Trail 3: Riglos

This stage includes several trails bordering the overwhelming and vertical walls of Mallos de Riglos. On Camino del Cielo we will enjoy a spectacular viewpoint, not suitable for people suffering from vertigo. We'll also be able to observe one of the largest colonies of griffon vulture in Europe.

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Type of itinerary: Loop
Estimated time: 2h 30 min
Distance: 4 km
Elevation: +400 m
Physical difficulty: Intermediate
Technical difficulty: Low

Las Peñas de Riglos is a Spanish municipality belonging to Hoya de Huesca region. It is formed by the merge of several villages and its capital is in Riglos.

The town of Riglos is located at the foot of the so-called Outer Sierras of the Pyrenees. It is located between Santo Domingo (West) and Loarre (East) sierras, both divided by Gállego River Valley.

RELEVANT BIRD SPECIES

Residents: royal kite, bearded vulture, griffon vulture, common hawk, common kestrel, peregrine falcon, golden eagle, wild pigeon, zurita pigeon, wood pigeon, eagle owl (rare), little owl, small owl, hoopoe, woodpecker, woodpecker , common crested, crested montesina, lark totovía, rocky plane, white wagtail, common wren, european robin, redstart, solitary rock thrush, charl thrush, common blackbird, rabilarga warbler, cabecinegra warbler, listed wren, common myth, capuchin tit, charcoal claws, blue tit, common great tit, Eurasian jay, common magpie, red-billed chough, western jackdaw, black crow, big crow, black starling, starling, common sparrow, sparrow miller, gaudy sparrow, chaffinch, serin vermilion, common greenfinch, European goldfinch, common linnet, common crossbill (irruptive), Soteño scribe, Montesa scribe, red partridge.

Summer residents: black kite, common Egyptian vulture, European short-toed, booted eagle, European turtledove, common cuckoo, nightjar, common swift, European swallow, European bee-eater, common swallow, dart swallow, common plane, common nightingale, golden wheatear, red rockhopper, common zarcero, warbler carrasqueña, warbler mirlona, ​​papialbo mosquito net, gray flycatcher, European oriole, common shrike.

Wintering species: common goshawk, merlin, skylark, Meadow pipit, alpine accentor, thrush, common thrush, capirotada warbler, common mosquito net, little wren, treparriscos, alpine sparrow (rare), royal chaffinch (rare), siskin lizard (irruptive) , picogordo, scrivener cerrillo.

Migratory stopover: European buzzard, harriers, common crane, tree pipit, alpine pipit, royal redstart, gray wheatear, reddish thrush, musical mosquito net, mosquito warbler, warbler, flycatcher cerrojillo. 

RELEVANT FLORA SPECIES

Riglos is located between the biogeographic alpine and Mediterranean regions, a situation that makes of this area the north limit of southern Mediterranean species and the southern limit of northen Pyrenean/alpine species. It features an extraordinary variety of flora species, especially those associated with unique geological formations such as cliffs and gorges.

Among the rupicola flora stands out: Petrocoptis montserratii, Jasonia glutinosa, Sedum sediforme, Silene saxifraga, Ramonda miconi, Saxifraga longifolia, etc.

Erodium gaussenianum (pre-Pyrenean endemism - Sensitive to the alteration of its habitat) and Petrocoptis montserratii (pre-Pyrenean endemism - Vulnerable) stands out as threatened flora.

After the creation of the Pyrenees during the Alpine orogeny, this great mountain range begins to be modeled by fluvial erosion (in this case by Gállego river), which drags the materials from the great peaks depositing them in enormous cones of dejection at the foot of the mountain range. This action creates Mallos de Riglos on the left bank of the river and Mallos de Agüero on the right bank of it.

The weather and fluvial erosion together with other climatic factors such as air, sun and temperature contrasts - among others - opened deep ravines widening fissures and forming characteristic chimneys in the area.

After the creation of the Pyrenees during the Alpine orogeny, this great mountain range begins to be modeled by fluvial erosion (in this case by Gállego river), which drags the materials from the great peaks depositing them in enormous cones of dejection at the foot of the mountain range. This action creates Mallos de Riglos on the left bank of the river and Mallos de Agüero on the right bank of it.

The weather and fluvial erosion together with other climatic factors such as air, sun and temperature contrasts - among others - opened deep ravines widening fissures and forming characteristic chimneys in the area.

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Casa Lerín

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Casa Bernués

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Huesca Naturaleza

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Aragonea

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Refugio de Riglos

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Hotel Spa Aguas de los Mallos

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Apartamento Tura

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Casa Felisa

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