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Alquézar - Asque

  • Author: TrailExplorer


This walk starts in the picturesque village of Alquézar from where you descend into the beautiful gorge of the Rio Vero. From the gorge it goes to the hamlet of Asque, along the way you have beautiful views of Alquézar and you walk along olive and almond orchards. From the hamlet it goes back in the direction of the Rio Vero, but before you reach it you first have to go through a narrow gorge in the bed of a small river. You cross the Rio Vero via an old bridge to reach Alquézar after a steep climb.

Distance: 10 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 436 meters.

Trail: 98% unpaved.

Marking: Signs.

Hiking shoes recommended.


The gorge of the Rio Vero.

The route descends from the village of Alquézar to the Rio Vero, on the way you will come across the last viewpoint of the Ruta de las Pasarelas. After the viewpoint you reach an old medieval bridge and you cross the Rio Vero. Now the path goes back up from the gorge. Once at the top you follow a wide dirt road in the direction of the hamlet of Asque. Along the way you have some beautiful views of Alquézar and you can enjoy the numerous olive and almond orchards on the other side. The old olive trees will certainly stand out. At the church of Asque you can take a break and then go back via a wide dirt road in the direction of the Rio Vero. Along the way is a restored shepherd's cabin. From there you begin to descend back into the gorge and you arrive at a small river, you have to follow the bed of this river through a very beautiful narrow gorge to reach the Rio Vero. Via a second old medieval bridge you reach the other side and you start a steep climb to get back to Alquézar.


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After heavy rainfall there can be a lot of water in the small river, be sure that you have waterproof footwear.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - The gorge of the Rio Vero.

Located between the towns of Lecina and Alquézar, the Vero River hollows out beautiful gorges full of shelters and caves between the limestone rocks through which it flows. These are the result of the process in which limestone is dissolved by the inflowed water that flows through the fault lines of the area.

Tourismo Somontano.