Geoparque Unesco

GR 17 Water inside the Earth

Badaín-Chorro de Fornos

The Cotiella massif is virtually impregnable from all sides. However, some deep ravines, like the River Irúes Ravine, lead to its interior and allow us to observe its complex geological structure. Furthermore, this pleasant track passes near the surprising Fuente de Fornos, where several springs that carry abundant water all year round emerge directly from the rocks and flow into the River Irúes; proving that, in addition to spectacular escarpments and peaks, the Cotiella massif also hides a unique groundwater system.

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  • Route: Lafortunada-Badaín-Chorro de Fornos
  • Type of Route:linear (return along the same route).
  • Difficulty level: low The track offers no difficulties until the penultimate Stop. Access to the last Stop requires crossing an area of moss-covered rocks that can be rather slippery. Although it is not difficult, care must be taken.
  • Duration:1.5 hours (one way) and the same time for the return journey.
  • Length: 11 kilometres. (round trip).
  • Gradient: 450 metres up and the same down (round trip).
  • Starting point Badaín. However, in summer and Easter, it is best to leave the car in Lafortunada to avoid disturbing the inhabitants of Badaín as there is limited space for parking. In this case, we should continue along the A-138 road to Lafortunada.
  • Comments Although the route does not coincide with any GR or PR (except for the short section at the beginning), the track is clear and well-marked.

Recomentations in your visit to Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark

  • Safe visits, unforgettable experiences. There are companies who collaborate with the Geopark where you can hire specialized guides to make your tour a unique and safe experience.
  • Respect the geological outcrops. Do not break off samples of rock, mineral or fossils; anly take the loose pieces

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