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    by Xenas Written Oct 29, 2005

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    The Tena valley has two ski resorts within five miles of each other and both are no more than a 15 minute drive from Tramacastilla, a village that stands apart from the 'chocolate-box' resorts of the Alps. The valley, in the centre of the Aragonese Pyrenees, is cut in two by the Gallego River. In the summer it's a hikers' paradise, but in the winter the skiiers take over.

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    This isolated very isolated and almost deserted mountain range is on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. Here Bertrand has kept his superb mostly pure Arab horses. He is the horse whisperer of the mountains and has a gentle way with animals. The riding is thrilling - from steep descents down the side of canyons to exhilarating gallops along open tracks this is for confident, fit riders. You discover the hidden secrets of the Pyrenees; griffon vulture colonies, historic castles and drovers tracks leading to abandoned stone villages. The contrasting landscapes of the snowy Pyrenees in the North, lush pastures and olive groves on the slopes, down to deserted plateaux in the South is remarkable. Prepare for a week of unforgettable riding on superbly trained, cared for horses on both these trails.

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    by Xenas Written Oct 29, 2005

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    I visited the Restaurante del Lago, designed by Rafael Moneo one of Spain's top architects to muse on his alternative ski holiday, far from the archetypal wild après ski brigade with the quiet and charming surrounding villages. Skiers are likely to encounter more independence out on the peaceful, sparsely populated slopes and the variety of activities in the resort makes this a truly unique ski experience.

    Favorite Dish: The pasta with marinated shrimps and fish, yummy

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