Amazing experiences within everyone’s reach

The geography of La Hoya de Huesca lends itself to many sporting activities where you can keep your feet on the ground. Climbing is the most popular sport in our region, which is very well-known for the places where you can climb - the synclines, or ridged cliffs.

You will find the best paths in the Riglos, Agüero and Vadiello Synclines (in the Guara Natural Park) and we have also prepared several iron paths (the via ferrata), such as the Ruaba Crag, Riglos, the Palomo Canal and the San Jorge Syncline.

We recommend that you ask for information on the path you wish to climb in La Hoya de Huesca and that you accept advice from professional climbers.Follow all the safety rules so that you can enjoy your stay and have fun practising this sport. Don’t forget that it is very important to wear a helmet and also to respect the countryside you go through keeping to the rules. Consult the Aragonese Mountaineering Federation.


Data of Interest

ARAGONESE MOUNTAINEERING FEDERATION (F.A.M.).

Albareda, 7, 4º-4ª, 50004 Zaragoza

Tel: 976 22 79 71 // Fax: 976 21 24 59

E-mail: fam@fam.es

Web: www.fam.es

 

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Climbing in Mallos of Riglos

The Riglos Synclines are widely known by all amateur climbers. There is no doubt that this place is ideal for climbing because of its vertical conglomerate walls over 300 metres high, whose main feature are the “boulders” or the rolling stones.

The different sections for climbing in Riglos are: the Firé, the Summer Circus, the Pisón, the Puro, the Macizo de Pisón, the Volaos, the Knife, the Melchor Frechín, the Cap, the small synclines and the Riglos Boulders.

There are some 200 paths between 200 and 300 metres, except the bordering paths and the small synclines which are barely over 100 m. The access to the climbing area in any of these sections is the village of Riglos.

Take advice from professionals to enjoy this activity and contact active tourism companies in the region.

 

Climbing in the Guara Park

There are many areas for climbing around the Vadiello Dam in the Ligüerri Synclines. To the left of the dam, from the Vadiello road, there is the “Training Wall” (or Mallo de los Pepes), “Paternoy”, “El Puro”, “Mallo San Jorge”, “La Mitra”, “The Potato”, “Elephant Wall”, “Arrow Ridge”, “Borón Crest” and “Mummery Needle”. There are also other easier, shorter climbs. To the right of the Dam you can see the “San Cosme Egg”, the Quillán and Punta Negra Synclines and “La Predicadera” (the woman preacher).You will also find iron paths in the Park, amongst which are the Palomo Canal and the San Jorge Syncline, also in Vadiello.

Don’t forget to read the rules on climbing in the Park and in Aragon. We would encourage you to take advice from professionals for this activity.

Contact the Park for further information :

Information: Av. de la Paz, 5. Huesca.
Contact phone: 974 293392
Reservations: 974 230196

 

Enjoy nature all the year round.

The contrasting landscape in Hoya de Huesca gives you numerous options for active pursuits. There are numerous walking trails and mountain bike routes waiting for you to enjoy at any time of year.

Moreover, the various streams and rocks provide an opportunity for more energetic activities, such as tree climbing, bungee jumping, paintball, horseback riding, climbing, canyoning, aquatic pursuits (both in the white-water stretches of the River Gállego and the relative calm of the reservoir at Sotonera).

However, please remember that the riskiest activities are best done in the company of a guide. Ask for guides at local tourism companies, and enjoy the water, land and air in Hoya de Huesca safely!

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Enjoy its rough turbulent waters

The Gállego is one of the large water courses in the mid-basin of the Ebro river, with 215 km. to its mouth. The strange name of this river derives from the original Latin, the Galia, the Gallicus, the Gállego. Hence the name La Galliguera, the area traversed by its middle course.

The Gállego river is internationally famous for practising rafting on its turbulent waters, in particular the parts in La Hoya de Huesca.

The Gállego river runs through the towns of Murillo de Gállego and Santa Eulalia de Gállego. The most popular part is between the Carcavilla hydroelectric station and Murillo. It is easily accessible. Its best-known rapids are the “Paso de las Olas” (the passage of the waves), and they are the first ones you come to. Afterwards you will reach the “Embudo” (bottleneck), which is slightly more difficult. Then come the “Las Gradas” rapids, followed by the “S” curve and “Las ramas” (the branches), very easy, and the “Presa rota” (broken dam wall). After all this you reach the calmer waters of the river.

The sector between Murillo and Santa Eulalia is the most suitable for schoolchildren and families. The most turbulent rapids are “La Lavadora” (the washing machine); they have several waves and a leap at the end.

No particular physical training is necessary if you want to do rafting on these rapids. However, it is advisable to have a guide in the boat and also minimal equipment of neoprene suits and helmets. We advise you to contact professional active tourism companies for this.

 

 

Physical prowess and contact with nature

Gorge descent is a sport that perfectly combines physical aptitude, contact with nature and limit experiences. It consists of a descent down a water course, overcoming the many natural obstacles you will find on your way (waterfalls, rocks, narrow gullies, climbing walls...). This amusing, exciting activity is to be found in the prettiest, most spectacular parts of the rivers and gorges in the Guara area and the Kingdom of the Synclines in La Hoya de Huesca.

There are companies and professionals in our region who can help you to enjoy this sport. Please be advised by them as they are professionals and they respect the ruling and safety measures for gorge descent.

Data of Interest

ARAGONESE MOUNTAINEERING FEDERATION (F.A.M.)

Albareda, 7, 4º-4ª, 50004 Zaragoza

Tel: 976 22 79 71 // Fax: 976 21 24 59

E-mail: fam@fam.es

Web: www.fam.es

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