Sobrarbe Geopark

The “Sobrarbe Geopark” sits at the heart of the southern slopes of the Pyrenees. Being the only Park of its kind in this mountain range, its name has become synonymous with the concept of the Pyrenees Geological Park defining both names the same shape and territory. Time spent in the Sobrarbe Geopark is time spent enjoying, observing and learning about the natural world that surrounds and protects us. It also helps us remember our place within the environment. Written in the rock strata in every corner of Sobrarbe you will find pieces from the jig-saw puzzle of earth’s history. And alongside a wealth of geology there is great cultural and ecological heritage to be discovered.

Over half of Sobrabe’s 2200 square Kms have been legally declared a protected zone, with particular emphasis on the Monte Perdido glaciers, the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, the Guara Sierra and Canyons Natural Park and, especially, the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, declared a world heritage site and Human Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Thirty self- guided routes give you access to the Geopark along the Geo Routes footpath network allowing you to fully enjoy and discover it. There are thirteen marked mountain bike trails with geological commentary panels and even roadside Geo Routes with easily accessible information at points of geological interest along the way.

Kind of area

Geopark also includes other organizations such as National Parks, Natural Parks, Glaciers, Sites of community interest (LIC’s), Areas of special protection for birdlife (ZEPA’s) and World Heritage.

Commitment to sustainable tourism 

Due to the international importance of its geological heritage, Sobrarbe is recognized by UNESCO as a Global Geopark, and it is also a member of the Global and European Geoparks Networks. That’s why it is being promoted as a natural and cultural tourist destination with a firm commitment to the sustainable development and use of its resources.

Among many promotional events and campaigns are to be found the following; the bringing together and pooling of research projects, a photography competition, school activities giving children information and access to the Geopark, promotional stands in trade fairs and promotional leaflets. As well as these; activities to promote the sale of local products in the gastronomy and restaurant sector and the Geopark collaborating entities program which works to promote tourist resources and activity in the area and the creation, conservation, improvement and protection of these resources.

Location:

Comarca de Sobrarbe, Huesca (Aragón)

Contact details:

Phone number: 974518025

Mail: geoparque@geoparquepirineos.com    administracion@geoparquepirineos.com

Web: www.sobrarbe.com    www.geparquepirineos.com

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