Date: 29 Jun 2013
Time: 6h (with kids)
GPS Track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/bujaruelo-san-nicolas-ordiso-cabana-4756039
Easy and beautiful route, full of waterfalls, stunning views and fun with kids.
Date: 27 Jul 2013
Time: 8h (with kids)
GPS Track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/fragen-litro-fragen-5045096
Date: 21 Jul 2013
Time: 8h (with kids)
GPS Track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/cotefablo-pelopin-yosa-oto-broto-4893723
Very nice path, with spectacular views. The children have enjoyed it to the fullest. After reaching Pelopin, going down towards Yosa, we were caught in a heavy rain but in the abandoned town we have taken cover until the rain has stopped.
Date: 23 Aug 2014
GPS Track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/asin-de-broto-picos-las-coronas-7631376
Pretty easy hiking. Be careful there are no water sources on the way so take plenty of reserve water. The sun hits a lot above and there's no vegetation.
The views to Ordesa and Pyrenees mountains are spectacular from the 3 peaks: Las Coronas, Suerio and Fobions.
Date: 22 Aug 2013
Difficulty: Easy, but long
GPS Track: https://bit.ly/30uIz0H
Nice hiking route, easy but long, with beautiful views over Broto Valley.
Return route from Ayerbe de Broto is long walk on a forestal road and can be skipped if you have somebody to take you with a car.
Date: 21 Jul 2014
GPS Track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/toronzue-y-navariecho-circular-desde-linas-de-broto-13527141
In general lines, this circular route consists of two well-defined sections, one along a good part of the ridge in the Toronzué mountain range and the other along the bottom of the valley that at the foot of Tendeñera drains the Suaso ravine.
In practice, almost all of it is easy to walk, with the exception of the section of slope that we are forced to use to join the north face of the Navariecho with the high prairies of the valley. It is a passage of very decomposed rocks to which is added the fact that the snow accumulates until very late.
Therefore, in addition to paying special attention to said small space, which I have indicated in the track with a WP "Difficult Hillside", I recommend programming the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction. Facing this specific difficulty of the climb will always make things easier.
Whoever makes use and total or partial monitoring of this track and its additional information, assumes full responsibility for the risks inherent to the practice of the activity, since this information is for guidance only.
Date: 4 aug 2015
Time: 3-day trail
GPS Track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/bujaruelo-brecha-taillon-goriz-faja-pelay-10410712
Music background: Mala Raza - En ningun lugar - https://www.malaraza.net
Long and very beautiful trip, but doing it in 2 steps it's more pleasure and have plenty of time to enjoy the views.
Day 1 - San Nicolas de Bujaruelo (1400m), Puerto de Bujaruelo (2300m), Ref. Serradets (2600m). 8km, 6h, 1200m elevation gain
Day 2 - Ref. Serradets (2600m), Brecha de Rolando (2800m), Pico Taillon (3144m), Ref. Goriz (2200m), 9km, 9h, 600m difference in altitude
Day 3 - Ref. Goriz (2200m), Cola Caballo (2000m), Faja Pelay (2150m), Senda de los Cazadores, Pradera Ordesa (1350m), 13km, 7h
Date: 1 Sept 2014
Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Easy, but long
GPS Track: https://bit.ly/2SoYyce
Awesome excursion! Long, but without difficulty. It is recommended not to carry a lot of load. We have done it in 3 days (stages).
More photos and videos at http://www.mariadana.com/viajes/2014-brecha-de-rolando-gavarnie/?lang=es
Day 1 (9km) - Bujaruelo - Puerto de Bujaruelo - Ref. Sarradets - Brecha de Rolando. Start 9:00 - End 17:00
We have started (me and my 12 year old daughter) from San Nicolas de Bujaruelo, early at 9am. The path begins with a fairly steep climb to the first electricity pylon. Then it is smoother on a stone path. Then you enter a very long valley where we find marmots. The last piece of the valley rises stronger to the Puerto de Bujaruelo.
