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Pista de las Cutas

Pista de las Cutas is one of the most scenic drives in Spain. The track is located within the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park in the Pyrenees of Huesca province, Aragon, Spain, bordering France. It’s a gravel road unfolding for over 30 km, almost entirely over 2.000 meters above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

The track, also known as Pista Ordesa-Sierra de Cutas and Ruta de los miradores de Ordesa, is 31km long and the expected driving time is over 2h. The surface of the track is gravel and is closed to private vehicles. You’ll need to move with extreme caution to minimize the risk, and before many steps you will need to go down the car and walking to inspection the road. In fact, the difficulties in terms of off-road are significant and require (in addition to a consolidated experience) a good knowledge of driving skills and, above all, an extreme and constant attention because of the dizzying cliffs that open on either side of the track along the route.
It’s only drivable by bikes, motorbikes and 4x4 cars with high clearance. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. The track can be closed anytime due the weather and heavy snow storms, and is totally impassable in winters, because the road climbs up to 2.200m above the sea level, to the Miradores del Parque Nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido.

This wonderful dirt road starts from the small town of Nerín, at 1.281m above the sea level. The track winds uphill the mountains, and runs along the ridges of the Pyrenees on the border between Spain and France, in a wild landscape and stunning views of the mountains. The road ends at Torla, at 1.032m above the sea level.
The experience of using this road is very impressive. The road's winding design in some places is only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice.

The track reaches several mountain passes, including:
Cuello Arenas (1.900m)
Punta Estatón (2.137m)
Punta Acuta (2.242m)
Mirador Punta Acuta (2.135m)
Zona de Marmotas (2.197m)
Mirador de Vacarrayuela (2.141 m)
Mirador del Molar (2.017m).

Pic: Al G

 

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