Our Worry-Free Booking GuaranteeBook your travel with peace of mindLearn More
Duration
7 days
Activities
  • self guided walk
Accommodation
  • 6 nights hotels
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$1090USD

Walk and cycle Europe with confidence

Covid-19 safety measures
We've initiated extra cleaning and hygiene protocols on all trips

Plan with confidence
Our worry-free guarantee supports your 2021 travel plans so if it doesn’t work out, you don’t lose out

Outdoor walking and cycling trails
Social distancing comes naturally when exploring Europe’s countryside

Support and assurance
Our global team of travel experts are here to support you, with your well being our priority

Self guided trips
Take control of your social distancing on our self guided trips


 
 

Overview

Trip Code: OCW

Trip highlights


  • Experiencing an achievable, exhilarating alpine hike
  • Walking through forests of beech, oak and maple trees
  • Enjoying the stunning mountain and gorge vistas
  • Following a well-marked trail through a variety of scenery

For walkers seeking out relatively untouched and wild trails in Europe, the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park ranks amongst the best in Europe. Referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Haute Pyrenees, this stunning alpine region is protected and the careful management to preserve its wild beauty will be appreciated on this fabulous week of walks based around the village of Torla. From soaring glacial valleys down to deep canyons lathered with superb deciduous forests of beech, oak and maple trees, which come alive with rich colours during the autumn. Near Torla your walks will take you high up towards the French border as well as down into the Ordesa Valley. Enjoy one of Spains classic mountain walking experiences in the Great Canyon of Ordesa which will see you taking in panoramic views of the canyon and peaks beyond. The itinerary then moves on to Nerin for exploration of the summer pastures high above the Añisclo Gorge. This trip offers a superb choice of different walking routes along well marked trails to suit your ability and preferences.

Trip Grading

moderate

More info about grading system

Today you will be transferred from Jaca bus station to Torla. On arrival check in to your comfortable hotel in the lovely mountain village of Torla. Overnight Torla. Please advise your travel consultant of your arrival details so we can arrange your pick-up.

Meals:  D

This morning you will be transferred to the Medieval bridge at Bujaruelo. Here you can choose between a short walk along a land rover track into the Otal Valley, or a true alpine hike up to a lake on the French border with magnificent views. Transfer back to Torla in the afternoon, where you will stay overnight again. If you still feel like walking, you can follow a well-marked route along the Ara river back to Torla. Walk: 10 to 13km/6 to 8mi. Ascent and descent: 300 to 1000m/984ft to 3280ft.

Meals:  B,D

Today's walk is an absolute classic from the local walking repertoire. After a short transfer to Pradera de Ordesa, you start a 700m ascent on a zig-zag path up to the Mirador Calcilarruego (1950m) and then follow the Senda de los Cazadores (also known as Faja de Pelay) through the valley. Enjoy continuous panoramic views over the Great Canyon of Ordesa, as it rises in steps to the north against a backdrop of high peaks in the distance. For those with a fear of heights, there is an option of a loop walk to the famous waterfall ‘Cola de Caballo’. Return transfer to Torla for overnight accommodation. Walk: 20 to 28km/12.5 to 17.5mi. Ascent and descent: 500 to 1250m/1640 to 4101ft.

Meals:  B,D

Another short transfer takes you to the start of a truly lovely route to the east of Torla, which offers panoramic views over Bujaruelo and Ordesa Valleys. If you prefer to take it easy today, or if the weather is not the best, you can do ashorter valley walk to three historical villages: Fragen, Oto and Broto. Overnight Torla. Walk: 11 to 15.5m/7 to 9.6mi. Ascent: 250 to 850m/820 to 2789ft. Descent: 250 to 230m/820 to 755ft.

Meals:  B,D

A 40-minute transfer to Nerín leaves ample time to visit the narrow entrance to Añisclo Gorge, a deep cut in the massif which is kept fresh and green year round by numerous streams. You'll start walking directly from the hotel, descending along a footpath through aromatic heather and broom. For those with a fear of heights, it is possible to take an optional transfer to the entrance of the Canyon at the beginning of the route. Overnight Nerín. Walk: 16km/10mi. Ascent and descent : 750m/2460ft.

Meals:  B,D

Today's alpine hike takes you up to the grassy Biñuales Plateau - with dazzling views over Añisclo Gorge - then further on to Cuello Arenas Pass, gateway to the Monte Perdido Massif. Option of doing the ascent to Mondoto Peak (1962m). Overnight Nerín. Walk: maximum 17km/10.5mi. Ascent and descent: 775m/2542ft.

Meals:  B,D

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred back to Jaca bus station. Trip concludes.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • 6 nights in 2 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • Information pack including route notes and maps per room booked
  • Private transfers as described
  • Emergency hotline

  • Travel to and from Jaca
  • Lunches and drinks daily
  • Transfers not noted as included
  • Entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide - this is a self guided tour

Grading

moderate  

This is a self guided walk with average daily stages of 3 to 8 hours. Most days you have a choice from a variety of walks, so you can make the trip as easy or difficult as you like. The trip is graded moderate as it is mainly on wide unsurfaced tracks, footpaths or animal trails, with the occasional section on surfaced tracks or tarmac roads. The use of walking sticks is recommended. A reasonable level of fitness is required. As with all of our trips it is important that you are well prepared. We suggest that you undertake regular exercise – swimming, cycling, and jogging, two to three times a week for three months prior to your departure.


Departure dates

Daily from 1 May to 31 Oct

Notes

H
High Season
DN1
High season is from 1 July to 31 August - supplement applies.

Want to organise a private group?

Fundraising events, sporting groups, family treats; learn how you can organise a Private Group from just 6 travellers.

Total Priceper person from

$1090USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$210
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$500
*Prices listed are per person

Trip reviews


Why travel with us

Making Europe Affordable

We offer different levels of accommodation and comfort so that even the most budget conscious can treat themselves to active holidays on Europe's most celebrated tracks and trails. Our trips are great value for money because you only pay for what you want.  

Self-Guided Specialists

Our wide range of self-guided itineraries embody the UTracks philosophy of exploring Europe your way. We handle the logistics so all that's left for you to do is enjoy exploring Europe at your own pace. Most depart daily with a minimum of two people, meaning maximum flexibility.

Our Wide Range

With close to 400 trips in almost 50 countries, including the largest range of bike & boat holidays in Europe, we're confident that we can organise an Alps walk, Camino de Santiago or Via Francigena experience, Food Lovers' trip or a tour in a lesser-known pocket of Europe that you will love. 

Suggested extensions

Join Newsletter
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ADS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Adventures South"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Adventure South</div>
Adventure South NZ is unrivalled in their geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of adventures holidays in New Zealand. Choose from walking, cycling, winter or multi-activity holidays, on either the North or South Island.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/AWH.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Walking Holidays"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Walking Holidays</div>
Australian Walking Holidays specialises in small group guided walking adventures. Since 1982 we have been guiding small groups of travellers on Australia's finest walks across our tropical, coastal or red centre landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Youth Adventures"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Youth Adventures</div>
World Youth Adventures is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips