Geoparque Unesco

PN 6 Balcon de Pineta

Pineta-Balcón de Pineta

This route starts at the car park in Pineta Valley next to the Parador (State Hotel) and climbs to the Balcón de Pineta (Pineta Balcony) at the foot of the current Mount Perdido glacier. It is a long route that makes its way up a significant altitude that corresponds to the threshold that separates the floor of Pineta Valley and the Tucarroya Cirque.

The 1,200 metre difference in altitude between both points must have been occupied by a spectacular ice-fall that originated this place at the height of the last ice age, about 65,000 years ago. The route will enable us to make numerous geological observations, especially the effects of past glaciers, the meagre masses of ice today and the tectonic structure of the Mount Perdido massif.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Route: Pineta - Balcón de Pineta (Pineta Balcony).
  • Type of Route: linear (return along the same route).
  • Difficulty level: Alpine.
  • Duration: 5 hours (one way)
  • Length 8,3 km. (aller).
  • Gradient: 1,200 metres up and the same distance down.
  • Starting point Bielsa.
  • Comments This Geo-Route runs through the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, part of the transboundary site Pyrenees-Monte Perdido, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. High mountain route in which the usual precautions for this type of routes should be taken. Information Point of the National Park in Torla. Tel: + 34 974 486 472 and in Bielsa Tel. + 34 974 501 043.

Recomentations in your visit to Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark

  • Safe visits, unforgettable experiences. There are companies who collaborate with the Geopark where you can hire specialized guides to make your tour a unique and safe experience.
  • Respect the geological outcrops. Do not break off samples of rock, mineral or fossils; anly take the loose pieces

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