Start: Torla Finish: Nerín
Travel to the Pyrenees and arrive in the spectacularly set mountain village of Torla, a seemingly remote location which suprises with its welcoming feel. Relax after the journey as you settle in at your hotel, where services include a private swimming pool, restaurant, bar and lounge.
Challenge: Travel to Ordesa
Kick the week off with a short drive to the medieval bridge at Puente Bujaruelo, a perfect wide stone arch over turquoise currents, where your adventure in Ordesa begins. If you prefer to take it easy today, choose a relaxing stroll on a land rover track into Valle de Otal. For a true alpine day, hike up to the French border and snap a photo of magnificent views across the pristine waters of Ibón de Bernatuara.
Challenge: Ibon de Bernatuara: 9.5 km (6 mi) / 11 km (7 mi), 1000 m ascent and descent, 5 / 5.5 hrs.
Torla: 11 km (7 mi), 250 m ascent, 500 m descent, 4 hrs
Valle de Otal: 13 km (8 mi), 300 m ascent and descent, 4 hrs.
Villages along the way: Bujaruelo
Here’s an absolute classic from the local walking repertoire: a 700-metre zig-zag ascent up to Mirador Calcilarruego, elevation 1950 m, followed by a stretch on the Senda de los Cazadores through breath-taking scenery. Thrill to unbelievable views up and down the Great Canyon of Ordesa against a distant silhouette of snow-capped summits. For those who have a fear of heights, it is better to walk there and back to the waterfall “Cola de Caballo” along the wide path parallel to the river. Option of extending the route with an ascent to Refugio de Goriz, a mountain hut situated at 2200 m.
Challenge: 19 km (11,8 mi), 7.5 hrs, 800 m ascent and descent
Easier walk Cola de Caballo: 18 km (11.2 mi), 6 hrs, 500 m ascent and descent
Extension Goriz: +6.5 km (4 mi), +2.5 hrs, +450 m ascent and descent
Villages along the way: Torla
Head east from Torla, hiking up to huge sweeping vistas over Bujaruelo and Ordesa Valleys. If the weather’s not the best or you prefer to take it easy today, choose a shorter valley walk taking in three authentic villages seemingly lost in time: Fragen, Oto and Broto.
Challenge: Ermita San Antón: 14 km (9 mi), 6 hrs, 850 m ascent, 900 m descent
Fragen, Oto & Broto: 10 km (6 mi), 4 hrs, 230 m ascent and descent
Villages along the way: Fragen, Oto and Broto
Taking off directly from your hotel in Nerín, amble first to the village of Secué then descend into Añisclo Gorge, a deep gash in the rock kept fresh and green by trickling streams year round. Choose to trek through the gorge or walk the pilgrimage trail to St Urbez and circle back to Nerín. If you do not like heights, drive to the car park at St Urbez and start your route there to avoid exposed sections on the first steep descent.
Challenge: 16 km (9.9 mi), 750 m ascent and descent, 6 hrs
Villages along the way: Nerín, Sercué
What’s on the hiking menu for today? An authentic alpine ascent rewarded by dazzling views from the plateau high above Añisclo Gorge. Hungry for more? Then carry on to Cuello Arenas Pass, veritable gateway into the Monte Perdido Massif. And to top it off? The toughest of legs will not be denied on the optional ascent to the 1962-metre high Mondoto Peak.
Challenge: 16 km (9.9 mi), 925 m ascent and descent, 6.5 hrs
Villages along the way: Nerín
Your self-guided walking trip comes to an end this morning after breakfast.
Challenge: Departure from Ordesa
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.
You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.
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.
This hotel, located at 1,281 m of altitude, is in the very heart of the National Park of Ordesa & Monte Perdido. A place to enjoy nature intensely. It has seventeen rooms which have been carefully decorated and equipped with all needs. A warm and welcoming atmosphere. Impressive views, pure, fresh air, wild sounds and a feeling of relax and welness...
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 Prat (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).
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.
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
"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"