population six: pyrenean notes: Gistain-Serveto-Plan
Copyright Population Six 2004


A four hour round walk in the snow-in parts knee deep-much shorter in summer when there are easier ground conditions underfoot. Wherever you look the views are amazing; starting out from Gistain you see the Cotiella massif, then the Peña San Martin, the barns or "bordas" of La Comuna (the three villages of Señes, Sin & Serveto), and then the village of Serveto. From Serveto you climb to the col between Peña Arties and Peña San Martin, and then descend to Plan. The descent is perhaps my favourite part as you meander down a narrow path with the rock face of the Peña San Martin on your left hand side, a bird's-eye view of the Plan d'Escún reservoir on your right hand side and in front San Mames and the Puerta de Sahun mountain pass. Vultures nest in caves in the rock face and can be seen circling above in large groups of 20 to 30. One of my favourites walks; a loop, great scenery, sunny and only a stone's throw from my doorstep.

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