Pyrenees Val d’Aran – Pallars Sobirà

One of the most popular escape routes was the one that ran between the French department of Ariège and the Val d’Aran, via the Gireta pass (2,593 m). In 1944, it facilitated the escape of several groups of Jews who managed to reach Catalonia thanks to the help of the escape networks created by the French Resistance in the South of France. The route started from near Saint-Girons (Ariège) and ran down to Montgarri, after crossing the Gireta pass. The refugees then continued on towards El Pallars Sobirà, following a path running parallel to the River Noguera Pallaresa, first arriving at the rural shelters of Perosa and then at Alós d’Isil.

 


Ruta Port de Gireta – Alòs d’Isil

Pòrt de Gireta – Montgarri – Pont de Perosa – Refugi de Fornet Alòs d’Isil

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