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.
Prepirenaica is a 12 stages tour going through the great trails of Santo Domingo, Reino de los Mallos and Sierra de Guara ranges located on the Aragonese Southern Pyrenees. Prepirenaica is a challenge that every hiker and trail runner must experience. We have designed the tour including the best spots of this wonderful and remote land including ancient trails, pre-historic hermitages, medieval and uninhabited villages, deep canyons and overwhelming natural areas. A series of trails that will for sure delight you. Experience Prepirenaica and enjoy the best of Southern Pyrenees!
Prepyr365 horse riding is a tour through the Aragonese Southern Pyrenees designed by our horse riding experts team. 10 stages along Sierra de Guara, Reino de los Mallos and Sierra de Santo Domingo trails, visiting the most beautiful and representative landscapes and heritage of this privileged land. Click on every stage and check the materials we have designed: maps, GPS tracks, profiles, pictures...
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.
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...