Ordesa Self Guided Walking Holiday

Let us show you the best the Ordesa National Park has to offer.

Get straight to the best hikes

We know not just the famous walks but many beautiful quiet paths overlooked by many visitors.

Easy to follow routecards

We give accurate distances and ascents and let you know what the ground is like underfoot.

Ordesa Self Guided Walking Holiday

Get straight to the best hikes

Easy to follow routecards

Ordesa self guided walking holiday

7 nights self guided holidays.

  • Discover the best of Ordesa
  • Easy to follow route cards
  • Arrive and depart on any dayFaja Rascon Ordesa Valley

Discover the best of the Ordesa National Park – one of the highlights of the Pyrenees. Make sure you get the most of out your time in the park with our Self Guided Ordesa holidays.

We get you straight to the best hikes and know not just the famous walks but many beautiful quiet paths often overlooked by many visitors.

Ordesa was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997 mainly due to its bio-diversity. The steep cliffs lead to an altitude change of two kilometres between the valley meadows and the oeaks high above.
These differences mean a huge variety of flowers, birds and mammals can find their impact on the inhospitable higher plateaus.
The UNESCO site is jointly managed with the French Parc National de Pyrenees.

Peaks & Passes

Monte Perdido

 

We’ve route descriptions for dozens of walks in the area. There is a huge range of options from short strolls to long days in the high mountains. Here’s a few suggestions – we’ve many more waiting for you!

Camino de Turieto – grade 1

A superb introduction to the park. Starting straight from the hotel you cross the Rio Ara passing through woodland and alongside a series of waterfalls and head into the Ordesa Valley.

Valle de Otal – grade 1

A wonderful hanging valley with waterfalls, flower filled meadows, and great views.

Ordesa Valley – valley floor – grade 2

Follow the Rio Arazas past waterfalls and rockpools with the sheer cliffs of Ordesa towering above you. The path starts in woodland leading into meadows with spectacular views of Monte Perdido standing at the head of the valley.

Ordesa Valley – Faja Racon – grade 2

A route passing directly under the northern cliffs of the valley. You really get a sense of the scale of the cliffs once you are standing in touching distance of them. The quietest route in the valley but absolutely stunning.

The Añisclo Canyon – grade 2

Another of the park’s spectacular valleys. Waterfalls cascade down the steep cliffs as you follow the Rio Bellos along the valley floor. Beautiful woodland and a good place to spot griffon vultures and lammergeiers.

Ordesa Valley – Faja de Pelay – grade 3

A steep climb rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the valley. A superb path then contours around the cliffs before dropping to the valley floor – highly recommended hike with views of the Breche de Roland and Monte Perdido.

Walking Faja de las flores Ordesa National Park

Faja de las Flores

Plana Cuasta – grade 3

Another walk straight from the hotel. A steep climb through woodland into alpine meadows leading to a viewpoint with spectacular views straight down the Ordesa Valley.

Ordesa Valley – Faja de las Flores – grade 4

One of the most spectacular paths in Europe is the Faja de las Flores, where a narrow balcony is cut into the sheer cliffs of the Ordesa valley, offering breathtaking views of Mount Perdido and the valley floor a dizzying kilometre below.

Photos taken in the Ordesa National Park

Ordesa self guided walking holiday

2017 / 2018 Dates

Selg guided holidays are available throughout the summer.

Prices

B&B Full board
1 June – 30 June 739€ 869€
1 July – 31 August 849€ 949€
1 Sep – 7 Oct 739€ 869€

125 € single supplement in low season
199 € single supplement in high season
Prices are per person and based on two sharing.
Prices are for a 7 night stay – for longer and shorter stays ask for prices.

Included

Accommodation
Full board option includes 3 course evening meals each night, buffet breakfast and picnic lunches.
B&B option includes a buffet breakfast – picnic lunches can be ordered from the hotel (at additional cost).
Route cards, maps and detailed descriptions are provided for all of the best trails in the area.

Not included

Flights, insurance, drinks with evening meal and lunch on the rest day

Getting to the Pyrenees

Hiring a car or driving to Spain gives you total flexibility – you can choose to arrive and depart on any day and from whichever airport is most convenient to you. Both Biescas and Sallent de Gallego is easy to find and we provide driving directions.

Airports that are in driving distance include Zaragoza, Barcelona, Pau, Toulouse, Pamplona and Bilbao. Car hire is available at all of these. Read more information on getting here.

 

4* Hotel Ordesa (Torla)

The four star Hotel Ordesa is ideally situated for walkers with views into the Ordesa Valley and hikes straight from the hotel door.

The hotel has excellent facilities including an outdoor pool (open mid June to mid September), bar, lounge area and a spa (additional fees apply for use of the spa).

You start each morning with a cooked or continental buffet breakfast. With our full board option picnic lunches are provided each day and three course evening meals are taken at the hotel.

The village of Torla is just a short walk away. There you’ll find the National Park visitors centre, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.

More information in Hotel Ordesa page.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a car

Yes – if you are planning on staying for more than a few days. Although there is a shuttle bus that runs between Torla and the Ordesa Valley in high season it is difficult to get to Torla by public transport. While there your walking options will be hugely increased if you have car.

Do you provide maps and route descriptions?

Yes – we send you the best hiking map of Ordesa before your holiday and then on arrival give you a pack of detailed route descriptions covering all of the best hikes in the park.

 

 

 

 

 

Ordesa self guided walking holiday

2017 / 2018 Dates:

Self guided holidays are available throughout the summer.

From 739 € per person

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Hotel Ordesa

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