Skiing in Baqueira | Accomodation for skiing in Baqueira Beret

Skiing in Baqueira | Accomodation for skiing in Baqueira Beret

Baqueira Beret

 

Its situation in the heart of the Aran Valley, the oceanic climate that guarantees the high quality of the snow during all the season, and the large variety of après-ski activities that can be done maker Baqueira one of the best places to snow in the Pyrenees. Baqueira Beret is the largest ski resort in Spain with 120km of marked slopes, 11km of marked off slopes, 7km of cross-country ski and 1.922 hectares of ski area.

Unha This small village near Salardú is one that has best resisted the passing of time and, therefore, is a testament of such is the Romanesque church dedicated to Saint Eulalia with it beautiful octogonal tower which rises harmonously above the Aranese houses surrounding it. The house, Ço de Basteret stands out among the homes given that it is from the year 1580 and is currently the home of the interesting Snow Museum (Museo de la Nieve) and because within its church were discovered the fresco paintings of a marvelous pantrocrator in the 1990's.
Tredós The last village of High Aran after which you will find the urban nucleus of Baqueira. It is the door to one of the entrances of the Aranese side of the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lake National Park towards the glacial Colomers Cirque. The route goes up the Aiguamòg valley until reaching the famous Baños de Tredos hotel and hot spring center whose sulphurous waters with their therapeutic properties were used by the Romans. The parrochial church of Santa Maria del Cap de Tredòs holds in its exterior features of the Lombard Romanesque architecture except the roof which disappeared…
Salardú The annexes of the municipalities of Tredos, Bagergue, Gessa, Unha, Garòs and Arties were made in 1968. The municipal area of Salardú has become to known as Naut Aran or Cap d'Aran. The village is located to the right of the Garona river which joins the Unhola river as it goes around the village.
Mont This small village of the Marcatosa "terçon" or county has a few more than 15 inhabitants stands in a elevated area which offers priviledged views over Vielha, especially if one goes up to the Plan de Mont. From this point one can witness the influence of the Margalida Mines. The parrochial church of Mont is of a Romanesque style from the 12th century and dedicated to the Saint Lorenzo, one of the first martyrs of the Catholic church. Many fountains in Huesca have their origin related to him and was also used for the christianization in the celtic god…
Gessa It is one of the most picturesque villages of the Valley due to its streets and elevated location above the highway the Garona river from which there are wonderful views of the Mont Romies forest. There is a beautiful trail which is full of blackcurrents, raspberries and mushrooms in season just up to the base of the mountain with the same name. Its church is dedicated to San Pedro has a especially enchanting with its slender hexagonal belfry over its thick and strong squared tower.
Gausach Located between Casau and Vielha, Gausac has converted into a residential area appreciated for its beautiful views towards the Vielha Pass as well as its tranquility. Its old town conserves uphill intertwined streets with pretty houses and side fields where the horses graze peacefully. Its church, San Martin de Tours, is a beautiful example of stylistic unity uncommon in the Valley. It has a fortified Gothic tower with grand pointed arch portal which opens its doors to the interior where some interesting Romanesque pieces can be found. From Gausac the Baricauba trail enters the lush forest and later divides…
Garós Garos is the first village of the High Aran which is crossed by the Camino Real (Royal Path) at one of its most interesting points because at its entrance behind the San Julián church there is an important site with Paleo-Cristian remains. Its ancient necropolis has been inspected the in the past years. It is said that during centuries the important squared tower of the church jealously guarded a 3 meter long skull with holes. Oral tradition says it was the skull of the Mandronius Giant that had fought in Betlan against the Roman invaders.
Escunhau This village with excellent restaurants has an interesting urban area with windy uphill streets with several noteworthy home and full of typical Aranese houses. Within this set of homes you will find the oldest of the Val d'Aran, Ço de Perejoan, built in 1393 and declared to be a property of Cultural Interest. The village church is dedicated to San Pedro. The church's portal and the Crucified Christ in tympanum with its similarities to the Christ of the Sant Miqueu church of Vielha and of the Sant Martí de Tours of Gausac will leave an impression on the visitor.
Casarilh This small village on the bank of the Garona River and in the direction of Baqueira has a simple and quaint urban area where we can observe some homes from the 17th century with pretty Renassaince windows. One of the more interesting and popular hiking routes of the Valley cross through this village as they did long ago as the migratory trails. The Romanesque Christ, recently restored, from this village is conserved in the Ethnographic Museum of Vielha.
Betren The village of Betren borders Vielha with houses and streets that reach the entrance of the old town. The old of Betren is one of the most beautiful of the Valley given its rustic flavour and the stone houses. The church dedicated to San Esteban with its earliest references dating back to the 14th century supposes a prelude to the Gothic art and is also where some examples of the coexistence of Romanesque and Gothic styles both in its archictecture and its sculpture.
Benos This peaceful village forms part, along with Begòs, of the itinerary whcih connects the villages of Lairissa and within its small nucleus of houses the remains of the Romanesque church dedicated to Sant Martin stand out as it is dated to the 12th century.
Baqueira The best placer for the people who love ski and snowboard with a climate that guarantees a high quality snow during all season. In Baqueira you will find ski slopes with different difficulty leves to practise ski touring, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, heliskiing, telemark, snowshoes, and more. You can also rent the ski equipment that you need, and if you come with children, ask for the nursery service of the ski resort.
Vilamos Located on a high plateau on the sides of the Uishèra mountain and near Montlude with an incredible panoramic view over the Artiga de Lin valley and the Maladeta range with the Aneto Peak, it is considered the oldest village of the Val d'Aran.
Vilach This old municipality in 1970 became a part of Vielha - Mijaran. Located on the flat side of Mont above the meeting point of the Saliente river (from the high mountiain) with the Garona river. This village appears to be very old as the name could be of celtic origin and through which passed the Romans.
Vielha Capital of the Val d'Aran, Vielha, is a small Pyrenean city with approximately 4000 inhabitants and is located at 974 meters in altitude. Surrounded by peaks reaching above 2000 meters the village is built along the Garona River valley at the point where the rivers Nere and Garona meet. Both rivers cross through the village. Its streets and new buildings have formed an interesting commercial nucleus where the visitor can find all types of businesses specializing in adventure sports, high mountains and snow, arts and craft of the Val d'Aran and the Pyrenees, necessary items and services, clothing shops,…
Bagergue It's the highest inhabited village in the Val d'Aran. Located at 1490 meters altitude, in the High Aran with beautiful landscapes, vertical mountain walls and excellent pasture lands. It has also the only cheese factory in the Valley (tours available). In one of the historic buildings of this village we can find an interesting museum, Eth Corrau. It contains more than 2500 pieces which represent the daily life and arts and crafts of the most rustic Aranese past.
Aubert The first village traversed by the highway when leaving from Vielha going towards France. It has a peculiar urban layout whose typical Aranese civil architecture adapts symbolically to the capricious forms of its small streets. Aubèrt is the starting point of a number of itineraries to beautiful spots of Aran such as the Baricauba forest presided over by its church which is a representation of the typical Aranese Romanesque architecture of the Valley.
Arròs This town of the Mig Aran is home to one of the most appreciated historical treasures of the Valley: its public file. The file Conselh Generau d'Aran is composed of public and private documents are gathered in Ço deth Senhor d'Arròs, pairales one of the houses that are part of the architectural heritage Aranese.
Arties It's one of the most notable villages of High Aran due to its two churches, Sant Joan and Santa María, 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 the 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 entering points to the Aranese side…