The Alto Gállego region (Alto Galligo, in Aragonese) is located in the north of Aragon, bordering the Huesca regions of La Jacetania, Sobrarbe and La Hoya de Huesca, as well as the French border to the north. Its valleys, mountains and reservoirs provide the traveler an ideal environment to disconnect and enjoy nature whatever the season of the year in which they visit. It also has an interesting cultural offer and a mountain gastronomic proposal with French influences that is worth tasting.
However, there is no doubt that its two ski resorts represent one of the main attractions of the region. Located just ten kilometers from each other, Formigal has 137 skiable kilometers distributed along the four valleys that make up the resort. It stands out for its easy access to the slopes, as well as for its 400 m2 ice rink. Panticosa, which is located next to the town of the same name, has 39 skiable kilometers and offers a very pleasant atmosphere to enjoy après-ski. In addition, about ten minutes by car from Panticosa is the famous Panticosa Spa, whose nitrogenous and sulphurous waters attracted, among other personalities, Alfonso XIII, Ramón y Cajal and Ortega y Gasset.
Likewise, the Tena Valley also invites to practice sports in spring, autumn or summer, since its orography is more than propitious for trekking, bicycle routes, canoeing or canyoning.
Those traveling with children should not miss the Lacuniacha Wildlife Park, where they can see bison, foxes, wolves, deer or lynx in semi-freedom. The walk through this natural park will take about three hours of pleasant stroll along a marked path that goes through forests of oak, wild pines and beeches.
As we warned, the region of Alto Gállego also enjoys cultural proposals of interest, highlighting among them the route through the set of churches of Serrablo, which were erected between the mid-tenth and eleventh centuries in the upper basin of the river Gallego, and acquired the status of Historic-Artistic Monument in 1982. Also worth a visit are the Ángel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo Museum, located in a typical building of the Aragonese Pyrenees, as it allows us to approach the ways of life of the region, while exhibiting an interesting sample of popular crafts, and the Julio Gavín Drawing Museum, with 14 rooms that house works by Dalí, Zuloaga, Antonio Saura or Tàpies.
Regardless of whether you are more attracted to the sports or cultural offerings of Alto Gállego, do not miss the opportunity to taste some of the star dishes of the region, such as olla tensina, duck confit, migas with egg and grapes or suckling lamb. And when it is time for dessert, you should leave room for the sopas de santa Teresa, a delicious specialty of Tramacastilla de Tena that is made with sponge cake, rancid wine, eggs, sugar and milk.