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Ordesa walking trip
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Ordesa walking trip

Ordesa walking trip

Walking in the Spanish Pyrenees: Ordesa National Park

  • The Great Canyon of Ordesa, the most beautiful gorge of the Spanish Pyrenees
  • A real alpine hiking experience for all ages; mountain pastures and river valleys with exuberant Atlantic vegetation
  • Deciduous forests of beech, oak, and maple trees which display spectacular colours in autumn
  • Accommodation in a good hotel, where family rooms are available (*)
  • Well-marked and easy to follow walks
  • Documentation and maps to make it easier for you to self-drived routes independently

(*) Standard package with 6-night stay in a hotel in Torla, but with option of spending the last 2 nights in a hostel in Nerín instead. Ask for adiscount!

Walking routes in Ordesa National Park
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Start: Torla         Finish: Torla (o Nerín)

Day 1: Arrival in Torla
Day 2: Walk from Bujaruelo (10 - 13 km)
Day 3: The Great Canyon of Ordesa (20 - 28 km)
Day 4: Walk from Torla (11 - 15,5 km)
Day 5: Añisclo Gorge from Nerín OR route near Torla (16 km)
Day 6: Walk from Nerín OR near Torla (max. 17 km)
Day 7: End of arrangement

Day 1:    Arrival in Torla

This self-drive walking tour starts in the lovely mountain village of Torla, near the amazing mountains of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. If you arrive early, you might want to know that the hotel include private swimming pool, restaurant, bar and lounge.

Challenge: Travel to Ordesa.

Villages along the way: Torla

Day 2:    Walk from Bujaruelo (10 - 13 km)

It will only take a few minutes to arrive in the Medieval and picturesque bridge at Bujaruelo. Here you can choose between a short walk along a landrover track into the Otal Valley or a true alpine hike to a lake on the French border with magnificent views: Ibon de Bernatuara. A great start to get fit for the rest of the week!

Challenge: 4-5,5 hrs, 10-13 km, 300/1000 m ascent/descent

Villages along the way: Bujaruelo

Day 3:    The Great Canyon of Ordesa (20 - 28 km)

No doubt, this is an absolute classic from the local walking repertoire, with a 700m ascent on a zig-zag path up to the Mirador Calcilarruego (1950m), then following the Senda de los Cazadores to the end of the valley. Continuous panoramic views over the Great Canyon of Ordesa, as it rises in steps to the north against the backdrop of high peaks silhouetted in the distance. Optional extension of the route to Refugio de Goriz. ATTENTION! This route is not recommended at all for people with fera of heights!

If you prefer an easier, more relaxed route (or suffer from fear of heights) then you can just walk to the end of the valley until the so-called Cola de Caballo waterfall. here you follow a gravel track all the way (return), without much effort but with a good reward as well.

Challenge: 6-10 hrs, 20-28 km, 500/1250 m ascent/descent. 

Villages along the way: Torla

Day 4:    Walk from Torla (11 - 15,5 km)

About taste, there is nothing written and for that reason we offer a choice of routes from Torla. The first one is a  truly lovely route to the east of Torla, with panoramic views over Bujaruelo and Ordesa Valleys. But if you prefer to take it easy today, or if the weather is not the best, you may choose to do a shorter valley walk to three historical villages: Fragen, Oto and Broto.

Challenge: 4-6 hrs, 11-15,5 km, 230 m ascent/descent OR 850 m ascent and 900m descent.

Villages along the way: Fragen, Oto and Broto

Day 5:    Añisclo Gorge from Nerín OR route near Torla (16 km)

For today's route you have to driver to Nerín (1 hour from Torla). You walk to the village of Secué then descend to the Añisclo Gorge, deeply cut into the massif and kept fresh and green by numerous streams year round. There you choose between doing a route along the gorge or walking the pilgrimage trail to St. Urbez, which circles back to Nerín. If you do not like heights, you can opt to begin your route at the car park in St Urbez and thus avoid the steep, exposed descent from Secué. 

If you don't want to drive that long, you can stay in Torla and take a rest day or choose one of the routes you did not do the days before. 

Note: if you don't fancy returning to Torla along that windy road, then you can spend the last 2 nights in a hostel in Nerín instead of the hotel in Torla.

