The Tena Valley (in Aragonese Bal de Tena ) is a Pyrenean valley located in the Aragonese region of Alto Gállego

The Tena Valley

The Tena Valley (in Aragonese Bal de Tena ) is a Pyrenean valley located in the Aragonese region of Alto Gállego (crossed by the Gállego river from north to south). It borders with the French valley of Ossau and access to France is through the Portalet d’Aneu pass . The southern limit is found in the Foz de Santa Elena which separates it from Biescas.

It is one of the largest and most populated valleys in the Pyrenees with an area of ​​about 400 km² and mountains range from 600 meters of altitude in its lowest part to over 3000 m in many of its peaks (Balaitus, Gran Facha, Argualas or the Picos del Infierno). There are also two large reservoirs: Lanuza and Búbal.

Towns and villages in the Tena Valley

  • Sallent de Gállego, Lanuza, Escarrilla, Sandiniés, Tramacastilla de Tena.
  • Hoz de Jaca.
  • Panticosa, El Pueyo de Jaca.

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A must visit for this area is the Lacuniacha Wildlife Park of the Pyrenees. here you can see Cervidae (deer, reindeer, roe deer and fallow deer), goats ( chamois and ibex ), European bison, wild boar, mouflon, lynx, bear, Przewalski’s horse and European wolf, and other native animals.

The Park is located in the town of Jaca Piedrafita at 1380 m. altitude and occupies over 30 hectares of forest

Web: https://www.lacuniacha.es/en/
Opening times: https://www.lacuniacha.es/en/schedule-and-location/

There are two ski stations in the area.

  • Aramón Formigal is a ski resort located in the Pyrenean town of Sallent de Gállego.
  • The Aramón Panticosa ski resort is located in the municipality of Panticosa.

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