Camin Reiau: The essence of this unique valley is waiting for you.
To start with the Camin Reiau, the best suggestion is to go anticlockwise, taking Vielha -the most important town of the Val d'Aran- as the starting and finishing points.
Practically the whole route takes advantage of the path markings carried out by the local government Conselh Generau d'Aran through the GR 211, PRs and the yellow marks for local trails. In addition, some stickers with the Camin Reiau logo have been put on the existing posts to mark the route and make it even clearer to follow.
Era Garona is the largest river of the Val d'Aran and one of the main features of the route. Much of the itinerary runs along its left bank, the shady slope covered with splendid vegetation and on its right bank, the sunny slope, where most of the towns can be found.
The highest point of the route is set in the Pla de Beret at 1880 m high, where you access the Mediterranean slope bordering along the river Arriu Noguèra Palharèsa to reach the highest village of the Val d'Aran, Motgarri, at 1650 m.
From Pontaut, the lowest point of the Camin Reiau (600 m high), you will go into the leafy valley of Toran, and on the left bank of the river Era Garona awaits the village of Bausen and its kind people, a town anchored in the past, full of traditions, legends, love stories and enchanted forests.
The final part, heading back towards Vielha, will let us savour the last stretches that remain of the original layout of the Camin Reiau, in spite of the changes of the new times.