10 Things to Do in Formigal That You Shouldn't Miss

August 22, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best top things to do in Formigal, Spain including Formigal Ski Resort, Parque Faunistico - La cuniacha, Tirolina Valle de Tena, Le Train d'Artouste, Tena Park, Estacion Internacional de Canfranc, Termas de Tiberio, Estacion Invernal de Astun, Boutique Nepal, Lac de Bious-Artigues.
Restaurants in Formigal

1. Formigal Ski Resort

Formigal, Sallent de Gallego, Spain +34 974 49 00 00
Excellent
45%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 595 reviews

Formigal Ski Resort

Reviewed By Oriol M

Formigal provides a great quality snow with plenty of backcountry slopes. It has a variety of diffrent levels, blue, red and black diamonts. It has a snowpark, fast chairlifts and plenty of bar/restaurant areas. The price for an adult with insurance costs 45€. Hope you enjoy this great resort.

2. Parque Faunistico - La cuniacha

Piedrafita de Jaca | Parque Faunistico, 22665 Biescas, Spain +34 974 33 70 48
Excellent
47%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

Parque Faunistico - La cuniacha

Reviewed By JE0007 - Madrid, Spain

La cuniacha is a zoological park located in the forested slopes of a mountainous area near the small town of Piedrafita, in the Pyrennes of the Huesca province of Spain. The visit is conceived as a hike uphill on foot through the beautiful woods until you reach the highest point, and then return downhill to the entrance again by a different path. During the hike you encounter the animals within their enclosures. Some of them are accessible and so you may get to see deer and mountain goats in semi freedom next to you. They also have bear, bison, lynx, wild horses and other european mountain fauna. Very recommendable to combine a zoo visit with a mountain hike. The food and drink facilities are not to be praised, better to carry your own food and eat it in a very pleasant open dining area watching the animals.

3. Tirolina Valle de Tena

C/ Sabocos, 6., 22662 Hoz de Jaca, Spain
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 108 reviews

Tirolina Valle de Tena

En Hoz de Jaca está la tirolina doble más larga y alta de Europa. Con sus 1.270 metros de altitud, colgado sobre el pantano de Búbal, el mirador es el punto de partida de nuestra atracción. La tirolina recorre un kilómetro en un descenso de 115 metros. Tras el aterrizaje, descenderemos a pie por un camino forestal disfrutando de un paseo hasta llegar a la carretera donde nos estará esperando un vehículo que nos conducirá de nuevo hasta el pueblo.

Reviewed By munkat - London, United Kingdom

It's in the middle of nowhere a 2 hour drive from Pamplona or an hour from Huesca but it's absolutely beautiful. It is quick as the reviews say but the views are breathtaking. You have a short walk from the office to the start of the zip line and then a minibus collects you at the end. It was definitely worth it!

4. Le Train d'Artouste

Fabrèges, 64440 Laruns, France
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 556 reviews

Le Train d'Artouste

Le Petit train d'Artouste is the highest train of Europe! Enjoy a ride in the beautiful montains of Pyrénées. Departure in front of the famous Pic du Midi d'Ossau. There are many walks to do all around. Full excursion Lake destination. Meeting sheepfold.

Reviewed By Whistleman2 - Wales

We did the trip yesterday, taking advantage of the perfect weather (warm, cloudless, light wind). Although it's low season, it was extremely busy such that purchase of our tickets at 11am got us seats only on the 14.00 train. As it was such a nice day, we were happy to wander along an abandoned railway line from the top cable car station to what appears to be the former train station. We sat a while watching griffon vultures and Alpine choughs which flew quite close at times.
The train trip is superb, with awesome scenery the whole way. At the terminus there is little to do apart from walking up to the Reservoir and across the dam. As nearly everyone does this and 2 trains arrive at the same time, it's tedious climbing up the rocky path, getting stuck behind slow-moving elderly people. Nice views at the top, however.
There was a huge queue for the return trains when we returned to the station 20 minutes before the departure time (16.15). We got on a train leaving at that time but a lot of people didn't. Not sure if they then had to wait till the scheduled next and final departures at 17.15 or if intermediate ones run when it's so busy.
It was a really enjoyable trip though it's perhaps not for the faint-hearted as there are sheer drops along much of the railway line.
No idea how they can claim it's the highest railway line in Europe at about only 2000m! The Jungfrau station in Switzerland is at 3454m and even Kleine Scheidegg station is at 2061m.

5. Tena Park

22663 Tramacastilla de Tena, Spain
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 43 reviews

Tena Park

Tena Park is leading company active tourism in Huesca and the Valle de Tena, with unique activities like Paragliding takeoff with the highest of the Pyrenees, hiking or biking and snowmobiling or dog sledding nordic, for inaccessible spots Pyrenees will always be combined with exclusive experiences like sleeping in a bivouac or igloo in the middle of the mountain or dinner with a private chef in a

Reviewed By gammish - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We were there in the summer and so enjoyed the hikes! Feels nearly empty with very few other hikers the weekend we visited. Enjoy this surprise!

