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The perfect hotel for motorbike routes through Aragon

Discover the very best places to visit by motorbike

If you are planning a motorbike route through the Pyrenees in Huesca, you are bound to find the ideal place to lay your head down at Sommos Hoteles: choose between our two hotels for bikers. Our fantastic location and the comforts of home on offer, not to mention our recommendations for the best motorbike routes, ensure that our bikers will have a memorable stay.

 

Let Sommos Hoteles be your guide to the motorbike routes through Benasque Valley and across the foothills of the Pyrenees. Discover the exquisite countryside and culture of these rural areas and let yourself be astounded by the culinary delights hereabouts. What better way to round off a day of biking routes than to take a well-earned dip in one of our heated pools or to hit the hydro-therapy on offer in our Wellness & Spa.

 

The advantages of bringing your motorbike to a hotel for bikers like Sommos Hoteles include:

  • 50% off covered parking (with direct room access); Safe parking area with CCTV;
  • Products for bikers, including tourist trails;
  • Opportunity to hire a "road leader";
  • Water outlet to wash motorbikes;
  • Coming soon: a nook with specialist magazines and meeting point;
  • Special prices for groups of over 20.
The perfect hotel for motorbike routes through Aragon
MOTORBIKE ROUTES: BENASQUE VALLEY Places to travel through by motorbike and savour the countryside and Mother Nature's bounty

Let us introduce you to 6 different motorbike routes to share with friends amidst the Pyrenees, with Benasque Valley as your starting point. Trips by motorbike with friends would just not be the same without the turns, scenery, culture, wine and gastronomy – and that's exactly what is on offer here!

Our routes feature various stops during the day, with one lengthy stop for lunch and a pre-booked activity.

MOTORBIKE ROUTES: BENASQUE VALLEY
MOTORBIKE ROUTES THROUGH BENASQUE

The Palaces

Distance

287 km

Approx. riding time

We head on through Ainsa and Alquezar, two shining lights among Spanish villages, before reaching Bodega Sommos. Here, we will savour a sampling menu comprising two starters, meat, fish, dessert, coffee and wine, followed by a guided visit lasting 90 minutes. This will conclude with a wine tasting featuring 3 signature wines.

 

Then, we head to the Renaissance village of Fonz with its numerous palaces and manor houses. Don't miss out on the spectacular 'Plaza Mayor' (Main Square), declared a Site of Historic and Artistic Interest. From there, we continue our motorbike route along the turns of San Roque pass to Graus. Enjoy the painted façades of the colourful Main Square there before heading back towards Benasque.

The Gorges

Distance

270 km

Approx. riding time

Our biking route begins in Benasque Valley as we cross Ventamillo Gorge, heading along the N260 up to Ainsa. From there, we head southwards until coming in sight of the fortified tower at Abizanda. Riding alongside Grado Reservoir, we head into the village of Barbastro and its historic town centre.

There Bodega Sommos awaits us with a sampling menu comprising two starters, meat, fish, dessert, coffee and wine, followed by a guided visit lasting 90 minutes. This will conclude with a wine tasting featuring 3 signature wines.

Heading back out onto the road, we follow the turns and tunnels of Olvena Gorge all the way to Benabarre, heart of Ribagorza county, and its imposing castle. After catching a glimpse of Sopeira Monastery, we cross Escales Gorge before making our way back over the peaks of Espina and Fadas into Benasque Valley.

The Witches

Distance

280 km

Approx. riding time

This motorbike route takes us eastwards through Benasque Valley into neighbouring Aran Valley. After heading through Bonaigua pass, we ride towards the Bruixa d'Or – probably the most famous of all lottery administrations in Spain. Once there, we will perform the good luck ritual comprised of staring intently at the Golden Witch (Bruja de Oro) for some 13 seconds.

Then, we ride off a few kilometres beyond Puebla de Segur to Salás del Pallars. Lunch is taken in this mediaeval village, before we travel back through time courtesy of the highly original "8 Botigues" museum, part of the crowning glory of trade and advertising of the early 20th century. The guided visit in and amongst the age-old stores lasts 90 minutes.

Once back in Benasque Valley, we head to the Brujas theme park in Laspaúles, a village renowned for its witchcraft.

The 5 Rivers

Distance

308 km

Approx. riding time

Bending, winding and turning, we leave the Cinca river in the rear-view mirror to follow the meandering Ara river to the gates of Ordesa National Park. Following a walk through the streets of Torla, we head onwards to Piedrafita de Jaca to try out the renowned Tena Valley 'migas' (breadcrumbs).

Digestion is aided by a pleasant guided walk through Cuniacha Wildlife Park, where we can see animals past and present from the Pyrenees.

A lengthy straight run alongside the Gallego river provides a relaxing ride before we head back in the direction of Boltaña via Guarguerá, where the Guarga river rises.

Putting Ainsa and its castle in the rear view, we return along the twists and turns of the Esera river through Ventamillo Gorge.

The Temples

Distance

287 km

Approx. riding time

From Benasque, we set out on our motorbike route heading towards the Buddhist Temple in Panillo following the winding roads of Fueva Valley. After a brief stop, we move on towards Torreciudad Sanctuary, riding through some beautiful landscape dominated by the Grado Reservoir.

Not long after, we reach Bodega Sommos, where we can enjoy the sampling menu comprising two starters, meat, fish, dessert, coffee and wine. This is followed by a guided visit lasting 90 minutes, which concludes with a wine tasting featuring 3 signature wines.

We mount up again and ride to Benabarre taking the route least travelled yet most pleasant until we fetch up at the doors of the wonderful Roda Cathedral in Isabena.

A trip to the Aneto

Distance

282 km

Approx. riding time

Of all our routes, this is the most mountainous as we climb up to 8 mountain passes in the immediate surroundings of the Aneto. Although we never actually get to fully appreciate it, we do wind our way around the highest peak in the Pyrenees.

Heading into France gives us the chance to indulge in a motorbike route that takes us down the other side of the Pyrenees. We head to Bagnères de Luchon, where we stop to enjoy the thermal baths at Balnea thermal leisure centre in Loudenvielle. There, too, we will partake of a very healthy, tasty and notably French menu. Don't forget your trunks!

The return ride back to Spain passes through the gorgeous village of San Lary, before heading through the Bielsa-Aragnouet tunnel. We come full circle, riding along the narrow road at the feet of the Peña Montañesa before heading back into Benasque Valley through Ventamillo Gorge.

CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT MOTORBIKE ROUTE These motorbike routes can be undertaken and engaged in one of two ways: solo or accompanied.
The

The

  • 1 track + 1 roadbook for each route engaged
  • 1 Benasque Valley souvenir
  • 1 entry to the ‘classic motorbikes’ exhibition in Benasque Valley
  • 1 gastronomic menu per route
  • 1 exclusive activity per route
  • Bed and breakfast in a 3*** or 4*** hotel

 

* Package tours from the Agencia de Pyrénées Connexion C.A.A 281

 

The

The

  • The "solo" pack
  • The services of a road leader escort who knows the area perfectly and can adapt the route and stops based on the needs of the group.
  • This road leader service is available in Spanish, French and English. 

 

* Package tours from the Agencia de Pyrénées Connexion C.A.A 281