The self guided season has started earlier than previous years in Hike Pyrenees: our firsts guests has already arrived and are walking on the beautiful paths and tracks of Guara Natural Park!
Before they came, we double checked the route directions we had prepared for our new Villages of the Guara Natural Park self-guided holiday. We also double-checked other things before our expedition. We didn’t have to worry about the security of the place where we’d parked our bikes, because we’d the best bike locks in the region. And these routecards are booklets with maps, directions and pictures that we give to our guests in order to make their navigation easier for each of their hiking day.
The last route we checked was a relatively short and easy hike between the Villages of Lecina and Paules de Sarsa, two very quiet and remote villages in the most rural part of the Park.
As this walking day offers two alternatives, we started together but then split the job between us: Phil and Rosa did the longest and steepest option that give the opportunity to climb up and down Asba pick and I did a more direct and shorter option that cross another small village: Sta Maria de la Nuez.
Both routes were really pretty, even though Phil and Rosa pictures testified they could enjoy more spectacular views than me. On the top of Asba peak, they were able to see most of the central part of the Pyrenees, with still quite a lot of snow on the mountains at this moment of the year.
In my case I could enjoy the shade of a nice holm oak wood before reaching the fields area that surround the villages of Sta Maria de la Nuez and Paules de Sarsa. That was a nice solitary walk as I only crossed with 2 bikers during the whole day.
As I finished first the route, I was able to visit a small dolmen that showed the map. After a 10min walk on the small paved road, I found the dolmen and I was able to enjoy from this point a nice view of the valley, its surrounding and on the background Asba pick, from which Phil and Rosa came back some minutes later.
We hope our guests enjoy the hike as much as we did on this new itinerary we’ve prepared!
View the Villages of the Guara itinerary.