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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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Refugio Góriz Hike from Ordesa Valley

Refugio Góriz Hike from Ordesa Valley

The hike to Refugio Góriz via Ordesa Valley was our first hike in the Spanish Pyrenees. It was a fantastic introduction to the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park with it’s waterfalls, Canyons and spectacular mountain views that have been carved out by glaciers. As I mentioned in my previous post about the Ordesa Valley Hike to Cola de Caballo, we didn’t actually intend to go the whole way to Refugio Góriz. It’s just once we saw some of the views…

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Ordesa Valley Hike to Cola de Caballo

Ordesa Valley Hike to Cola de Caballo

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is a ridiculously beautiful area in the Spanish Pyrenees that has countless hiking trails of all levels, from easy-peasy to truly epic. We stayed in Torla (a village on the edge of the National Park) and explored as much as we could. The walk I am about to describe is a fantastic introduction to the area. You will be treated to a hike through pretty deciduous forest that is surrounded by massive canyons. You’ll get…

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Te Anau – Kepler track day hike

Te Anau – Kepler track day hike

There are quite a few things to do near Te Anau. We booked our amazing visit to the Te Anau Glowworm caves in advance. But we arrived so early, that we had a couple of hours to do something else before heading over to meet the glowworms. We’re always up for stretching our legs, so we decided to walk on a short  Kepler Track day hike.  We made a plan to hike in the trees on the way to Rainbow Reach…

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