Map for the route (ED50)
GPS waypoints for download (WGS84, gpx)
|How to get there: Drive on the
A-2609 that runs between Salinas de Sin and Gistaín 1.8 km from San
Juan de Plan towards Gistaín until you see a sign for "Parque
Natural" on the right hand side of the road. Turn on this sand
road. After 5.4 km the road forks. Go left following the signs for
"Camping Forcallo" and "Campamento Virgen Blanca".
You pass the campsite of Virgen Blanca after 2.9 km, and the campsite of
Forcallo 300 meters thereafter. When the road forks, some 400 meters
after Forcallo, continue uphill to the right and drive 1 km more to the
end of the road, where you find a sign for "Glaciar de Posets y Llardina".
|From the end of the sandroad starts a track
m). On your right spreads out the Las
Espadas. You cross a bridge and continue to the signposts, where you
find paths to three directions (11min) (1745 m). Choose the path to the
"Posets/Lardana". You go over the river
Zinqueta d'Añes Cruzes on a bridge (14min) (1720 m) and ascend to a
track (17min) (1740 m). Turn left. The river flows on your left. After
crossing a brook the track turns into a path (38min) (1845 m) that bends
right uphill towards a stone cottage. You pass the cottage, which stays
on your left (43min) (1880
m). The path gets steeper and enters a
forest. At the forks, keep
left. At the upper end of the valley of Añes Cruzes you see the pass of
When the forest ends (1h18min) (2135 m), you enjoy a lovely view to
the mountain of Bachimala
in the north and to the mountains of Bagüeñola in the south. In front
of you spreads out the gently rolling landscape of La
Anglada. Follow the path that first skirts the edge of the forest,
and then curves to the left. You discern a number of paths on the slope.
Take one of the wider paths that run higher on the slope. In some five
minutes you encounter a clear path and walk for a while at the same
altitude. When the path forks
(1h25min) (2175 m), go right. In a couple of minutes you reach the gorge
of Puyarueso (1h27min) (2175 m) with a great waterfall. In this
beautiful place, the water forms large
pools. Looking north you see the
green slopes of Bachimala.
West from Bachimala rises the Sierra
Do not continue along the path that goes on from the other side of
the gorge towards the top of Posets. The path is steep and later you
would scramble along the bedrock without any path.
Return the same way back to the beginning of the route (2h45min).