GR (Gran Recorrido) routes are a network of waymarked walking itineraries, formed by connecting trails, tracks, lanes, paths, etc., that whenever possible avoid tarmacked roads and roads with vehicular traffic.
The GRs have developed across vast routes of hundreds, even thousands of kilometres, connecting distant places and linking different locations, regions, areas and countries situated far away from each other. The signage system used on GRs has markings in white and red paint.
GR11 THE TRANS-PYRENEAN TRAIL (LA GRAN RUTA TRANSPIRENAICA)
From Cape Higuer, where the Pyrenees meet the Cantabrian Sea, to Cap de Creus, where they meet the Mediterranean, GR11 travels more than750 kilometres of waymarked trails, crossing the 450 kilometres of the phenomenal mountain range that both separates and connects Spain and France.
This trek along the border is one of the most picturesque mountain crossings in Europe. It is divided into stages and requires a high level of physical fitness and proven knowledge of high-altitude environments. This is particularly important for the Aragon section which is almost 200 kilometres long and crosses valleys, glacial cirques, lakes, mountain passes and gaps at the base of the mythical summits that reach heights of more than 3,000 metres.
The trail reaches Alto Gállego via Canal Roya, from Candanchú, on to Sallent. From there it continues on to La Sarra, Respumoso, passing by the Resort Balneario at Panticosa and leaves the Region via the Ordesa National Park through Los Brazatos and Bujaruelo.
The infrastructure of climbing huts and hostels available for hikers taking up the challenge is excellent. It allows them to reduce the load they carry and so enjoy the exceptional scenery at hand even more, if that’s possible.
If you like spending time in the mountains, go for it. Not only that, a great adventure can start here with the first peaks in the Pyrenees above 3,000 metres!
GR15 PRE-PYRENEES TRAIL (LA SENDA PREPIRENAICA), FROM ACUMUER TO PONT DE SUERT
This trail cuts across the inner sierras of the Pyrenees and the valleys carved out in areas of Eocene flysch, running parallel to and sometimes in-between GR11 and GR1. It is a really beautiful route across the Pyrenees, less mountainous than the Pyrenees Trail that runs close by, but equally pretty. It gives hikers the opportunity to get to know places in this part of Aragon that are bypassed by the vast majority of visitors.
At present the section between Acumuer and Pont de Suert, corresponding to Serrablo, Sobrarbe and La Ribagorz is waymarked and has been published; the section from Ansó to Acumuer has not been done yet.
The trail reaches the Region by: Broto – Oto – Yosa – Otal (PR-HU 3) – Yésero (PR-HU 2) – Gavín – Biescas (GR16, PR-HU 78) – Yosa de Sobremonte (PR-HU 10) Aso de Sobremonte – Acumuer (PR-HU 1, PR-HU 25).
GR16 SERRABLO TRAILS (SENDEROS DE SERRABLO)
The unique churches and numerous, unfortunately uninhabited villages, together with the beautiful Pyrenean scenery, make this route unmissable.
A complete network of trails with markers (comprising 17 PRs and a section of GR15, the Pre-Pyrenees Trail) complements route GR16, which covers the whole Serrablo area. You can cover the whole network in 20 stages.
Biescas (GR15) – Orós Alto – Orós Bajo – Oliván – San Juan de Busa – Lárrede – Senegüé – Latas – Satué – Isún de Basa – San Román de Basa – Yebra de Basa – Espatiello – Castillo de Guarga – Gésera – Ibirque –GR1cross – Nocito