It is a semi-desert landscape covering 42.500 hectares that is striking and surprises the visitor every time.
Declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the Parque Natural de las Bardenas Reales is a semi-desert area covering 42,500 hectares where erosion has carved out a landscape of high plains, hillocks and gullies that contains three Natural Reserves: el Rincón del Bu, las Caídas de la Negra and (to the north) the Natural Reserve of Vedado de Eguaras.
You can cross Las Bardenas on foot or horseback and by bicycle or car. All the routes are well signposted, whichever means of transport you choose. Two of the best views of Las Bardenas are from the Alto de Aguilares and from the Balcón de Pilatos, which can only be reached on foot or by bicycle.
Information from the oficial website of the Navarre Tourist Board. Photograph: © Araceli Merino
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