Nature at your fingertips in the Val d’Aran
Val d’Aran is located on the border with France and has an Atlantic climate, making it a unique destination for local and international holiday-seekers. Here you’ll find the highest mountain peaks in the Catalan Pyrenees and you can catch nature in all its splendid beauty, from the abundant snowfalls to the roaring rivers, centenary trees and explosion of colours in spring and autumn. This is the ideal holiday spot for summer and winter sport lovers alike, or anyone who enjoys fine food and culture.
The valley of the Valarties River, where Arties is situated, is one of the gateways to the Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park.
Surrounding the valley are emblematic mountains such as Montardo, Besiberri Nord, Tumeneja, Punta d’Harlé, Pa de Sucre and Malh de Rius, as well as high-altitude mountain lakes in Mar-Rius, Ribereta-Montcasau and Cap de Port-Restanca.
The mountains and valleys can be explored via a multitude of trails of varying difficulty. We would be delighted to provide further information and advice!
From Arties, follow the pleasant and easy path to the town of Garós. Alternately, there is a very difficult route that goes through Salardú and Prüedo. The route is 32km long and has an change in elevation of 800m.