Ibón is a Spanish term specific to the Pyrenees; it’s a Pyrenean lake. After some trolling, turns out there might be a translation: “tarn” <— has anyone else heard of this word? It doesn’t matter, doesn’t “ibón” sound like pure magic? To me it sounds like endless sparkles.
And speaking of, this hike starts from one of the most magical places in the Pyrenees. San Nicolás de Bujaruelo. Green valley, roman bridge, river.
I know I always do this, but, picture yourself on the banks of the Ara River with a blanket, a friend and some snacks. Epic picnic location.
The hike is not for the fainthearted. Almost 1000 m of elevation gain in just 5 km. But you end up on the Spanish-French border.
Lastly you can’t get here without passing through one of the most picturesque villages in the valley, if not the whole range. Look, this is Torla:
And that sexy, golden mountain ledge up there is one of the most iconic hikes in all the Pyrenees.