|Opposite the coffee house of the campsite you
find an information panel and signposts (1575 m). By the panel starts a
path downhill towards the "Refugio d'els Plans". You cross the
bridge over the
river Zinqueta d'Añes Cruzes and come to a track by the cottage
of Plans (3min) (1565 m). Turn right. Almost immediately you see a sign
for "S. Juan por
Balsa del Abet" that points straight ahead. The river Zinqueta
flows on your right.
Walking along this beautiful track you go through a gate and cross a
bridge (20min) (1510 m). Later you cross a number of brooks on stones or
duckboards. On your way you can admire the autumn tints, if you make
this excursion in September or October.
Another track branches off left (35min) (1480 m). Take this ascending
track for the tarn of Abet. For a while a brook flows on your right.
Also this track is easy to walk. In some places it is covered by moss
and grass. Snaking its way upwards the track opens up wonderful views to
the mountains, first to the slopes of Berdemené
and later to the tops of Punta
Suelsa and Bachimala.
In the valley of Chistau you see traditional stone cottages.
Ignore all sidetracks and follow the main track to
a fork (1h20min) (1840 m). Although you see a red pole on the right
branch, go left uphill. A couple of minutes later you see the
pond of Abet down on your right. You cross a brook and ascend to a pass,
where you can enjoy magnificent mountain views.
When the track forks
(1h40min) (1885 m), go right downhill ignoring
the track that continues to San Juan. You encounter a signpost pointing
to the right for "Balsa del Abet" (1h53min) (1850 m). Go round
this charming pond encircled by
mountains and continue then downhill
along the track.
The track comes to the fork with the red pole (1h56min) (1840 m).
Return along the already familiar track back to the other track (2h40min)
m). Do not turn right towards the campsite of Forcallo, but to the left.
Walking along this gently descending track you go through a gate, and
pass a fountain (2h50min)
(1465 m) before coming to the
sand road along
which you drove to the campsite. Turn right. You cross a bridge and
start to follow the river Zinqueta. All the way you have nice views to
the river. You pass a beautiful fountain and enjoy gorgeous
views before reaching the campsite (3h30min).