After first discovering this route from Nerin to Torla; I had to wait almost five years to do it! Yes that is right; life, good and bad, got in the way of a simple relaxing ride!

The Spanish Pyrenees and especially the Ordesa National Park have spectacular views of: deep canyons, waterfalls, rolling hills and tumbledown villages. This ride takes it all in and more. On a good summers day; you can only feel relaxed with you and the world when you are in this seemingly ethereal place.

I started from the village of Nerin and travelled west to Torla to make the most of this beautiful ascent; then returning anticlockwise via a quiet back road. You can do the route the other way around; or return back over the high road if you are feeling strong. However my only caveat: the road up from Torla has very steep gradients. Even with low gearing; you would still have to walk in places. If you are lucky enough to afford an electric mountain bike; you will be fine!


Powered by Wikiloc

Parking, refreshments and other tips:

I parked in Nerin near the bus stop. Drive up to Nerin and past the Hotel Palazio. Take the right fork, for about hundred metres. You will see a sign for a bus stand; if a bus is not there. As long as you leave room for the bus and passing traffic you can park anywhere without issue.
There are no shops in Nerin, so bring a picnic! Torla is about halfway along this bike route and there are many cafes and restaurants there. I stopped for a enormous gourmet burger and chips at the bar by the Intersport:

In addition, if you need dinner or even rest after your hard ride; I personally recommend the Hotel Palazio, in Nerin:


Energy required:
2,934 calories

Time taken:
6hrs 28 minutes

Relaxometer: Afterwards, I slept like a log!


  • Breathe

    30th October 2019 by

    “Remember to breathe. It is after all, the secret of life.” — Gregory Maguire. This is the first post on my new blog. It is also the most basic, easiest and quickest way to relax. If you read only one of my blogs, if you remember only one thing, only one word; then let “breathe”… Read more

  • Turn Blue Monday into True Monday!

    16th January 2021 by

    The third Monday in January is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year! Let me explain why it is actually the most exciting third Monday in January! “Blue is the colour of the skyIn the mornin’, when we riseIn the mornin’, when we riseThat’s the time, that’s the timeI love the best…”… Read more

  • Berghaus ‘Expeditor Ridge 2.0’ walking boots review

    12th January 2021 by

    A long term review of a comfortable but sturdy boot from Berghaus; the Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0 A reputation built on miles of family walks My parents and then my siblings and I; have been keen walkers for the last fifty years. From: Sunday walks; to autumn half term breaks in the Lake District; to… Read more

View all posts