Banner image; evening sunlight over the Mallos de Riglos and the village. Photographer unknown.

Friendly accommodation in Riglos village
3 minute walk from the crag.

Come and stay under the world-famous conglomerate towers and plan your next route from the terrace.

Banner image; view of the house with Turismo Rural plaque and Sam the cat

The house

A traditional village stone house with a terrace poised right under the Mallos (or towers). We provide double bedrooms, either with two single beds or with one double bed.

You can share access to the kitchen, the terrace, downstairs eating and storage space; and there’s a bathroom / shower for guests. The kitchen has usual kitchen-things available; fridge, oven, washer, pots and pans etc.

All bedding and towels are provided. Any queries or special requests, contact us for more information.

Prices - 40€ per night for two people. You can pay on arrival. (Breakfasts are not included but can be provided if you let us know in advance, at a cost of 5€.)

To check availability or to book a room, please text or email Nicky:

  • (0044)79844 15791

The climbs

The world famous Mallos of Riglos are a series of imposing conglomerate towers (or mallos) which dominate the village, rising up to 300m high.

The great majority of the popular routes are fully bolted, which makes for a lightweight climbing holiday.

Grades range from 5/5+ up to 7c.

There are single pitch routes (good for acclimatisation!), and multi-pitch routes of three, four, five pitches up to the long 300m classics.

The climbing is typically steep and exciting, on the walls that have been described as ‘vertical potato fields’, often more accurately overhanging potato fields.

Facing the mallos across the valley is the imposing massif of La Peña Rueba less well known than Riglos but with a great range of slabby well bolted routes.

We have extensive knowledge of the climbing and other activities in the areas. There is a range of guide books in the house, or check out the Riglos / Peña Rueba sections in UKClimbing

For more information, you can also scroll down to the Extra Bits at the bottom of the page, ‘Not just Fiesta’.

The village and around

Riglos village has two bar/ restaurants and a small shop that stocks food basics, drinks, T-shirts etc. From June to August there’s an outdoor swimming pool open, excellent for cooling off after a hot morning’s climb.

For eating out, there are the two restaurants in Riglos, or a choice of restaurants in the villages of Murillo and Ayerbe (both about 15 minutes drive away). Note – they operate on Spanish time, which means don’t expect to dine before 8pm. However, there are lots of local and traditional dishes, generally very reasonably priced.

Below the Mallos of Riglos flows the mighty river Gállego, which you can descend in rafts, canoes or hydroboard. There are four rafting companies based in the next village, Murillo; all great fun and a similar price. The season is around March to September, depending on river levels. (LINK)

Trekking – this is fantastic terrain for walking or running, there is a host of well-marked paths wandering up mountains, along rivers, through forests, past historic monuments...

Many beautiful circular routes start from Riglos, no need to drive at all!

Maps, books and information from Nicky.

Vultures – Riglos is home to a large colony of Griffon vultures which nest on ledges on the Mallos, and circle the mallos on air thermals for most of the day. We also see Egyptian vultures,red kites and occasional lammergeyers, eagles and hawks.

If you fancy a little pampering on a rest day, there are saunas / jaccuzzi at Hotel Spa Aguas de los Mallos, 10 minutes drive

Aragon has a plethora of 12th century churches, monasteries and hermitages scattered around the mountains; also castles which marked the frontier between Christian and Muslim settlements through the middle ages; Loarre Castle being an especially fine example (25 minute drive).

Tons more information in books and leaflets at Casa Fiesta.


A truly exceptional place to stay for so many reasons. The place was extremely clean, comfortable and warm with a super relaxed atmosphere. Waking up in the morning to the incredible views of The Mallos was breathtaking.

We had full use of the kitchen facilities which were perfectly equipped. Can’t rate this place enough. Go visit!

Alex (via Airbnb)

I would give 6 stars if I could. Nicky and Steve's place is right under Mallos of Riglos - an amazing rock you can just watch for hours.

The room is on the top floor with the view right from your bed... And the terrace? Amazing! Recommended 150%!

Lucie (via Airbnb)

More reviews to see if you google Casa Fiesta Riglos. You can leave reviews below too!


Email us to book! Let us know what how many people, which dates, and if you've got any special requirements, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best months to climb at Riglos?

Traditionally the peak climbing season is spring and autumn. However there's often (though not always!) great weather in November, December, January and February – check weather forecasts for a dry spell.

Is it possible to climb in the summer at Riglos?

Yes - when we first came to Spain we could only get here in July and August – it's baking hot but you can work around it by climbing early, choosing north-facing routes or chimneys – plenty of good routes to choose from.

Summer is the peak tourist season, so all facilities are fully open, including a wider choice of bars and restaurants, and a choice of outdoor swimming pools.

What's the best way to get there?

The nearest airport is Zaragoza, but you can only get there from Stansted in the UK. Most people find it's most convenient to fly to Barcelona Prats or Barcelona Reus and drive a hire car from there (3 ½ hours).

Can I park in the village?

There generally isn't space directly outside the house, but you can drive to the house to unload gear and bags, then park in the free village car park (two minutes' walk from the house).

Do I need to bring a rack?

No. Not unless you specially want to do a trad route. Also, you could probably borrow gear from us – ask us.

Which other crags are nearby?

There are other conglomerate crags nearby – highly recommended is the sun-kissed, bolt-ridden paradise of La Peña Rueba, routes from grade 5 upwards, 200 to 450metres long, with views back across the valley to Riglos.

Where can I stock up on food for a week?

You will pass Huesca on the way from Barcelona or Zaragoza airports, which has large supermarkets, all shops and services, including Lidl, Carrefour and Decathlon. 15 minutes' drive from the house is Ayerbe which has two smaller supermarkets, petrol, cashpoint and a mushroom shop. Provisions also available in Riglos village shop and Murillo village shop.

What else is there to do in the area?

Loads! There are beautiful walks of all lengths, up mountains, through forests, along rivers, past historic monuments, many starting from the village so there's no need to drive, Also via ferrata, bikes for hire, rafting and kayaking, horse-riding, vulture-watching, exploring castles...