It seems incredible, but the end of autumn is just around the corner. However, we still have a few weeks to enjoy one of the best things to do at this time of year: visit the forests . And it is that during the autumn months these places acquire unique tones and become truly magical spaces. Therefore, we encourage you to take advantage of the last days of the season to go on excursions to nature.
The Hayedo de Montejo, the Selva de Irati or the Fageda d’en Jordà are just some of the many Spanish forests that we have already shown you in Vuela Viajes, but our country hides many more samples of these special natural corners. Today, for example, we move to Huesca to discover what is considered by many to be one of the best forests in the entire country. We are referring to La Pardina del Señor de Fanlo. Do you want to discover this natural area in more depth? Well, you know what you have to do! Do not miss anything that we tell you below!
As we said, today in Vuela Viajes we are going to talk to you about the Pardina del Señor forest, also known as Pardina Ballarín or the Fanlo Forest, since it is located in this town belonging to the Sobrarbe region, in the province of Huesca. It is one of the most uninhabited municipalities in the entire region. Specifically, the forest is located on the road that connects Fanlo with Sarvisé.
The flora of the forest
Considered by many to be the most spectacular forest in Spain and even in Europe, the Pardina del Señor is home to a large number of tree species, among which are fir, beech, maples, poplars, ash trees, cherry trees and birch trees. The best thing is that most of the species present in this area are deciduous, so during the autumn weeks the forest acquires a large number of tones . Therefore, this time of year is the best to visit. It is important to bear in mind that until the 1950s the forest was dedicated to agricultural-livestock exploitation but, surprisingly, it has recovered in a very short time.
The best way to discover this magical forest is by taking the stage of the GR-15 path that connects the Vio / Ballibió valley with the Broto Valley. This was inaugurated a few months ago and takes advantage of an old path traced by the right bank of the Chate ravine. The route begins about 700 meters before reaching Fanlo, on the Fanlo-Savisé road. In its first section, which is located within the municipality of Fanlo, hikers will be able to enjoy the forest until they reach the remains of the Pardina Ballarín (it is important to bear in mind that the forest is privately owned, so you do not have to leave of the signposted path). From that point, after leaving the beech forest, a path begins that enters Broto, passing by the edges of San Estebán and the Fuente de Baño, which is a spring of medicinal waters that was once very popular. After passing through the hermitage of the Virgen del Bun, the path enters Buesta, crossing its urban area and obtaining magnificent views of the Ara Valley. From here, the path connects with the Camino de Herradura, which goes towards Broto. With a distance of 18.6 kilometers, the route takes 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Then we leave you with our gallery , where you will find more images of the forest of La Pardina el Señor. Do not miss it!