In the Port there are many people who come from the 4 paths: Coll de Tents (French parking), Gavarnie through the valley, Brecha de Rolando and Bujaruelo.
From there you enter the path to the right (looking at Gavarnie) next to the Tallion massif. We follow the path full of stones, quite easy without much climb to the waterfall that comes from the Tallion glacier.
There begins a fairly strong climb, passing the waterfall with wet rocks (be careful, it is recommended to go where there is a chain). You climb at least 1 hour, along a strong path with many stones to the Tallion glacier. From there in 5 min to get to the Sarradets Refuge.
Another break and have a bite to eat, pitch the tent, and drop the load.
We began to climb the slope to the Rolando gap. A path with many stones that make you go up 2 steps, go down 1 with the stones. Until we reach the base of the Brecha glacier where there is another, smoother but snow-filled climb. Crampons are not necessary (in early September) because the path is already made up of others and it is not difficult. If you have good boots and be careful, it is easy to climb.
Arriving in La Brecha, the views are ... impressive !!! It is something that cannot be explained in a few words. Must see! You are also right on the border between France and Spain.
On the way back to the refuge we decided to go down through the snow with some plastic garbage. It was faster and easier, safe and fun. We slept in the tent next to the shelter.
Day 2 (9km) - Ref. Sarradets - Circo Gavarnie (up the stairs) - Gavarnie. Start 9:00 - End 16:00
We left around 9am going down the Sarradets valley, an easy path until we reached a steep descent point, before the margin of the Circus. When we pass in the valley on the left, we must orient at the beginning where the road leads, always looking at the signs of the others with the stones. It's easy to get lost and you can end up badly ...
But at a moment the road begins to be very well marked with a yellow "H" and a red arrow. Be careful where you put a red cross! Do not go beyond this point that is danger. Also the red dots in red ones indicate you to be careful.
Normally people do this route going up not going down like us ... But in the end it was not as difficult as we thought at first. We have arrived at noon at the Cirque de Gavarnie, surrounded by 4 large waterfalls. Awesome!
The road to Gavarnie is easy about 3-4km. We arrive at the Gavarnie campsite where we sleep and rest until the next day.
Day 3 (12km) - Gavarnie - Puerto de Bujaruelo - Bujaruelo. Start 9:30 - End 18:00
It starts right next to the campsite, there is a path that goes straight up behind the police office, to the main road to Puerto de Bujaruelo. If not, you have to take the path from the center of Gavarnie through the church.
In a few minutes a fairly steep climb begins to a cabin and a meadow. From there there is a crossroads with 2 roads: one that goes down to the Circo de Gavarnie and the other towards Puerto de Bujaruelo.
We continue through the meadow, gradually climbing up to about 1800m. Over there the road begins to be more with stones and a lot of heat. We recommend bringing water. After a while, just before another crossing, we came to a small waterfall, cool just in time. We have filled the bottles with water (using pills to kill bugs, be careful not to drink if you don't have pills).
We pass the crossroads of the 2 paths: the gap and bujaruelo and continue through a long meadow to the Cabaña de Soldats. We rest for a while and continue climbing little by little towards the Puerto de Bujaruelo. Through the middle of the valley the path is lost but you are looking for a smoother ascent to the path that is a little higher. For there easier and straight to the Port.
Another break and we already started the descent towards Bujaruelo, where we climbed on the first day. Very quiet because many marmots come out of this valley in the afternoon. You can find a show.
We arrived at San Nicolas de Bujaruelo, very tired but loaded with very good memories and an unforgettable experience!
We recommend this excursion to everyone who likes to go in the mountains.
Date: 29 aug 2015
Time: 2 days total
Difficulty: Moderate (for prepared hikers)
GPS track: https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/pradera-de-ordesa-monte-perdido-20744834
The peak Monte Perdido is the 3rd highest peak in Iberic Peninsula (Spain), with the altitude of 3.355m. It is located in the middle of Ordesa National Park, Pyrenees Mountains, between Spain and France.
