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Pineta Valley


On the south face of Monte Perdido, the Arazas River in the Ordesa Valley runs west, whereas on the north side, the Cinca River flows east, changing to a southerly direction when it reaches the village of Bielsa.


Pineta is 17 km long and has more Alpine features than any of the other valleys in the Pyrenees-Monte Perdido World Heritage Site. A series of ridges marks the boundary of the immense Pineta cirque, down which the waters of the Cinca River plunge, forming a sequence of extremely beautiful waterfalls.


Rising high above Marboré Lake at the top on the Balcón de Pineta are the mountains along the border, Astazu (3,071 m), Tucarroya (2,919 m) and Pico de Pineta (2,861 m).


The meltwater from snow and the ice of the glaciers on the north face of Monte Perdido and the Cilindro feeds the young Cinca River, which shortly afterwards swells again as it receives water from various tributaries, among them La Larri, Tormosa and Montaspro.


Pineta Valley has many of the characteristics and reliefs that define a valley of glacial origin, such as its U-shape, cirques, hanging valleys such as La Larri, moraines, lakes and rocky ridges.
It is also a natural paradise that contains endemic species such as the

purple campanula, Pyrenean violet, a rare species of willow and the uncommon and eye-catching lady's-slipper orchid (Cipripedium calceolus).