The Canigou Peak from Espira de Conflent:
The hike to the Pic du Canigou from the small village of Espira de Conflent and through the refuge of Cortalets and an easy level hike.
The interest of this hike is to discover the wonders of Canigou without too much difficulty.
The approach from Espira is by 4x4 vehicle or minibus to the last authorized car park refuge, starting point of our hike.
The village of Espira is at an altitude of 350 meters, the refuge of Cortalets is at an altitude of 2150 meters.
The peak of Canigou being 2784 meters, our hike will have a vertical drop of about 1400m meters if we make the summit.
It is a hike back and forth through the Joffre peak and offering breathtaking views of the Conflent and the plain of Roussillon.
Some days you can have a clear view to the Mediterranean coast and see Canet en Roussillon.
It will take us a nice day to make the loop enjoying the different landscapes on our way.