Ordessa National Park

We get up at six and drive to Spain. We had to go through Bielsa tunnel – 3km long and straight almost through end to end. On the way to tunnel there is a fog and rain. When in tunnel we almost instantly see the other end and a promisingly bright light through it. Bingo – there is a perfect weather behind the other end of the tunnel. The road is perfect as well – broad and straight (as much as it is possible up in the mountains). The road goes gradually down – we drive it to town of Ainsa then turn right to Torl. Torl is a town by the famous Ordessa (and Mont Perdido) National park. We stop at the park information center and get the maps and suggestion to drive more 8km to Pradetta village. There the road ends with giant green parking place (a lot of trees and no pavement. We are there at 10am but the parking place is already busy. Just after us two large tourist buses drive in and cars come in one after another. Thank God the path is very broad and has place for everybody.

The path goes by valley with high mountain walls left and right – the Ordessa canyon. It’s warm and sunny. A couple of beautiful waterfalls are there for our delight. Couple of hours take us to the stunning mountain ridge – circus,
we start to climb uphill. We get to the section where the chains have to be used to proceed. After overcoming the part of the chain supported section we understand that it is time to turn back. We take a rest and then start the way back. At 5pm we are at the parking place.

When in the Bielsa tunnel we see the cloud stuck in the French end – the weather has not changed in France.

To the start
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