It is not necessary to ski to fall in love with the mountain, far from it. The mountain every winter receives thousands of fans of snow sports. If we say "Baqueira-Beret" surely the image of a lot of skiers sliding down its slopes will come to mind. However, despite being the most typical image, it is not the only one. Have you ever thought of traveling to the mountains during the summer? That time when the seasons empty out is the perfect time to do everything we'd like to do in winter but can't. For this reason, today we want to tell you 10 things to do in Baqueira-Beret in summer.
WHAT DOES BAQUEIRA-BERET HAVE IN SUMMER?
Baqueira-Beret always has something to offer, no matter when you choose to travel. In the summer months it becomes a unique environment in which to disconnect from the hustle and bustle and enjoy nature. Undoubtedly, a perfect stay for those who seek tranquility, outdoor plans, good gastronomy and peace. And you will ask yourself: what to do in summer in Baqueira-Beret? So that you do not have to look for plans to do in Baqueira, we bring you the homework done.
10 THINGS TO DO IN BAQUEIRA-BERET IN SUMMER
- DREAM VIEWS
This summer 2022 brings news. And the first of these is that two new chairlifts will open in Baqueira: TSD El Bosque and TSD Clòt der Os. Both will work from July 9 to September 4. Thanks to these openings you can enjoy new circuits and activities. It is a joy to go up and contemplate the spectacular landscape of the Val d'Aran at our feet.
- THE BTT MECCA
The Aran Valley is considered a reference as a destination for bicycle tourism. The valley is the dream of many crazy people from different types of cycling: E-Bike, trail, enduro... but above all MTB (all-terrain bike). In fact, it has its own MTB center, where they will teach you different routes approved for all levels, so you can have the best experience. Long descents, unevenness, sections with ravines... and all of this watched over by the great mountains, which make you feel tiny and privileged at the same time. Well, the best thing is that this year 3 new trails have been opened, thus exceeding the marked 900 km, and that in
You will find few places like Baqueira to practice hiking. Baqueira offers you nature in its purest form and a biodiversity that despite the passing of the centuries has been preserved. Its fauna, its flora and its green landscapes make it the dream place for every hiker. There are different routes through which to walk and fall in love with the amazing landscape, from simple routes for beginners to more demanding routes with slopes of 450 meters.
- SOAK YOUR GASTRONOMY
The best thing about traveling to Baqueira in summer is that you can enjoy many plans that are usually very crowded in winter. A clear example is restaurants. In the Aran Valley you eat luxuriously and there are delicious dishes that will surprise you. You cannot leave here without trying several typical dishes: nacarii caviar, civet (race meat), foie and òlha Aranese. We reveal our 5 favorite restaurants, those restaurants that will never fail you. Eth Restilhé, in Garós; Moët Winter Lounge, a luxury gastronomic proposal; Esquiró, a cozy family restaurant; Tabernas Urtau, ideal for skewers and, finally, Casa Irene, a great classic.
- TAKE A HIKE
From Baqueira you can reach truly beautiful and special towns. Montgarri is a small town that today is totally abandoned. Some buildings have collapsed and now only the church and the Montgarri Refuge remain, as well as a restaurant, bar and drinking fountains. Walking from Baqueira takes about 2 hours, but by bike it takes less. A surprise? Once you get to the church you will find a bridge and a river. Well, right there is a hidden waterfall. Can you think of anything better than taking a bath after a long walk?
6. DISCOVER BAQUEIRA BERET ON HORSE
How about going on a horseback excursion contemplating the tremendous views of the Aran Valley? There are routes that leave from Beret, Vielha or Salardú in which, accompanied by a monitor, you can travel the mountain on horseback. It does not matter if you have never ridden before, there they will explain everything you need and they will lend you all the material you need. A different activity, but without a doubt amazing.
- DARE WITH RAFTING
Throughout the year the Aran Valley is an ideal place to practice rafting. However, during the summer months it is much more appealing to try this sport. To start rafting, you do not need to be in a demanding physical condition or have special knowledge. There are two schools that will teach you to take your first steps in this sport: Altisport and Deportur. Both have professionals who will accompany you at all times. It's hilarious, dare to try it!
- TOURING KAYAKING
The Aran Valley is an idyllic setting to practice water sports in the summer season, including kayak. The Pyrenees is a magical natural setting for cross-country kayaking. The reservoirs located in Ainsa offer us more than 30.000 hectares of water where we can have fun and connect with nature and water.
A sport that has been gaining more and more followers in recent years is canyoning. The Aran Valley is an ideal place to be descended by both beginners and experts. There are monitors with many years of experience that will guide you throughout the journey so that you are safe.
- VISIT NATURAL PARK
Naturaran Adventure Park is a park in the middle of nature full of circuits and zip lines. Located in the Valle de Arán, it is a place where you can enjoy many different activities. It offers everything from winter sports to water sports such as those already mentioned or the adventure park, where you can try all kinds of challenges among trees, zip lines...
So far our 10 proposals for plans to do in Baqueira Beret if you travel in summer. There are options for all tastes so you can have a great time. We almost forgot! Polar Wood sunglasses. With polarized lenses and UV400 protection, they are the accessory you need to protect yourself from the sun on the mountain. Don't think twice and travel to Baqueira Beret this summer!
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
- WHY TRAVEL TO BAQUEIRA-BERET IN SUMMER?
In summer Baqueira Beret becomes much quieter. It is the perfect season to do everything we would like to do in winter but cannot.
- WHAT TO DO IN BAQUEIRA-BERET IN SUMMER?
There are a thousand options for all tastes to do in Baqueira in summer. from mountain sports such as mountain biking or hiking, water sports such as kayaking or rafting, excursions...
- WHAT WATER SPORTS TO PRACTICE IN SUMMER IN BAQUEIRA-BERET?
The Aran Valley is a perfect place to practice almost any water sport. If you want us to recommend one, we recommend rafting, kayaking and canyoning.
- WHAT TYPICAL DISHES TO TRY IN THE ARAN VALLEY?
You cannot come to the Aran Valley and leave without trying several typical dishes: nacarii caviar, civet (race meat), foie and the òlha aranese.
- WHICH ARE THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE ARAN VALLEY?
We reveal our 5 favorite restaurants, those restaurants that will never fail you. Eth Restilhé, in Garós; Moët Winter Lounge, a luxury gastronomic proposal; Esquiró, a cozy family restaurant; Tabernas Urtau, ideal for tapas and, finally, Casa Irene, a great classic.
- WHAT SUNGLASSES TO BRING TO BAQUEIRA-BERET?
It is very important to protect yourself from the sun, especially in the high mountains. Take a look at our website and choose the sunglasses that you like the most. We propose the Polar Wood model. With polarized lenses and CAT protection.3 - UV400, they are the accessory you need.
- IS THERE ANY TOWN TO VISIT FROM BAQUEIRA-BERET?
Sure! Near Baqueira there is a beautiful town with a special charm called Montgarri .