Aragon, North Eastern Spain
The region of Aragon is nestled in the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. There is more than 47,500 Km sq in area and encompasses the three provinces of Zaragoza in the middle, Huesca in the north and Teruel in the south. Aragon acts as the nerve centre between the major cities of Spain, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Bilbao.
Aragan is home to 1,200,000 inhabitants, a friendly, noble and very welcoming people. It is a land of breathless history and culture.
Of course one of the major attractions is the Pyrenees, including Aneto mountain, the highest mountain in this region at 3,404 metres. In winter this area plays host to the ski season but in Spring and Summer, it opens up to a world of MTB possibilities with some of the best trails in Spain. The beautiful valleys of Ainsa and Biesca are key attractions for cyclists to expereince the spectacular mountainous terrian as well as the 1,000's of metres of downhill.
- Enjoy some of the best enduro routes of the Pyrenees with warm sunny-weather guaranteed
- Be impressed by the variety of beautiful landscapes of the Spanish “Pirineos” from green forests and snowy peaks to arid and dry sand slopes.
- Feel the experience of being a pro riding 3 stages of the Enduro World Series in the 2015 Enduro Race of the Year (Pinkbike).
The Mountain Bike Centres in Aragón, are:
BTT Maestrazgo (Teruel):
BTT Zona Zero (Sobrarbe-Huesca):
BTT Puro Pirineo (Benasque - Huesca):
BTT Alto Gállego (Huesca):
A variety of products are taken to their gastronomic heights in Aragon. Some notable foodstuffs include borage (indispensable in Aragonese cuisine), black truffle (Aragón is
the most important producer worldwide), saffron from Jiloca (considered one of the best in the world), dried tomatoes from Caspe (widely used in various recipes), and
a great variety of local cheeses, which are a real delight.
Don’t miss the local pastries in nearly every town in Aragon, particularly in the province of Huesca, with its specialities famous throughout Spain, such as Pastel
Ruso and Trenza de Almudévar.
One of the areas of modern tourism that attracts most interest is wine tourism. Aragon has four wine-making Designations of Origin: Somontano, Cariñena, Campo de Borja and Calatayud. In addition, the Cava Regulatory Council certifies sparkling wine made according to the champagne method in seven autonomous regions,
Tapas are bite-size delicacies perfect for sampling different flavours and textures in just one mouthful. A deeply-rooted Aragonese custom which blends tradition and odernity. Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza are all ‘tapas cities’. Like other areas of Aragon, each of these cities holds an annual competition to celebrate their innovations in the art of bar snacks and allow leading establishments to show off their new developments in ‘microcuisine’.
- Aragon hosts five of the most important Ski Resorts in Spain
- Zarogoza airport is approx 1 hour drive to Huesca
- The Aragonese Pyrenees include over 50 peaks of over 3,000m
- Some of the attractions in by the Autonomous Region of Aragón are:
- MTB and Road cycling
- Cultural Heritage
- Nature (the Pyrenees, Natural Parks and Preotected Areas)
- Snow and Adventure Sports
- Ornithology, Micólogy.....
- Health Tourism (Spas of Aragon)
- Conference Cities
- Folklore and ancestral traditions
- Theme Parks for children and adults... and much more...