Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
October 7, 2002
The two main towns for approaching it are La Pobla de Segur connected with Lleida by train and bus and Pont de Suert which only has a bus connection. Unfortunately there is only a bus connection between the two during a fairly brief summer season so that I have only seen the West side of the national park approached from Pont de Suert.
If you should be restricted to one approach for similar reasons or through time limits, a major plus for the Western approach is the superb valley of Boi where the natural scenery is further enhanced by the beautiful Romanesque churches.
The small town of Boi itself has a park office outside which landrover taxis start hteir trips into the national park. Payment is by the seat and htere is no problem for a singleton who wants to use the same taxi as a group as long as there is a seat available. It is not very cheap but is far from prohibitively priced and I still class it as budget in terms of value for money.
Aigues Tortes means 'Thisted Waters' and possibly refers to the numerous lochs in the park. There are numerous peaks to be seen, even from the landrover dropping off point, which are well dotted with snow in late September. The trees and rivers are particularly beautiful in their wild mountain setting and there are walks of all standards from the really flat and easy [but picturesque] up to really difficult and if that is not sufficient there are numerous opportunities for climbing.
From journal Cataluna - -cities, coast and mountains