DATE: April 29 to May 1
A three-day (2-night) getaway to the heart of the Aragonese Pyrenees to discover and enjoy Hoya de Huesca and Jacetania, the beautiful region that extends around Jaca, the small great city of the Huesca Pyrenees.
Three days and two nights with accommodation in a comfortable 4-star hotel in Jaca, the beautiful capital of the region, which has the first Romanesque cathedral in Spain and an impressive military citadel. In addition to Jaca, we are going to visit Santa Cruz de la Serós, a beautiful little town with two beautiful Romanesque churches; the old and new monastery of San Juan de la Peña, located in a magical place and cradle of the kingdom of Aragon; the Echo valley, one of the most beautiful and best preserved in the region, with postcard towns that have managed to preserve their rural character, such as Echo, Siresa or Ansó. We will also visit the monumental Ayerbe, one of the most beautiful towns in Huesca; and Loarre castle, one of the most important and imposing Romanesque castles in the world. And we will have the opportunity to contemplate the Mallos de Riglos, a colossal set of millstones that rise up, unmistakable, like a cluster of towers worn down by erosion.
Main attractions of the trip:
1- Discover Jaca, the great little city of the central Pyrenees
2- Visit the mythical monastery of San Juan de la Peña, located in a magical enclave
3- Stroll through some of the most beautiful villages in Aragon: Ayerbe, Santa Cruz de Serós, Echo…
4- Enjoy beautiful landscapes in the Hecho Valley and the Mallos de Riglos
LANGUAGES: Spanish and Catalan
DATE: from April 29 to May 1
ACCOMPANYING GUIDE: Toni Bellido (Official guide, knowledgeable about the area)
|DEPARTURE PLACE||Plaça Universitat (main entrance of the University of Barcelona)|
|DAY AND HOUR||Saturday, April 29, at 8 a.m.|
|Individual o Compartido||Compartido, Individual|
1. Departure from Barcelona at 8 a.m. with our private bus. Stop for breakfast during the journey.
2. Visit to Loarre Castle
3. Stop for lunch and guided walk in the monumental Ayerbe
4- Stop to contemplate the Mallos de Riglos
5- Arrival in Jaca and installation in the hotel
6- We dined together at the hotel restaurant.
5. Breakfast at the hotel
6. Bus to Santa Cruz de Serós. Walk through the little town.
7. Bus and visit to the monastery of San Juan de la Peña
8. Coach to Echo Valley:
. Visit to Siresa and its viewpoint
. Free time to eat at Echo and walk through the town
9. Return to Jaca and free time for dinner (option to dine together in a downtown restaurant)
10. Breakfast at the hotel
11. Guided tour of Jaca and visit to the cathedral
12. Free time to shop and eat
12. Return bus, arriving in Barcelona around 8:00 p.m.
If someone wishes, it is possible to take out cancellation insurance that covers unforeseen serious illness (not pre-existing), personal accident, hospitalization or death of a family member, in accordance with the policy conditions. To contract this insurance (18 euros) it is necessary to have made the total payment of the trip.