The Sustainable Pyrene Campsite is located at the base of the Lles Cross Country Ski Resort. It’s found in the pleasant Cap del Rec plain, 1.956m above sea level. The camp is surrounded by mountain pine forest and deep blue lakes, with 3.000m high mountain peaks touching the clouds. The base lies at the foot of the Tossa Plana de Lles massif, with marvellous views of El Cadí, La Tossa d’Alp, El Puigmal and the Cerdanya Valley.

The camp is 30 minutes (17 km) away from Martinet de Cerdanya by car and can be reached from Lles de Cerdanya via a well maintained paved road. Although easily accessible, the base camp is in a wild and unspoilt corner of the Cerdanya Valley. All 8 camps are located at the campsite. It’s a place where you can meet up with friends, share experiences and take on fun challenges.

Our coordinates are UTM: 31T 390305.772 4698495.843, Decimal Degree N 42.431027 E 1.666446.

SUSTAINABILITY

Dues plaques solars que escalfen les dutxes muntades darrere unes fustes

THE CAMP RELEASES 0 EMISSIONS, 0 WASTE AND IS RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

After being 4 years in Guils Fontanera, and 4 years in Aransa this Summer our basecamp will be located in Cap del Rec (Lles de Cerdanya county). A new location means new routes, new peaks, new challenges! Cap del Rec is a great place for a base camp: a stream, the woods, the Estanys de la Pera, Orri Lake and Tossa Plana de Lles, Muga Peak, Setut Peak, and with stunning views of the Cadí Mountains and the Cerdanya Valley.

ACCOMMODATION & RESOURCES

We are settled at the Wooden Shelter of Cap del Rec: our facilities include a dining area for when it’s rainy or cold, a kitchen, storage areas and toilets.

We have breakfast, lunch and dinner outside if the weather permits. Next to the Wooden Shelter we have tables and benches protected from the sun with a gazebo. The gazebo also has lights for nighttime seating. Twenty metres away we have four 25 person tents where we sleep in bunk beds. Clothes are stored in individual boxes, while suitcases, bikes, helmets and saddles are stored in the storage areas. The tents are illuminated with solar energy. Also solar powered are our 6 hot water showers. It’s incredible to have a shower in the middle of the woods! The campsite is protected from cows, horses and deer by a wooden fence.

WE KNOW WHAT WE EAT

Our kitchen team prepares meals considering the high energy demand of the activities that take place at the camp. Since we are an active part in the healthy habits of young people, and the amount of milk, bread, juice, and pasta we buy for 6 weeks of camps is huge, we have a positive impact wherever we go shopping.

We want to know the origin of the products we eat in the Pyrene Summer Camp, which is why we rely on family, proximity, and quality companies. This bet means an increase in the budget we allocate to food. But if we consider it important at home, why not when we go to summer camps?

We have been making changes to the menu for the last 15 summers. In the last 2 years, we’ve stopped serving fish: it was frozen and clearly, we didn’t catch it in the Segre River. Instead, our valley is recognized for its beef. We make sure that the meat we eat, being raised in our mountains, is of the highest quality. We have also increased the intake of plant protein through pulses, soybeans, tofu, nuts, and cereals such as oats and quinoa.

We avoid foods that are harmful to our health, such as those that are highly processed. We are determined to put healthy food on the table. In between the Wild Adventures’ running late to dinner, the rice is overcooked, soft overcooked rice but still of the best quality!

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