|Follow the sign for "Bielsa por
Canal del Cinca" and white-yellow waymarks (1250 m). Walk few
meters on the track and fork off right. In five minutes the waymark
guides you to the left on a path (5min) (1220 m) that cuts the bend of
the track. You cross the track to the path and come back to the track (11min)
(1170 m). Turn right. The track leads through the pastures of the Plan
d'Ugal and opens up a view to the mountain of Punta Llerga in front of
A sign for "Bielsa por Canal del Cinca" and the
waymarks guide you to the right on a path (20min)
(1155 m) that starts to circle the sheer rock walls of the Cerro
Zercuso. From now on the route stays almost at the same altitude. You
walk in an oak forest
and enjoy gorgeous views to the slopes covered by
leafy forest. After two short and light tunnels (42min)
(1145 m) you see
the slopes of Llerga and Matair over the river valley of Cinca and the
peaks of the Macizo de
The path turns into a concrete walkway laid on top of the canal (53min)
In some places it is covered by moss and grass. If you make this
excursion in the autumn colourful leaves cover the concrete. Maples with
their red and yellow leaves glow in September and October.
In the gorge of Sarra you encounter signposts (1h04min) (1150 m).
Follow the signs for
"Salinas" and "Bielsa por el Canal" over the bridge
to the right. Now the route has white-red waymarks. The views over the
river valley get even better.
Soon a waymark guides you to the right on a path
(1h07min) (1150 m) and almost at once you follow the sign for "Canal del
Cinca" to the left. Now the route is again marked with white-yellow
waymarks. You pass a couple of old canal buildings (1h24min) (1145 m).
Tall rock pillars rise on your left. Looking behind you see the slopes
and rock formations of
The path comes back to the concrete walkway (1h37min)
(1150 m) and
opens up superb mountain
views. Again the waymarks guide you to the
right on a path (1h50min) (1150 m). When you meet another path (1h52min)
(1140 m), keep left. Down
in the valley you see the river
Cinca. In front of you rises the highest
peak of Azirón, the Punta
Fuesa, covered by snow already in October. On the other side of the
valley the route is lined by impressive rock walls of the Sierra
Again the route comes back to the concrete walkway (2h24min) (1155 m),
but stays by the canal
only few minutes, before returning to the path.
You enjoy fine views to the peak of Punta Suelsa and over the
of Bielsa before you enter the third tunnel (2h44min)
(1160 m). Also
this one is short and light. The last part of the route has some
difficult spots, but you can take support from the chain fastened to the
rock wall. The oaks give way to pines, and between the trunks, you
discern the village of Bielsa (3h24min) (1150 m). When you encounter signs (3h35min)
(1150 m), descend to the
right towards Bielsa.
From Bielsa (3h47min) (1010 m) you can take a taxi back to Tella. In
2007 it cost some 40 euros.