Sobrepuerto in four days
The Sobrepuerto is a small territory between the regions of Sobrarbe and Alto Gállego, in the Pyrenees of Huesca.
It is a territorial entity in itself, so different, so distant, so close.
A place where time stood still for years, with depopulation, and since it beats at different rates.
Almost no people goes around there but the cowherd in summer and some avid travelers.
We will hike through places that we will not leave you indifferent.
While the camp is mounted, the group, accompanied by a guide, will visit the shrines at our feet. We will follow the path to see the Romanesque XV-XVI century hermitages.
The path ends in San Cornelio, a magical place where a waterfall crosses the Romanesque walls, giving beauty to the place that can not be seen anywhere else.
We back to the camp and talk about the days ahead and protocols to be followed.
Duration: 3 hours approx.
Then we will go down to have breakfast together.
After catching forces and loading the mules, we will leave heading to the hill that gives sight to Ainielle. Along the way we learn things about
nature, geology and history of this environment.
We will replace forces near the Cross Basarán, crossroads of Sobrepuerto.
When setting up the camp, it is well worth to take a half hour walk and get lost into the wild and deserted streets of Ainielle remembering the Julio Llamazares novel "La ruta amarilla".
A moment of nostalgia among mountains.
Dinner, talk and relax
Duración: 6 horas aprox.
After loading the mules, they will go to Escartín's village, but the rest of the group will make a small effort by a path that runs along the hillside to visit the village of Otal. Its location and its beautiful Romanesque church well worth it. Later, after eating something, we return to camp.
Escartín striking for its dry stone constructions and chimneys.
Then a walk between the houses and some learning about the places and the people who populated this place some time ago.
Dinner and good conversation about the sensations experienced during the day.
Duration: 6 hours approx.
We hike up to Manchoya, top from which we can enjoy the spectacular views of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.
The mules go back to the track of the first day, but the group will go down from Escartin to Bergua. We will refresh, or take a bath in the clear waters of the Forcos river to finally walk up to Bergua where we go back (by car) to Yebra de Basa (around 17:00 pm) the starting point of the route.
Duration: 4 hours. (up to Bergua)
- All group equipment: Tents, dining tent, cooking material.
- Transport of all equipment during the entire route.
- Transport from the last spot of the trip to the starting point.
- Mountain guide, cooker and biologist.
- Full board.