Distance: 19,8 km
Total elevation gain: 600 m
Estimated time: 3 - 4 h
PSingletrack percentage: 86 %
Starting points: Nocito (track), San Úrbez.
Route type: Loop trail
Physical difficulty: Medium
Technical difficulty: High
Water sources: Nocito, Bentué de Nocito, Used.
Recommended season: All year round.
17 km of non-stop top-quality singletracks.
Few routes can boast of this amount and variety of natural paths in a privileged environment made of uninhabited villages, rivers with crystal water pools and lovely pine forests. To start with, the assortment of singletracks begins with the exceptional GR1 among Santuario de San Úrbez, Bentué de Nocito and Used, all of them places with very interesting heritage. From Used to the uninhabited village of Azpe you’ll find the hardest climb of the route including some short hike-a-bike. It continues going up and down towards Abellada and Pardina Latorre, from where a wonderful descent (one of the best in the region) goes down to San Úrbez. The last downhill singletrack to Nocito, extremely rocky, can be avoided by the paved road.
- San Úrbez Sanctuary.
- Bentué de Nocito.
- Used river and pools.
- Pardina Latorre.
- The itinerary has many kilometres of climbing by rocky singletracks, most of them are feasible but hard and there are also some short walking sections. Thus, the short distance and elevation gain of the route may be misleading, in reality the route is tougher than it seems when reading the data.
- Among Bentué, Used and Azpe the route wades some small rivers. In case of heavy rains it may be complicated.
- GPS tracking route.
- There are green signposts of the Natural Park in the main crosses.