Historic Roman Spa and Ski Resort
At an altitude of 1636m
Ideal base for
The GR11 coast to coast walking route
Asnos and Sabocos lakes
Balneario de Panticosa
Summer Music Festival
From 1500m to 2200m
34km downhill slopes
Kids snow park
Tena Valley Ski Pass valid in Panticosa and Formigal
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Deep in the Tena valley on the Caldares river is the charming village of Panticosa, an array of traditional stone built houses lining steep, narrow streets around a 13th century Romanesque church. Surrounded by majestic mountains dotted with lakes and high mountain peaks, Panticosa is an ideal place from which to explore this beautiful area. During the summer, the eight seater telecabina and Sabocos chair lift take walkers and mountain bikers up to the delightful Asnos and Sabocos lakes.
10km beyond Panticosa is the historic Balneario de Panticosa. This attractive spa village is fed by six mineral springs and was apparently frequented by the Roman emperor Tiberius. It still features its old luxury hotels and casino but now also serves as a useful stop on the Spanish coast to coast GR11 walking route and as an excellent base for the numerous walks of all difficulties and durations in the area. There are plenty of 3000m plus peaks to be conquered including all three summits of the Picos del Infierno. The Pico d’o Argulas at 3046m has excellent views south towards the Telera and Tendenera sierras and east over Balneario, Pico d’o Brazato and Vignemale.
At the nearby Lanuza reservoir, by an abandoned lakeside town, the Southern Pyrenees Music Festival takes place during the summer every year. This is one of Europe’s best world music events and the festival celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2006.
In the winter Panticosa becomes a charming family ski resort. Catering mainly for beginners to intermediates there are 38 downhill pistes between 1500m and 2200m. Panticosa itself is at 1150m but the new eight seater telecabina quickly whisks you up to Petrosos at the heart of the ski area. With a kid’s snow park and new Creche facilities recently installed this is an ideal family ski destination.