The Essential
The town of Benasque (1 138m), stands at the foot of the high peaks of the Parque Natural Posets-Maladeta. This mountain resort is somewhat lacking in charm, despite its narrow streets and old aristocratic mansions, however it does offer visitors a wide array of outdoor options in summer and winter. Although hiking and skiing reign supreme here, other activities available include cycling, climbing, paragliding, canyoning and snowshoeing.