Here we present some ideas that you can do during your stay in the region of Algo Gállego when the Pirineos Dog Festival 2018 event takes place.
The information is organized from south to north to make it easier to organize.

First comment that Sabiñánigo is the capital of the region and the largest town in the area, it is a city of services and also the place where you can visit one of the most beautiful ethnographic museums of the geography, the Angel Museum Orensanz and Artes de Serrablo.

Very close to Sabiñánigo, in a town called Larrés, you can see the Julio Gavín-Castillo de Larrés Drawing Museum, a museum entirely dedicated to Drawing that is inside a rehabilitated castle and in a beautiful town with views and beautiful exhibitions. of popular architecture.

The small surrounding villages are worth a visit for its still preserved architecture (Acumuer, Sardas, Yebra de Basa …), and a little further south, Gésera, Calearenas, Javierrelatre…

Javierrelatre

Javierrelatre

Museo de Angel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo

Museo de Angel Orensanz
y Artes de Serrablo

la borda depastores

La Borda de Pastores

San-Juan-de-Busa-de-Canduela

San Juan de Busa de Canduela
“Serrablo Route”

From Yebra de Basa part of one of the best known and most charming routes in the south of the region, the route of the hermitages of Santa Orosia, which goes to the mount of Santa Orosia (where a well-known pilgrimage is celebrated on the 25th of June) The duration is approximately 2 hours one way, and about 650 meters of altitude difference.

Very close to Sabiñánigo you will find “La Borda de Pastores” in Ayés, where the sheep museum is located, a centenary oak and where you can do the activity “Pastor for a day”, as well as enjoy a delicious meal with crumbs and Ternasco de Aragón.

Essential of Sabiñánigo to Biescas visit some of the churches that make up the Serrablo Route, a set of 15 Romanesque-Mozarabic churches that have the peculiarity of being unique in the world.

Some of them are always open and others are not, but if you want to know them better, We recommend that you first visit the Biescas Tourist Office and rent an audio guide that explains seven of these churches (San Bartolomé de Gavín, Orós Bajo, Oliván , Susín, San Juan de Busa, Lárrede and Satué). In addition, curiosities, stories, etc. are also included in this audio guide. of the area. (It is available in Spanish, English and French)

In Lárrede you can also find an Interpretation Center for these churches.

In Orós Bajo, in addition to finding one of these churches that we talked about, you can see one of the most beautiful and accessible waterfalls in the Land of Biescas, the waterfall d’Os Lucas (20min one way).

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Cascada d’Os Lucas

Once in Biescas, the town where the event will be held, we invite you to walk through its two neighborhoods and its streets, each with its church.Visit the Torraza, a sixteenth century building that is intact and the Sawmill.We encourage you to enjoy the gastronomy in its bars and restaurants, or do some of the marked trails that leave from there.

Santa Elena (1.45 hrs one way) is the most outstanding religious enclave of the Land of Biescas, with its hermitage and waterfall, its seventeenth century fort and its dolmen.

Las Señoritas de Arás (1h one way), is a very characteristic rock formation.

Gállego river’s Greenway (3h circular), is a beautiful circular and flat road around the Gállego River.

Las señoritas de Aras
Las Señoritas de Arás
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Santa Elena
Vía-Verde-del-Gállego
Gállego river’s Greenway

Past Biescas towards France, you enter the Tena Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys of the Pyrenees.
Here discover its villages, architecture, gastronomy…

You must make a stop in Hoz de Jaca, in addition to its beautiful and well-cared for popular architecture, you can go to one of the most impressive viewpoints or directly launch the Tena’s Valley zip line, the longer and high double zip line in Europe; o Piedrafita de Jaca that preserves very well the ancient constructions and where you will find Lacuniacha, a wildlife park of approximately 2h30 of walking route, where you will find several animals in semi-freedom.

From this town you can access one of the most accessible and most charming lakes of the Pyrenees, the Ibón de Piedrafita (1h one way).

Also, Tramacastilla de Tena, where you can get on the Tena’s Valley train, a train that makes a circular tour of 2h15 around the Partacua area, or visit the Santa Marina viewpoint.

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Tena’s Valley zip line
Lacuniacha
Lacuniacha
Ibón-Piedrafita
Ibón de Piedrafita
Tren del Valle de Tena
Tena’s Valley train

Going further into the valley, you will find Panticosa, a town with a lot of life both in summer and in winter.

In summer the Aramón gondola lift is open, which is taken from the village of Panticosa.
In addition, this coming June we will have a new tourist product in Panticosa, the “High Mountain Train El Sarrio” that runs through the beautiful valley of the Ripera, and that will offer different travel options …

At 8 km from Panticosa is the Balneario de Panticosa, with its famous thermal baths dating from Roman times and with an environment and a unique landscape, without a doubt, a privileged natural enclave that you can not miss.

From there depart a lot of walks of different difficulty levels; the Route of the Viewpoints of one hour (circular), or peaks of more than 3.000 meters of altitude.

And a little further up you will find Lanuza, a town that is close to the marsh and whose popular architecture, its terraces full of flowers … will surprise you.
As well as Sallent de Gállego, the largest town in the Tena Valley that also has a very special and beautiful waterfall (El Salto, 30m one way).
It is also very nice the route of the Natural Way of Lanuza that goes around the reservoir and leaves from the town of Sallent.

You can do horse riding in Orós Alto or in Tramacastilla de Tena (Hípica La Partacua), fishing, kayaking or windsurfing at the Embarcadero El Suscalar, golf in Las Margas, climbing, via ferrata, descent of ravines, or paragliding with the different companies of activities of adventure that exist in the area.https://www.pirineosaltogallego.com/servicios/turismo-activo/.

If you like BTT you will also find a number of trails that are suitable for practicing this sport.Here you have the link of the BTT Space of the region where you can take a look at the existing roads: http://www.bttpirineosaltogallego.com/es/vive-la-aventura.aspx.

For cultural activities and parties, we attach the following link so that, as the date approaches, you can go looking at the calendar: http://www.pirineosaltogallego.com/agenda-actividades/

At the end of the page you will find a guide of circuits by car, and walk, to discover all the villages with their tourist attractions of the region of Alto Gállego, and Alto Ara.

                                                   

9 Rutas Alto Gállego y Alto Ara          Rutas a Pie por el Alto Gállego

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