We propose a very special trip to the Aragon Pyrenees. Undoubtedly, a different experience.
Our base camp will be the beautiful village of Aínsa. Wi will start our adventure visiting the village of Broto and its spectacular ferrata next to an incredible waterfall. In the afternoon, we will visit the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, a geological wonder.
We will travel to one of the most famous ferratas in the Pyrenees, the Ferrata Foradada del Toscar. A brilliant activity, really spectacular, varied and in a wonderful landscape.
To finish the trip and in our way back, we will do the Ferrara de Rondellar.
During the week we will stay in two comfortable hotels from where we will make short journeys by vehicle to carry out the planned activity.
The professional guides will lead you safely in this activity and will assure you in the ferratas so you do not have to take care of anything but to enjoy.
The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park is located in the Huesca Pyrenees, Aragon (Spain). It occupies the municipalities of Bielsa, Fanlo, Puértolas, Tella-Sin, Torla and Broto and it receives over 600.000 visitors per year.
The Park covers 15.608 hectares and it has a peripheral protection zone of 19.679 hectares. The altitude ranges from 700 m. in Vellós River to 3.355 m. in the Monte Perdido summit.
Without a doubt the park is a natural jewel, with a geomorphology created by the erosive glacial action, where you can find huge vertical walls, beech woods, waterfalls and a varied fauna.
Brecha de Rolando is a narrow col of 40 m wide and 100 m high, located at 2.804 meters high in the Monte Perdido massif. Legend has it that this gap was created by Rolando, Charlemagne’s nephew, while he was trying to destroy his sword hitting it against the rock after the battle of Roncesvalles.
Monte Perdido is the highest limestone massif in Europe with a summit of 3.355 meters high.
Sierra de Guara is a huge mountain range that covers more than 80.000 hectares in the province of Huesca, in the Pre-Pyrenees. Its abrupt terrain, sculpted by a large network of untamed crystal-clear waters, and its good climate make it a perfect destination to enjoy different leisure activities and adventure sports. The abrupt terrain offers many vertical rock walls and cliffs, challenges that are the dream of climbers from around the world.
Alquézar is a beautiful medieval village surrounded by majestic reddish limestone and where you can enjoy the leisure time strolling through its cobbled streets, walking around the Vero River walkways or visiting its famous 16th-century Gothic and Renaissance styles Collegiate, which was declared a National Monument.
Deep inside the Sierra de Guara, we arrive to the small village of Rodellar, in the Canyon of the Mascún River. It is a magical and breath-taking natural place that looks like a scene of the Jurassic Park movie.
- Backpack (between 30-35 litres).
- Trekking boots or walking shoes depending on the trekking.
- Via Ferrata set (two carabiners and a lanyard) climbing harness, helmet and gloves. (It might be possible to hire this equipment, please consult forst)
- Long and short trekking pants
- Thermal shirt (first layer). A spare change.
- Fleece jacket or similar (second layer).
- Gore-Tex type jacket and pants (third layer).
- Primaloft jacket or light down insulated jacket.
- Fleece, light type of gloves.
- Hat and cap.
- Head lamp (extra batteries).
- Water bottle or water bag Camelback type of minimum capacity 1 liter.
- First aid kit and essential toiletries.
- Sunscreen and protection lip balm.
Aside from the regular travel trip dates, we are flexible to reconsider new dates if those are more convenient to the client’s leisure plans. Do not hesitate to contact us should you have any different dates in mind.
Time and meeting point
One week prior to the trip departure date, an email will be sent to each participant to give away the meeting point and time along with the guide contact information. At this point any information considered essential to the trip organization will be shared.
Level of the activity
It is important that you are clear and honest telling us your previous experience in this type of activities so we can select the most appropriate destination and activity.
Links of interest
- Duration: 4 días
- Mín-max group:4-6 participants
Prices per participant
Price. 435 euros per person (group de 4-6 people)
Day 1. Tavelling day. Night in Ainsa
Day 2. Broto. Sorrosal Ferrata.
Spectacular Ferrata in the outskirts of Ordesa National Park. It goes all along the waterfall and part of the Sorrosal ravine in a varied itinerary, with a bridge, several stairs and a small cave.
Difficulty K3. Approach time 5min. Route time 2h. Return time 20min.
Day 3. Foradada del Toscar Ferrata.
Magnificent ferrata that can be enjoyed even during the winter months due to its south orientation. Without a doubt it is not to be missed.
It consists of three sections. The first one is the most exposed and spectacular followed by a descent very well secured and a third optional section more relaxed to finish the activity with a good after taste.
Difficulty K4. Approach time 15min. Route time 2h 30min. Return time 40min.
Day 4. Ferrata La Virgen del Castillo. Rodellar.
Transfer to the heart of Guara, to Rodellar, a small village that will transport you to the past, to the essence of this mountain range from all possible points of view. Landscape, history, ethnography… and a sport attraction that will leave us with a feeling of an authentic adventure in remote places and through time.
We will have to cover a small approach of 20min before we start the route. The itinerary goes along a rocky spur.
Difficulty K2. Approach time 20min. Route time 50min. Return time 50min.
(Depending on the available time, it is possible to do the Bierge Ferrata)
- Certified Mountain Guide
- Accident and rescue insurance.
- 3 nights in a hotel/inn with half board in Aínsa.
- Managment of the activity.
- Transport. Possibility to share transport with other participants (consult).
- Equipment for the ferratas. (Consult the possibility to hire it).