Culture

The villages along the route retain their old character. Every year they celebrate festivals customs and traditions, popular dances and handcraft and livestock fairs.

Talking about art and architecture, we will find an important legacy or romanic art. Nine well preserved churches were long ago declared World Heritage monuments by UNESCO.

Nowadays we will enjoy several cozy accommodations where we will breath serenity and tranquility after a hard hiking day. In addition, traditional cuisine can be tasted in many good restaurants. It contains high quality products and dishes such us meat girella and mushrooms which help us to build up strength to keep walking.

Old and traditional trades like cowherd, shepherd and, why not say it, mountain guide, who during the nineteenth century  accompanied the aristocrats to clim and discover the pyrenean summits, are nowadays surviving or recovering. Mountain guides have always helped people to achieve their dreams providing knowledge about mountains to society.

The guides of the three valleys route manage mountain safety techniques, but they are also transmitters of cultural and natural heritage by making a link between society, nature and people in the mountain villages and their costumes. It is a direct and sustainable way to send a message that helps to preserve our heritage.