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Mount Perdido Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Pyrenees, Spain

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    €414 EUR per person
  • Duration

    4 days

  • Avg Distance

    45 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Bielsa

Highlights

  • Mountain Activity for Everyone
  • Grand high mountain landscapes
  • See the highest waterfall in Europe
  • Pass by the foot of the north face of Monte Perdido

Trip Info

Tour around the massif of Monte Perdido, trekking for four days visiting large areas of the mountains with the charm of a nice walk. During the tour, enjoy learning of legends and tales from the mountain.

Legend has it that in the Middle Ages, in the year 778, during the Muslim domination of the Iberian Peninsula, Roland – a paladin of Charlemagne – having been defeated in Roncesvalles was running away from his pursuers. Before reaching the north face Pyrenees, he was walking in an impassable wall 100 meters high and feeling cornered. To prevent his sword Durandarte, as famous as the Tizona of El Cid or Excalibur King Arthur, from falling into enemy hands, he struck the rock strongly, causing a gap. Thanks to the bravery Roland could see France before dying.

Moved by this beautiful legend came to Valle de Pineta a mountaineer with the idea of approaching the Gap and contemplating on both sides the court that made ​​the famous sword but of course, that’s another story…

Tour alrededor del macizo de Monte Perdido, cuatro días visitando grandes parajes de alta montaña con el encanto de un bonito paseo.

La leyenda cuenta que, en la Edad Media, en el año 778, en plena dominación musulmana de la Península Ibérica, Roldán, un paladín del emperador Carlomagno, habiendo sido derrotado en Roncesvalles y huyendo de sus perseguidores, antes de llegar a la cara norte de los Pirineos, se quedó a pie de una pared infranqueable de 100 metros de altura y sintiéndose acorralado, para evitar que su espada Durandarte, tan afamada como la Tizona de El Cid o Excalibur del rey Arturo, cayera en manos del enemigo, la lanzó fuertemente contra la roca provocando con este acto una brecha. Gracias a esta braveza Roldán pudo contemplar Francia antes de morir.

Conmovido por esa bella leyenda, llegó al Valle de Pineta un montañero con la idea de acercarse hasta la Brecha y contemplar por los dos costados el corte que hizo la afamada espada, aunque claro, eso ya es otra historia…

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