Loft and caravan for hire in the Spanish Pyrenees
The unspoilt village of Aulas is situated in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees at about 900 meters altitude. It is about three hours drive from Barcelona. Surrounded by beautiful oak forests and spectacular rock formations it is an ideal area for walking, bird watching or simply just to unwind. The village of Aulas stood deserted for 40 years because of the gradual departure of the locals and was ‘rediscovered’ again about 15 years ago. Today the village is thriving again with a local and an international flavour.
The loft is a large area close to 100 square meters with a charming balcony and a kitchen equipped with all necessities. There is a bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.
The caravan is situated in a quiet spot just outside the village. There is a living room with a kitchen area and a separate bedroom with double bed. The outdoor shower and toilet have a beautiful view. In the summer there is also an outdoor kitchen.
For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Anne Denolf
Telephone: 0034 616817344
Where is it?
Directions from Arén to Aulas:
The village of Arén is located on the national highwayN230(Lleida-Vielha). At Arén you can cross the river Noguera Ribagorzana by going over a small bridge. If you will be coming from the direction of Barcelona (Lleida) you will then find this bridge about 200 meters on your right after passing the gas station in Aren.
If will be coming from the direction of France (Vielha) you have to drive to the gas station, make a u-turn here and double back for 200 meters until you get to the bridge which you cross following the direction to Aulas.
After the bridge, you go straight ahead (which is diagonally right up). Keep following the asphalt road until Sapeira (about 8km), pass to the right of Sapeira (leaving the village on your left) and continue straight on the dirt road. Follow this for about about 3km and then turn left (follow the wooden signpost to Aulas) Be aware! There is a small piece of concrete with a recess for drainage, so drive carefully over this. Then follow the road until you reach Aulas.
What to do?
Aulas is a mountain village in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees. It lies on the border with the provinces of Catalonia and Aragon. By following a winding road along the hillside you reach the village. This is an ideal place to enjoy the breathtaking views, or simply to read and relax.
If you would prefer some more active activities there are many opportunities in the surrounding area:
-In The village there is a “posa” (natural pool) with water from the mountain river
-There Is a pleasant outdoor swimming pool a 20 minute drive away
-There Are several lakes about an hour’s drive away; in Pobla de Segur, El Pont de Suert and Graus. You can reach them after a beautiful drive through the local nature and here you will find all the possibilities for swimming, boat hire or simply just chilling out while sipping drinks in ‘chirinquito’
-From The village there are several hiking trails to the surrounding villages.
-There Is a beautiful gorge in the Reserva del Congost Mont Rebei connecting the provinces of Aragon and Catalonia with a walkway following the gorge down river. This is an impressive walk for daredevils.
-The Aigüestortes Nature Reserve is an hour’s drive away.
-Montañana, A medieval village with many Romanesque churches, is half an hour away.
-In Aren, a village about a twenty minute drive away, there is a museum about dinosaurs.
-In The Vall de la Terreta (the valley in which Aulas is located) you can spot vultures, eagles and other birds. There is a vulture museum in Torre de Tamurcia a vulture museum. You can even spend a night in the look-out hut!
-For Mountain bikers this is paradise.
-In The area there are possibilities for canoeing, rafting and rock climbing.
-You can kayak down the gorge in the Reserva del Mont rebei.
What you need to know
-Bed linen is provided
-There is internet access (through cable)
-bread is available in the village
-The closest convenience store is a 25 minute drive away in Aren
-Supermarket 45 minutes drive in El Pont de Suert
– The Loft can also be rented to groups and is also suitable as a rehearsal space
Prices: The basic price is 40 euros per night for two persons, children under 12 are free, additional persons aged 12 years or over 8 euros per night. Cleaning costs 20 euros.
-Bed linen is provided
-in the living space of the caravan an additional mattress can be installed
-There is room for a tent next to caravan
The basic price is 25 euros per night for two persons, additional (own) tent 10 euros per night. Cleaning costs 15 euros.