Stage 8: Riglos - Villalangua

Beautiful and demanding stage through Mallos de Riglos, Peña Rueba and Mallos de Aguero, appointed as "Los Mallos" Natural Monument. This privileged natural area includes a series of stunning conglomerate walls hosting a large amount of different species and is considered one of the climbing top destinations in Spain. We will visit the picturesque village of Agüero and will ride at the foothills of Sierra de Santo Domingo before passing by Osqueta pass, one of the highlights in this area.  A spectacular trail carved in the rock offering wonderful views of the Pyrenees. The descent to Salinas Viejo by its ancient road will also delight us. The stage ends in the quiet town of Villalangua where our host will welcome us in "La Posada de Villalangua". 

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Pasarela del Gállego
Aguero y Mallos de Aguero
Mallos de Riglos
Foz de Pituelo
Collado de la Osqueta
Aguero y Mallos de Aguero
Collado de la Osqueta
Type of itinerary: One-way trail
Estimated time: 7-8 h
Distance: 25,7 km
Elevation: 960 m
Physical difficulty: High
Unpaved road: 70 %
Technical difficulty: Intermediate
  • Riglos / Mallos de Riglos
  • Gallego river
  • Murillo de Gállego
  • Peña Rueba
  • Aguero / Mallos de Aguero
  • Foz de Pituelo
  • Osqueta pass
  • Salinas Viejo (uninhabited)
  • Foz de Salinas 
  • Villalangua

A stage to enjoy the surroundings of Sierra de Loarre before reaching the Natural Monument of Mallos de Riglos, one of the most stunning landscapes of the Aragonese Pre-Pyrenees. The stage starts at Hípica La Querencia / La Querencia horse riding club and ascends towards Loarre castle. At some point we’ll find a crossroads where we must turn left to connect with the castle’s main road that we should cross to take Cachicar trail heading towards Marcuello castle. This is a beautiful panoramic path leading –after 2,5 km approximately- to Camino Natural de la Hoya de Huesca trail that we must follow to Marcuello. After crossing a pine forest, we’ll see right in front of us the silhouette of its castle and hermitage. After visiting, we must decide either going to Riglos by Camino Natural trail or heading towards Vulture’s viewpoint to see one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe (+4 km). We highly recommend to visit this area. Following Camino Natural to Riglos we’ll reach Santo Román pass, where we must turn and start the descent along Los Clérigos trail. Pay attention to the rocky steps. The trail leads to a gravel road into the forest. At some point we’ll be able to see the stunning silhouhette of Mallos de Riglos. We’ll follow Camino Natural to reach the village of Riglos. It is highly recommended to take a walk at the feet of “Mallos”.

Refreshment:

After passing Murillo you'll find water in the local laundry as well as in the nearby ravine. In Agüero you'll find a fountain in adittion to the nearby ravine.  When crossing Pituelo ravine it is possible to find water but going further water sources are scarce. You'll also find water in Villalangua.

There are bars and restaurants in Murillo open all year round. Aguero campsite is open in summer months and the bar in the main square is usually open on holidays.

IMPORTANT: Please, remember to book in advance at Posada de Villalangua as this is the only existent accommodation

Refreshment:

After passing Murillo you'll find water in the local laundry as well as in the nearby ravine. In Agüero you'll find a fountain in adittion to the nearby ravine.  When crossing Pituelo ravine it is possible to find water but going further water sources are scarce. You'll also find water in Villalangua.

There are bars and restaurants in Murillo open all year round. Aguero campsite is open in summer months and the bar in the main square is usually open on holidays.

IMPORTANT: Please, remember to book in advance at Posada de Villalangua as this is the only existent accommodation

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A stage to enjoy the surroundings of Sierra de Loarre before reaching the Natural Monument of Mallos de Riglos, one of the most stunning landscapes of the Aragonese Pre-Pyrenees. The stage starts at Hípica La Querencia / La Querencia horse riding club and ascends towards Loarre castle. At some point we’ll find a crossroads where we must turn left to connect with the castle’s main road that we should cross to take Cachicar trail heading towards Marcuello castle. This is a beautiful panoramic path leading –after 2,5 km approximately- to Camino Natural de la Hoya de Huesca trail that we must follow to Marcuello. After crossing a pine forest, we’ll see right in front of us the silhouette of its castle and hermitage. After visiting, we must decide either going to Riglos by Camino Natural trail or heading towards Vulture’s viewpoint to see one of the largest colonies of griffon vultures in Europe (+4 km). We highly recommend to visit this area. Following Camino Natural to Riglos we’ll reach Santo Román pass, where we must turn and start the descent along Los Clérigos trail. Pay attention to the rocky steps. The trail leads to a gravel road into the forest. At some point we’ll be able to see the stunning silhouhette of Mallos de Riglos. We’ll follow Camino Natural to reach the village of Riglos. It is highly recommended to take a walk at the feet of “Mallos”.

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