At an altitude of 974 m, Vielha, is the administrative capital of the beautiful Val d’Aran, and, as the centre of the municipality of Vielha, welcomes you to the heart of the Pyrenees. Surrounded by summits that tower over 2,000 m and situated at the confluence of the Garonne and Nere rivers, Vielha attracts visitors with its thriving shopping district, which boasts all kinds of shops and stores specialising in extreme sports, winter sports and mountaineering. Its widest avenues contrast with the narrow streets and traditional buildings of the old town, which over the time have become home to an enviable range of dining options, with restaurants and bars that invite diners to enjoy local cuisine in all its many different forms. Strolling through the old town, you will come across medieval buildings with striking Renaissance façades in a perfect state of conservation, such as the Tor deth Generau Martinhon (17th century), which houses the Museu dera Val d’Aran and the Glèisa de Sant Miquèu, which is home to the Crist de Mijaran, a wooden sculpture of dating to the Romanesque period, of great artistic value. A visit to the former wool mill, now the Museu dera Lan is also recommended.
Throughout the year, Vielha is a lively hub for lovers of mountain sports and outdoor activities of every kind. Hotels and other accommodation options in the area are the ideal starting point for many excursions on foot, by bike, or on snowshoes – such Montcorbison (2,176 m) or the Camin Reiau – or other family trips in the car such as the Artiga de Lin or the Bassa d’Oles. In Vielha, every season of the year can be experienced in all its splendour. The free activity programme offered by the majority of the area’s hotels promises unforgettable days out in a spectacular high mountain environment.
The array of outdoor sports activities on offer is complemented by a range of facilities, sports centres, Padel courts and a climbing centre, as well as the Palai de Gèu ice skating rink, all ideal for high-altitude sports training.
In Vielha you’ll find all the services you need to make your stay unforgettable.