La Gorra

Page Type
Mountain/Rock
Location:
Navarra, Spain, Europe
Activities:
Hiking, Mountaineering
Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation:
1509 ft / 460 m
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La Gorra
Created On: Dec 19, 2011
Last Edited On: Dec 20, 2011

Overview

South Ridge of La GorraSouth ridge

La Gorra ("the cap") is an small but interesting peak of Bardenas and it's a very good option walking a longer route from Piskerra or Rallón.

It's possible walking a shorter route from the track Arguedas-Carcastillo but in my opinion it's better a longer route that includes Piskerra from its normal trailhead.

Getting There

La Gorra

Arguedas:
-From North: from Pamplona take AP-15 in direction to Tudela and take the exit of Arguedas-Valtierra some km before of Tudela.
-From South: go to Navarra in direction to Tudela and follow the AP-15 to the exit of Arguedas-Valtierra.

-In Arguedas you must take the narrow road signalled as “Bardenas Reales” in the road in direction to Tudela. After the headquarters the last part is a forest track to Castildeterra, the beautiful small peak. After that you must follow the track for 5 km to a point near Cabaña de Piskerra or peak Rallon to park.


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Red Tape

-The Bardenas is a Natural Park with rules. Normally you can read the signals about it.
-Some of the areas in Bardena Blanca are signalled as Zona Militar. Prohibido el Paso (Military zone, forbidden pass). It’s very advisable to respect the area if you don't want to die for a shot of any airplane. Be careful with it.
-Driving by car: after a recent rain (not very frequent in this desert) it's not advisable to drive across the tracks of Bardenas with a normal car, in this case is advisable the use of 4x4.

Camping

Camping is not allowed.
It exist many villages near of Bardenas. The most important city near of Bardenas is Tudela with some hotels, but Pamplona, the main city of Navarra is at 1 hour by car.

Campings:
Camping Bardenas, Villafranca (Navarra). It's the only one in this area.

External Links

mendikat.net, text in Spanish.

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