Welcome to Upper Benasque Valley & Maladeta Massif
Northeast of Benasque, the A139 continues up the valley of the Río Ésera (known as the Valle de Benasque) for 13km to a dead end 1.5km short of the mountain ridgeline that forms the French border. The side valleys off this upper Benasque valley provide the area's most spectacular scenery and best walks and climbs. Just before the A139's end, a 6km unpaved road forks east, following the upper Ésera past the Hospital de Benasque hotel to a parking area at La Besurta, the starting point for several good routes. The Maladeta massif – a line of high, glacier-fringed peaks culminating in Aneto (3404m), the Pyrenees' highest summit – rises to the south of La Besurta. West of the A139 rises the Pyrenees' second-highest peak, Posets (3375m).
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