5 Reasons to Plan a Family Getaway in Graus and Secastilla this Summer

Are you looking for the perfect family getaway this summer? Look no further than the picturesque villages of Secastilla and Graus in Spain. These hidden gems offer a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and family-friendly activities that make them an ideal destination for a memorable vacation. Here we bring you 5 reasons why you should come to discover this surprising corner of Spain.

Secastilla, a perfect village to enjoy rural tourism in the North of Spain, ideal for family getaways
The village of Secastilla. You can see the shrine of Torreciudad in the back!

And to make your stay even more extraordinary, why not rent our charming rural house, Sidro·Co, ideal for accommodating up to 10 guests? With its impeccable decoration and cozy ambiance, our house provides the perfect home away from home for your family retreat. And if you are traveling with your furry friend, we are a pet-friendly accommodation.

Pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Spain’s Pre-Pyrenees!

1. Explore the Beauty of Graus and Secastilla

Graus and Secastilla are nestled next to the breathtaking Pyrenees of Aragon, offering stunning vistas and a serene atmosphere in the region of Ribagorza. These villages boast a rich history and are home to charming cobblestone streets, ancient churches, and well-preserved medieval architecture. Exploring these quaint Spanish villages with your family will transport you back in time and bring to your mind historical battles or surprising legends.

Devil's Bridge, in the beautiful Olvena Canyon, one of the most interesting places around
The Olvena canyon: home to incredible bridges and misterious caves…

Nature lovers will also be delighted by the surrounding landscapes. From towering mountains to the amazing Olvena Canyon, Graus and Secastilla provide a perfect backdrop for outdoor enthusiasts. Embark on hiking trails, go cycling, or enjoy a leisurely picnic by the riverside or by any of the two large reservoirs nearby: Barasona and El Grado, perfect to cool off during summer! The abundance of natural beauty in this region will captivate your senses and provide endless opportunities for fun and relax.

2. Activities for the Whole Family

Graus and Secastilla offer a wide array of activities that cater to every member of the family. Adventure-seeking families can indulge in thrilling outdoor pursuits such as rafting, canyoning, rock climbing, and zip-lining. Definitely, one of the best are some of the astonishing walkways around, like the walkways of Montfalcó or Alquézar.

Walkways of Alquézar, over the Vero river
Walkways of Alquézar. Photo by Roberto Molero

At Sidro·Co, we are organizing a really interesting guided hike in the canyon next to the house where you will discover and explore some hidden caves and enjoy truly incredible views, known only by a select few. Ask us for more information!

Guided hiking activity  around beautiful places and caves that we organize in the area of Graus for tourists
Family enjoying our hiking & caves activity. Photo by Álvaro Nueve Veinte

For a more relaxed experience, explore the towns’ cultural and historical sites, including ancient castles, the shrine of Torreciudad, all kind of museums and even a Buddhist temple: Dag Shang Kagyu. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant local festivals and events that showcase the region’s traditions and folklore.

Stupas in the Buddhist temple of Dag Shang Kagyu
The beautiful Dag Shang Kagyu Buddhist Temple

3. Discover the Somontano wine tradition

One of the highlights of visiting Secastilla is the opportunity to indulge in some of the finest wines from the renowned Somontano wine region. With a long wine tradition, Secastilla is surrounded by vineyards and is known for its exceptional wines and wineries, like Obergo or Viñas del Vero, with their world-acclaimed Miranda de Secastilla. Wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs can embark on wine tours and tastings in the area, exploring the flavors and aromas of the local varietals. Whether you prefer robust reds or crisp whites, Somontano offers a wide selection to satisfy every palate.

Somontano wine bottles in a table ready to be tasted next to the vineyards in Secastilla
Enjoy the finest wines with our delicious activity

Looking for an activity that brings all these elements together? Come and enjoy our exclusive wine tasting experience among vineyards, accompanied by some of the finest local products! Come with us, relax, and savor the exquisite taste of these carefully crafted wines, as you immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Secastilla’s vineyards. A visit to Secastilla presents the perfect opportunity to discover the rich heritage and flavors of the Somontano wines, creating a truly unforgettable experience for wine lovers and families alike.

4. Culinary Delights and Local Cuisine

No family getaway is complete without indulging in delicious food. Graus and Secastilla are known for their gastronomic delights, featuring a blend of traditional Spanish and regional cuisines. Sample mouthwatering dishes such as longaniza de Graus, ternasco (lamb from Aragón), chiretas and tortetas, amongst many others, all of them of course elaborated with the best quality local products like the Olive oil from Secastilla or the local truffle.

Restaurant inside the cloisters of the cathedral of Roda de Isábena
Have you ever enjoyed a dinner or lunch inside the cloisters of an old cathedral? Photo by Fèlix González

Numerous family-friendly restaurants and eateries offer a welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that even the pickiest eaters in your family will find something to savor. No matter if you’re looking for elegant restaurants or more casual ones by the lake, outdoor dining with a view of a castle, or even inside a cathedral, you’ll find them all here, and we’ll take care of recommending them based on what you’re looking for.

5. Explore the North of Spain

Planning a family getaway in our rural house in the area of Graus and Secastilla provides the perfect opportunity to explore the beauty of the northern region of Spain, specially the province of Huesca and the regions of Ribagorza, Somontano and Sobrarbe. Take day trips to nearby attractions such as the stunning Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park or the enchanting Aínsa medieval village. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city life of Zaragoza or venture further to Barcelona, both easily accessible from Graus and Secastilla. Combine your visit to these charming places with other remarkable destinations to make the most of your family vacation.

Forau d'Aigualluts waterfall with the Aneto summit in the background
Incredible landscapes await you around. Photo by Horrapics

6. Extra: Enjoy Sidro·Co, best accommodation for groups

When planning a family getaway, finding suitable accommodation is essential. Fortunately, our house Sidro·Co in Secastilla is the perfect basecamp to enjoy rural tourism in Huesca and Aragón and it caters to the needs of families. From our cozy bedrooms to our spacious kitchen and living & dining rooms, you’ll find us as the perfect place to call home during your stay. Apart from the house itself, you will also find next to it amazing recreational areas and other family-friendly features such as playground, public swimming pool, pickleball and paddle tennis court, the beautiful BBQ spot of Secastilla, etc., ensuring a memorable and comfortable experience. And apart from all this… we are a pet-friendly accommodation!

Pickleball court between mountains in Huesca, adventure tourism.
One of the many leisure options around

In conclusion, Graus and Secastilla offer an idyllic setting for a family getaway in the heart of Spain’s Pre-Pyrenees. With their natural beauty, our family-friendly accommodation Sidro·Co, diverse activities, culinary delights, and easy access to other attractions, this area provides a unique and enriching experience for the whole family. Plan your summer vacation in Huesca with us and enjoy a different summer enjoying the best rural tourism in Spain!

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