The Refuge de Maupas is situated in the normal route to the peak Maupas and it's the best option in this zone (the slopes are very importants from the valley, more than 2000 meters from the valley of Lis to summit of Maupas).
Tel: 05 61 79 16 07
CAF de Toulouse
3 rue de l'Orient
Tél : 05.61.63.74.42
Fax : 05.61.63.96.60
Official web: CAF Toulousse
Keeper: Yvette Cabrol.
Places: 35 (winter not keeped: 27).
Open: 15th June to 15th October.
Approach to Valley of Lis:
-French: From the west across Pau and Tarbes we'll reach the road to Bagnéres de Luchon. In Luchon we'll follow the little road to the ski-resort of Superbagnères and we'll leave it in the signal “Vallée de Lis”. We'll reach the parking of Aubergue de Lis (1100m).
-Spanish: the access is possible at West in tunnel of Bielsa, or at the East, in the tunnel of Vielha.
-Approach to Bielsa: from Huesca to Ainsa. In Bielsa you’ll take the tunnel of Aragnouet-Bielsa to France. It's necessary to reach the village of Arreau to turn to the east to Val Louron, or following across the Col of Peyresourde (1569m) and we'll follow to of Bagnères de Luchon.
-Approach to Vielha: from the city of Lleida to village of Pont de Suert (N-230), and across the tunnel of Vielha we'll entry in valley of Aran. Before the village of Bosost is the road to Col du Portillon (1293m) to cross the border to France. The road D-618 go directly to Bagnères-de-Luchon.
We'll begin crossing the river in entry of the parking and we'll follow the path #40 (signalled with a yellow circle) across a hard slope in the forest of beeches. After the forest we'll reach a grassy plateau and we'll turn to left (north) leaving the route to waterfall of Enfer in right side. Always we'll follow the red paint of route of refuge of Maupas (in many occasions joined to the green of Lac Vert and the bleu of Lac Bleu). The itinerary goes across the grassy ground among a lot of flowers and little rivers, and ascent across the ravine. We'll cross some bridges before to arrive to the plateau Prat Long. In the area of cable way, we'll get a path in zig-zag with very hard slope near of the tube and the cables. Some indications in red paint in the column show the entry of refuge de Maupas (3h30min).
Maupas, Boum, Lézat, Quayrat.
Lac Bleu, Lac Vert, Tusse de Maupas.