6. Estacion Internacional de Canfranc

Av Fernando del Catolico, 22880 Canfranc, Spain +34 974 37 31 41
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 641 reviews

Estacion Internacional de Canfranc

Reviewed By Roskers - Cambridge, United Kingdom

This is well worth exploring. In recent times, trains have visited since 2014, but you can still wander the old tracks, abandoned engines and engine sheds, to get a flavour of the massive and monumental Nazi architecture that epitomised the Third Reich and its friends. There are guided tours bookable at the tourist office nearby, but just be adventurous and explore - absolutely fascinating.

7. Termas de Tiberio

Ctra. Del Balneario, Km. 10, 22650 Panticosa, Spain +34 902 25 25 22
Excellent
25%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
10%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 147 reviews

Termas de Tiberio

Reviewed By MommyTootedInItaly - Boston, Massachusetts

Following our general rule of "where there are Mountains, there are thermal Springs," our party of 8 travelers (two families with four teenage children between us) made a last minute decision to stop here on our drive from Pamplona to Ainsa last week. I'm kind of glad that we didn't do our usual Tripadvisor due diligence before we did so, as the experience, for us, was surprisingly good.
Although it is not altogether clear from information we could find on the internet, the drive is, as some reviews note, a little extreme. For those who are like me - a mid-westerner at heart who thinks a 300 foot climb is a bit steep - this may be a bit challenging. Located about 15 km from the French border, our guess is the complex sits at about 3,000 feet - and is almost completely surrounded by 6,000 foot peaks, some of which still had bits of snow at the top even in late August. There are paths that you can walk (we took a short 15 minute walk to a waterfall but weren't able to explore further due to time constraints), a few ok-ish restaurants for lunch, a hotel, and the spa.
We thought we'd be going for the hours allowing children, but learned at the front desk that our teenagers (ages 12-15) were considered adults - a slight miscommunication due to my own lack of very good language skills when checking with them over the phone earlier that day. No worries, though, as we took a late lunch and then went to the spa after the "family hours" ended, meaning that we had a little more time than we thought to do the baths. Overall, we thought each of the staff that we encountered were very helpful and kind, and did not have any of the bad reactions to front desk help that some have noted.
Yes, the facilities are showing signs of wear and tear, something all of us noted. Yes, there was one pool that was closed for repairs while we were there (we believe the hot one - bummer, but late summer is not exactly high season, as far as I can tell). And yes, the cost was 35 euros per person. But overall, we thought the facilities were clean, the baths and the activities engaging, and overall it was very relaxing. The outdoor pool, in particular, was beautiful, and our young adult companions had a fun time switching between the sauna and the "igloo." In fact, having just done a 25 km walk on the Camino del Santiago the day before, it was just what the doctor ordered for our group.
The drive alone is spectacular, as far as I'm concerned - in our case, making the descent as the sun was hitting its rosiest shades of dusk against the sides of the steep cliffs. Had we known about the walks available to us, we probably would have made some more time in this area to do a bit of hiking, too. As Americans, if you are looking for something a little off the beaten path and are up for a tiny bit of an adventure, this may be worth your while.

8. Estacion Invernal de Astun

Valle de Astun, 22889 Astun, Spain +34 974 37 30 88
Excellent
43%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 103 reviews

Estacion Invernal de Astun

Reviewed By Charles H - Aspen, Colorado

Wide, open slopes and no lift lines. The first week of February it hardly ever stopped snowing. We made fresh tracks on every run. The only problem was that the longest rental skis were 177. Next year I'll bring my own.

9. Boutique Nepal

Edif. Monteski, bajo n0 3, Formigal, Sallent de Gallego, Spain
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Boutique Nepal

Reviewed By Jacqui S - Reading, United Kingdom

Great range of equipment and clothing and extremely helpful staff. Located within the village of Formigal and offer ski hire at a great, price for quality skis & boots.

10. Lac de Bious-Artigues

64440 Laruns, France
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Lac de Bious-Artigues

Reviewed By rayrest

Follow signs for this Lac Untill you come to the big lower car park. The car park is on fairly rough terrain but most cars can park here. Parking is free. You are not far from Gabas maybe 5 km. The higher car park is not open Untill summer months and is small. From the lower car park it is a medium hike up to the upper car park and the Lac via either the road or the more steeper and direct mountain path. Whichever way you will be puffing at the top. Public toilets at the top at the Lac and plenty of grass space for a rest and pic nic. You are surrounded by mountain peaks in all directions and there is no mistaken the Pic du midi d'ossau in the distance at 2884 metres high or 9465 feet. It is by far the biggest peak in the area. From Gabas on the D934, go past Gabas and the next turn off should be the D231 take that Untill you can drive no further and you will come to the lower car park. The Lac de Bious Artigues is signposted. Take your own food and water as no shops at all. Take extra clothing as a precaution. Take a detailed map. Information centre at Laruns tourist office and go there first before you go hiking as they know everything and supply free detail map. Big shop at Laruns and petrol/diesel.

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