The routes in Ordesa that we will describe are easy hiking routes that you can do without problems with the whole family.
So get ready for adventure and for an unprecedented trip. Let’s get started!
Route to the visitor center
The Visitor Center of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is a good place to have a first approach to the National Park. This museum is located in the parking lot at the entrance of Torla, in the Ordesa Valley.
This place has three exhibitions about the mountains of the National Park, a projection room and a room dedicated to the bucardo. The bucardo was a mountain goat of the Pyrenees that is now extinct and in this museum you can learn all about this species and its relationship with the mountain range.
If you are traveling with children, this museum is a very good option for the little ones to learn about this region. In this same place you can find an information point and visitor service where you can get all the doubts you have at the time you visit the routes in Ordesa.
Cola de Caballo waterfall
The Ordesa Valley is listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, so you will not want to miss the opportunity to undertake the routes in the region.
One of the most emblematic routes of this site is the Horse Tail route. Here it is important to keep in mind that this is a hiking route that, although it has some difficulty, can be done as a family. We will tell you everything you have to take into account when doing this route:
This route starts in the town of Torla in Huesca. There you must leave the vehicle in a free parking lot and then start the way by bus.
Buses cost approximately 4 Euros and make trips from 6 am to 7 pm during July and August.
The bus arrives at the destination of La pradera de Ordesa, where the hiking activity begins for 17 kilometers.
The main attraction is at the end of the route with the Cascada de la Cola de Caballo waterfall, although along the way you will see other waterfalls such as Cascada de la Cueva, Cascada Arripas and Cascada del Estrecho.
In short, this is a route that you should not miss for anything in the world if you want to know the breathtaking landscapes that Ordesa has to offer.
Viewpoints of Ordesa
On this route you can enjoy a spectacular and panoramic view of the entire valley of the Aragonese Pyrenees.
To do this route on foot, the first thing you will have to do is park your vehicle in the town of Torla. This is a hiking route where you start on the slopes of the Sierra de las Cutas.
Don’t worry if you are not willing to do this route on foot for any reason, as you can do it in your own vehicle (4×4) or also rent 4×4 cabs in Torla. The viewpoints of Ordesa consist of 5 stops or viewpoints. These are:
The Cruceta or Herradura viewpoint.
This is the viewpoint that follows the route after the Ermita de Santa Ana. Although it is not the most spectacular viewpoint of the route, it is true that it also serves to rest a while and observe the greatness of nature. This viewpoint is located 200 meters up from the Ermita.
The Mirador del Molar
This viewpoint promises to be one of the rewards of the hike. You will begin to see black pines, which are predominant in this region. You will need to hike 4 more kilometers to reach this viewpoint. From here you can see the sides of the Mondarruego peak, the Tozal del Mallo and the Circo de Carriata.
The viewpoint of Punta Acuta
After 2 kilometers you will find El Mirador de Punta Acuta. Before you get there, you will start to notice that the road becomes flatter and smoother, whether you are walking or driving.
This is the summit of the Sierra de las Cutas and you will observe, among other wonderful things, the Vio Valley and the Pre-Pyrenees mountain ranges. Not only the view of the immense valley will be the attraction at this point because, if you look more closely around you, you will also marvel at the fauna and flora of this sector.
This viewpoint is approximately 3 kilometers from the previous one. At this altitude you will begin to observe a landscape of lapiaz, product of the karstification of the raw material of the mountains, which is limestone.
Here you will be able to observe prodigious formations such as the Punta Bazillac, the Falsa Brecha, the Dedo de Rolando and the Casco de Marboré.
The Ziarrazils Viewpoint
And finally, in approximately 2 kilometers more, you will find the last viewpoint of this set. At this point of the route you will find the greatest reward, a spectacular and panoramic view of the Ordesa Valley and the Circo de Soaso.Cascada de Sorrosal
The route to the Sorrosal Waterfall begins in the Broto Valley, specifically in the town of Oto and its campsite. It is one of the simplest routes of the Ordesa routes. But don’t let that fool you, because the waterfall has nothing to envy when it comes to natural majesty.
Broto, where this waterfall is located, is a 10-minute drive from the town of Torla. Here we tell you a fact that you can not miss: the ideal is to visit this waterfall in spring, when the thaw occurs, there you can see it in all its splendor.
Although these are not all the routes you can do in Ordesa, they are the essential ones and above all the easiest and most accessible.
We hope you find all the information you need to start the adventure with your family.