Pasarelas are routes that follow a metal walkway through a gorge or across a cliff face. There’s a great new pasarelas route in Panticosa which I tried out with Isabel this weekend.
The route isn’t long at just over two kilometres, but has fantastic views down into the gorge and of the surrounding mountains. It’s a great route to do on a rest day or for families. The hike starts just 50 metres from Hotel Sabocos, so it’s a good option if you’re on our Village to Village holiday and fancy doing a short route, or you can do it in addition to your main hike if you’re feeling fit!
The path begins on the right-hand side of the gorge, before crossing a bridge to the left-hand side.
After the pasarelas section, you return back to Panticosa passing a pair of ‘Linea P’ bunkers. These were built by Franco after the Second World War to defend against an invasion across the Pyrenees by the Allies. There are 8000 bunkers in total across the Pyrenees and here you can see a pair of machine gun nests. You can enter the bunkers which were built to defend the road descending from the Balneario de Panticosa.
After the bunkers, you keep climbing up to the viewpoint or ‘mirador’ of O Calve. Here you can wonderful views down onto the village of Panticosa, the cliffs of the Sierra de Partacua, and all of the high mountains surrounding Panticosa. From the viewpoint, it’s all downhill back to the village.
You need to buy tickets in advance for the Pasarelas. For those wanting to do the route we’ve written a guide to the Pasarelas which has all the information on how to buy tickets, maps of the route, etc,
We hope you visit Panticosa and enjoy the Pasarelas as much as we did!
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