Reaching the trailhead
You will have to get there from Pamplona or Huesca
, the biggest closer cities. Follow the road linking both of them (N-240) until the crossing of Venta Carrica
. This is a crossing about (will check) sixty kilometers from Pamplona, where you can find a petrol station and the beginning of the road to Sigüés / Salvatierra de Esca / Roncal
. Follow this road (NA-137) for thirty kilometers, until you get to Isaba. After Isaba
keep going north (NA-1370) for three more kilometers and turn right on the crossing marked as (Zuriza /Ansó)
. This small road (NA-2000) will take you across the valley of Belabarce and to the camping area at Zuriza, under the Sierra de los Alanos. When you finish coming down from Belabarce (that will be some thirteen kilometers after Isaba), turn left for the Zuriza camping area and drive around it until the end of the road. It is not in a very good state, so don't drive fast. You will see the dirt roads to Barranco de las Eras and Barranco de Gamueta to the right, but pay them no attention. Keep going on the main road until a final turn right, around a rocky hill, sets you on the small flat valley known as Plano de la Casa and the mountain hut of Linza.
Nearest spanish railway stations
: Pamplona / Huesca
Nearest spanish airports
: Pamplona / Zaragoza
IN WINTER TIME
road conditions are usually below optimal after the Zuriza camping area. That could force you to leave your car somewhere before the real Linza area. In that case bear in mind that the first one or two kilometers after Zuriza are very narrow and don't offer easy parking spots.
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Road map by viamichelin.com
What you will find there
It's the end of the road, there's nothing up there apart from a mountain hut (Refugio de Linza
) and a rather wide earth explanade for parking purposes. Any purchase of food or equipment should have been made back at home, or at the very least in the villages of Isaba or Ansó.
The area also offers four nordic ski runs in winter time, with a total length of 13 km. A small river runs south of the parking area and a fountain can be found at the entrance of the forest.
What to climb from LinzaMesa de los Tres Reyes
Chinebral de Gamueta
Lapakiza de Linzola (2112 m)
Txamantxoia / Maz
External LinksRefugio de Linza web site