Trail 2: Gamueta forest – Linza refuge

The route proposed here climbs along the left side of the Gamueta gorge, crossing what is considered to be the best-preserved fir and beech wood with the most mature specimens in the Spanish Pyrinees. Initially, it starts off as a trail, which finally leads into a path crossing the gorge over a metal walkaway. The pathway continues to climb between patches of ligth and shadow through this unique woodland. Among others it provides opportunities to see Short-toed Treecreeper, Marsh Tit, Eurasian Nunthatch, Tawny Owl, Black Woodpecker, Eurasian Jay and White-backed Woodpecker.

The route continues, flattening out through the pastures and woodland as it approaches the hill of Achar del Caballo. In this area it is possible to see Bearded Vultura or Lammergeier, Red-billed Chough, Griffon Vulture, Tree Pipit and Rock Thrush. Shorty afterwards it starts to descend towards the cross-cuntry ski trails at Linza, near the refuge of the same name.

From here we can return to the beginning of the route via the road running parallel to the River Veral, or else take a path that passes throuh the wood and up along the Petrechema gorge to the Foya del Ingeniero waterfall, right on the treeline. The return journey is made along the right side of the gorge until we come to the area near the Linza refuge.



Difficulty: Low

Medio 1 The environment is not without risk.
Itinerario 2 Route goes along bridle paths.
Desplazamiento 2 Signage indicating which way to continue.
Esfuerzo 2 Walks effectively lasting 1 to 3 hours.


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