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Taga Summit Pyrenees mountain hiking from Ribes De Freser

17 Km meduim hike from Ribes de Freser to the summit of Taga mountain via cattle grazing hills, pine forests and mountain ridges. Spectacular panoramic views

Updated: Jul 30, 2023 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.6k

About Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

Taga Summit can be reached as a circular 17km MEDIUM or MEDIUM-HARD mountain hike starting and ending at Ribes de Freser in the El Ripollès area of the Pyrenees mountains.

Taga is a summit at an altitude of 2035 metres altitude above sea level with Ribes de Freser being 899 metres above sea level so the total elevation gain along this route is 1157 metres which earns this route a MEDUIM-HARD classification.

From RENFE Ribes de Freser walk towards the centre of the town parallel to the river. We turn off at the end of the tree lined boulevard and start heading up entering the forest and beginning an uphill ascent.

The uphill climb for this walk takes us through cattle grazing hills and is a continuous hard uphill push via the Serrat de Conivella ridgeline to reach the summit. Once at the summit we have spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of the Spanish Pyrenees mountains from the Taga summit cross monument.

This route should only be attempted by people with a MEDIUM level of physical fitness and time management is needed to ensure arrival at the station before the last train back to Barcelona.

I completed the Taga summit route from Ribes de Freser in 6 hours as an experienced mountain hiker.

Visiting Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

About 2 minutes walk from the Renfe Train station is Bar Gusi which serves snacks and drinks all day, including vegan options.

Allow 6-9 hours to complete the route depending on physical fitness.

TIP: Do not wear any red clothing because when I completed this route in Summer, several of the cows started to follow a red dressed hiker in a rather interested manner!

I recommend completing this route from June to August to enjoy the wild flowers in the meadows and full leafy green forests.

What to take with you for Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

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 because there is nowhere to top up water bottles along the route.

If doing this as a winter hike, I recommend crampons for added traction on any snow or ice.

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Small 30L Hiking Rucksack

Includes high visibility fog and rain waterproof cover in zip compartment at bottom of rucksack.

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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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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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Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 18.20 FREE Child € 18.20 FREE Notes Walk is free, Return train ticket costs 18.20 Euros.

Getting to Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

Address: Estacion de RENFE, Ribes de Freser. 17534

The route starts and ends at Ribes de Freser Renfe RODALIES Station approximately two hours from Barcelona on the R3 Rodalies rail line outside of Fare zone 6.

Ribes de Freser is an unstaffed Renfe Station so buy a return ticket in Barcelona for this trip. You can also buy tickets on the train from the ticket Inspector at the same price as from ticket machines.

Documents for Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

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Ribes de Freser Train Map

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Ribes de Freser Rodalies Map

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Wikiloc Trail for Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

A0210 - Taga Summit from Ribes de Freser

A circular mountain walk through forests and grazing hills to a summit with spectacular 360 degree views.

Distance: 17.41 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 18.20 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Rodalies

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