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Circular route to the lake of Font Viva in Porté Puymorens

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Arriving at the lake of Font Viva

During our week for French Pyrenees We make several mountain routes of a fairly affordable level for all the public. Throughout this area there are several areas that in summer are usually quite frequented. However, we observe a very marked trend in visiting the same sites as Lake de las Bulloses that during August seems an extension of the Paris metro despite its 2000 meters high.

Thanks to the extensive mountainous region of the French side of the Pyrenees we opt for less frequented places and enjoy good walks and better picnics Where to rest Among the different excursions we make in the French Pyrenees, we will detail below a splendid Circular route to the Font Viva, near the town of Porté Puymorens.

Porté Puymorens is most famous during its winter period with its ski slopes. However, during the summer it offers many activities for all audiences with areas of zip lines, canyoning, kayaking and much more.

The Carlit is the highest mountain in this area of ​​the Pyrenees. While people usually visit it through the slope where the lakes of Las Bullosas extend, the western part of Puymorens is more sheltered and offers less alpine views but with much thicker and thick forests, ideal for summer.

The approach with the car is made by the road between Puigcerdà with the French towns of Ur and the Tour de Carol. We will follow the signs in the direction of Porté Puymorens and other signs that indicate Massif du Carlit Y Lacs. We will pass Lake Passet where zipline activities are carried out and a couple of kilometers later the road ends and we will find an extensive parking lot where we will leave the car.

We were advised that wild horses usually graze in this area. Sometimes they rest on cars and have caused some damage on more than one occasion. Be careful.

Leaving the forest behind and reaching the area of

In the same parking lot there is an informative map with approximate routes and times. From there, we will take the road that we will take either towards Lanoux (about two hours approximately) or Font-viva (about 45 minutes). These same indications are the two options that make up the circular route we make to reach the Font Viva lake and the parking lot where we start and finish the excursion.

We start the circular route following the indications to Lanoux. It is a slower but more gradual approach. It goes through a deep forest with some streams that we must jump. Depending on the time of year the torrents may come down with plenty of water and hinder the passage. We at least in early August, with a couple of jumps on the stones and branches we had no problems.

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