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It is a hotel near Viella where you can carry out a multitude of activities in the Arán Valley and outdoor activities in Vielha, near the Hotel Peña, such as hiking, excursions or bicycle routes, and breathe fresh air knowing the Saut Deth Pish waterfall , the Bassa D'Oles lake, the Artiga de Lin, the Uelhs deth Joeu or a walk to Montgarri. If you prefer to enjoy wildlife, we are 10 minutes from the Aran Park. If you prefer to get to know the culture and history of the valley, we suggest visits to the Aran Valley Museums that will be an essential visit during your stay with us.
Impressive waterfall at the end of the Val de Varradòs with spectacular views over the Massif de la Maladeta, opens step Varradòs river through a narrow valley whose jumps head the beautiful waterfall of the Saut deth Pish forming one of the most beautiful corners of the Aran Valley and one of the most famous water breaks in the Pyrenees.
Access is from the Hotel & Restaurant Peña through a paved forest trail that traces the Varradòs Valley up to the Plan des Artiguetes. There we found a landscape of meadows surrounded by an amphitheater of mountains. At his feet waterfall, tumbling 35 meters and putting an exceptional touch to this beautiful and bucolic mountain landscape.
Just 10 minutes from the hotel, we found the Valley Artiga Lin, one of the most beautiful and visited the Aran Valley that is easily accessible places. Access by car will take you on an asphalt track at all times accompanied by a rich vegetation and where you can watch as countless canyons turn their waters to the river Joeu.
This beautiful links course with exceptional upwelling of water from the "Uelhs deth Joeu" and the Plan dera Artiga Lin, offering a landscape of rugged mountains which give the place a great atmosphere of high mountain. Highlight the Forcanada or Malh des Pois, the Malh dera Artiga and Pomèro Tuca Blanca, all of them real goals for mountaineers.
Above the Hotel & Restaurante Peña we found Varicauba forest, a true wonder of the Aran Valley. It is an important spruce forest extension and very thick in some areas. The Bassa d'Oles is a small raft in the spring and rainy summers becomes an idyllic mountain lake.
Before we get to the picnic area the Batalhèr Plan, ideal for a family day where giant beech and fir scattered throughout the area offer shade to the tables. The services area has barbecue, fifteen tables and drinking water. Here again there is an environmental education center adapted for school groups.
The major route of the 7 lakes in the Circ of Colomèrs in the Aran Valley. If you love hiking is required of this route of ups and downs in the Pyrenees, but which in turn is rewarded by the wonder of nature through its landscapes and lakes.
It is true that the route is demanding, but you can not leave the Aran Valley without seeing all the beauty off the Pyrenees. The route has several shelters where you can rest and freshen up.
Carlac forest, a forest of fairy tales in the Aran Valley. Inside a lot of mystery and magic transpires. Compose foliage trees and ancient beech trees with twisted shapes and such characteristics that seem to have beechwoods own life. Undoubtedly true beauty of nature.
Inside the magical forest enliven your 5 senses, a pleasant smell of wet grass and wood, the warm sound of the birds and animals of the area and a landscape with different shades of green and natural color.
The fauna park of the Val d’Aran is situated in some incomparable wild nature surroundings, ideal to discover the fauna and the biodiversity of high mountain.
Here you will be able to observe calmly the bears, lynxes, otters, two species of wolves (white and grey), marmots and red deers, in addition to all the highland ungulated. In the modern installations in semi-freedom, you will be able to live the privacy of the wild animals in his own ecosystem.
Baqueira Beret is the largest ski resort in Spain and the only Spanish located on the northern slopes of the Pyrenees. Located at 1500-2500 meters high and with a capacity of 59,000 people. It is known for the quality of its snow and its magnificent and modern facilities.
Baqueira Beret is perfect for both beginners and professionals skiing. In addition it is ready to enjoy all winter sports as well as enjoy sleigh rides and snowmobiling. Baqueira Beret is the place in the Aran Valley for adrenaline drop.
It is one of the most notable villages of High Aran due to its two churches, Sant Joan and Santa María, and its quaint old town with some of the most stately Renaissance houses of the Valley. Not to mention its active and vibrant bars and restaurants. Sant Joan is a harmonius combination of the purest Gothic style while Santa María is a good example of the superposition of different styles from its older Romanesque nave to its splendid Gothic 5 story bell tower with its grand clock.
Arties is also one of the entrances to the Aranese side of the National Park (Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici) through the valley of Valarties.
Vielha, or also known as Viella, is the capital of the Aran Valley, in the Northern side of the Pyrenees. A place with lots of history that today still vestiges of Roman, medieval Templars and other important characters that will surprise you.
Vielha invited to wander through the old town while enjoying the fresh air so characteristic of the Pyrenees. As you get into the village, you will be discovering these buildings so characteristic of the village, where it stands the Gothic church of San Miguel. Another essential area is the passage of the Nere river running through the interior of the town dividing it in two.
Bossost is the village next to the Garonne river in the Catalan Pyrenees. It is a cozy town that retains all the beauty of its old town dominated by its historic Church of the Assumption of Mary. Romanesque church of the XII century of authentic beauty.
Bossost is the starting point of most known routes of the Aran Valley. They are ideal routes for those who love nature and hiking. In short, routes you can not lose if you want to know the magic of the Pyrenees.
Bausen is a small village in the Pyrenees, in the Aran Valley, out of children's stories. Its magical atmosphere makes it a must visit during your stay at the Hotel & Restaurant Peña.
For many Bausen is a treasure in the Pyrenees will find a village with stone cottages, lush paths, flowers and Carlac Enchanted Forest. In addition to Bausen accompanies a tragic love story. Inside is a lonely white tomb: the tomb of Teresa. You must visit and ask locals who will tell their story.