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5-day Trekking traverse in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

1+ day Trekking in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park 2
5-day Trekking traverse in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
5-day Trekking traverse in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
5-day Trekking traverse in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park

Follow Cesc or one of the certified guides in his team on this 5-day Monte Perdido tour and enjoy trekking in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, in the Pyrenees.

Private

Pyrenees

5 Days

Jun, Sep

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Discover the most impressive area of the Spanish and French Pyrenees, including Cirque de Gavarnie

* Spend 5 days days exploring the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

* Trek along ridges, forests, meadows, and passes in the beautiful landscapes of the Pyrenees.

Description

Would you like to enjoy trekking in one of the most popular destinations in the Pyrenees? Come with one of the guides in our team to this program and explore Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.

This region is a fantastic natural place with many different possibilities for hikers. The Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is situated in the middle of the Pyrenees, in the Huesca province of Aragon, Spain. Here we’ll find the stunning Ordesa Valley, the beautiful natural spot where our trip takes place.

Exploring Monte Perdido offers a profound immersion into the essence of the Pyrenees. It's an adventurous journey, demanding physically yet richly rewarding in its celebration of natural splendor and humbling experiences.  Half of this trip takes place in the French side of the Pyrenees, inside Parque Nacional des Pyrenees. This includes a section in Cirque de Gavarnie on day 5 of the trek, on one of the most (if not THE most) beautiful spots of the Pyrenees.

Among the Pyrenees' extensive 400-kilometer stretch, this region stands out for its sheer power and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Throughout four days, our trek will traverse rugged ridges, ancient forests, verdant meadows, and age-old passes, all echoing the enduring force and beauty sculpted over 65 million years.

Please, keep in mind that it’s important to have a good fitness level to join this program, making it essential for participants to be accustomed to hiking in challenging mountainous and rocky environments. While not every stage of the journey presents such rugged terrain, a baseline level of fitness is necessary to fully enjoy the experience.

Get in touch with us by sending your request. We’ll be glad to guide you on this amazing adventure in the Pyrenees!

Also, you can take a look at this via ferrata program that we lead in Barcelona. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price includes only Guiding fee. Accommodation and meals not included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Meet up at Bujaruelo

Upon arrival at San Nicolás de Bujaurelo, I'll be there to greet you, introduce ourselves, and kick off with an informative chat. At this gathering, I'll hand over a welcome pack, brief you on the route specifics, mountain conditions, and demonstrate how to utilize the safety geolocation device provided for your journey. It's also the perfect opportunity to address any final inquiries you may have. And with that, our thrilling adventure through the breathtaking Pyrenean landscapes commences! To fuel up for the journey ahead, we'll also enjoy a delightful welcome snack together.

Day 2: Bujaruelo - Goritz Refuge

Starting from Bujaruelo, our journey kicks off as we cross the ancient Roman bridge, then begin our ascent, following the iconic red and white marks guiding us along the GR 11 trail toward the Bujaruelo Pass. From there, we'll follow the signage leading us to Roland's Breach Shelter. Upon reaching the Breach, we'll descend towards the Descargador Pass, passing through the Sarrios Pass along the way. This leg of the journey introduces the first technical section, where chains are available to aid in our progress. However, for those seeking an alternative route, there's an option to bypass this section from the same Breach. Continuing from the Descargador Pass, our path leads us across the plains until we arrive at the Góriz Shelter, our next waypoint on this unforgettable adventure.

  • 8 hours.
  • 15 km.
  • +1600/ -750 mts.

Day 3: Goritz - Pineta Refuge (following the Faja de las Olas)

Leaving Góriz behind, we follow the GR 11 markers, gradually ascending towards the Upper Góriz Pass. Once we reach this juncture, we diverge from the GR 11, which heads down towards the Añisclo Canyon. Instead, we veer northeast, guided by cairns, embarking on the path along the Faja de las Olas towards the Añisclo Pass. Along this route, we'll encounter another technical section equipped with chains to aid in our progress. For those seeking an alternative route, we can opt to descend to Fuen Blanca before ascending to the Añisclo Pass. Carefully navigating, we make our way down the challenging descent from the Añisclo Pass to our next destination, the Pineta Shelter.

  • 7 hours.
  • 13 km
  • +600 / -1700 mts.

