The 65 tracks of alpine ski of Aramón Cerler and the longest descent of Spain with its uninterrupted 9 km. make this station a national reference that has worth it the World Ski Awards.
The nordic ski is guaranteed in “Los LLanos del Hospital” with 30km suitable for skiing, some excellent facilities and a beautiful landscape due to its location embedded in the “PosetsMaladetas” Natural Park.
The mountain ski which counts each day with a higher number of followers is a way of fealling and enjoying the slopes, hills, corridors and peaks.
It is requared a good fitness, a good knowledge of the material and training in the
enviroment for the safest activity possible.
Trekking, mountaineering and climbing
Different routes which start at the door of our hotel in all directions, and which go a cross the valley thaugh the network of PR and GR trails that joined the towns before pavement had arrived.
We are in the entrance of the “PosetsMaladetas” Natural Park. A valley with more than 60 peaks over 3000 metres. The “Aneto” Glacier is the biggest one in the country, as it is so the “Cregüeña Ibon”, the biggest in all the Pyrenee.
The most beautiful and varied valleys of the Pyrenees as the “Estos”, “Eriste”, “Vallibierna”, are obligatori trips to “Aigualluts”, “Batisielles”, “Gourgotes”, the classical rise to the Port of Benasque, mixing flora with fauna and splattered by cottages, lakes from glacier origin “ibones” and dream waterfalls.
The most spectacular climbings in rock, ice and via ferrates of spain.
Different competitions of Mountain Races are the ones that are celebrate in the Benasque Valley, standing out the followings:
- Great Trail AnetoPosets
- Cerler Vertical
- Snow Trail
We are part of the MTB Pure Pyrenee Territorial Proyect Association.
From our house you can heat to many of the signposted and prepared trails. They are distinguished by colours depending on the demanding and they sum up more than twenty. Is important to adequate the physical and technical level of the trail to the person in order to enjoy the activity.
Jumps, rappels, gorges in the different descents of the “Aigüeta of Barbaruens”, “Liri Waterfall” o “Aigüeta of Eriste” are some good examples.
The calm of the mountain through the footpaths and forests of pine, oak, beech, ash and a large endless number.
There are plenty of Boletus, Cantharellus, Lepiotas, Tricholoma, Marzuelos, Moixardóns.… If you are keen on mycology and you enjoy fullfilling the basket with ceps, from March to Nobember is a non stop if the climatology accompany to pass a weekend.
At few 4km we can find the Pyrenean Axis N260 where the popular Transpyrenean trail passes through. From San Sebastian until Barcelona going through the best peaks of the Pyrenees in a lovely route that joins the Cantabrian Sea with the Mediterranean Sea.
The rich fluvial levels allow the practice of fishing. Many are the bookings and reserves distributed in all the Benasque Valley, fact that situates it in a privileged place for the enthusiastic about this sport.
At the headwaters of the Esera river, as well as in the social reserves it is allowed to fish in different ways, free or capture and release. Check the seasons, baits and sizes of the catch allowed.
Castejon de Sos is one of the most beautiful and impressive places of free flight of the world because of its orography and atmospheric conditions. You will feel the wind on your face and that unique feeling that you have with the tandem, paragliding, hang glider or microlight free flight. Moreover, you will fly over the towns of Arasan, Liri and Castejon de Sos and the Esera river, along 1350m of slope.
Typical small village of the Aragonese Pyrenee with around a hundred inhabitants, cozy, with narrow streets, pointing the rising sun and with wonderfull views of the “Gallinero” Peak”, the star of the Cerler Ski Station and the “Chia” mountain chain.
In the urban area there are good examples of the typical popular arquitecture of the area, like “Casa el Riu” with a front of building from the 16th century; “Casa Betran” with an arcaded courtyard and a front of building from the 17th century; and the “Casa del Señor”, property of the Bardají.
The “Santa Maria” church (12th century ), romanesque lombard, with a good altarpiece from the 16th century, and the “San Pedro” church, from the same style and century and Jaca´s romaneque influence stand out.
Located in the Ribagorza region ( Huesca ) and surrounded by beautiful landscapes with a large variety of fauna and botany species where you can enjoy rest or all kind of mountain activities in any season of the year.
Prepare to be seduced by the culture and history of this valley visiting its romanesquelombard architecture, churches and museums in towns like Benasque, Cerler, Anciles, Sahún, Chía, Eresué, among many others.
As well as by its festivals and ancient traditions:
- 29th April: festival in Villanova in honour of San Pedro Martir.
- 24th June: festival in Sahun in honour of San Juan Bautista.
- 29th June: festival in Anciles in honour of San Pedro.
- 30th June: festival in Benasque in honour of San Marcial.
- 10th August: festival in Cerler in honour of San Lorenzo.
The gastronomy of the Benasque Valley offers a large variety of first quality products.
Stews of game with aromatic herbs, roasted rare lamb, tender and succulent beef, tender cheeses, ceps from undergrowth, pâté, vegetables and greens, potatoes, soups, marmalades and the large etc…make a varied and perfect base of the traditional cooking.