The Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, at a leisurely pace
The Aragonese Pyrenees offer the perfect setting for outdoor sports, and include several national parks and protected nature areas. These are home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, many of which are native to the area.
Lake and mountains. Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido
In the Ordesa National Park you’ll find routes suitable for everybody, so you can explore, at your own pace, the valleys, pastures and rivers which lie at the foot of Monte Perdido, the highest peak (3,355 metres) in this part of Spain. A series of easily accessible trails will lead you to natural wonders such as the waterfall known as the “Cola de Caballo” (horse’s tail) (where you’ll see the water drop from a height of over 1,700 metres), the Gradas de Soaso rapids, and to viewing points like the Garganta, set atop a cliff. You’ll be surrounded by mountains over 3,000 metres high, and you may be lucky enough to see bearded vultures –with wingspans of over 2 metres– as they soar above the summits. If comfort is your number-one priority, you can visit the Ordesa area by car along a forest track, or take one of the buses which depart from the town of Torla and go inside the National Park. To learn more about the Park’s natural resources, why not drop in to any of its visitor centres, with screening rooms and temporary exhibitions?
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