The Ascaso-Nabaín walk is perfect for a spring or an autumn day. On the road leaving Boltaña direction Fiscal, you will see a sign for Ascaso. The road up to the village is in parts tarmaced and in parts gravel and in good condition. You can park on the right just before arriving at village. You will see a sign for Geo-Route 6. This is the start of the routre. For geologists among you, the route and geological description is available on the GeoParque Sobrarbe webpage.
Keep a look out for fossils encrusted in the rock on the first part of the walk. The vegetation is boxwood, gorse and bracken scrub and oak.
It’s a steady walk up to Santa Marina hermitage from Ascaso with a mid point spectacular view point moment. The views from Santa Marina are breathtaking. In a good day expect to see the Monte Perdido massif.
At an easy pace allow a good 2 hours for the climb up and an hour and a half for the descent. It’s a 7km round trip with approx 800 metres to climb from starting point in Ascaso to Santa Marina.
On a sunny afternoon, don’t miss the solar clock painted on the side of a village house. The clock marked 4pm when we arrived down at 5pm. The next day, 30 March, the clock changed.
Ascaso is also renowned for it’s natural bathing pools, a 15 minute walk form village and for hosting the smallest cinema projections in the world, “la muestra de cine de Ascaso: la más pequeña del mundo”.