Ordesa National Park and Monte Perdido
Mountain landscape dominated by Monte Perdido.
The National Park is part of the Pyrenees and Monte Perdido National Park that became a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997
Since 1977, part of the park has also been located in the Ordesa-Viñamala Biosphere Reserve.
It is a lovely place with towering landscape tops.
It has a wide variety of ecosystems with both an Atlantic and Mediterranean influence, giving it such a rich and varied flora and fauna. The landscape is dominated by the enormous massif of Monte Perdido (3,355 m), with the peaks of the Tres Sorores that stand out in the valleys of Ordesa, Pineta, Añisclo and Escuaín.
You can see medieval history in the towns and villages in the remains of castles, shrines, houses and forts, which have been partially preserved. Nearby there are houses with architecture typical of this part of the Aragon region, with sandstone roofs and stone walls.
The area is a high mountain landscape with an extremely sharp relief formed by deep gorges and elevated plateaus. The extreme drought of the upper part contrasts with green valleys with forests and meadows, where the water forms waterfalls and rushes through canyons and gorges. The park actively participates in the recovery of the lamb vultures, with supplementary feeding areas in the Escuaín sector.
Things to do in Ordesa National Park and Monte Perdido
Horse riding at the Ara river
The Ara River is the last major river in the Pyrenees that has not been artificially modified. That is why it is said to be the last wild river. It starts on the south side of the Vignemale massif, which peaks at 3,298 m between glaciers. It then joins the Arazas River, which cuts through the Ordesa Valley, which glaciers have sculpted. The high pond is located on the border of Ordesa National Park and Monte Perdido. The steep valley is the perfect example of a glacier valley. A dam should be built at the beginning of the long gorge of Jánovas. We will pass this village with a sad past but with a guaranteed future.
Canyoning is the most popular adventure sport in Huesca.
The Pyrenees and the Guara Mountains offer us the best conditions to practise canyoning in Huesca.
Our experienced, trained and certified guides will give you advice and will be the best guarantee for safe enjoyment during canyoning.
We will provide you with all the necessary equipment. You have to bring a bathing suit, sneakers or boots, and the will to have fun. Contact us, and we will advise you on the most suitable canyoning activity for you concerning up to your level and expectations.
Difficulty: this is a fun and exciting activity with few problems. You have the chance to abseil, jump and slide, but you can usually avoid these problematic parts.
Some of the canyons for this level are Viandico’s Canyon, Canyon of Las Gloces, Furco’s Canyon, Mirabal’s Canyon, Barrosa’s Canyon, Yesa’s Canyon, Trigoniero’s Canyon, etc. More information: Canyoning was first done by speleologists and then by mountain climbers.
Many people also practise these days canyoning without a particular preference for mountain sports.
Canyoning has become very popular, which means that many people without previous experience and the necessary technical knowledge dare to recklessly participate in guided tours with clear objective and subjective risks.
We must assume that canyoning is a risky adventure sport and must take appropriate precautions. The best guarantee for safe canyoning is to hire the services of a certified guide who knows the area, the weather conditions and the current state of the gap, as well as the techniques and equipment to use, and who is willing to group.
We will provide you with all the necessary equipment, such as a neoprene suit, a helmet, a harness and booties (neoprene socks). You have to bring a bathing suit, sneakers or boots, and the desire to have a lot of fun.
At Nómadas del Pirineo, we offer our customers a caving experience that consists of an underground horizontal journey.
We will see all kinds of formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, draperies during our caving.
We will traverse water areas, so it is common to combine this activity with another adventure sport such as canyoning, which completes an enjoyable, adventurous day.
Difficulty: we will provide you with a neoprene suit, a helmet, a headlight and booties (neoprene socks). You have to bring a bathing suit, sneakers or boots, and the desire to have a lot of fun.
We must assume that caving is an extreme and adventurous sport and that you must take the necessary precautions.
The best guarantee to fully enjoy caving while you are safe is to hire the services of a certified guide who knows the area, weather conditions and the current condition of the caves, as well as the techniques and materials to be used, and who is prepared to lead groups.
Specifications: Since many years ago, the caves and potholes have been the home and shelter of many cultures, making them one of the places where anthropologists, archaeologists and palaeontologists work.
The various underground animals have become accustomed to this humid and strange world, have lost sight and pigments, but have developed different survival senses and strategies by where they live.
This activity occurs in caves originating from karst, that is, caves dug by water currents in soluble rocks, such as limestone.
Tracking in Ordesa National Park and Monte Perdido
We offer you a four-day trek around the majestic Monte Perdido in the spectacular Ordesa National Park (Huesca) in the heart of the Pyrenees mountain range.
From the top of the Ordesa valley, we start the journey over Balcón de Pineta, Brecha de Tucarroya, Circo d’Estaube, Circo de Gavarnie, Brecha Roldán, Circo de Góriz and Faja de las Flores and past the Goriz mountain huts. Pineta, Espuguettes and Serradets.
The terrain varies from rugged areas to grasslands and forest paths. The large rock-covered walls accompany us during the walk.
It is a great destination to enjoy some of the most famous points and the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.