In Aug 2015 I invited some friends from Barcelona to do together a hiking to Monte Perdido. The hiking is not so difficult but requires some basic requisites:
- Good hiking boots
- 30-40 L backpack, walking stick/s
- Tent, Sleeping bag (camp in the near refugee), headlight
- Warm/rain clothes
- Food, 2L water bottle
- Good condition for 6-8h walking/hiking
- Try to keep your backpack light. Is just 1 night sleep and 2 days full walking
So we start by taking the special bus from Torla to Pradera Ordesa (starting point of Ordesa Valley).
In 20-30 min we arrive in the parking of Pradera Ordesa (1300m) and we start our journey, through a nice path under the trees, with some beautiful waterfalls. The walk is not difficult at all and also we took very few meters in altitude. Here are track details.
The path is right on the bottom of Ordesa Valley, the little gran canyon of Europe. After few hours walking we arrived to a beautiful waterfall where we took a bath to refresh from the burning sun. The water is cold but “manageable”.
After another few km we reach the end of the valley at the Cola Caballo waterfall (1850m), where a lot of people are taking a nice bath. We stopped too and take a break/bath again. From that point we have to climb a 200m wall.
Easy peasy, watching our steps and climbing with the chains. Nice views on top of the cliff.
From there we have just 30m-1h until we reach the Refugee Goriz (2250m), where we install the tents for camping and relax until next day early in the morning.
At 7:00 wake up, a frugal breakfast and a coffee and start hiking the Monte Perdido. It starts with some climbing, easy, but from now on the path is serious. The air with less oxygen is already felt and our pace is slower now.
After few hours hiking on rocks and paths with chains, we reach the lake Lago Helado (2800m), the starting point of La Pedrera, a quite difficult path of small rocks until the summit of Monte Perdido. This part can be dangerous if there is snow, ice or rain. We had a very nice day so for us was the perfect day.
This part will require strong determination. The rocks you walk are very deceptive, 2 steps up and 1 down. You will have to find a way to climb as much as you can in one step so you will not lose terrain.
But in the end after 1-2h we’ve reached the plateau and from there another few minutes until the summit of Monte Perdido (3355m). The views are spectacular around. You can see both France and Spain with their huge mountains.
The path back to Lago Helado, now is super easy, we just ski on those small rocks until we’ve reached the lake. From there back to Goriz refugee and Pradera Ordesa on the same track, to take the last bus to Torla.
In total 20 km in 19 hours walking/bus, during 2 days. Amazing trip, amazing views!
Date: 29 Aug 2020
Time: 7-8h including stops.
GPS Track - https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/hiking-trails/fajas-racon-y-canarellos-ordesa-17904745
Background music by Mala Raza - https://www.malaraza.net
We take advantage of this excursion that on these dates, you can still reach the Pradera de Ordesa car park with our vehicles, before the buses of the National Park give service.
We opted to save the entire slope at the beginning of the day, so we began by going back a few hundred meters along the road we have arrived on, until the beginning of the path next to Casa Oliván, towards the Circo de Carriata. As the morning is cool and we are not in a hurry, we take it easy and thus enjoy the road more.
When we arrive at this rock circus, under the imposing Tozal del Mallo welcoming us, we will turn east to start the first strip of the day, Racón. The path, which practically maintains the altitude during the tour, is a spectacular viewpoint and does not entail any technical difficulty, yes, as always in the mountains, caution ... This time we are going to find a snowfield almost reaching Cotatuero, but easily dodged.
Now we will lose height until the metal bridge that crosses the Cotatuero ravine, and once there, a small slope and we are already in the Canarellos Belt. From the Racón Strip it seemed impossible that there was a path here !!
If before the walls of the Gallinero through which we have walked have impressed us, these of the Fraucata are not too small ... The route is very comfortable and little by little it is losing height and we are entering the Forest of the Hayas de Ordesa , where this strip ends.
Being already at the bottom of the valley, we go down the normal path of Ordesa, visiting some of its famous waterfalls, until the beginning of the route.