Spanish-French frontier Hiking
Ideal base for
Spectacular views towards the Pic du Midi
Peaceful Mountain Lakes
Rare birds of prey
Perfect terrain for
From 1700m to 2300m
41km downhill slopes
Children’s snow garden
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The ski resort of Astun is situated in the beautiful Aragon valley and is one of Spain’s major winter resorts. The 42km of downhill skiing between 1700 and 2300 metres altitude is set in some of the Pyrenees most stunning scenery. An excellent choice for intermediates and above the resort is dominated by 22 reds and 9 blacks out of the 48 pistes and is often the venue for national competitions. Beginners are not forgotten however and significant improvements have been made to the learner slopes recently. A fine snowpark, ski jump and children’s snow garden complete the winter fun.
During the summer months the ‘Truchas’ chairlift opens up for hikers. There are numerous routes to enjoy along the Spanish French frontier featuring peaceful mountain lakes and spectacular views towards the Pic du Midi. The area is also a favourite for mountain bikers enjoying the perfect terrain and is also a destination for climbing, fishing and rafting.
The Aragon valley is perfect for ornithology. This is one of the best sites in Europe for birds of prey; Kites and Vultures dominate the skies above whilst Golden Eagles rule the highest peaks. The highlight of a visit would be to see the threatened Lammergeyer or Bearded Vulture, a huge bird measuring 105-125 cm long with a 235-275 cm wingspan. It is quite unlike most other vultures in flight due to its long narrow wings and wedge shaped tail.
For a cultural experience, the town of Jaca 33km away is known as the "pearl of the Pyrenees” and is rich in cultural and artistic heritage. The citadel (Ciudadelda) dating back to 1591, the bridge of San Miguel and the 15th century clock tower provide an array of impressive architecture along with the delightful 11th century Romanesque church and the Benedictine monastery, the church of Santiago which remain important stops along the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route.