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Snow Shoe Hiking in Serra de Montgrony from Campelles

15Km Circular snow shoe hiking route from Campelles village near Ribes de Freser in the Serra de Montgrony mountain range

Updated: Jan 3, 2023

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About Snow Shoe Hiking in Serra de Montgrony from Campelles

This is a 15Km Circular snow shoe hiking route from Campelles village near Ribes de Freser in the Serra de Montgrony mountain range. This area is not a ski resort so you get to enjoy fresh natural virgin snow.

The serra de Montgrony Mountain range is found between the multiple villages of Campelles, Gombren, Planolas, San Cristobal de Tosas and Castellar de n'Hug with the higest peek being Plan de Pujalts at 2056 metres. This snow shoe route route passes via La Covil summit at 2,002 metres.

The Montgrony mountain range is used as open grazing of the Pyrenees brown cow with mountain meadows on the foots slopes and forests comprising red pines, oak groves with boxwood and beech. The high mountain forests have scattered clearings of pastures with wild flowers and some peat bogs.

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Visiting Snow Shoe Hiking in Serra de Montgrony from Campelles

Campelles is a small town with only one bar restaurant, Cal Ras which is infront of the church and near to the townhall.

This route can be completed any time of the year but for snow, the best time is Late January to mid March.

Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Snow Shoe Hiking in Serra de Montgrony

I pack for wind and rain when doing this hike because it is in the high Pyrenees mountains.

I recommend 2-3 litres of water.

If doing this as a winter snow hike, I recommend crampons and snow shoes.

Winter Hiking Rucksack

Winter Hiking Rucksack

30L rucksack for attaching snowshoes

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Gore-Tex Hiking boots

Gore-Tex Hiking boots

I prefer ankle high boots on mountain trails for the ankle support and increased stability over rocky trails.

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Full length Running leggings

Full length Running leggings

For running in the hills around Barcelona or as a base layer for high mountain trails.

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Compact First Aid Kit

Compact First Aid Kit

Small lightweight first aid kit

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Phone Case for watersports

Phone Case for watersports

IPX8 waterproof floating and submersible case & Lanyard. Permits photos and touchscreen use.

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warm Wool socks

warm Wool socks

With toe and heel reinforcements that give good padding.

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Convertible Trousers

Convertible Trousers

Lightweight convertible trousers that zip down to shorts

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Base layer short sleve

Base layer short sleve

Thermal short sleve skin tight top

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Mid layer Top

Mid layer Top

Light weight cotton quick dry T-shirt

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Fleece jacket or Jersey

Fleece jacket or Jersey

Light weight warm fleece

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Windproof & Waterproof shell

Windproof & Waterproof shell

Waterproof jacket and windbreaker

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warm winter gloves

warm winter gloves

For snow activities and winter hiking

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Crampons for Snow & Ice

Crampons for Snow & Ice

When hiking in the Pyrenees and high mountains in winter I use Crampons for added traction on snow and ice patches.

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Snowshoes Raquetas de nieve

Snowshoes Raquetas de nieve

For walking over snow covered mountains.

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Adjustable Ski Poles

Adjustable Ski Poles

For Cross country skiing and Snow shoe hiking

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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 28.20 FREE Child € 28.20 FREE Notes Return train ticket to Ribes de Freser costs 18.20 Euros. Estimated taxi To campelles 10 Euros.

Getting to Snow Shoe Hiking in Serra de Montgrony from Campelles

Address: Carrer del Puigmal S/N, Campelles. 17534

Campelles is a small village 10minutes drive from Ribes de Freser town in the Pyrenees. Parking can be found infront of the town hall or in carrer de Pigmal. See village map. When I was last here We did not need snow chains on the car tyres but if you have them it is worth taking them in the car.


Alternatively, Campelles can be reached by R3 Rodalies train to Ribes de Freser then a short 10 minute taxi ride.

Taxi de la Vall de Ribes de Freser - 637215255

Taxi Jordi Formatge - 637215255

Documents for Snow Shoe Hiking in Serra de Montgrony from Campelles

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Campelles train map via Ribes de Freser

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Campelles Rodalies map via Ribes de Freser

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Capelles tourist guide

Author: Web Ajuntament Campelles

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Campelles village tourist map

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17Km Circular snow shoe hiking route from Campelles village near Ribes de Freser in the Serra de Montgrony mountain range

Distance: 14.64 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 28.20 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Rodalies + Taxi

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