Challenge: 6 hrs, 16 km, 750 m ascent/descent.

Villages along the way: Nerín, Sercué

Day 6:    Walk from Nerín OR near Torla (max. 17 km)

This is a  truly alpine walk to the grassy Biñuales plateau, with dazzling views over the Añisclo Gorge then further on to Cuello Arenas Pass, gateway to the Monte Perdido Massif. Option of doing the ascent to Mondoto Peak (1962m).

Note: if you don't want to drive that long or haven't booked tha last 2 nights in a hostel in Nerín, you can choose one of the routes you have not done in the area of Torla

Challenge: 6,5 hrs max., max 17km,  775m ascent/descent.

Villages along the way: Nerín

Day 7:    End of arrangement

Your arrangement ends after breakfast today.

Challenge: Travel from Ordesa.

'standard' hotels

All hotels of this trip are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite. Family rooms are also available.

You can find the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight:
You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

Hotel Villa de Torla-Ordesa
Hotel Villa de Torla (Torla)

Located in the main square of Torla-Ordesa, a town which is the natural entry to the National Park of Ordesa & Monte Perdido, surrounded by an impressive natural landscape and a charming urban landscape full of small unforgetable places. The hotel rooms are all with outside views, either to the valley or to the picturesque town of Torla-Ordesa.

Albergue Añisclo
OPTIONAL: Albergue Añisclo (Nerín)

This hostel, located at 1,281m of altitude, is in the very heart of the National Park of Ordesa & Monte Perdido. A place to enjoy nature intensely. Private rooms with ensuite facilities, a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Impressive views, pure, fresh air, wild sounds and a feeling of relax and welness... 

Note: towels and sheets are not include due to hygienic / safety reasons

practical info

IMPORTANT to point out that this is a self-guided tour to do the routes independently with documentation and maps we provide. We recommend you bring your own car or rent one

You can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between May and October.

Nearest airports to Ordesa are Zaragoza airport (ZAZ), Bilbao airport (BIO), Barcelona El Prats (BCN), Girona ariport (GRO).  You can also arrive to France via Pau-Pyrénées airport (PUF) 

Optional transfer package from Jaca station.

Option of booking optional transfer from airport. Prices on request

Arrival in Torla

Public transport: If you decide to travel by public transport to Ordesa, you will need to book an extra transfer package for all the local transfers (approx. cost 410,- euros per booking for max. 4 persons). Stay in Nerín is a must to save costs in transportation

Rental car: This trip is designed as a self-drive trip in which you will need a car in order to get to the starting point for each walk. Ordesa region is quite isolated and it is therefore difficult to reach by local transport. If you don't want to hire a car, we strongly recommend booking the transfer package from Jaca station and back at the end of the programme.

GPS tracks are available on request.



  • 6 overnight stays in a comfortable hotel on a half-board basis (dinner and breakfast)
  • 1 transfer according to program (on day 4)
  • Detailed maps and route notes in English 
  • 24 hour telephone assistance

Not Included

  • Lunches: pack lunches can be bought in the villages or ordered directly at your accommodation
  • Transfers to and from the beginning of the walks, except on day 4
  • Shuttle bus to the park entrance during summer, when the car park is closed (approx. 7,- euros p.p.)
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, extra transfers etc.
  • Rental car or optional transfer package for those who want to travel to Ordesa by public transport

Optional services

  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Extra overnight stays can be booked at any of the accommodations.
  • Transfer package . It includes:

               Transfer  Jaca station - Torla
               Transfer Torla - Bujaruelo y viceversa
               Transfer Torla - Pradera de Ordesa y v.v
               TransferTorla car park at turning for Ermita de San Antón
               Transfer + luggage Torla - Nerín
               Transfer Nerín - Jaca station

  • You can change the last 2 nights in Torla for a 2-night stay in a hostel in Nerín. Check the discount!

30/08/2016- Espero que disfrutes tu viaje a Ordesa como lo hemos hecho nosotros

"Nos ha gustado mucho el viaje y las rutas. Es una región preciosa y nos hubiéramos quedado unos días mas!! . Hay tanto por recorrer en el Parque que el roadbook podría llevar 100 paginas:)). Espero que disfrutes tu viaje a Ordesa como lo hemos hecho nosotros"

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