Aragon, sporting ideas for a real adventure
The Aragonese Pyrenees offer the perfect setting for outdoor sports, and include several national parks and protected nature areas. These are home to a wide variety of fauna and flora, many of which are native to the area.
Rafting in Huesca
Come and experience an active, exciting trip in the Region of Aragón, north-eastern Spain, and discover a unique natural setting. An option for sporting tourism designed for everyone and perfect for the summer months. It has two objectives: for you to have fun and to discover an incredible setting that comprises a National Park, a Biosphere Reserve and three Nature Reserves.
Summer transforms the Region of Aragón, in northeaster Spain. In winter it is outstanding for its ski resorts, but at this time of year it becomes a natural sporting paradise. Fast-flowing rivers, impressive forests, high mountains, deep valleys and canyons where you can feel all the excitement of sports such as white water rafting and climbing, or the tranquillity of horse riding and hiking. Whether you opt for sports on the water, in the air or on land, in Aragón you can bring any idea for sporting tourism to life. Are you up for it? Here are a few suggestions:
Water sports in the mountains
The countryside in Aragón, in inland Spain, is ideal for a unique experience. Its rivers, lakes and reservoirs are perfect for windsurfing, sailing and kayaking in the heart of the Pyrenees surrounded by high peaks.
In the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Nature Reserve, in the province of Huesca, you can go white water rafting, kayaking or do riverboarding. Sounds thrilling, right? Well imagine some water skiing or canyoning in major gorges. A real adventure. If you prefer more tranquil waters, then in the Tena Valley (also in Huesca province) you can go windsurfing or sailing surrounded by mountains.
A centre for multi-activity programmes
Aragón is also ideal for all kinds of adventurous people – take note of the activities available in this natural paradise: moving between the treetops on a tree-top adventure. Zip-lining between gorges. Enjoying the countryside in a 4x4, on quad bikes or MTB. Paintballing or orienteering through the forest. Flying over the valleys in gliders or taking panoramic helicopter flights. Climbing, potholing, mountaineering…
What is more, the whole family can take part in this adventure. In fact, in some instances (such as the Formigal ski resort) in summer you will discover areas laid out to enjoy with the youngsters – for example, you can go up in a cable car, take a 4x4 bus or have fun on a go-kart circuit. Another idea for the whole family to enjoy together: how about a day in the country, horse riding around the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, which has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve designation? Hiking in nature reserves like Moncayo and Posets–Maladeta is also a great option, especially as their visitor centres mean you can learn as you explore.
Water, adventure and family sports. In Aragón you will have no trouble choosing. Contact the region's tourist offices and get ready for an adventure this summer.