Unique in Europe, the great canyon of Ordesa is a bit like a Pyrenean Colorado, with its Dantesque walls. Vertiginous cliffs, suspended cirques, aerial “fajãs”, sparkling waterfalls – Ordessa is the very expression of excess. Its mineral walls contrast with a luxuriant and lush nature, forming landscapes that are extremely beautiful and stunningly unusual. A rich procession of plant life, made up of beech trees, pines, willows, ash trees and poplars covers the bottom of the canyon, where the waters of the rio run, hurtling down into waterfalls. Vertiginous cliffs frame the bottom of the valley, which provides a welcoming route for a walk. They are overlooked by “fajãs”, like spectacular balconies offering a breathtaking panoramic view.
On the other side of this spectacular canyon, the grand Gavarnie cirque has pride of place – two dissimilar sides of the same mountain, “Gavarnie-Mont Perdu”, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can discover the great canyon of Ordesain the following itineraries: