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Circo Carriata - Faja las Flores - Circo

Circo Carriata - Faja las Flores - Circo

Circo Carriata - Faja las Flores - Circo

Page Type: Route

Location: Huesca, Spain, Europe

Object Title: Circo Carriata - Faja las Flores - Circo

Route Type: Walk-up

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

Route Quality: 
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Created/Edited: Sep 10, 2002 / Sep 10, 2002

Object ID: 156922

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In automobile: 

From Madrid: 498 kms. - 
Itinerary: Madrid, Zaragoza, Huesca (In railcar), Sabiñánigo, Biescas, Valley Sprouts: for sector Ordesa and Añisclo 

From Barcelona: 323 kms. - 
Itinerary: Lleida (In railcar -freeway), Barbastro, Aínsa, Bielsa: for sectors Añisclo, Escuaín and Pineta.

Route Description

Itinerary of the more spectacular, medium physical preparation if he/she is carried out in advance, good footwear, lunch and it dilutes. Not capable for people that suffer of vertigo for the step of the pegs of Cotatuero. Total duration: + - 7 hours. 
Begins to the height of the hut of information for discapacing "Casa Oliván", to about 300 meters before arriving at the Prairie of Ordesa in the asphalted highway (very suitable), we ascend to the circus of Carriata in very marked path, we pass forest and cabin, we find deviation toward circus of Cotatuero, we forget this and we continue going up crossing the torrent toward the bottom of the circus of Carriata. We are presented a strong ascension in the Step of the Fajeta, to avoid the pegs if we opt for the first one. Starting from here bifurcation: Left. - we can decide if we reach the summit of the Tozal de Mallo (2280 m. alt.) to about 20 minutes and to return, or we leave this option and we continue ascending in address N. until the threshold of Salarons, from here we will take address N/NE. toward the Strip of the Flowers, very marked approaching toward the Henhouse, we will see in the path a great fallen rock, starting from here we will go slowly to contemplate one of the best views in the Valley of Ordesa. In soft descent we will arrive at the Circus of Cotatuero (2010 m. alt.), we will pass their pegs carefully, not capable for people with vertigo, stopping to admire the cascade, we already descend for the torrent for forest hint until the parking of the Prairie of Ordesa

Essential Gear

Comfortable clothes of treking

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