the milestones (a heap of stones) that other mountaineers left before for us. Using a map is an essential requirement.
The crossing develops totally along a high-mountain terrain, with granite blocks, landslides and paths that keep alternating in each of the stages.
To be on the safe side, insurance can be provided in case of an accident while doing the Carros de Foc. It costs about:
It is a card that will be marked with a stamp in each of the refuges we go past. It costs 30€ and with it you get a map of the itinerary on a 1:50000 scale form the expert name in maps, Editorial Alpina and a commemorative gift 20th anniversary of Carros de Foc.
The forfait will be collected at the start shelter; except in the area of Espot (Refugio Mallafré, Amitges and JM Blanc) that will be collected in the town of Espot, in the store Roya. (From 9 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8.30 pm)