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Ara River. The last wild river of the Pyrénées and horseback riding

Ara River is the last big river of the Pyrénées that has not been artificially modified. That is why it is said to be the last wild river. It begins on the south side of the Vignemale massif, which peaks at 3,298m between glaciers. Then it joins Arazas River, which crosses the Ordesa Valley carved by glaciers. Its high pond is on the borders of Ordesa National Park and Monte Perdido. Its high valley is the perfect example of a glacial valley. A dam was supposed to be built at the beginning of the long canyon of Jánovas. We will pass through this village with a sad past, but with a certain future.

Information about the ramble
Difficulty: Easy
Ideal for: Families with children
Duration: 5h
Drop: It is a walk.
Location: Valley of Ara River and Sarvisé
Description and observation: we will be able to observe the Ara River Valley, its canyon and anticline. We will go through Jánovas village and history, and 1h horseback ride in Sarvisé.
The activity will operate in small groups, from 5 to 8 persons.

Clothes and material needed: Depending the season, it is necessary to be more or less covered, to have mountain boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, cap, backpack with water and camera (highly recommended).

The price includes the transport from the Nómadas del Pirineo office in Escalona (7 Pineta Avenue, Escalona), professional guide, liability insurances and doctor, walking sticks, use of binoculars, picnic, horseback riding.

Useful information: the minimum age for horseback riding is 3 yo.


  • Price: €48 per person (including taxes)
  • Activities available in the following languages: Spanish.English
  • Place: Broto (Huesca)
    Fiscal (Huesca)
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Date available from: 20/10/2015
  • Date available to: 31/01/2019
  • Category of the activity: Circuits and visits. The great outdoors. Sport and adventure. Equestrian tourism. Nature. Hiking
  • Who is it for?: LGBT. Senior. Adults without children. Families. Young people
  • Organising company: TURISMO VERDE - ALGESTUR

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