Day 4: Pineta - Espuguettes Refuge (following Puerto Nuevo de Pineta)

Setting off from Pineta, we follow the clear signs of the National Park guiding us towards the Pineta Balcony and Marboré Lake. Skirting along the lake's right side, we make our way towards the Tucarroya Breach and Shelter. Ascending to the breach, we then embark on a descent through a steep channel, characterized by loose rocks, demanding careful navigation. Should we encounter snow, the challenge escalates, necessitating the proficient use of ice axe and crampons. Alternatively, there's a route available through the New Pineta Pass, bypassing this technical section. Upon our descent from Roland's Breach, our path leads us towards the Horquette d’Alans via an ascending trail. Eventually, we make our way down to the Espuguettes Shelter, where we'll be treated to unparalleled panoramic views.

  • 8 hours.
  • 15 km.
  • +1500 / -700 mts

Day 5: Espuguettes - Bujaruelo

Leaving the Espuguettes Shelter behind, our journey leads us towards Gavarnie. Following a steep descent, we'll soon come across a sign pointing left, marking the path to the Gavarnie Circus. We meander through this enchanting forest trail, offering close-up views of the majestic Circus. Continuing from the Hotellerie du Cirque, we head towards Gavarnie along the main track until we reach a bridge connecting to a leftward path leading to the Cabanne de Pouey d’Aspé. Ascending through the valley of the same name, we make our way towards the Cabanne de Soldats and the Port de Boucharo (Bujaruelo Pass). From the pass, we follow the unmistakable descent path towards the Bujaruelo Shelter, marked by the characteristic red and white GR 11 markings.

  • 8 hours.
  • 17 km.
  • +900 / -1550 mts.
 

Details

Accommodation

We will stay at mountain refuges.

Meeting point


Equipment you will need to bring

You will need to carry a small backpack (35/40 l.) The total weight should not be more than 8 or 10 kilos, including the bottle of water. Once the reservation has been formalized, we will send a list of mandatory and recommended material, as this will also depend on the time of year we want to do the tour.


About the guide

Guide profile image

Francesc

4.90

(39)

Mountain Guide

Right in the heart of Catalonia, well connected with Barcelona, stands the Montserrat massif; a mountain with big natural, cultural and spiritual significance that rises sharply to 1,236 meters from the top of St. Jeroni.

I organize guided activities and courses of all levels, and offer the possibility to discover this fantastic mountain accompanied by a professional certified guide.

Along with all these activities in Montserrat, I can guide you over all the natural sites of Catalonia and the Pyrenees, a region with a wide range of possibilities for trekkers, hikers, climbers, etc.

I promote the use of sustainable transportation (train, zipper, funicular) and the development of activities that stimulate in participants a feeling of belonging to the places he or she visits. This perception of belonging, as we work with feelings and perceptions, can perfectly be assimilated to a sense of spirituality.

Our main activities are:
Spiritual values of Nature for private, groups or companies
Rock climbing
Hiking
Via Ferrata

Languages

French | English | Catalan

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What people are saying about Francesc

Jeremy

5.00

We had a fantastic time doing a via ferrata with Francesc. He sent me a map link so it was easy to drive my rental car to meet him. He supplied helmets, harnesses, gloves, and via ferrata kit. We had so much fun. Francesc is a really good guide and a really nice guy. If I’m ever in the area again I will for sure go climbing with him again.

Dan

5.00

Cesc was unable to guide us so hooked us up with his friend Gerard who was fantastic! The whole thing was seamless: - we got great advice on what train to get - we were met by a taxi at the station to take us to the start point - Gerard set us up with safety gear then took us hiking to the start of the Via Ferrata - Gerard was patient, helpful, and professional. Also just a really nice guy. - The climbing itself was _terrifying_ but so so satisfying when we got to the top! Big recommend, great fun, worth every penny.

COLIN

5.00

Very nice day with Cesc, he is careful and good company, thanks again!!

Zander

4.00

It rained the day of my guided climb which made the trip less than I had hoped for. However, Xavi made it the best day he could and after we bailed we did some sport climbing where it was protected from rain.

Daniel

5.00

Excellent guide! I would recommend to anyone looking to climb in Montserrat! The perfect route was picked for my ability and I had a great day out with Francesc.


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