Images Barranco de Gabasa
Gabasa is a small population belonging to the municipality of Peralta de Calasanz that is located in the right margin of the denominated Gabasa ravine, with narrow streets and houses that maintain the tipismo of the small rural nuclei. The town is in a privileged enclave surrounded by vegetation and water being very abundant the olive trees, oaks and poplars. Its church, dedicated to San Martín, is an original work of the XII century, reconstructed in the XVIII century. In the centre of the village there is a large rock known by the locals as the "midday rock" or Migdía, where there was probably a castle-fortress of which some remains of a possible tower still remain.
To the east of the town, a section of the ravine has been fitted out as a short distance footpath, but at the same time of great beauty, highlighting, for example, a beautiful waterfall. The vegetation is interesting and lush, typical of a colder climate. It is a humid and spectacular enclave where you can see a gallery forest in which Lombard poplars, walnuts, liton trees, hazelnuts, willows and other species form a unique space in the whole south of the province of Huesca. The existing micro-habitat favours the presence of a high number of botanical species of great interest. The fauna also becomes a visible attraction in which squirrels, badgers, ginets or roe deer stand out.
Nearby is the Ull clot, a water spring that is retained by a small dam, forming a beautiful pond of crystalline waters.
How to do it: walking
Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: little difficulty
Recommended season: all year round, although spring and autumn are the most splendid seasons as far as colours are concerned.
Recommended material: Comfortable clothes. Better boots so that the humidity of the vegetation does not get in. Photo camera. The landscape is paradisiacal.
Parking: at the entrance of the village, next to the bus stop.
HOW TO GET THERE
By Binéfar: A133, Binéfar- San Esteban de Litera. After the bridge of Perera, take the detour to the right towards Peralta de la Sal-Gabasa.
By Tamarite de Litera: from the town of Tamarite we go to Alcampell and from there we go to the junction with the N230 (Lleida-Vielha). We take the north direction (Vielha). After about 15 km we take the detour to the right towards Purroy de la Solana. In the town of Ribagorzana we take the direction of Gabasa-Peralta de la Sal.
WHERE TO EAT
Where to eat:
Peralta de la Sal: Bar Centenario, Albergue el Olivo (974 411 031)
Saganta. National 230 km 48.5. Saganta Restaurant and Saganta Inn (974 33 91 96)