GR-1 The historic trail in north Spain. 1 week hiking holidays

GR-1 Trail is the greatest trek going through the Aragonese Southern Pyrenees from west to east . It passes by the best natural spots of Reino de los Mallos and Sierra de Guara mountain ranges. An extremely beautiful journey where you’ll get to experience the natural and cultural wonders of this privileged and diverse area. A trail that connects ancient villages going across a series of remote areas where medieval treasures are hidden. On this journey, you will enjoy unique landscapes characterized by deep gorges, green prairies and 400 meters high conglomerate and limestone walls. A trail that every hiker must experience.

Highlights

  • Impressive gorges and nice olive and almond fields in Guara Natural Park.
  • Impressive conglomerate towers of “Mallos de Riglos” and and “Mallos de Vadiello”
  • Medieval villages of Aínsa, Alquézar and Murillo
  • Abandoned villages linked by wild, isolated and ancient trails
  • Medieval romanesque hermitages and the Castle of Loarre

PROGRAM

Day 1: Reception

We will be awaiting your arrival in Murillo de Gállego.

We will discuss the travel plan personally and we will answer any questions they have.

Personal briefing at Murillo.

Dinner and accommodation with breakfast in double room in Murillo

Day 2: Pre-pyrenean People and landscapes  Villalangua- Murillo

Complete route that crosses the sierra from north to south. We appreciate their contrasts of landscape, customs and architecture; from the self-sufficient farms calls “Pardinas” in the north to the villages with orchards, vineyards and almond trees in the south face.

  • Transfer to Villalangua
  • Distance: 17 km Circular route    Time 6-7 hours  Height difference: +710  -790 m
  • Easy version: 11km, +668m -652m 4 hours

Afternoon: We recommend visit the town of Agüero and Murillo

Accommodation with breakfast in double room in Murillo

Day 3: Between stone giants

Today we get into the vertical universe of Reino de los Mallos de Riglos, recently appointed Natural Monument. A worldwide known group of conglomerate towers. This trail combines two different paths that border its astonishing vertical walls where one of the largest colony of griffon vulture of the Pyrenees lives.

  • Distance: 14 km Circular route    Time 5-6 hours  Height difference: +820  -430 m
  • Easy version: 10km, +612m -397m  3-4 hours

Accommodation with breakfast in double room in Murillo

Day 4: Strengths of the reconquest   Loarre Castle

We take the day off to have some rest and to know the stunning Loarre Castle, one of Spain’s Romanesque jewels and the best preserved romanesque castle in the world.

  • Walk around the Castle
  • Guided visit to the Loarre Castle

Afternoon: Transfer to  Nocito

Dinner and accommodation with breakfast in double room. In Nocito

Day 5: Abandoned  villages of Guara Nocito-Rodellar

Today we will get into one of the wildest areas of Southern Pyrenees, visiting some of the most beautiful uninhabited villages of the Nocito Valley through a series of beautiful paths that will take us to the abandoned villages of Bentué, Used, Bara and Nasarre -where we will find a nice Romanesque church and the Mora Dolmen, built 5.000 years ago. At the end of this stage we walk into the deep Mascún Canyon, one of the most spectacular ravines of Sierra de Guara.

  • Distance: 22 km Circular route    Time 7-8 hours  Height difference: +630  -810 m
  • Easy version: 11 km, +417m -592m 4-5 hours

Dinner and accommodation with breakfast in double room. In Rodellar

Day 6: Towns and landscapes of Guara  Rodellar- Mascún Canyon-Depopulated of Guara

The tour of Mascún Canyon is one of the best hiking routes of Sierra de Guara. For that reason, we’ll get again into this impressive canyon. This time we walk across the amazing and ancient path of La Costera: Its incredible views of the canyon, the rocky needles known as Ciudadela, the spectacular and vertical trails of Mascún and Raisén….The walk along these vertical trails is, no doubt, a first-rate hiking experience.

  • Distance: 19,7 km Circular route    Time 8-9 hours  Height difference: 1060 m
  • Easy version: 12 km, +423m -423m 4 hours

Dinner and accommodation with breakfast in double room. In Rodellar

Day 7: Mediterranean trilogy; vineyards, olive and almond trees Rodellar- Alquézar

Today we’ll discover the turquoise water of Alcanadre river and the Balced mountain ranges, located in the heart of Sierra de Guara Natural Park. We’ll end this trip in the wonderful and inspiring medieval village of Alquézar, rewarded with a prize as one of the most beautiful villages of Spain This guarantees the right end to the final stage of the tour.

