Transfer from Barcelona to Ordesa.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to the airport. Return flight.
+ 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.
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
Head lamp (extra batteries)
Water bottle or canteen (1 litre minimum)
First aid kit and essential toiletries
Sunscreen and SPF lip balm
I am a High Mountain Professional Guide and a Geology Graduate. I am also a member of the AEGM (Spanish Association of Mountains Guides).
I have wide experience developing and guiding trips. I practice different activities, like alpinism and skiing. But I never forgot cycling, my other big passion.
As CEO and Travel Guide of Muntania Outdoors, I enjoy sharing all of my experience and enthusiasm for exploring new destinations to create new trips for my guests.
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