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9-day Hike in Ordesa National Park, Spain

Join AEGM certified mountain guide Hugo on a stunning 9-day hike through Ordesa National Park in the beautiful Spanish Pyrenees!

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration9 days
Offer periodJun, Jul
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

The beautiful Ordesa National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees is a popular hiking destination, and for good reason. From mountains, to forests, to waterfalls, this stunning natural reserve has it all.  Furthermore, with its 156.08 km², there’s plenty to explore! On this 9-day hike in the Ordesa National Park, I will show you some of the most beautiful spots in this gorgeous site in Huesca!

We will begin with a transfer from Barcelona to Ordesa. This will be our meeting point, and also where we will be staying during the tour. Every day from then on we will cover a different Ordesa hotspot. Excursions will cover a distance of 12 km-17 km and will last between 5 to 7 hours each. Some of the highlights of our trip will include the Cola de Caballo waterfall, Cebollar Col,  and Escarpinosa Lake, just to mention a few. Finally before returning to Barcelona, we will also visit Romanesque Boi Valley, known for its stunning architecture. You will definitely want to bring your camera along!

Because the routes are well cared for, and our hikes of moderate duration and difficulty, no prior experience is necessary. It is however important that you have a good fitness level! In any case, I will be there every step of the way to guide you and help you. 

Are you ready for a stunning 9-days of summertime hiking in the beautiful Spanish Pyrenees? Then don’t delay! Book your place now and join me on this fun adventure to the Ordesa National Park!

Looking for another excursion in the area? Then try the slightly more challenging 6-day Senda de Camille trek in the Pyrenees!

 

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+ Possibility of extending the trip with more days in Barcelona or Pyrenees. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING: Backpack (20-30 litres). Trekking boots or mountain sneakers. Expandable hiking poles. Adequate clothing: Socks. Long and short trekking pants. Thermal t-shirt (base layer) Fleece jacket or similar (2nd layer) Gore-Tex jacket or similar (3rd layer) Cap for sun protection Sunglasses Head lamp (extra batteries) Water bottle or canteen (1 litre minimum) First aid kit and essential toiletries Sunscreen and SPF lip balm Camera

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Ordesa


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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Ordesa

Transfer from Barcelona to Ordesa.

Day 2: Excursion to Cola de Caballo waterfall

Our first excursion we will coast the Arazas River. Along the way we will see five waterfalls: Arripas, Estrecho, La Cueva, Sodaso Steps and finally the Cola de Caballo.

We will walk through a famous beech tree forest. Also, we will catch some great sights of the Monte Perdido Peak 3.355m, Añisclo Peak 3.254m and Punta las Olas 3.002m.

Finally, we will follow the same path on our return.  Then, depending on the weather conditions we might do a circular tour in the lower part of the valley too.

Distance 17 km. Elevation gain +520 m – 520 m. Time: 6-7 hours.

Day 3: Mondotó Peak (1.967m) and La Estiba (2.005m)

From the town of Nerín, we will head towards the Mondotó peak. This is an easy route to one of the best viewpoints of the Añisclo Canyon which falls down 1000m  from where we will stand!

After, we will continue North, to the Estiba peak where we will get a better panorama on the high summits of Ordesa.

We will complete the circular hiking along the edge of the Pardina canyon, famous for its hanging strips, which flows into the Añisclo canyon.

We might be lucky enough to spot the lammergeyer, easy to locate in this area, as well as chamois, marmot, griffon and vultures.

Distance 15 km. Elevation gain + 1.100 m. – 1.100 m. Time: 6-7 hours.

Day 4: Bujaruelo, Entrepuertos Peak and Lapazuso Mountain Lake

We will start off from San Nicolás de Bujaruelo from where we will ascend a path that borders with France, at the Puerto de Bujaruelo. Then, as we gain height we will see Panticosa, Tendeñera and Otal peaks.

Meanwhile, we will also enjoy a great variety of trees, such as yew, black pine, spruce, pine roya, shrubs such as boxwood, and other flora.

Once in Bujaruelo,we will descend to Gavarnie and its magnificent cirque with its Grand Cascade.

