Have you planned your holiday in the Val d’Aran? Besides enjoying an exceptional landscape and a very pleasant temperature, we offer a variety of activities for all tastes, from cultural visits to the most extreme sport. These are our suggestions!
1.Soaking in public pools
We recommend trying the novelty of this year, the new thermal pools of public use of Arties, where you can enjoy the natural water at 39 °C. And you also have municipal pools in Salardu, Vielha, Gausac, Bossòst and Les, all equipped with changing rooms, sun beds, bar service and surrounded by a spectacular scenery.
2.Mountable the chairlift Blanhiblar
From 23 July to 28 August will be working in the ski resort of Baqueira Beret the Blanhiblar chairlift, departing at 1850 m and arrival to 2245m, from where you can see the best views of the valley. From above we propose you four routes on foot and one by bicycle.
3.Know the industrial heritage of the Valley
In Victoria mines you have a guided walking tour of three kilometres lasting 2-3 hours. This former zinc mine in the area of Arres and Bossost is part of the industrial past of the Val d’Aran.
We also recommend the Mola de Salardú a restored mill where you have the opportunity to see the functioning of the hydraulic mechanism and learn about the process of making flour.
4.Get in the little train to Artiga de Lin
This initiative is part of the pilot plan launched by the Conselh Generau d’Aran to regularize the motorized access in the Ribera del Joèu. Unauthorized vehicles must park just before the shrine of the Virgen de la Artiga Lin where there is an information booth that will offer recommendations, contact guides and routes and from where our visitors can take the train with permanent service that will take them to visit one of the most beautiful places of the Val d’Aran.
5.Delight in Romanic concerts musicau
A full program of free concerts that take place every Friday from July 29 to September 2 in the most emblematic Romanesque churches Aran. A feast for the senses where the acoustics of the building is the accompaniment of the selected musical pieces. Download the program in this link.
6. Have fun in the village’s festivals
Many of the Aranese villages celebrate their festivals in summer, with traditional dances, popular meals, children’s activities and dancing with orchestra. Look on the agenda of our web which of them coincide with your stay!
7. Know the history of the Valley through our museums
The summer season in the Aranese museums has come up with an attractive cultural and leisure proposal which includes various exhibitions, workshops and guided tours, and new schedules that will remain until 11 September. It has also been expanded the Rota Romanica d’Aran, which allows to discover the rich artistic heritage of the Val d’Aran, with the addition of Escunhau, Betren and Bagergue churches. Look the summer schedules on this link.
8. Mountain hiking
After the success of last year in his first season, comes back the Tour del Aneto, a hiking 6-stage circular path around the giant of the Pyrenees across 5 valleys and organized by the company Camins. In addition, Saboredo, Colomers and Restanca -high mountain refuges located in the Parc National d’Aigüestortes- and Conangles and Era Honeria -the mountain refugees of the Val d’Aran-, are enabled for the new hiking season.
9. Go across the Val d’Aran by bike
The circuit of the Val d’Aran cycling routes is very broad and you will find at all levels and distances. In the microsite Aran Total Bike you’ll have all of them with technical data -distance, altitude, approximate time of completion and tracks GPX-, itinerary and the elements of interest and native vegetation.
10. Discover the environment of the valley through responsible ecotourism
In order to publicize the interesting diversity of natural species of the Val d’Aran and the surprising habitat that surrounds them, the responsible ecotourism initiative, “Hidden Nature” brings together an interesting range of activities and outputs guided through territory. In addition to disclosing the beauty of the natural environment of the valley, the program affects the sustainability of the destination as a guarantee of added value for the visitor.