Walking in Aragon

 
Walking in Aragon Spain
Walking Near Loarre Castle Aragon
 

Aragon is in the north east corner of Spain bordering the Pyrenees mountains and has some of the most beautiful sub-Pyrenean countryside offering wonderful walks for all. The southern part of the province turns into rolling hills and  dry plains. Zaragoza is the capital city with over half of the regions population living here. September is the month of the traditional bull fights, which the people of Aragon are very proud. In many villages you will see bulls running through the streets at this time of year.

Much of the region is sparsely populated offering wild unspoilt areas for you to explore. You'll find ancient castles on lonely hills giving you an insight to the history of the region. The splendid Loarre Castle is the most famous. The, Caminos, historic walks, which took pilgrim from Provence into Spain. Camino Aragones, is a quieter route descending from the Somport Pass to Jaca following the river Aragon. You will experience breathtaking mountain scenery, then onto forests and wheat lands and then join the main Camino Frances, near Pamplona.

This region has a drier continental climate, but its rainfall is unpredictable. The Elbro Depressio experiences strong winds and does have the most extreme temperatures in Spain because of its continental position. During the winter the region provides excellent skiing for all levels and in the summer you can walk among the mountain flowers and butterflies.

 

Airports
This area only has one small airport at Zaragoza and Ryanair flying from Stansted is the only airline servicing this airport. You can fly into Reus airport in the province of Cataluna where you'll have a drive of 2-3 hours.

  • Zaragoza
  • Reus (2-3hr drive into Aragon)

Aragon has three provinces spanning its diverse countryside. As with much if Spain the historic influence of the Moors and Romans can be seen throughout the region.

Walking Around Zaragoza / Saragossa
The influences of the Muslim and Roman heritage can be seen throughout the city of Zaragoza and the surrounding area. Its medieval cathedral possesses many architectural treasures, along with its museums which contain fascinating Roman and Moorish artefacts. The Ebro river forms a major part of the cities landscaping

 
Walking Around Zaragoza Spain
 

Walking Near Teruel
Is the southern most city of the region and saw a long period of Moorish influence.  It contains some of the finest examples of the Mudejar architecture. Its cathedrals magnificent bell towers, the churches of El Salvador, San Pedro and finally, of San Martin.

Only 28 km west of Teruel is Albarracin, one of the best preserved medieval Spanish towns. It was was the only Moorish village that was peacefully handed over to the armies of the Christians Its town walls provide sanctuary for its house with the flower boxes and cobbled streets. The perfect place for travelling back in time!

 
Walking Near Huesca Spain
Walking in Huesca Aragon Spain
 

Walking Around Huesca
Huesca is the ancient Aragonese capital of the Pyrenees and from its hilltop position surveys the fertile orchard lands created by the Isuela river. This region is home to some fine examples of renaissance architecture. Jaca, a town north of Huesca, has the oldest Spanish Romanesque cathedral The famous peaks of Pico de Aneto and Monte Perdido, plus the Maladeta Massif glacier of the Pyrenees are in the province of Aragon.

Close to the border with France is the Ordesa National Park which has some of the most amazing caves with frozen lakes, canyons and waterfalls to be seen in Europe.  Much of the wildlife is native to this area and the mountains provide a welcome sanctuary for many birds of prey.

 
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