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.
The Pre-Pyrenees boast a rich landscape and include some of the most unique and representative geological formations on the entire peninsula.
With the passage of time, thanks to a varied climate and the nature of its limestone rock, water and wind have carved out exceptional reliefs, including vertical walls and magnificent conglomerate mallos (vertical geological formations), deep ravines and abysses, narrow gorges and monuments as spectacular as Mallos de Riglos, and the numerous ravines of Sierra de Guara, among which, Mascún Ravine—one of the hidden gems of the Pre-Pyrenees—stands out.
The Pre-Pyrenees (which constitute the outer ranges of the Pyrenees mountains) and the Somontano region (which lies in the foothills of the Pyrenees ) are the two geomorphic units that mark the transition between the Mediterranean and Atlantic climate zones. This implies the observation of a wide biodiversity of species both in terms of flora and fauna. You may come across species on the same excursion that are many kilometers apart in Europe, such as holm-oak groves (Quercus ilex) together with Scots pine forests (Pinus silvestrys), or rosemary (Rosmarinus oficinalis) together with Pyrenean-violets (Ramonda myconi).
The proposed trails will lead us through a contrast of landscapes, from the arid steppes of the south of the Somontano region to the rocky limestone peaks of the pre-Pyrenees, in less than 50 km.
Are you searching for adventure? Prepyr All Mountain has been designed for those experienced riders searching for beautiful and technical trails leading to some of the most spectacular spots of Southern Pyrenees. Prepyr All Mountain tour will lead you to the most remote and wild areas of the Aragonese Southern Pyrenees through a series of challenging trails that will for sure delight you. Come to experience Prepyr All Mountain challenge and discover the natural and cultural wonders of this land on a wonderful journey through uninhabited valleys and ancient trails. Are you ready? Ready, Set, Go!
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...