Aragon is home to many of the highest and most spectacular peaks in the Pyrenees range. These include lofty Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees at 3404m, Monte Perdido (3355m), Maladeta (3808m) and Posets (3375m). In addition, the Ebro, Spainís longest river cuts through Aragon for 330km.
The Northern Province of Huesca is the Pyrenean area of Aragon and boasts stunning scenery from the high peaks down through to the beautiful, fertile valleys that traverse the impressive granite and limestone massifs of Maladeta and Balaitus. The province is home to the National Park of Ordesa and Monte Perdido, protected since 1918 and recently made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Huesca was the birthplace of the old kingdom of Aragon, and as such, has an important cultural heritage, filled with Palaeolithic constructions, cave paintings, Roman remains, Romanesque churches and medieval towns.
Aragon is a mecca for summer trekkers offering fantastic scenery, great variety and a range of walks from a two-hour stroll to some seriously strenuous high Pyrenean adventures. Why not try the Old Aragon Kingdom route that takes in historical sites such as the ancient town of Jaca, the San Juan de la Pena monastery combined with spectacular views of the Aneto and Maladeta massifs and the southernmost glaciers in Europe. Golfers can enjoy the fabulous scenery whilst enjoying a round at one of Aragonís up and coming golf courses such as the Nueno and Benasque courses ready to welcome you onto their pristine greens.
When the snow comes, Aragon is served by some of the best skiing in Spain. Neighbouring Candanchu and Astun share the same lift pass and boast skiing and snowboarding on snow sure pistes, with 27 black runs among the 90 km of pisted skiing. Benasque-Cerler has 52 km of varied runs suitable for all standards surrounded by a stunning panorama of 3000m peaks.
Formigal is a well established resort that offers great facilities and value for money to families, groups and intermediate skiers. It offers an excellent ski school and some great value spots for a leisurely mountain lunch before taking advantage of the resortís half-pipes, slalom course or even heli-skiing! Panticosa is a lovely, centuries-old village with super skiing and riding that shares the Tena valley with neighbouring Formigal. Its 35 km of runs are tailor-made for a great family holiday that will keep all standards of skier and boarder happy for a week.