August 25, 2008 - 5.0
We tried to take the first right as you head North out of
Torla with a plan of getting right into the heart of
Ordesa National Park, but soon realised that the bikes
weren't cut out for this terrain. The track as it turned out
to be climbs from 900 metres to 2200 in a few ks.
'See pictures 3 and 4 and you'll see why we had to turn back.
There are also signs saying no vehicles but how strictly
they enforce the law will for now remain unknown.
Plan B. We headed south out of Torla and took a left
at Sarvise on the HU 631. We were hoping to find some
smaller, less travelled roads into the picture postcard
surroundings. We succeeded.
The 631 (they had the cheek to name it!) connects Sarvise
and Escalona and really puts you in touch with nature. You
won't be greeted with smooth fast tarmac, more so, potholes
and gravel. For 35km! There are some nice twisty stretches and
it is passable by road bike but I wouldn't risk dropping your
new Busa on some of it's testing corners. But, we took the
chance, came out the other end unscathed, and thoroughly
A big trailie would be in it's element on this road and I
find myself offering encouragement to try it. You just
might like it. An experience i'll remember for years to
Head South on the A-138 out of Escalona and spend
the night in Ainsa drinking lager out of frozen glasses.
And Hostal Ordesa is still only €40 per room per night