Car Tour Through EL Ampriu Pass
This route takes you up to an altitude of 1912 metres, crowning the summit of Ampriu, a legendary mountain pass which has been used as the end of a stage in different editions of the cycling race La Vuelta de España.
The route starts in Benasque, where you head off towards Cerler. Two kilometres after leaving Benasque, there is a turn-off to the right which will take you on the climb towards Cerler. As you drive upwards, you will be able to see some magnificent views of the valley. Before reaching Cerler, there is a viewpoint, where you can stop to see the entire Benasque Valley. Barely two kilometres after, you will reach one of the highest villages in the Aragonese Pyrenees, Cerler, standing at 1540 metres. It is a village that has kept its historical centres and original structures intact, with singular buildings such as Casa Cornel, Santamaria and others, next to an urban complex of hotels, apartments and top-quality restaurants. The Ski Resort was built in 1970. Skiing on the highest slopes, El Gallinero at 2728 metres altitude, and the unforgettable descents through pine forests is part of this privileged environment.
After visiting the village, head off to Ampriu, the second sector of the Aramon Cerler Ski Resort. For many years, this legendary mountain pass was where one of the stages of the La Vuelta de España cycling race ended. In Ampriu, there are numerous activities to do: in summer you can go for walks, even heading into the skies on the Aneto ski lift, which takes you to a height of over two thousand metres, and from there contemplate the three thousand metre peaks surrounding Cerler Ski Resort.
Route: Benasque, Cerler, Ampriu.
Approximate Distance: 13 km
Approximate Duration: Half a day.
Places of Interest: Cerler Ski Resort, Benasque Historical Complex, Cerler Historical Complex, Anciles Historical Complex.