Routes and trails of the Benasque Valley
Routes and trails
To get to know the Benasque Valley, we propose a multitude of alternatives.
A way of exercising outdoors, enjoying the wonderful scenery offered by the Benasque Valley, walking with the help of poles, similar to those used in skiing. We are talking about Nordic Walking.
If you want to get to know the different villages of the Benasque Valley, we propose a tour that invites you to converse with the inhabitants of each place, where you will always be welcomed with the ancient hospitality that the inhabitants of the Valley preserve.
It is worth visiting these mountains and towns located among them, walking through their streets, looking at their houses, churches, history and popular culture, discovering the rich heritage that treasure these lands, enjoying, looking at the authentic, what has been conforming, over the centuries the personality of an unrepeatable valley.
Routes through the Natural Park
Maladeta Posets Natural Park, is located in the northern end of the Benasque Valley in the north of the Ribagorza region and northwest of the Sobrarbe and has an extension of more than 33,440 hectares, with an impressive set of 13 glaciers, 95 lakes or lakes of glacial origin and waterfalls of great beauty.
It was created in 1994 and has a great geological, fauna and botanical richness, with some endemic or endangered species.
The Natural Park extends through the municipalities of Benasque, Gistaín, Montanuy, Sahún and San Juan de Plan.
Its altitude ranges from 1,500 metres at the bottom of the valley to 3,404 metres at the top of the Aneto, the highest point in the park.
The Posets Maladeta Natural Park consists of three important areas: Eriste - Posets, Aneto-Maladeta and Estós - Perdiguero which concentrate the largest number of three thousand people in the Pyrenees.
There are shelters strategically located; the Angel Orús refuge, in the Eriste Valley, the Estós refuge in the Estós Valley, the Renclusa regucio, on the northern slope of the Maladetas, or the Biadós refuge, in the Chistau Valley.
There are also two interpretation centers of the valley in Benasque Eriste.