Font Viva lake

The village of Portè is a well-known holiday destination in the Alta Cerdanya. Many routes are available in its surroundings, hiking the mountains or connecting the nearby lakes. This is probably the most classical one, visiting the Font Viva lake, under the shadows of the Carlit peak (2921 m.). There, you may find many water sources and falls, pines and flowers, wild and domestic animals.

Technical sheet
No. 4145125
A Porté-Puymorens walk posted on 05/10/20 by Tot Cerdanya. Update : 20/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 5.13km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 207m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 206m
Highest point Highest point : 1916m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1728m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Pyrénées, Massif du Carlit
Location Location : Porté-Puymorens (66760)
Starting point Starting point : N 42.551729° / E 1.879992°
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Wooden bridge Rec de Lanós fall Font Viva lake


(D/A) You may park your vehicle for free in a large area after Passet lake. Follow the indications to start the route.

(1) Though the woods you will eventually cross the river through a wooden bridge.

(2) At the crossing, turn left, leaven the PR® track.

(3) At the next crossing, rejoin the PR® track.

(4) Font Viva lake. A bath is nearly mandatory

(5) Rec de Lanós fall. Cross the small bridges there. Views are spectacular.

(6) Crossing. Be sure that you turn to the right, unless you want to go up the Carlit peak. You are back to the departure area.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 1729m - Parking
1 : km 0.14 - alt. 1746m - Wooden bridge over the "rec de l'estany"
2 : km 0.51 - alt. 1835m - Crossing (go to the left)
3 : km 1.12 - alt. 1894m - Crossing (go ahead)
4 : km 1.67 - alt. 1897m - Font Viva lake
5 : km 2.56 - alt. 1865m - Rec de Lanós fall
6 : km 2.91 - alt. 1888m - Crossing (go to the right)
D/A : km 5.13 - alt. 1730m - Parking

Useful Information

You will find small fountains all around the route.
A swim in the Font Viva lake is strongly recommended.
You may find further information in

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