Driving the wild 4x4 road to Pedras Blancas in Aragon
Pedras Blancas is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.359m (7,736ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Huesca, within the autonomous community of Aragón, in Spain. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Is the road to Pedras Blancas in Aragón paved?
Set high in the Pyrenees mountain range, the road to the summit, also known as Piedras Blancas or Prado de Murias, is mostly unpaved. After several initially paved sharp curves, the gravel road opens up completely. It’s called Pista Pedras Blancas. The track is very well maintained. 4x4 vehicles with high clearance are recommended.
Why is it called Pedras Blancas?
Tucked away in the northeastern part of the country, the name of the peak, situated south of Pico Gallinero, originates from a rock formation located two kilometers from the summit, near the refuge of Bisaurri. These are white rocks that emerge in the primary take-off area or paragliding spot of this mountain. Pedras Blancas is an international reference point for the world of paragliding.
Is the road to Pedras Blancas challenging?
Located within the Ribagorza comarca, the winding track to the summit is very challenging, with many hairpin turns and steep sections, hitting a 10.2% maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The road is totally impassable in winter.
How long is the road to Pedras Blancas in Ribagorza comarca?
Starting from Arasán, the road to the summit is 11.0 km (6.83 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1,065 m. The average gradient is 9.68%. The summit is marked by a wind flag. During good weather, the area is frequented by enthusiasts of paragliding and mountain biking.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Pänta Rheî