We will ascend the Entrepuertos Peak (2.480m) where we will have a better view of the north faces of Taillón and Gabietos.

Finally, we will descend northwards, in direction of the Lapazuso Lake to reconnect with the ascent route.

Distance 12 km. Elevation gain +1.175m -1.175m. Time: 6-7 hours.

Day 5: Circular route to Tozal del Cebollar

Perhaps, one of the best viewpoints of Ordesa from a place that goes unnoticed.

We will start up the San Antón canyon to reach the Cebollar Col at  1.900m altitude. There we will catch some great views of the entire entrance of the Ordesa Valley, with the nearby Mondarruego wall and the Tozal del Mallo.

We will then change canyons to descend on the high part of the Carpín Canyon. We will go down the Ara valley until we reach the Gr-11 at the Bridge of Navarros, where we will complete the circular tour.

Distance 12 km Elevation gain +1.040m. -1.040m. Time: 5-6 hours

Day 6: Tour of La Renclusa

Llanos of Benasque Hospital and Basurta are the starting point for the ascent to the Aneto Peak (3.404 m), the highest in the Pyrenees

First, we will start off from the bottom of the valley to reach the Renclusa mountain hut. From there we will be able to admire the Massif of Maladetas with hillside glaciers that give way to the high peaks. Then, we will continue ascending until we reach a hill from where we will descend towards the Forau de Aigualluts, a large sinkhole whereby all the water that comes from the Aneto glacier goes to Aran Valley. From there the Aneto Peak dominates the landscape.

Finally, we will return through the bottom of the valley to the starting point.

Distance 12,9 km. Elevation gain + 649 m. – 649 m. Time: 5-6 hours.

Day 7: Batsielles and Escarpinosa mountain lakes

After departing from the San Jaime Bridge in a woodland of Black Pine, we will enjoy one of the best views of the Estós valley over the Perdiguero Peaks. Then, once at the Batisielles Lake, we will pass the Escarpinosa Lake, considered one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees, with the Perramó waterfall and its needles as a backdrop.

Distance 12,4 Km. Elevation gain + 793m.- 793 m. Time: 5-6 hours.

Day 8: Cultural tour of the Romanesque Boi Valley

We cannot leave the Pyrenees without making a cultural visit to the Romanesque Valley of Boí. Beautiful historical architecture and stunning landscapes will mark the end of a great trip!

Finally, we will return to Barcelona. Accommodation in the city.

Day 9: Transfer back to the airport

Transfer to the airport. Return flight.


About the guide

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Exploring Spain is part of the travel agency Muntania Outdoors S.L., (CICMA 2608) specialised in adventure trips and nature and mountain activities.

Muntania started off in 2011 and since then it has been successful in positioning itself in more than 30 countries around the world as well as getting the support of renowned sponsors. Last year more than 2000 customers chose Muntania for their trips.

Exploring Spain focuses all its activities in Spain, where its main office is located, hence the know-how, the experience and the local knowledge of Muntania´s team, necessary to create an exceptional trip to discover the most special locations. We offer a different way to get to know Spain with a great variety of trips where we combine nature and outdoor activities with the pleasures of savouring the best gastronomy and the cultural richness. We provide a multilingual service and personal attention so our customers leave with the best impressions.


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Prices per person

Group of 3

EUR 1212 each

Group of 4

EUR 1212 each

Group of 5

EUR 1212 each

Group of 6

EUR 1212 each

Group of 7

EUR 1212 each

Group of 8

EUR 1212 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Price details

• Prices are per person for groups of minimum 3, maximum 14 people. You can pay an additional €200 for a single room. PRICE INCLUDES Professional Mountain guide services for the whole trip. Transfers from and to the airport. Private transport during the trip. 7 High quality hotel nights in double room on half board basis (breakfast and dinner). 6 picnic lunches during the activity days. Accident insurance. Trip management. DOES NOT INCLUDE Flights. Last night hotel in Barcelona. Any other activity not including in the programme. Drinks where not included in the dinner menus. Entrance to monument or other places if interest, if required.


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