Sobrepuerto - "The yellow rain" route

Trekking Mule - Imagen Sobrepuerto

In 1988 the writer Julio Llamazares wrote one of the most famous works of contemporary literature. This is Yellow Rain, a novel that chronicles the experiences of the last inhabitant of Ainielle that, blinded by the autumnal light and nostalgia, awaits between memories his own death. 

The Abandoned Ainielle Sobrepuerto village is located on a high plateau at the foot of the massif of Tendeñera, is dotted with a dozen uninhabited villages since mid last century. 

Sobrepuerto located between Gallego-Ara rivers, is a privileged balcony for the Pyrenees and Sierra de Guara, while walking through a landscape that the old Pyrenean man chiseled. Therefore, the area will allow us to go walk among miraculous terraces, air paths, old barns that are still standing and keep the smell of harvest, villages that still allow you to hear the heartbeat of the people who left, fires still keep eco myths and legends, old churches kneeling before the medieval night, all wrapped in a landscape where the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and misty embrace passionately. 

That said, you will understand why the route of the “Yellow Rain” is a perfect trek while we move into the fields of anthropology and the Pyrenean culture. 

Although other routes could fit, this choice is ideal to get all these objectives done and with no doubt, anybody listening the hunches of the magical places, will want to discover, on another occasion, the rest of the possibilities it includes (Enrique Satué Oliván).



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Tailor-made trips from 225€, two days one night, all included.


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We meet in Yebra




Day 1: Yebra - Santa Orosia
Day 2: Santa Orosia - Ainielle
Day 3: Ainielle - Otal - Escartín
Day 4: Escartín - Bergua


The equipment is limited to what is necessary to bring during the route. We will give each passenger a personal 40 liter bag capacity to store everything you need and it will be carried by the mules. 

The traveler should carry enough shelter and water. 
Also, each person must take the material that is likely to break if the load carried by mules fall down. 
In each chosen route will be a series of essential technical materials specified in each activity.

Essential equipment to Pack

  1. Hiking Boots: The boots should be comfortable, cover the ankles and it is essential that you have used them before this trip to avoid blisters and chafing. Some good socks are also very important. 
  2. Comfortable to be in camp Shoes: A comfortable sandals or flip flops and you can keep up with socks (usually cool at night) 
  3. Sleeping bag: 
    1. Summer: Have at least a comfortable temperature of 0 º. The temperature at night can reach below zero. 
    2. Spring and Autumn: You should expect a temperature of at least -5 ° (especially in high mountain routes). 
    3. A Sleeping bag sheet is highly recommended, normally gives us a couple of degrees and helps keep the outer bag in good condition 
  4. Clothing for walking in the mountains: 
    1. thermal shirts 
    2. fleece 
    3. windbreaker 
    4. waterproof clothes 
    5. Hat 
  5. Sun protection: 
    1. cap 
    2. Sunglasses 
    3. Sun cream factor 50 minimum 
  6. Frontal (mining style) or Lantern: The batteries are necessary in both cases. 
  7. Canteen one liter minimum. 
  8. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, has a spare. 
  9. Basic kit. If you need medications, do not forget. 
  10. Documentation: Valid passport or identity card. 
  11. Personal hygiene products. 
  12. Towel. 

You also should bring

  1. Batteries and memory cards parts for electrical appliances. 
  2. Binoculars.

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