Stage 1: Naval - Alquézar

From the popular salt mines of Naval - located in Somontano de Barbastro - we start this stage that gets deep into the deep canyons of Sierra de Guara and its medieval towns and bridges ending in the picturesque village of Alquézar. If this is the first time you visit the area, you will understand why Alquézar has been appointed as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

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Tramo de Naval a Colungo
Puente del diablo
Sendero de Asque a Alquezar
Vista de Alquezar
Alquézar
Type of itinerary: One-way trail
Estimated time: 4.5 h
Distance: 16.3 km
Elevation: 606 m
Physical difficulty: Intermediate
Unpaved road: 70 %
Technical difficulty: Intermediate
  • Naval and its salt mines
  • Colungo
  • Diablo medieval bridge in Asque
  • Asque
  • Medieval bridge in Fuendebaños
  • Alquézar
  • Sierra de Guara deep canyons

The first stage departs from the town of Naval, well known due to its salt mines. Starting at Hípica Villa de Naval we’ll get into the popular Monte de las Pacas heading towards Colungo. This is a demanding beginning, with steep sections before we reach the top of the col, where the trail runs flat between crops. Later we will find a series of crossroads that we must ignore. The first of them, on the right, leads to Suelves and the second one, on the left, to Salinas de Hoz. We must continue straight on heading towards Colungo. Later, the trail crosses the bridge over Samper ravine from where it continues through olive and almond tree fields to Colungo. Here we will be able to rest and take care of the horses in the fountain that is located nearby the swimming pool.

After the break, we must cross Colungo following the signs of Camino Natural del Somontano de Barbastro also called Gr-1. Some steep and demanding sections before Puente del Diablo might force us to get off the horse. From that point, we’ll face a demanding climb towards the picturesque village of Asque, where about 15 people live. We will follow the Camino Natural from where we’ll be able to see the nearby town of Alquézar. Before we get there, the road descends towards the Puente de Fuendebaños and leads towards Alquézar after a demanding gravel road section.

Refreshment: 

We'll find restaurants and fountains in the village of Colungo. 

Refreshment: 

We'll find restaurants and fountains in the village of Colungo. 

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The first stage departs from the town of Naval, well known due to its salt mines. Starting at Hípica Villa de Naval we’ll get into the popular Monte de las Pacas heading towards Colungo. This is a demanding beginning, with steep sections before we reach the top of the col, where the trail runs flat between crops. Later we will find a series of crossroads that we must ignore. The first of them, on the right, leads to Suelves and the second one, on the left, to Salinas de Hoz. We must continue straight on heading towards Colungo. Later, the trail crosses the bridge over Samper ravine from where it continues through olive and almond tree fields to Colungo. Here we will be able to rest and take care of the horses in the fountain that is located nearby the swimming pool.

After the break, we must cross Colungo following the signs of Camino Natural del Somontano de Barbastro also called Gr-1. Some steep and demanding sections before Puente del Diablo might force us to get off the horse. From that point, we’ll face a demanding climb towards the picturesque village of Asque, where about 15 people live. We will follow the Camino Natural from where we’ll be able to see the nearby town of Alquézar. Before we get there, the road descends towards the Puente de Fuendebaños and leads towards Alquézar after a demanding gravel road section.

Mapa 1 etapa 1 Naval Alquezar
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