Distance: 31,2 km
Total elevation gain: +757 m
Estimated time: 4 - 5 h
PSingletrack percentage: 15 %
Starting points: Las Bellostas (track), Paúles de Sarsa (variante).
Route type: Loop trail
Physical difficulty: Medium
Technical difficulty: High
Water sources: Las Bellostas, San Póliz
Recommended season: All year round.
Among Gorgas Negras, Mascún and Balced canyons there is a wild and inhospitable terrain where time has stood still since the middle of the 20th century.
Its remote geographical location and inaccessibility left this beautiful territory uninhabited 50 years ago, remaining almost untouched since then. This route shows some of its most emblematic uninhabited villages, located in spectacular but tough emplacements. Standing out of them are Bagüeste with its stunning church-vantage point, Nasarre with its cute Romanesque gem and Otín with its huge oaks. The track runs mostly by good dirt roads with the incentive of some short singletrack sections. A longer variant of the route (54 km) departs from Paúles de Sarsa.
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- Las Bellostas.
- Balced river.
- Uninhabited villages: Bagüeste, Letosa, Nasarre, Otín, San Hipólito.
- Bagüeste church.
- Romanesque church of San Andrés in Nasarre.
- Panoramic views of the Pyrenees and Sierra de Guara.
- Isolated, wild and off-the-beaten-track territory.
- The route is not too tricky but it takes place in a lonely and inaccessible terrain, so all precautions must be taken and one must bring enough water and food for the whole day.
- Caution when entering the abandoned villages cause the walls could collapse.
- GPS tracking route.
- There are some signs in the main crosses that could help navigation but not all the villages are well marked.