is probably the most popular peak of Bardenas Reales because it has an easy track to its summit and it’s possible to reach the summit even in BTT. It’s also the highest point of this area and the landscape is very wide and nice. Not very far of this mountain is the peak Piskerra
, a lower but most interesting peak that you can climb in the same day if you want. In my opinion is advisable the climb of both peaks using the tracks to return to car but it’s important to know that some areas are labyrinths among the sandy shapes and it don’t has path and you must search the places to cross the small ravines.
: from Pamplona take AP-15 in direction to Tudela and take the exit of Arguedas-Valtierra some km before of Tudela.
: 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 continuing the track for 4,5km to Cabaña del Rincón de las Rallas.
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-The Bardenas is a Natural Park with rules about wildlife, camping and driving. 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.
-Use of a 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 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.
, Villafranca (Navarra). It's the only one in this area.
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