Parador de Bielsa

Know the environment

This mountain village is truly beautiful. Its country houses and treasures such as the Romanesque Nuestra Señora de Pineta Chapel make the old quarter a real delight. Close to the Parador there is an entrance to Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is a treasure trove of spectacular craggy peaks, beautiful waterfalls, fairytale pine woods and mountain tops blanketed in white year round.

This is nature at its purest, offering a number of options for sporting activities. The rivers wend their way through rocky gorges, providing a paradise for fans of canyoning and canyon rappelling. Trails for mountain biking or hiking are also sure to seem an excellent choice. The scenery along the Cinca River waterfall trail and the trail to Lake Marboré is spectacular.

What to see

  • Photography Museum
  • Ethnological Museum (14 km)
  • French ski slopes: Piau Engaly and St. Lary-Soulan
  • Medieval town of L’Ainsa (the largest in Spain)
  • Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
  • Pyrénées National Park (France - 25 km)
  • Marian Sanctuary of Lourdes (80 km)
  • Balnea leisure center (Louron Valley, France - 58 km)
  • Añisclo Canyon and Escuaín Gorge
  • Somontano designation of origin wineries (90 km)
  • Posets-Maladeta Nature Reserve
  • Cañones de Guara Nature Reserve

What to eat

EL CALLIZO (Ainsa - 48 km)
Avant-garde
Plaza Mayor s/n
974 50 03 85
CASA FALCETO
Seasonal Cuisine
COSCOJUELA DE SOBRARBE, AINSA
974 94 10 94
MALLACÁN
Seasonal
PLAZA MAYOR, AINSA (HUESCA)
974 50 09 77

What to do

PINETA VALLEY Located in the Huesca Pyrenees, west of the Monte Perdido Massif, this is one of the most popular areas of Ordesa National Park. Visitors not only enjoy its beauty, but also the easy access via a road running from Bielsa through the valley (14 km) to the Parador Nacional.

Expert's recommendation

  • Huesca Romanesque Trail
If a tour of charming villages filled with Romanesque architecture sounds exciting, be sure to follow the route that runs through Tella (34 km), Bestue (48 km), Fanlo (56 km), Valles de Gistain and Plan (40 km).
  • Balnea leisure center
Built in 2000, this spa therapy center is fed by natural thermal waters at a temperature of 30–33°C that enter through two openings in the upper part of the Saoussas Baths at a depth of 160 and 600 m. This water is enriched by oligoelements along its subterranean route through the heart of the Pyrenean massif and channeled directly to Balnea. Balnea, the first hot springs leisure complex in the French Pyrenees, is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Get back in touch with nature in this spot surrounded by mountains.
  • Marian Sanctuary of Lourdes
In religious language, a sanctuary is a building or site of pilgrimage. In this sense, the Grotto and Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Upper Basilica), built by Mgr. Laurence, the bishop at the time of the apparitions, constitute the original sanctuary. Subsequently, the entire complex of churches and buildings centered on the grotto came to be called the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • 4x4 guided tour of the Ordesa viewpoints
A stunning landscape of mountains, lakes, waterfalls, high grasslands, birds of prey refuge, mammals and whimsical Pyrenean flora awaits you on this guided tour in 4x4 and on foot. You will discover the most beautiful parts of the Huesca Pyrenees and the district of Sobrarbe.
Includes: Transport in 4x4, qualified mountain guides, picnic with artisanal products, ticket to the nature museum (FCQ), snowshoes if there is snow, binoculars and standing telescopes, walking sticks and insurance.

More information is available at the Parador.