The town of Ainsa, which is located in the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees some 45km from the French border, has a rich and diverse history. Once the capital of the “Kingdom of Sobrarbe”, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Aragon in the 11th century. It is a beautiful example of a fortified medieval hilltop town.
In 1965 the “Old Town” part of Ainsa that sits and looks down over the newer part of the town below, was declared an Historic Artistic site and the 11thCentury Romanesque church, named “the Church of Santa Maria”, along with the large open “Plaza Mayor”, the Castle and the surrounding defensive Wall, gained the title of “National Monument”.
Aínsa can offer visitors a wide range of cultural and leisure activities including Walking & Hiking, Mountaineering. Skiing, Hunting, Fishing and of course Cycling!
Ainsa is also home to a network of around 1000km of cleaned and maintained Pistas and Caminos (Tracks and Paths) that make up the world famous MTB Enduro trails of Zona Zero and the local roads around Ainsa are wonderful for Road Riding.