Canal Roya - Anayet area.
3. Afternoon excursions: trips to Estiviellas and coll de
4. Trips to nearby towns: Villanъa, Urdos, Jaca.
5. Mountaineering activities: Climbing, rappel, orienteering,
6 Leisure activities: festivals, games, parties.
7 Educational activities: workshops on alcohol, smoking and sex,
Our approach to the camp is to treat it as an activity for young
adults, without this meaning that we should ignore its
educational value for life in the outside world. Although the
supplementary activities are optional, we try to ensure that
everyone takes part. Consequently, on the first day, once the
relevant presentations have been made and the participants have
taken part in activities to get to know each other, they are
presented with a list of possible activities which is completed
and then agreed amongst everyone. As a result, through the
incorporation of individual viewpoints concerning education
activities, a programme is drawn up in which everyone has a role
to play and for which we are all therefore responsible. This
helps to ensure that the participants take part in all the
activities and that the group gradually becomes more cohesive.
Refuge of Canfranc. Youth Hostel. Albareda street, 19 - 22888
This is a traditional mountain house in Canfranc which has been
restored for use as a youth hostel offering 75 beds divided into
6 separate rooms. There is a large dining room with wooden tables
which can also be used for many other purposes, including parties
and meetings etc. The hostel also has another area with a
television, video player, games, music, etc. where participants
can enjoy a wide range of leisure or educational activities. The
building is centrally heated and permanent hot water, there are
shared showers and bathrooms, two meeting rooms, a bar and an
outside recreation area. Participants must bring a sleeping bag
or a set of sheets.
Home style cooking providing large portions designed to meet the
the hostel’s own kitchen staff in the purpose-built kitchen. The
dining room is large and is located next to the kitchen. Each
group prepares the dining room to meet its own needs, laying the
tables, distributing the food and clearing up.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE AREA:
Canfranc Estaciуn is one of two villages making up the
municipality of Canfranc. It stands at 1,200 m above sea level
and is one of the highest municipalities and most typically
Pyrenean areas in the whole province of Huesca. The area has been
deeply influenced by outside intervention due to its location
only a few kilometres away from the French border and lying, as
it does, on the Santiago pilgrimage route. Canfranc is therefore
a somewhat special place, as it has previously been the site of
huge public works as part of the defence of the realm, the
creation of transport links and infrastructure and the production
of electricity at hydroelectric stations. With a view to
protecting these structures and the population that built and
maintains them, the Government undertook some striking work on
the mountain sides, which tower up to 1,000 metres over Canfranc.
Two huge projects at the beginning of the 20th C. were intended
to ensure that avalanches of snow or rock would not destroy life
in the valley and hundreds of ditches were dug while the
mountains were planted with millions of trees.
The reforestation project required the construction of several
nurseries at strategic locations around the mountains. One of
these is La Casita Blanca, which can be seen from Canfranc