Salvaguardia Trekking

This route was one of the most used by the people of Benasque, for the exchange of goods, trade and smuggling … with the nearest towns of the valley of Luchon. A path full of history and with spectacular views …
1st Journey: Starting from the Llanos del Hospital, we ascend by the mountain lakes of Gorgutes to reach the Glera Port (2395 m.), to cross to the French side of Luchón. Descend the Glera Circus to catch the Empress path that borders the Montañeta and Salvaguardia mountains through the forest Bédourede, until the Hospice de France (LUCHON).
2nd Journey: From the Hospice de France (LUCHON), we are going to walk up trought the Benasque Port Valley, to reach the Benasque Port, where we cross the border to descend to the Hospital de Benasque (BENASQUE), visiting the Villamuerta and Plan d’Estan lakes. From this point we can enjoy spectacular views of the Aneto – Maladetas mountains, the highest in the Pyrenees.

Technical specifications 

Skill level: Medium.

Technical skills:

  • Terrain: High and medium mountain (meadows, rocky places and snow).
  • Height difference: 2.040 m.
  • Long: 22,3 km.

Journeys: 2 (1 night in lodge).

  • 1st journey: Llanos del Hospital – Hospice de France.
  • 2nd journey: Hospice de France – Llanos del Hospital.


  • Minimum age: 12 years.

Bets season: June – September


Group Price/pers
4 – 5 150 €
6 or more 130 €

This includes:

  • Guide service and expenses.
  • Assistance and accident insurance.
  • Technical and safety equipment.
  • VAT.

Not included:

  • Personal expenses in mountain refuges (overnight stay and meals).