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Monte Perdido (Spain)
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Country: France, Spain
France (11) | Spain (6)
Monte Perdido (Mont Perdu in French; both translations mean "lost mountain") is the third highest mountain in the Pyrenees. The summit of Monte Perdido, 10997 feet (3355 m) is located in Huesca province, Aragon, Spain. Mont Perdu is in the middle of a mountain ridge that starts at the very border between France and Spain off the Cirque de Gavarnie with Pic du Maboré. The ridge continues to south-east with Pico Cilindro, Monte Perdido and Pico Soum du Ramond.
What Makes It Special
The Monte Perdido mountain is a part of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, in the west of the Pyrenees. There are more than 1500 species of flowers and more than 200 species of birds and mammals with Lammergeier (Bearded Vulture) and its 3 meter wingspan being most magnificent representative of the diverse wild life in the area. The nature in the Pyrenees is breathtaking. Steep climbs, beautiful valleys, waterfalls, blue lakes.
Directions To Destination
Monte Perdido can be accessed from France; although the French route is much more difficult than the one from Spain. Typical itinerary to the area of Monte Perdido starts with arriving (presumably from Madrid) to Zaragoza, the fifth largest city in Spain and the autonomous community of Aragon.
Best Time To Go
It actually depends on your goal. For most visitors that want ti enjoy mountains and nature the best time is summer. However, if you are looking for challenges and conquering the Monte Perdido top, you will decide on winter.
Where To Stay
- In Panticosa: Hotel Casa Morlans (San Miguel, s/n 22661 Panticosa (Huesca), Spain) - 59 rooms, rates are around €50 - €60. The nearest ski lift lies some 250 m from the hotel and offers ideal access to the nearby mountain slopes. Hotel's Web site: http://www.casamorlans.com, email: email@example.com, phone: (+34) 974 48 70 57
Hiking, skiing, mountain climbing and traditional (trad) climbing are main outdoor activities in around Mount Perdido in the Pyrenees, Spain. Climbing Mount Perdido requires skills and can be recommended to people with enough mountain experience and physical fitness. It can be especially dangerous in winter time with show and ice that require special equipment and additional training. If you do not feel up to the challenge, you can enjoy views on Mount Perdido from below and visit the magnificent countryside surrounding this mountain range.
Useful Visitor Information and Tips
You can use Panticosa as a base for hikes and trips in the area. For example, from Panticosa you can get to Sallent de Gallego
and trail to Refugio Respomuso located in the Circo de Piedrafita. The trail to Respomuso is along the Rio Aguas Limpias (Clean Water River). You can take trip to the summit of Tebberai (2916m) and visit Banos de Panticosa.
Tags: Aragon; Banos de Panticosa; Breca Roldan; Brecha de Rolando; Circo de Piedrafita; Cirque de Gavarnie; Cirque dEstaube; Clean Water River; Faja de las Flores; Huesca; La Breche de Roland; Monte Perdido; Mont Perdu; Ordesa Valley; Panticosa; Pic du Mabore; Pico Cilindro; Pico Soum du Ramond; Pyrenees (3); Refugio Goriz; Refugio Respomuso; Rio Aguas Limpias; Sabinanigo; Sallent de Gallego; Spain (6); Tebberai; Torla; Zaragoza