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What to do on the Benasque Valley: nature in its purest form!


Benasque is a charming mountain village surrounded by the Pyrenees’ highest peaks, located under the watchful eye of Aneto Peak and between two National Parks (Ordesa and Aigüestortes) at the heart of Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. It has about 2,000 inhabitants and it is located 1,138 metres above sea level. Benasque is a genuine paradise for anyone looking for mountains and a pure connection with nature. It is a location that surrounds you with relaxation, it’s a good fit for all types of travellers, from those looking for adventure to those looking to disconnect, and for families, friends and couples. Your best accommodation option is SOMMOS Hoteles.

It’s for a good reason that the Benasque Valley is considered one of the most beautiful valleys in the Pyrenees, sprinkled with little towns full of history; you can lose yourself in their winding streets and Romanesque churches, where tradition has lived on by adapting to the present. You can also enjoy a splendid cuisine that delights even the most refined palates. 

Benasque is one of Spain’s most notable sporting destinations. For example, it features some of the country’s most highly rated Alpine and Nordic ski resorts, including Aramón Cerler and Llanos del Hospital. In other sports, Puro Pirineo MTB Centre maintains many mountain bike trails. There are also countless trails used for famous trail running races, such as the Gran Trail Aneto Posets, Trail2heaven and Great Benasque Mountain Marathon.  Other outdoor activities and sports include abseiling, paragliding, horse riding and rafting.

Trail running in the Pyrenees
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Trail running

In recent years, Benasque Valley has become a trail running destination. Its already-famous races testify to this fact, such as the Great Benasque Mountain Marathon, Trail2Heaven and Gran Trail Trangoworld Aneto Posets.

MTB in the Pyrenees
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MTB in the Pyrenees

Surrounded by the Pyrenees’ highest mountains, including the peaks of Aneto, Posets and Turbón, you can find all-mountain, enduro and rally mountain bike trails for all levels. The Puro Pirineo MTB Centre maintains the trails and offers information about routes, tracks, user services and other activities for mountain bike lovers. 

Cross-country skiing at Llanos del Hospital
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Nordic skiing at Llanos del Hospital

Lovers of cross-country skiing and snowshoes are lucky, here in Benasque. Llanos del Hospital Ski Resort’s dazzling snowy landscapes, in the heart of Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, are astounding. The ski resort has more than 20 kilometres of ski trails between 1,740 and 1,940 meters above sea level. From classic excursions to more active treks, snowshoeing allows the whole family to discover the magnificent natural heritage of the Pyrenees. For athletes seeking adventure, cross-country skiing gives access to the Maladeta and Aneto glaciers, among others.

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