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Sierra de Guara rises solemnly as you approach the Pyrenees in the north of Spain.
This huge mountain range covers more than 80,000 hectares. Its strategic location gives it a unique climate that is influenced by both the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The result of this is extensive traditional land use that goes back almost as far as man's existence in this area.
The confluence of factors – such as a mild climate, rich landscapes, environmental potential and ethnological and cultural heritage – has made Sierra de Guara a truly emblematic place.
Its abrupt terrain, sculpted by a large network of untamed crystal-clear waters, greets the many visitors who come here all year round to enjoy different leisure activities and adventure sports.
However, Sierra de Guara is not only about beauty; it’s also about challenges.
It’s about climbing, which has given Sierra de Guara an international reputation.
The abrupt terrain offers many vertical rock walls and cliffs, challenges that are the dream of climbers of all ages
It’s about canyoning, a sport bringing people in touch with nature, producing indescribable thrills for all adults.
Accompanied by professional guides, visitors descend narrow ravine and work their way around all sorts of natural obstacles with wild crystal-clear waters as their inseparable companions. Great excitement is to be found in a wild and unspoilt setting that can only be reached this way.
Few places in the world have as many gorges and ravines as the Sierra de Guara, which is why it is known as the European canyoning capital.
Wild and pristine nature merges with the adventurous spirit that everybody carries inside. Experience the grandeur.
Life in the villages here is much more peaceful. Walks and souvenir shopping become pleasant experiences, and moments allowing visitors to appreciate and enjoy the varied architectural heritage of the different districts, featuring traces from every period in history and examples of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance art.
It’s about rock art, with the earliest examples dating back to around 22,000 BC.
Levantine Spanish and schematic rock art are the forms best represented in Sierra de Guara. These are paintings made by hunters portraying hunting scenes.
Here is a hunter dragging a large mammal pierced by spears. The head, long body, four legs and antlers of this male mountain goat are visible.
The history of the settlers of Sierra de Guara from the depths of time is written in stone, forever.
Whether in the bottle or the cask, Sierra de Guara wines capture the very flavour and essence of this land.