The Aragon region of Spain is a beautiful Pyrenean wilderness bordering France to the north. With the stunning mountainous landscapes, glacier lakes and Aragon nature reserves a haven for wildlife, Aragon is one of the finest destinations in Europe to experience unspoilt nature, and see nature that has been long lost from the rest of the continent. The wealth of the ancient Kingdom of Aragon is still clearly seen throughout the stunning towns and villages that nestle among the mountain peaks and along the Ebro Valley.
Aragon is a breathtakingly natural region of Spain. The Pyrenean landscapes are absolutely sensational, with crystal clear glacial lakes forming a perfect mirror for the dramatic snow-capped peaks that form the skyline, and the timeless medieval towns that stand on their banks. This really is a fairytale landscape, completely unspoilt by the meddling of man.
Exploring the nature of Aragon, Spain is a delight. There are ample opportunities to head out into the hills on foot, on horse back or by 4x4 from self catering Aragon accommodation, as well as go mountain climbing and even skiing. There can be no finer way to relax than combining outdoor activities and watching nature in Aragon, whether you are looking for birds or mammals. Wildlife in Aragon includes wild boar, eagle, otters, deer and over 170 species of bird. The Aragon Nature Reserve or Ordesa National Park is a stunning nature reserve that covers some 55,000 acres of green valleys, dramatic waterfalls, and soaring Alpine peaks.
In winter, when much of the Aragon wildlife has gone to ground or migrated as the weather in Aragon takes a colder turn, skiing holidays thrive. There are a good selection of ski resorts in Aragon, with Cerler, Candanchu and Formigal ski resorts offering uncrowded Sierra Nevada skiing with an undeniably Spanish atmosphere.
The city of Zaragoza is the region’s capital. Located on the River Ebro, Zaragoza is home to some of the most famous landmarks in Aragon, including an incredible range of Roman and Moorish monuments, as well as an excellent range of museums and galleries that tell of the remarkable history of Aragon, Spain. A trip to the city of Teruel is an excellent choice for a day trip if you are looking for more famous landmarks in Aragon, with the stunning Mudejar churches of San Martin, El Salvador and San Pedro easily accessible.
The mountainous topography of Aragon, Spain, means that weather conditions are both highly varied and unpredictable. During the winter, the weather in Aragon is cold and snow is common, so be sure to pack some warm clothes as you prepare to head to a self catering Aragon property rental. The summer months are a delight on the whole, with glorious sunshine and average temperatures reaching around 20?C most days, perfect for exploring the nature in Aragon, Spain.
It is fantastically easy to reach a self catering Aragon holiday rental from the UK, despite the wonderfully unspoilt, remote location. Ryanair provide direct flights to Zaragoza Airport (ZAZ) from London Stansted (STN). The airport lies just outside the city of the same name, so you can be exploring the sensational nature of Aragon, Spain within just a few short hours of leaving home.