Walking in the Ordesa National Park

Three ways to explore Ordesa National Park

The spectacular canyons of the Ordesa National Park contain some of the best hiking in Spain. Its kilometre deep canyons are carved out of the limestone and have awe inspiring cliffs.

Hikes range from gentle walks in alpine meadows with the cliffs towering above you, to tough trails following narrow ledges high in the cliffs. There’s something for everyone in Ordesa!

The park is a UNESCO world heritage site due it’s biodiversity, and you’ll find the rare bone eating lammergeier here as well as ancient beech forests, beautiful orchids and lots of endemic flowers species.

Let our local guides show you the best Ordesa has to offer. We’ve three hiking holidays based in the Ordesa National Park – Canyons of Ainsa, Discover Ordesa and our Ordesa Self Guided itinerary. All have excellent hotels and each explores a different area of the park.

Read our full guide to walking in the Ordesa National Park.

With so many choices, you’ve no excuse not to come and discover the delights of Ordesa for yourself!

1. Discover Ordesa – Dual level guided walking


At the mirador of the Faja de Pelay

Torla is known as the gateway to the Ordesa Valley and gives you access to the fantastic hiking on the famous trails of the canyon. Our local guides will also show all of the best hikes and also take you to the little known corners of the park.

There are two guided hiking options each day – an easier and a harder option – just decide each morning which hike you’d like to join.

2019 Dates: 16-23 June, 7-14 July, 8-15 September
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2. Canyons of Ainsa


Follow the path in Pineta Valley

Explore the eastern side of the Ordesa National Park, hiking in the Pineta Valley and the Garganta de Escuain. Our base is the beautiful medieval village of Ainsa, which is regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in Spain. You’ll stay in the heart of the old town on the 12th century plaza and eat out at local restaurants each evening.

2019 Dates: 19-26 May
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3. Ordesa – Self Guided Hiking


One kilometer deep canyon

Our self guided holidays get you straight to the best trails and the most spectacular scenery making sure that you make the most of your time in Ordesa.

One of our local guides will meets you on arrival and runs through all of the hiking options, making recommendations and answering any question you have. We provide easy to follow routecards and maps. During the week we are always on hand to provide advice.

2019 Dates: June to October
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