Posets-Maladetas 6-day hiking trip in Benasque

Join Pedro, an AEGM certified mountain guide, on this exciting 6-day hike to the beautiful Posets-Maladetas Natural Park in Benasque, Spain.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Explore the Posets-Maladetas Natural Park.

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Aneto, Posets and Perdiguero peak.

  • There's also the option to do some canyoning.

 

Discover the incredible Posets-Maladetas Natural Park, Spain on a spectacular 6-day hike. Located in Benasque, this place is ideal to enjoy a relaxing hike with stunning views. Join me!

The Posets-Maladetas Natural Park spans 33.267 hectares and is one of the biggest parks in the Pyrenees! It has lakes, rivers, mountains, glaciers, forests and charming Spanish towns. It is also home to some of the highest peaks in the Pyrenees, such as the Aneto, the Posets, the Cabrioules  and other impressive mountains such as the Salvaguardia.

Furthermore, this trip also offers the alternative to do some canyoning! You can check the itinerary below for a more detailed description of what we’ll be doing each day.

This is an intermediate level trip for people that can easily walk for 6 days. However, you don’t need to be extremely fit for this adventure. We can stop along the way as many times as you want either to enjoy the views or rest for a bit. In the afternoons, we’ll try to stop at a local bar or restaurant to explore the culture and cuisine. We’ll also be using a car to cover some distances. Make sure to review the list of necessary equipment below.

So book your place now and follow me on this unforgettable hike in the Spanish Pyrenees. You’ll love every second of it!

If you are looking for more hiking trips in the Pyrenees, follow me for a 6-day adventure in the Sierra de Guadarrama or a 6-day trip to Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
645 EUR

Group of 2
645 EUR

Group of 3
645 EUR

Group of 4
645 EUR

Group of 5
645 EUR

Group of 6
645 EUR

Group of 7
645 EUR

Group of 8
645 EUR

 

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
  • Personal Insurance
 Price per person to join a group. Price does not include meals.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Benasque and Congosto del Ventamillo

    We’ll leave from Madrid and do a small excursion to the Congosto del Ventamillo, Benasque Valley and Somontano.

    Distance: 8 km. Elevation gain/loss: +180/-180m.

  • Day 2Estos Valley

    From the San Jaime bridge, we’ll use the GR-11 to reach Estos Valley. We’ll go through the Santa Ana Cabin, Perdiguero, Coma Cabin, Estos Refuge and Batisielles Lake. On the afternoon, we’ll visit the town of Benasque.

    Distance: 16 km. Elevation gain/loss: +515/-515m.

  • Day 3Portillón de Benasque and Salvaguardia

    The Portillón de Benasque is the historic pass to France. We’ll leave from the Benasque Hotel (1,758m) to reach the Portillón (2,444m), going through a wonderful lookout of the Aneto-Maladetas and the Posets massif. On the afternoon, we’ll visit Anciles.

    Distance: 12 km. Elevation gain/loss: +686/-686m.

  • Day 4Aigüeta de la Ball or canyoning

    There are two options for this day:

    1. Canyoning in Posets-Maladeta natural park or Odesa and Monte Perdido Natural Park
    2. Hiking the Aigüeta de la Ball route going by the Guayente Monastery, Eriste and waterfalls and streams.

    Distance: 15 km. Elevation gain/loss: +420/-420m.

  • Day 5Remuñe Valley

    We’ll follow the Remuñe River up to a lookout of the Malpas and Cabrioules peaks

    Distance: 15 km. Elevation gain/loss: +560/-560m.

  • Day 6Isabena Valley, Obarra Cathedral and Monastery

    Distance: 4 km. Elevation gain/loss: +100/-100m.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required

Occasional

Meeting point

Nuevos Ministerios, Madrid.

Accommodation

Hotel Pirineos

More info

To reserve a spot, you need to deposit 40% of the total price.

Make sure to bring:

-Comfortable and light clothes for hiking

-Warm clothes for the night

-Waterproof jacket

-Long and short pants for hiking

-Hat

-Hiking boots

-20-30 liter backpack

-Water bottle

-Sunglasses

-Sunscreen and lip balm

-Sport shoes

-Hiking sticks

-Camera

-Swimsuit and extra pair of shoes if you’re doing the canyoning option.

 

About the Guide

 
 

I've been a guide for 15 years, travelling around mountains all over the world guiding and participating in expeditions.

I like guiding trekking and hiking, and I am also canyoning guide and specialist. Nowadays I teach in Madrid's guiding school.

Some of my favourites trips are Tour del Mont Blanc, Senda Camille (Pyrenees), Tour del Cervino, Tour del Monte Rosa and Tour del Aneto.

 
 
 

 

What People are Saying about Pedro Gonzalez del Tanago

 

Pedro was so knowledgeable about the area, and graciously answered all our questions, even those unrelated to the hike. He was very kind in picking us up from Madrid for a small fee. He also took a bunch of photos of my husband and I during the trek, which I really appreciated since those are our only pictures together from our trip to Spain. I\'d definitely recommend Pedro to anyone traveling to Madrid and interested in experiencing nature outside the city.
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Raquel Cerrato
 

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