It is here that Aneto, the King of the Pyrenees, resides, reaching up to 3404 metres in height. At the foot of the mountain you can marvel at a place full of mystery: the Trou du Toro (or Forau d'Aigualluts). A deep chasm of around forty metres, into which waters flow from the thawing glaciers. A stunning natural phenomenon, the mountain literally swallowing the river. The waters seep into the earth and disappear. They then travel underground for over 3km before resurfacing in the Val d’Aran region. There, they become the Garonne river.
Aneto, and its many neighbouring summits reaching 3000 metres, have become a legendary mountain range that attracts numerous hikers every year. A pilgrimage to the source of the Pyrenees. They set up their base camp in the small mountain town of Bénasque. Situated in an extraordinary setting, surrounded by the highest mountains in the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, it has long been one of the most popular meeting places for keen mountaineers coming here to devote their time to numerous activities: Mountain biking, hiking, canyoning, hang-gliding, rock climbing, etc.
When you have finished enjoying the magnificent view, you should drift around its small network of old, narrow and cobbled streets, which reveal beautiful stately homes and bars where you can taste some excellent pinchos!