Aragón, 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
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Come and experience an active, exciting trip in the Region of Aragón, northeastern 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 its 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 hydrospeed. Sound exciting? Then 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: Swing from tree to tree at a tree-top adventure park. Tyrolean traverse over canyons. Enjoy the countryside surroundings by 4x4, quad bike or mountain bike. Go paintballing or put your orienteering skills to the test in the forest. Go paragliding over the valleys or take a panoramic helicopter flight. Mountaineering, caving, canyoning…
What is more, the whole family can take part in this adventure. In fact, in some cases, as with the Formigal ski resort, there are specially prepared areas for children in summer. 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.