The Ribagorza region is situated in a striking position at the foot of the high granite peaks of the Axial Zone of the Pyrenees and comprises the three beautiful valleys of the Esera, Isábena and Noguera Ribagorzana rivers. It is an area with a combination of stunning locations, wild nature and a little-known treasure trove of monuments and historic buildings. The Parque Natural de Posets-Maladeta (designated area of natural parkland) offers mountain lovers a unique spot to explore, with spectacular peaks such as Aneto and Posets, beautiful tarns, alpine meadows and shady forests.
Besnasque is comparable with Jaca in terms of tourist facilities and it is a great place to stay for travellers looking for a combination of excursions, outdoor activities and night life.
Poset-Maladetas Natural Park
Three quarters of this protected parkland is situated above 1800m and claims the most spectacular glacial mountain scenery in the area, with deep valleys, enormous cirques and sparkling tarns.
Benasque Valley is more of an area for climbing peaks than for doing long hikes, and the climbs are pretty demanding, so really only suitable for people who are physically fit and technically experienced. However, anyone can enjoy a walk in the long, deep valleys where there are well-maintained tracks and gentle paths, for example the Valle de Estos and Valle de Ballibillema with dozens of tarns, or the Llanos del Hospital.
|Clima del lugar||Soft summers, humid autumns and dry and sunny winters|
|Fecha recomendadas||Winter for walking with snowshoes, cross-country and alpine skiing May to October for excursions through the valleys and villages|
Viajes recomendadosCycling holidays in Pyrenees
Adventure family holidays
Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.
Unfortunately there are no self-catering offers at this location at the moment.
Unfortunately there are no tour offers at this location at the moment.
Deporte y Naturaleza
- Hiking trips in the valleys of Estes, Ballibierna or Llanos del Hospital
- Canyoning in an alpine environment
- Paragliding in Castejón de Sos
- MTB Routes and downhill
Historia y Cultura
South of Benasque we have an alternative for those wanting a day’s break from climbing peaks, or if the weather is too unsettled. It is a long narrow path halfway up the mountainside which goes through a mixed forest dotted with Romanesque churches and small mountain villages where time seems to have stopped still.
- Palace of the counts of Ribagorza and stately houses of Benasque
- Discover, hidden in the forest, the Romanesque Chapel of Santa María de Gracia
- Visit the mountain villages of Anciles, Cerler and Sahún