Bardenas Reales Desert

Star circuit 6 days, 5 nights, 4 days of walking

 

 

In the heart of Navarre is a small desert of 400 square kilometers, The Bardenas Reales desert A western setting, in desert expanses, steppes, messeta, but above all a labyrinth of Canyons and ruiniform forms.

A week of total change of scenery just a stone's throw from your home!

 

Program  :

 

Day 1 – Reception at your Hotel

Arrival at the end of the day at your hotel located at the foot of the Bardenas

Welcome drink and briefing for the course of the stay.

 

Day 2 – Castillo de Peñaflor and Barranco Grande

Short trip to the heart of the Bardena and the Castillo de Tierra, emblem of the Bardenas.

We then head  towards the Castillo through strange clay formations and a maze of canyons

16km  ; walking time: +/- 6 hours

Positive elevation: + 350 m

 

Day 3 – El Rallón

Transfer to the heart of Bardena for a beautiful loop that will take us to the top of this desert: Le Rallon and La Ralla

13km  ; walking time: +/- 6 hours

Positive altitude difference: + 450 m

Day 4 – El Rincon de Bu Balcon Pilatos

Short trip to the military base and a nice loop in the southern part, we approach the Bardena Negra, the clay is darker there

15km  ; walking time: +/- 6 hours

Positive altitude difference: + 150 m

 

Day 5 – The Piskera

We cannot miss the Piskera, another mythical mountain of the Bardenas!

This loop in the shape of 8, will make you discover it from all its angles and colors!!!

10km  ; walking time: +/- 5 hours

Positive elevation: + 350 m

Day 6 – End of stay

Departure after breakfast

 

Option:

La Tripa Azul

For this last hike, we went to discover the southern part of the Bardena Negra, more wooded, it differs a lot from the others.

The view from this geodesic point on La Bardena Blanca is breathtaking!!!

9km  ; walking time: +/- 5 hours

Positive altitude difference: + 450 m

 

 

 

 

 

WALKING HOURS ARE INCLUDING STOPS (except lunch break) BUT ARE STRICTLY INDICATIVE

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Terms and conditions

 

Level  :

There are 4 days of walking with no other porterage than the business of the day. The circuit takes place on an almost entirely marked route, and always on well-marked paths.

Do not rely on the times indicated. Indeed, depending on the level(s) of group(s), we can shorten or lengthen the routes.

Walking times vary from 4 to 6 hours depending on your pace.

 

Management  :

By qualified mountain guides who know the country and its history perfectly.

 

Accommodation  :

5 nights In a hotel: in a double room with private bathrooms.

The selected hotels are 2 or 3* in terms of room quality. The furniture is simple but practical,

and the decoration has a local charm that is friendly and family friendly.

food and water  :

For drinks, you have the contents of your water bottle. Remember to fill it every morning before leaving. Otherwise, you can buy mineral water in your accommodations

. Do not drink the water from the canyons, it is unfit for consumption.

 

Dinners and breakfasts  :

They are taken from accommodation. They are plentiful. These are most often typical Spanish meals, consisting of a starter, a main course (meat or fish + starches + cooked vegetables), and a dessert.

In Spain, drinks (wine, mineral water) are often included in the menus, this information will be mentioned on your reservation.

Lunches: A packed lunch is provided by the host in the form of a picnic. (sandwich)

 

Number of hikers per stay:

Group of 12 people maximum

For groups of more than 12 on request depending on hotel availability  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* rate for a group of 12 people in a double room; single room supplement. Price outside school holidays.

For senior groups, on request and quote.

Dates of your stay :

- March, April, May, October.

 

This stay includes  :

Supervision by a mountain guide

Full board accommodation.

 

He does not understand  :

Drinks not included in the menus, insurance, personal expenses (drinks, etc.). Also excluded are transport to get to the meeting point as well as transfers to get to the various starting points of the hikes. In addition, supplements due to a major modification of the program are the responsibility of the customer whose prior agreement will, of course, have been requested.

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