The town of Torla at the gateway to the Ordesa
Dormitorio at the Refugio
Restaurant at the refugio.
Rush hour traffic in the main street.
Refugio Lucien Briet
in Torla is a little unusual in that it is in the centre of a pueblo, not halfway up a mountain as many of the others in the Pyrenees are.
I spite of its location, it is a true refugio with dormitories for 14 to 16 people and smaller rooms for 2 to 4 people. It also has a restaurant and can provide hill food if requested.
Torla is located at the gateway of the Parque Nacional Ordesa y Monte Perdido
. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and includes what is reputed to be the deepest gorge in Europe.
From the main east west autopista to Zaragoza
(AP2-E90/AP68/E804) take the A23 road to Huesca and the the N330 to Sabinaigo. Then take the N260 north to Biescas and follow the scenic crossing via the Puerto de Cotefablo (1423m.) and on to Broto and Torla. The road through Biescas can also be reached from France via the Puerto del Portalet.
Main airports are at Pamplona and Zaragoza and then onward by ground transportation as described.