Baqueira Beret, set in the heart of the Aran Valley, is one of the principle tourist destinations in Spain during the winter ski season, as a result of its fantastic slopes, facilites and accommodation offer. What many people don't know however, is that Baqueira Beret is a superb destination for breaks in Spring and Summer!
Accommodations that serve skiers in the finest ski destination in the Catalan Pyrenees, also open their doors to visitors during summer and spring. What to do when there's no snow you ask? Thats why here at Costasur we offer you a list of things to do during a spring/summer break in Baqueira.
When the spring sunshine arrives and the winter snow has melted away, you can immerse yourself in the colourful beauty of the Catalan Pyrenees. Whether it be hiking, cycling, or by horseback!
If you are looking to sample a delicious meal or a typical dish from the Aran Valley, you will be spoiled for choice in an area whose cuisine has been heavily influenced by the French. The 'Olla Aranesa', 'Solomillo de Corzo' or the 'Tarta Tatín' are the signature dishes that are well worth a try. But the best of the bunch has to be the the 'Caviar Nacarii', and it comes recommended a visit to the facilities where this product is elaborated. Only 20km from where the River Garona begins its route down to the Atlantic Ocean, they say the success of this caviar comes in large part from the quality of the rivers water.
There are numerous villages close to Baqueira that during Spring and summer are well worth visiting. Spread across the Aran Valley and with hiking routes that link them together, you have large villages such as Vielha with its 5000 habitants, to small mountain hamlets such as Arres which has less than 100 people living within its boundaries. All with their similar traditional Pyrenees architecture, picture postcard views and friendly locals!
If you are looking for something that combines relaxation with keeping healthy, look no further than the thermal baths, such as those located at Termas Baronía de Les! Beneficial for those who suffer from rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis,skin conditions and problems with the circulatory system, a dip in the thermal baths will soothe away those aches and pains, leaving you feeling a new person. Also recommended for those who simply want to relax the mind!
For those more nocturnal creatures among us, Baqueira and the surroundign area offers a great array of bars and nightclubs, such as Pacha and Tuc Nere, favourites among locals and tourists alike.
Last but not least we have the snow museum (Mueso de la nieve) which opens its doors all year long. Situated in Naut de Aran, the museum takes a look a snow through three different perspectives: Scientific, ethnographic and sporting!
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