Rural paths, a heritage to be preserved
Camins Vius begins in 2001 guided by DEPANA, a catalan association that aims to protect the natural heritage, as a project to recover and signal the historic routes within the catchment area of the National Park of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. It was also supported by the Department of Environment and Housing (OAPN), through the National Park of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, the Board and four region councils. The aim of the project was the rehabilitation, for non-motorized traffic, of a series of paths of great historical significance, many of them dated back about a thousand years and others since the Medieval Age.

Rural paths

Adapting traditional rural paths to a quality hiking experience.


Adapting hiking to serve the preservation and rehabilitation of traditional rural routes.

Local development

Contributing to local development through non-motorized forms of tourism and sustainable development.

" You could eat, you could dressed yourself, you could survive, but only if generating the minor impact. Minimize consumption should be compulsory! "

Antoni Plans

Words collected by Portarró, the magazine National Park, which represent seamlessly the background that had and has the Camins Vius project. Antoni was one of many project drivers that made the initiative possible; experienced in environmental issues and ecological assessments, analysis of life cycles and ecological balances that help to value if a product has more or less impact on the supply chain. Knowledge required to develop the transformation of a territory and rehabilitate its paths for founding Camin Vius.

As a result?

Over 200 km of paths rehabilitated linked harmoniously with the land and its people.

It is currently Camins, a hiking company from Val d’Aran, who deals with the management of Camins Vius.