The Sustainable Pyrene Campsite is located at the base of the Aransa Cross Country Resort. It’s found in the pleasant El Fornell plain, 1.900m 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 (18 km) away from Martinet de Cerdanya by car and can be reached from Arànser via a well maintained paved road. Although easily accessible, the base camp is in a wild and unspoilt corner of the Cerdanya Valley. All 6 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: 31N / ETRS89, coordinates GMS: E (X): 387761.0 m – N (Y): 4697676.0 m.


Dues plaques solars que escalfen les dutxes muntades darrere unes fustes


One day as we were cycling we realized that the Arànser was a magical place to establish the Pyrene Summer base camp: a stream, the woods, the Estanys de la Pera and Perafita… we dreamt big and during the spring of 2016 we started to build the campsite with one premise: sustainability.


We are settled at the Refuge El Fornell: our facilities include a large dining area for when it’s rainy or cold, a professional kitchen, storage areas and toilets.

We have breakfast, lunch and dinner outside if the weather permits. Next to the Refuge El Fornell 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.