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PostSat Mar 09, 2019 12:21 pm 
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In today's video we share with you our one day hike from Porta, France to the village Pas de la Casa in Andorra. We really been wanting to explore Andorra for a while and finally it was the time to do it. We started on the beautiful sunny August day in Porta and started to walk uphill following the river Campcardos. Right form the start the trail was going alongside the GR route for some time and the marking has been great. Throughout the day the trail had no too steep uphills but rather constant gentle uphill and just towards the end there was quite a steep rocky downhill. The area we've been walking through was an incredible beauty: lots of huge massive rocks, great rocky cliffs, peaceful river banks with horse and cow pastures. We did enjoy a lot hiking in this idyllic picturesque valley with incredible views all the way. We did met lots of reptiles, insects and birds and saw some marmots in the distance as well. The weather was quite favourable sunny but with a cool wind and at the end we even felt chilly as the fog was coming down from the mountain summits. We passed through several mountain lakes and were about to cross the border from France to Andorra right at the mountain ridge. Walking downhill to the village Pas de la Casa was a little more demanding than uphill but the views of the glorious mountain peaks painted in gold and then pinky sunset colors were compensating all the efforts. We were astonished by the massiveness of the falling rocks on the trail and the different colors of the cliffs around us. We didn't plan to get all the way down to the village so being couple kms from it we started to look for the camping spot. And it was quite a challenge in such a rocky and mountanious area. So we found a little building with some flat concrete surface at the side of it and decided that we won't find anything better that this. And unfortunately there wasn't any campgrounds close. But we did our best to set up a tent using rocks in order to keep it in place and it did work out great. This experience will be definetely useful for our future hikes. The fog was slowly coming down over our heads so we got in our tent to stay warm, had our dinner and peacefully went to sleep.

Watch the full video here:

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We are a young couple who loves hiking, nature walking and camping. We choose walking over driving and other types of transportation whenever we can. Also we have a Youtube channel where we're showcasing all our hikes.
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PostSat Mar 09, 2019 8:25 pm 
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I've been seeing your trip reports on nwhikers for a while but this is the first time I've watched one of your videos.  Very good!  Beautiful area.  I've always been curious about the Pyrenees.

Also, I like your close-up nature footage.  (the caterpillar, flowers, etc.)
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PostSun Mar 10, 2019 1:15 am 
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Brockton wrote:
I've been seeing your trip reports on nwhikers for a while but this is the first time I've watched one of your videos.  Very good!  Beautiful area.  I've always been curious about the Pyrenees.

Also, I like your close-up nature footage.  (the caterpillar, flowers, etc.)

Thank you for taking time and watching our video, really happy that you liked it. Hope that you enjoy the other videos from Pyrenees as well. Without animals it wouldn't be the same experience for us, thanks again.

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We are a young couple who loves hiking, nature walking and camping. We choose walking over driving and other types of transportation whenever we can. Also we have a Youtube channel where we're showcasing all our hikes.
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