Bisaurín was climbed for the first time by Count Henry Russell in 1875. It is the highest peak in the spanish valley of Hecho, and the first mountain to climb over 2600 meters high when you follow the Pyrenees from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean. Because of this reason, Bisaurín offers splendid views of the surrounding valleys of Hecho, Aragüés and Aísa. Starting from the Lizara Hut, it also makes for an easy way for beginners to reach a really high (for local standards!) summit .
Getting ThereRoad approach: Start from Huesca or Pamplona, in northern Spain. From any one of both towns, follow road N-240 towards the other one. At Puente la Reina (88 km away from Pamplona, or 72 km away from Huesca) you will have to turn north by road A176. This is the road running alongside the river Aragón Subordán, entering the Valley of Hecho. After 16 km, turn right once again to take road HU212 into the valley of Aragüés. This is narrow but good road taking you to the village of Aragüés del Puerto. 7 km after the village you will find the Restaurant "Los Corralones" (in a beautiful pine forest), and 3 km farther the parking of the Lizara Mountain Hut, at the base of Bisaurín.
A second possibility is to follow the A176 up to the village of Hecho. Four kilometers after the village of Siresa turn right towards Puente de Santa Ana and the dirt (actually covered by asphalt) road leading to Gabardito Mountain Hut.
Closer train station: Jaca.
Closer airports: Zaragoza, Pamplona. They have no regular international flights, therefore you might have to catch a connection flight if getting in Spain through Barcelona or Madrid.
These details are meant to lead you to the trailheads for the south face (normal) route, placed at Lizara or Gabardito. For details on access to other trailheads (Les Forges d'Abel / Valley of Aguas Tuertas) click on the links of their respective routes (Valle de los Sarrios / Valle de Aguas Tuertas)
Red TapeNo need for permits or parking pass.
When To ClimbSpecially advisable for summer time, though it may offer a nice winter climb for really experienced mountaineers. Bear in mind the danger of snow avalanches in winter time and try to start climbing early in the day during the summer, otherwise you might find yourself in the middle of a dry and hot south face after the Collado del Foratón.
For advice on weather conditions, see Barrabés.com or Météo France
Camping and Huts
Lizara Mountain Hut and Gabardito Mountain Hut. Check the links section (or "Huts&campgrounds")for information on both of them. Though it's a little bit farther north, camping is allowed in the Camping Area at Selva de Oza but it's only open during the summer season (15th June/15th September)
- Refugio de Lizara
Spanish info on the Lizara Mountain Hut
- Gabardito Mountain Hut
Spanish info about the Gabardito Mountain Hut, on the western side of Bisaurín
- El Correo-Route from Gabardito
Skecht and route from Gabardito (text in spanish)
- Selva de Oza Camping Area(Spanish language)
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