If there is one thing to recognise about the autonomous community of Aragon, it is its natural landscapes, its great monuments, its notorious historical legacy and, of course, its exquisite gastronomy. But also, its 20 thousand kilometres of trails perfectly signposted with international brands such as PR, GR and SL that have gained a lot of popularity among billions of tourists every year. These are the trails of Aragón.
And to find out which are the most charming tourist trails in Aragon, you will have to take a look at this guide which we will show below. If you join the adventure in this impressive region located in the north of Spain and whose main cities are Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca, you will love every second of the tour and enjoy every corner visited.
Just prepare your luggage and discover with us the most spectacular sightseeing trails you have ever done before.
Discover the best tourist trails in Aragon
The word trail is undoubtedly one of the favorites in the community of Aragon and is that hiking is one of its main activities, so it has gained special value in recent years.
So much has been its impact that in 2012 was issued the Decree of Tourist Trails of Aragon and later the Manual of Tourist Trails of Aragon. And here, some favourite routes:
Route of Alquézar’s Footbridges
This is one of the best trails you will find in Aragon. It is a circular route that will take you to the Vero River Canyon. So it stands out for the innumerable footbridges and small stairs that will make the route a dazzling activity. It is ideal for the whole family and comprises 2.5 kilometers of road to be covered in 1 hour.
Alquezar – Asque Tourist Path
This route connects two beautiful places such as Alquézar and Asque. The route is between the cities of Finisterre and Ampurias. The route will allow you to get to know charming areas such as the Somontano Natural Way and Fuendebaños bridge. It is a family route of low difficulty.
Balcony of Pineda and Ibón de Marboré
Without a doubt, it is one of the most charming routes in the world. It is a linear route of 15.7 kilometres with a duration of 8 hours and 46 minutes. It is located in San Juan de Plan, in the city of Huesca.
The road will take you to the Refugio de la Pineda. After crossing several beautiful stretches of forest, you will finally reach the Balcony of Pineda. Now, if you ascend a little more, you will have the chance to see Ibón de Mermorés.
Anchar of Alano
It is a circular route of the Zuriza Valley in Huesca, with 6.76 km of travel to complete in a time of 3 hours and 33 minutes. You will get to know the Petraficha ravine. Afterwards, you will reach Paso Texeras until you finally reach Anchar de Alano, which is nothing more than a kind of toboggan located between two large peaks.
Where to eat?
If after a long and exhausting journey to discover the most charming tourist trails in Aragon you have run out of energy, we recommend our selection of restaurants to get your strength back with a delicious meal and continue exploring the region.
Coco & Bibi
It is located at Calle Andrés Piquer, 8 500006, Zaragoza, Spain. It is one of the favorite restaurants of diners for its fine attention and pleasant atmosphere. But it also stands out for its menu and pleasant seasoning.
For starters, we suggest acorn ham with crystal bread or apple partridge. Also, enjoy a delicious ajoarriero cod with cocochas and cooked eggs, or a beef sirloin with boletus sauce.
In Huesca, right on Martínez de Velasco Avenue is La Chera. This is a high-end restaurant and highly recommended, where the menu stands out for its variety and good taste. It starts with delicious salads or chicken croquettes, and then gives way to a delicious veal chop with roasted potatoes.
But if you like other dishes, check out the menu. If you still have plenty of room and want to enjoy a good dessert, treat yourself to a white chocolate soup.
Casa Arcas Restaurant
Offers a menu of the day on a regular basis. If you make a quality/price ratio you will realize that it is worth it. A delicious aperitif can be a cream of anchovies and cheese or also a tartlet of mushrooms and Iberian ham.
You can’t miss the starters because they’re finger-licking. Not to mention the main courses. We recommend a rib of veal milk with potato balls to the three cheeses.
Where to sleep?
The offer is wide and varied. There is something for every taste and pocket. In Aragon there are places to stay that you will love for their comfort and also for their good price. Here are some of our favourite places:
It is a rural house that consists of two apartments: Chinebro Milenario to the South and Cerezo del Chinebro to the North. Now it has capacity for five people and is located in the Benasque Valley. It has super comfortable rooms, well equipped kitchen, bathrooms and fireplace. It is a place to rest and disconnect.
For those who love luxury and 5-star hotels, Pelafox is a great choice. It is located in the heart of the city of Zaragoza and stands out for its classic decoration and elegance. If it is within your budget you can stay in this place after having done good routes in Aragon.
The Canónigo’s House
It’s a good accommodation option. It is that the tourist apartments La Casa del Canónigo are comfortable and shows an incredible architecture. In fact, they are some of the few to present an original Aragonese style. There are 6 apartments fully equipped with all the services to guarantee comfort during all the time you are staying.
How to get there?
There are different ways to reach the autonomous community of Aragon. Landing in the airports of Zaragoza and Reus from any city in Spain if you like to travel by air.
By train, Caspe and Delicias de Zaragoza stations are available. But if you have decided to travel by car from Madrid you must take the N-211.
Once in the region, then prepare all your artillery to enjoy Aragon’s most charming tourist trails.