NATIONAL PARK OF ORDESA

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Experiencia

Nestled in the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, it should be considered a Museum of Nature.

There are numerous itineraries: Faja de las Flores, Beech Forest, Camino del Soaso, Pelay Belt, Path of the Hunters … which are classic routes that bring visitors closer to the visitor. To unforgettable scenarios.

After the Soaso circus, at the end of the valley, there is the refuge of Góriz, starting mountain excursions to the Monte Perdido Massif, “the highest calcareous mountain in Europe”, located at the head of the rivers Arazas and Cinca, Encloses a beautiful complex glacier. Important summits are the Three Sorores – Monte Perdido, 3,355 m., Cylinder, 3,322 m. And Soum de Ramond, 3.254 m.- The area is rich in icy cavities, being the most famous Casteret grotto, spectacular for its beauty.

The fauna is very rich in species, some of them in danger of extinction: bearded vultures -Gypaetus barbatus-, royal eagle, grouse. Ptarmigan; Desmán of the Pyrenees, marmot, sarrio (rebeco, -Rupicabra pyrenaica-), besides numerous species of birds.

The flora is represented by thick forests of wild pines, fir and beech, with the high parts covered by black pine and prairies; On the banks, willows, birches, ash trees … and a multitude of flowers. In high mountain the edelweiss stands out.

All this living heritage, in addition to being valued by the innumerable visitors who enter each year in its territory, has been recognized by the various competent bodies: National Park Ordesa (1918), integrated in the National Park Ordesa and Monte Perdido ( 1982), Ordesa-Viñamala Biosphere Reserve (1977), Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA) (1988), Diploma of the Council of Europe for Conservation (1988, 1993, 1998), World Heritage Humanity (1997) next to the neighboring glaciers of the Pyrenees, French slope.

Due to the greater number of visitors in Easter and in summer, the Park’s management has restricted access to these vehicles to these dates: Visitors can use the public parking and take the shuttle buses that make the journey between Torla and the prairie Access to the Park. The trips are carried out continuously in solar time.