Stage 1. Vielha - Salardú
Terçons: Castièro – Arties·Garòs – Pujòlo
Stage 1 starts at the centre of the Val d'Aran to climb next to the river Era Garona on its left bank and go into the region of Naut Aran. The Romanesque churches will be the main attraction, travelling back in time to the eleventh and twelfth centuries. You will pass by stately houses and remains of old castles as you walk along trails, which were used by both warriors and traginers (mule drivers who were the suppliers in these high mountain valleys).
- Distance: 15,54 Km.
- Ascent cumulative gain: 696 m.
- Descent cumulative gain: 411 m.
- Approximate duration: 4'30 h.