Super slope side restaurants cater for every pallet, from quick and easy fast food burger joints to sophisticated tapas restaurants, fine dining Spanish and private international dining options, you wouldn’t leave the slopes hungry!
Val D’Aran is famous for the richness of its gastronomy. Most restaurants, be it fine dining or casual and relaxed use indigenous products of the valley so everything is fresh and local. Wild chamois, boar, rabbit, duck, trout and fresh river fish are staples in the Aranese cuisine. The very affordable and delicious fine dining restaurants showcase the best of the area and they sit alongside the more relaxed and informal tapas bars – with 100’s to choose from, you can expect to enjoy aged cured deli meats and local cheeses mixed in with the traditional Catalonian tapas specialties.
Off the slopes the après ski is a little different to that usually found in the Alps, but definitely just as enjoyable. You tend to enjoy a cold beer or a bottle of wine with a plate or two of delightful tapas shared around an old barrel in one of the tapas bars at the foot of the slopes or in the local beautiful historic villages that make up the Val D’Aran. Returning to the hotel afterwards for a siesta before embarking on a gastronomic delight at one of the many local restaurants and then back to your hotel and in bed by midnight ready for the excitement of the next days experience. Or embark on something a little more adventurous in the evenings with some experiences we highly recommend. Husky dog rides or ski-doo tours to ancient refuges where you can sample some divine home cooked, rustic cuisine with specially prepped taster menus.
If you do want a party then there are numerous bars in the valley that are open until the early hours, including an oversized Pacha superclub, but with snow, slopes and ski experiences this good, you want to do it like a local!
Local beer is cheap and lovely at just over €1 a glass. Local Spanish wines (always take a local recommendation) are delightfully priced and easy to drink.
Let us arrange a selection of restaurants and tapas bars for you, to really make the most of your stay!