Loreto Nature Trail departs from Huesca and goes through some of the most interesting places of its surroundings. It’s suitable for everyone, especially for families, cause its trails are mostly flat and with hardly any traffic.
The route begins following 4 km of the former railway Huesca-Canfranc (locally known as Canfranero), now recovered as a pedestrian walkway. A first loop leads from an old train station to Alerre, where one can refill water in its spring. Surrounded by almond trees and fields the track heads to Huerrios and later by a paved road to Loreto Sanctuary, where according to the tradition grew up Saint Lawrence, Huesca’s patron. A second loop takes to Loreto Pond, a lovely wetland plenty of aquatic birds, and finally the route comes back to Huesca by good roads.