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Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

Andorra Hikes – Estanys de Tristaina loop

What is the first thing you want to do in a new country? We always like to pop out for a hike. So when we visited Andorra on our Catalan Road trip, we wanted to squish at least one hike into our time there. The Estanys de Tristaina trail (or Tristaina Lakes trail) is an easy walk into a mountain bowl that holds three lakes, right on the Andorran border with France. If you fancy a more difficult walk, you…

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Miradores de Ordesa loop via Broto

Miradores de Ordesa loop via Broto

If you fancy an amazing day hike near Torla and Ordesa, have a peek at this loop. We did not know the area well. but we made up a walk that took us past fantastic viewpoints (Miradores de Ordesa), up some Pyrenees peaks and then back down cliffs, through forests and past picturesque villages. We started by hiking from Torla to Mirador d’o Molar, which I described in my previous post. On our return journey this route allowed us to…

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Torla to Mirador d’o Molar – Hikes near Ordesa

Torla to Mirador d’o Molar – Hikes near Ordesa

What do you do when there are very little information about hikes in English, but you are keen to explore an area? If you are like us, you get out some maps and create your own route. We had a fantastic day exploring the Ordesa Canyon the previous day, so we woke up a bit later and made some plans to further explore the area around Torla. The route I am about to describe is what we came up with….

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Faja de Pelay Hike – Ordesa Valley

Faja de Pelay Hike – Ordesa Valley

The Faja de Pelay is one of the most gorgeous areas to walk in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park within the Spanish Pyrenees. The pathway is on a ledge halfway up the Ordesa Canyon, so you will be treated to fantastic views down into the valley, and over to the opposite cliffs. We explored the Faja de Pelay as part of a really fun 28km loop with epic views. We started walking past all the waterfalls in the Ordesa…

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