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The many leisure options in the Arán Valley make it a top spot for family holidays. While the winter snow makes this area in the Pyrenees a perfect place for winter sports, the summer months open up a series of attractive routes to enjoy as a group.

Hiking, bicycle tourism, horse riding, adventure and wildlife parks, climbing, fishing, kayaking, 4x4 trails… the selection of activities is immense across the 33 towns in the Arán Valley. Its natural beauty, adventure sports and wide selection of tourist accommodation (hotels, apartments, hostels, rural houses, refuges) make the Arán Valley a perfect destination any time of the year. In addition to the charm of the mountains where lots of peaks run over 2,000 metres high, this area in the province of Lerida (Catalonia) has a special feature: an Atlantic climate despite its Mediterranean location. If we add to this a good splash of cultural heritage with Romanesque art and delicious cuisine (where olla aranesa stew is the star dish), the Arán Valley brings together all the ingredients to delight all types of visitors.

Aran Park Visitors get the chance to see some fifteen local animal species at the Arán Valley wildlife park. It is an ideal route for all the family with no slopes over 100 metres and lasts around two hours. The trail offers you the chance to see semi-wild wolves, brown bears, lynxes, vultures, deer and many others. The park also has a picnic area, a bar and a mini-farm. It is open from April to November, and depending on the weather, also opens in December.

Joanchiquet Museum Vilamòs is the oldest town in the Arán Valley and is home to the Joanchiquet Museum. This traditional, restored home aims to show what daily life was like centuries ago in the valley. The guided tour around the Joanchiquet house ends with live music on the patio and a glass of blackcurrant liqueur. The museum is open every day in the summer and by reservation only the rest of the year.

Blanhiblar Chair Lift The Blanhiblar chair lift in Beret is a good option for enjoying panoramic aerial views in summer. The lift starts 1,850 metres up and ends at 2,245 metres above sea level; bicycles are also allowed.

Colomèrs Glacier Cirque The Colomèrs Glacier Cirque is located in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, in the Arán Valley section. It is home to over 30 lakes and can be accessed on a tarmac trail that runs along the edge of the Aiguamòg Valley, known for its medicinal waters.

Snow Museum In addition to the Romanesque church of Santa Eulalia, the town of Unha is home to a dedicated snow museum. This is a chance to discover what this natural phenomenon represents in the Arán Valley. The Snow Museum has four sections including spaces dedicated to sport and the history of the ski resorts in this area of the Pyrenees.



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