Environment

Aragonese Pyrenees

The village and the region

Escalona,located at the confluence of the rivers Cinca and Bellos and is the gateway to the Añisclo Valley, one of four sectors that make up the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

The county of Sobrarbe ,is located in the central Pyrenees and covers a vast territory that is famous for its rich natural environment and landscape, surrounded by imposing peaks and valleys of great beauty, with a cultural heritage that has stood the test of time.

Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

Established in 1918 as a National Park and declared a World Heritage Site in 1997 by UNESCO it has a wide variety of flora and fauna and unique geological landscape.

It is divided into four sectors:

ORDESA:

Magnificent valley with abundant impressive waterfalls and trails that run through the valley, like the Path of Flowers and the Faja Pelay or Senda de los Cazadores.

PINETA:

Spectacular glacial valley, presided over by the massif of Monte Perdido. Its U-shaped profile with meadows and plains surrounded by mountains and forests is outstanding.

AÑISCLO:

The Bellos River Gorge opens flanked by the mountains Sestrales and Mondoto that surround the valley forming a canyon and at its top the Añisclo Pass.

ESCUAÍN:

On a limestone spur stands the town of the same name, hanging over a gorge that can be seen from other viewpoints. One of the highlights is observing Lammergeiers.

Protected Natural Areas

  • THE SIERRA AND CANYONS OF GUARA:The foothills and the north of the region of the Hoya de Huesca and Somontano are notable for their peculiar geology of karst origin, full of caves, caverns and spectacular canyons perfect for practicing canyoning and vertical rock faces and the Mallos for lovers of climbing.
  • POSETS-MALADETA:Extending over the heads of the three eastern valleys of the Aragonese Pyrenees (Barrabés, Benasque and Chistau), flanked by the majority of the most important “three thousand” (peaks of over 3000m) in the Pyrenees: Aneto, Maladeta, Posets, Perdiguero, Bachimala, surrounded by hundreds of mountain lakes and most of the Pyrenean glaciers designated Natural Monuments.

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