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8 Walks and excursions in Huesca

 

Throughout the province of Huesca we can find authentic natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty, hidden corners that are true jewels that nature allows us to enjoy, wild and emblematic mountains, some of them icons of the Pyrenees, or crystalline water Pyrenean lake, which gradually flow down the valley through narrow rivers that plow narrow gorges, no doubt a paradise for nature lovers.

 

Many of these places allow us to get close to them or to go through them following hiking or trekking routes that do not involve great difficulty, although we must never forget the changing environment in which they take place. In 8 walks and excursions around Huesca we will visit regions such as the Hoya de Huesca, the Ribagorza, the Alto Gállego or the Jacetania, as well as various valleys such as the Valle de Hecho, the Valle de Tena or the Valle de Pineta. All of them are full of history and traditions that are still alive today and that, together with the careful villages that make them up, contribute even more value to the natural environment that surrounds them.

 

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These are the hiking routes in Huesca that we propose

 

The routes and places that make up these 8 Walks and excursions in Huesca are just a small sample that I hope will serve as a starting point to continue discovering the many and different possibilities that this land offers, either through quiet hiking trails, demanding trekking or strenuous ascents of mythical mountains of the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees.

 

Forau of Aiguallut

Forau de Aiguallut

 

The Valley of Benasque, nestled between true giants of the Pyrenees such as Aneto or Posets, offers visitors endless possibilities and routes of different levels and characteristics. But if we are looking for a route for the whole family that allows us to go hiking with children through natural landscapes of great beauty and immerse ourselves in the mountain environment that can be breathed in every corner of the valley, Aiguallut is our destination. Ancient glaciers, spectacular waterfalls and everything under the watchful eye of the majestic mountains that surround us on this route.

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 1:40 h

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Total distance: 5 Km

 

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Footbridges of the River Vero

Footbridges of the River Vero

 

On the very edge of the Sierra and Canyons of Guara Natural Park, crossing the narrow canyons of the River Vero, this impressive route will allow us to contemplate the tireless work of nature. The medieval town of Alquézar, the starting and ending point of this excursion, adds all the splendour of its rich historical and cultural heritage to the not inconsiderable scenic and natural value of its surroundings, making this route and a visit to this town almost inexcusable if we consider travelling around Huesca.

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 2:00 h

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Total distance: 4,6 Km

 

Waterfalls and Plains of Lalarri

Waterfalls and Plains of Lalarri

 

Crossed by the Cinca River, the Pineta Valley seems to want to join the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, from which it is slowly escaping, with the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. There are various routes and ascents that can be made from here and that lead to such impressive places as the Pineta Balcony or the Cinca Waterfalls, among others. But we also have walks as pleasant as the one that takes us to the Lalarri Plains, an excursion that will allow us to enjoy the spectacular landscape that surrounds the head of the Pineta Valley and some of the beautiful corners that it hides.

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 2:30 h

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Total distance: 6,3 Km

 

San Urbez and Molino of Aso, Añisclo Canyon

San Urbez and Molino of Aso, Añisclo Canyon

 

To talk about hiking and trekking routes in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park is to talk about the Horsetail, the Soaso steps, the Path of the Hunters, the Ordiso Valley, Bujaruelo and so many other places and routes that do not fit in a single article. This beautiful excursion will take us first by car, to reach the beginning of the route, part of the embedded course of the river Bellos, and then go on foot on the first steps of the magnificent Añisclo Canyon visiting the curious chapel of San Urbez and the old mill of Aso.

 

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Difficulty: Low

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Total Time: 1:00 h

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Total distance: 2,3 Km

 

The Walk of the Health of Baños of Panticosa

Go to The Walk of the Health of Baños of Panticosa

 

Once again we jump from the valley to stop at Panticosa, more specifically at the Baños de Panticosa, whose fame goes back to other times when its healing waters were appreciated by the most select people in all of Europe. From this famous spa we can start the ascent to the Garmo Negro or the Peaks of Hell or if we prefer we can approach the spectacular Pyrenean Blues lakes, passing first by the Bachimaña reservoir. But we can also enjoy a route without great demands, that will allow us to cross the place and to discover the old sources of the spa and the viewpoints that surround it. 

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 1:10 h

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Total distance: 2,1 Km

 

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Tuertas Waters

Go to Tuertas Waters

 

Visiting the Valley of Hecho means immersing ourselves in its history, its villages and the nature that surrounds it. Going up the course of the river that runs through it, the Aragon Subordan, is to cross the narrow pass known as the Mouth of the Hell to enter the Western Valleys Natural Park where the lush Oza Forest awaits us just as we leave this steep gorge. Without a doubt there are many routes, mountains or hiking and trekking routes that this region offers, approaching the Pyrenean lake of Acherito or ascending the Castle d'Acher are some of the most common, but if we continue to go up the course of the river a beautiful and simple excursion awaits us to one of the jewels that this area of the Pyrenees of Huesca treasures.

 

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Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 1:50 h

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Total distance: 6,8 Km

 

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Oroel Rock

Go to Ascent to Oroel Rock

 

Jaca, the nerve centre of the region of La Jacetania, is the antechamber to no less unique Pyrenean valleys, valleys such as the Valley of Aragon through which one of the slopes of the French Way enters from France, known as the French Way through Aragon or the Aragonese Way. But if any mountain has a special connection with Jaca this is undoubtedly the Oroel Rock, a summit full of legends and mysticism and of an unmistakable silhouette from whose summit we can admire the spectacular landscape that surrounds this mountain of the Pre-Pyrenees, from where it is said that the reconquest of Aragon began.

 

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Difficulty: Moderate

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Total Time: 3:05 h

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Total distance: 8,2 Km

 

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Mallos of Riglos

Go to Turn to the Mallos of Riglos

 

The Loarre Castle, the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor or Collegiate Church of Bolea, the Montearagón Castle are some of the historical and cultural attractions that the Hoya de Huesca offers to visitors. But if there is an image that comes to mind when we think of this region of Huesca is undoubtedly the unmistakable silhouette of the Mallos of Riglos, a temple for lovers of the mountains. Through the route known as The Way to Sky we will be able, not without effort, to cross these slender rocks approaching the domains of the vultures that fly over them.

 

Ico_Dificultad

Difficulty: Medium

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Total Time: 2:10 h

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Total distance: 5,2 Km

 

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Regions, valleys and mountains, those that await us in Huesca, which undoubtedly still hide many more places of great beauty as well as hiking and trekking routes suitable for children or reserved for prepared and experienced mountaineers. However, in any case, always with the respect that nature deserves and with the prudence and common sense that we must apply to any activity that we carry out in the natural environment, however simple it may be, in order to enjoy the experience of visiting the magical corners that Huesca offers us.

 

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