  • Distance: 19,5 km Circular route   Time 7-8h    Height difference: +770m  -880m
  • Easy version: 12 km, +617m -682m 4 hours

Accommodation with breakfast in double room. In Alquézar

Day 8: Farewell

Transfer to Train satation or to recover your vehicle

Extra night: Accommodation in the medieval village of Alquezar in double room with breakfast (42e/person)


What includes:

  • Transfer from/to Huesca
  • Welcome briefing at the start of the route
  • 7 Nights High quality accommodations with breakfast
  • 6 Dinners
  • Daily Luggage transfer and Support line during the trip
  • A guidebook with topo, a map and the GPS tracks

What is not include:

  • Accident and mountain rescue insurance

 

Accommodations available:

Guided and Auto-guided hiking holidays with luggage transportation
This trip is available all year although from March to November the weather is more favorable. In summer you must start early and to rest and bathing in natural pools at midday.
  No se han encontrado alojamientos disponibles.

Difficulty:

Physical : Medium  Technical difficulty: Easy


We offer the same trekking in two different versions at the same price: Challenging for who are well fit or want to face the challenge. Easy for people that prefer to enjoy views or are not willing to hike hard. We use our van to short the route.

  • Challenging version: Stages over 15-21 kms and 600-1000 m of elevation. Difficulty is intermediate with luggage
  • Easy version: Stages over 10-12 kms and less than 700 m of elevation.
  • Difficulty is easy with luggage

Day 2: Ficha técnica

  • Travesia de trekking Prepirinaica TrailOne-Way trail 17,2 km, + 700 m
  • Terrain: Unpaved road, path
  • Estimated time: 5-6 h
  • Difficulty: Technical Medium  Physical: Medium

Day 3: Ficha técnica

  • Travesia de trekking Prepirinaica TrailOne-Way trail 14,2 km, + 840 m
  • Terrain: Unpaved road, path
  • Estimated time: 6-7 h
  • Difficulty: Technical Medium  Physical: Medium

Day 5: Ficha técnica

  • Travesia de trekking Prepirinaica TrailOne-Way trail 21,9 km, + 630 m
  • Terrain: Unpaved road, path
  • Estimated time: 7-8 h
  • Difficulty: Technical Medium  Physical: High

Day 6: Ficha técnica

  • Travesia de trekking Prepirinaica TrailOne-Way trail 19,7 km, + 1150 m
  • Terrain:  path
  • Estimated time: 8-9 h
  • Difficulty: Technical High  Physical: Very high

Day 7: Ficha técnica

  • Travesia de trekking Prepirinaica TrailOne-Way trail 214,2 km, + 770 m
  • Terrain:  path
  • Estimated time: 8-9 h
  • Difficulty: Technical High  Physical: Medium

Practical tips:

Recommendations

Prepirenaica Trail is a self-guided hiking and trail running tour, designed to be done with a GPS device and the support of materials provided through this website.

Prepirenaica Trail is not marked, although many of its sections are part of other local trails so they marked with distinctive signs. However, there is not a common signaling.

Trails are usually well preserved but their conditions can change from one stage to another. In case of finding a section in poor condition please, contact us!

In many sections, there is not mobile coverage. Remember that the phone number in case of emergencies is 112.

Prepirenaica Trail can be done all year round, although in the summer season temperatures can be high. Try to plan the stage avoiding noon. It is recommended to get up early and finish the stage before 13 h.

Prepirenaica Trail requires a user level of GPS management.  In case you do not have it, it is recommended to hire a qualifies guide. Check Prepyr services on this website.

There are opened mountain shelters that can be used for overnight stays. If you decide to use the, please, respect the rules of use and remember to leave it as you found it.

Remember the practical advice of security of the Aragonese Mountain Federation:

  • Avoid hiking alone.
  • Equipment must be in perfect conditions of use.
  • Save strength for the way back. Never hurry up the mountain.
  • Use maps and books. If you have no experience hire qualified guides.
  • First aid courses teach you how to prevent and act in case of accident.
  • Check weather forecasts
  • Calculate the planned schedule and distances
  • Prepare an alternative plan in case you must shorten the activity
  • Equip your backpack before going on a trip

Useful information:

  • EU citizens should bring a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their home country, or take out prívate medical insurance.
  • Non-EU citizens will need a passport and visas.
  • All excursions are guaranteed with a mínimum of four people.

Activities:

Personal attention:

You will be advised for the whole day by a guide from Full Time Guides, so you won’t have to worry about anything

Accommodation options:

GR-1 The historic trail in north Spain. 1 week hiking holidays


Pre-Pyrenees
Crossings on foot and on horseback | Trail running | Trekking
Duration:
8 días

Level:

Season:

Desde 794€

What’s different about us

We provide guided trips and holidays for small groups, offering a high level of attention and service. Our aim is to surprise you, the traveller, with original ideas combining leisure activities with culture and nature in proportions to suit you.
  • Personal guide and vehicle
  • Carefully selected tours and activities
  • Exclusive service

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