The rustic stone 17th century farmhouse Casa Blas and the neighbouring cottage the Era are situated in the charming village of Banastón Usana, 2kms from the historic centre of Ainsa, the main village in the region of Sobrarbe. Casa Blas can accommodate between 2 and 10 people in 4 double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. Although the house can sleep 10, it is also appropriate for 2-4 people as there are two double bedrooms on the first floor. Blas has a great terrace with magnificent views of the Mediano Lake and a terraced garden. The front door to Blas, inscribed with an engraving of the St Jacques de Compostela pilgrims' shell is reached via a vaulted stone archway the longest in the region.
The charming stone cottage the Era can accommodate between 2 and 4 people in one double bedroom on the ground floor and one sofa bed in the top floor living room. Its vine covered terrace and garden are great for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding countryside and birdlife.
Adventure : All adventure activities can be booked locally in Ainsa. These include canyoning, rafting, trekking, quads, horseriding, rock climbing...
4x4 vehicules and bicycles are also available for rent in Ainsa.
Maps of Ordesa and Posets-Maladeta and Sierra de Guara can be found in the local bookshop.
The local swimming pool is open in July and August. There are also numerous natural pools for bathing along the Ara and Cinca rivers.
Paragliding and parapente are available in nearby Castejon de Sos.
In winter, there is cross country skiing in the Pineta valley, a half hour drive from Ainsa direction France. Alpine skiing is in Cerler, a 45 min drive from Ainsa direction Campo. There is also skiing across the border in Piau-Engaly and St Lary in France, a one hour drive.
Cultural: The tourist office offers guided tours of the old part of Ainsa on request. They can also advise on opening hours for the numerous Romanesque churches scattered throught the region.
Visit the 6th Century St Victorian Monastery below the Peña Montanesa mountain near Los Molinas.
Visit Muro de Roda, near Tierrantona, a defensive walled enclosure with church and impressive views of surrounding area.
Visit the countless hamlets and villages of Sobrarbe
In the surrounding area of Barbastro in neighbouring Somontano, a 45 minute drive from Ainsa, numerous bodegas offer guided tours of the wine making process and their cellars.
Banastón Usana is a 5 minute drive from Ainsa or a half hour walk along a waymarked path. Ainsa is the main village in the region of Sobrarbe, and there you will find all the sports adventure companies, restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets, tourist office and the weekly outdoor fruit and veg market on Tuesday morning. Ainsa is located at the crossroads to three areas of outstanding nature beauty: the Ordesa National Park home to Monte Perdido the largest limestone mountain in Europe, the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, entry via the magnificent Chistau valley and the Sierra de Guara Natural Park, world renown for its canyoning. All three parks offer an endless array of outdoor activites from one hour strolls along the valley floor to 3000m+ peaks like Posets and Perdido. Alpine wildflowers can be enjoyed all summer long, though May and June are truly spectacular months. There are good chances of spotting marmots, deer, 'sarrios' Pyrenean mountain goats, vultures, lammergeier...
Other Activities: Caving, canyoning, rafting, kayak, canoe
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Feb 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
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