Earth, fire, air and water are the 4 elements of nature that you can find hidden in the Aragonese Pre-Pyrenees regions. We recommend three adventures for families on weekend trips: “Planet Earth”, “Among parks and rivers” and “Back in time” where you will have to find our hidden treasures, overcoming fun challenges and travelling through the most beautiful and magical landscapes of each region. If you find these treasures and overcome the challenges, you will get your prize! Are you ready for an adventure in search of the 4 elements?
An adventure experience in Cinco Villas for families on planet Earth, where we can all encounter the four elements of nature: EARTH, WATER, FIRE AND AIR.
Our adventure starts in Las Bardenas, a landscape of pine trees and desert where lights and shadows meet. We prepare a family breakfast in the heart of nature where a guide will show you the most beautiful locations and secrets of this region known as Las Bardenas.
By the way, did you know there’s a White Bardena and a Black Bardena? One belongs to Navarra and the other to Aragón.
During our adventure we will also visit castles, but don’t worry, there aren’t any dragons. First we will climb up the Castle of Sádaba to touch the sky and then we will visit the Castle of Uncastillo where we will walk through the lovely streets of this medieval town.
Did you know Uncastillo hosted three different cultures? If you take a close look at the houses or take the guided tour you will learn whether they were Christians, Jews, Muslims, Tatars or Eskimos.
Our adventure continues through the magical forests of Luesia in the Sierra de Santo Domingo mountains. We will take a walk with one of our forest rangers to discover some of the best kept secrets of trees, plants and wildlife. He will tell you where the “churrundún”, a fabulous creature of the forest, lives.
To conclude our adventure, we will visit Ejea and learn how our ancestors farmed the land and used water. You will also find out about big agricultural machinery in the past and other surprises at the Aquagraria Museum.
Let’s start our quest in search of the 4 elements of Cinco Villas.
Here you’ll find a selection of the best birding trails in the Pre-Pyrenees, where you can observe numerous species of birds. Among many other attractions, it is home to one of the largest griffon vulture colonies in Europe. These trails will let you discover the different species that permanently reside in the Pre-Pyrenees, the species that winter here, and the species that use the Pre-Pyrenees as a transit point on their long migratory journeys.
The Pre-Pyrenees is an extremely diverse territory where, thanks to the differences in climate between the areas, it is possible to find clearly differentiated ecosystems. As a result of this diversity, it is possible to observe a large number of botanical species.
Among the most characteristic habitats, you’ll find oak forests or holm oak forests, kermes oak forests, Portuguese oak forests, as well as various pine, silver fir and beech forests; the latter are located on the Atlantic side of the different Pre-Pyrenean mountain ranges. In the landscape, two species of bushes—common box and Echinospartum horridum—can be found, always in the driest areas. The limestone and conglomerate crags are home to the other species, forming part of the spectacular geological formations of the Pre-Pyrenees.
Prepyr365 is a series of routes, experiences and travelling proposals in Southern Pyrenees. It is also the tourism brand that public and local partners from Cinco Villas, Hoya de Huesca and Somontano de Barbastro regions choosed for working together in the promotion of our destination. Do you want to know more about Prepyr365?More...