District of Pineta

The Valley of Pineta, crossed by the river Cinca, is the most genuine glacial valley in the National Park, with a U-shaped profile and a flat floor. Notable features are the high walls of the Tres Marías and the Tres Sorores north face. Peaks close to 3,000 m height abruptly descend and reach the valley meadows situated at an altitude of 1,300 m. A 2,000 m drop makes it the largest abyss in the Pyrenees, comparable to the huge valleys in the Alps. This might be one of the most impressive sceneries in Spain.

The valley of Pineta is a starting point for numerous excursions:

Llanos de La Larri

The ascent starts next to the Hermitage of the Virgin of Pineta and goes through a beech forest until you reach the meadows of the Llanos de La Larri. Once there, you can walk the grasslands until you reach a waterfall situated at the end of the Valley.-

  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy



Balcón de Pineta and Lake of Marboré

The ascent to the Balcón of Pineta and the lake of Marboré provides incredible views over the Valley of Pineta and Monte Perdido glacier. The road is rather steep until you reach the Balcón of Pineta (takes about 3 hours and a half). Once there, the road runs through screes and moraines deposited by glaciers until your reach the Lake of Marboré.

  • Estimated time to complete: 4 hours until de lake of Marboré.
  • Difficulty: moderate




Interesting links:

Routes in the National Park

Pineta Trails Brochure pdf.


Information Points Pineta District

  • Information Point "Casa Larraga": Plaza Mayor s/n 22350 Bielsa. Tel.: 974 50 10 43
  • Pineta Information Point: located at the end of the road that leads to the Valley of Pineta, on the right bank of the river Cinca.