Maladeta Massif

Key information: Maladeta Massif

    • A huge area of hard granite with ice fields on its northern heights, below a line of over - 3,000m - peaks.
      • Numerous caves and tarns nestle in a fiercely barren and tough landscape.  The lower slopes and valleys provide a richly abundant floral and forestry contrast.
        • A wide variety of excellent walks, including bagging superb views on the likes of Pico de Alba, Pico de la Maladeta and 3,404m Pico de Aneto. A lot more popular than some other areas, but deservedly so.
          • This can be tough walking in high, remote mountains, with very unpredictable weather. Come prepared. 
          • This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

            For more information and photos, including on wildlife and the landscape and including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Spanish Pyrenees walk page.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating80
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest0
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating80

Vital Statistics

  • Length: variable
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,404m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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