Vío Valley is formed by some villages located over a thousand metres in the south of the Monte Perdido Massif. It is the town that provides more land to the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
It was a rich area until the 20th century due to the development of an important nomadic sheep farming in the valley ports in summer. It was an unfavourable area until recent times and one of the most difficult to access in the Aragonese Pyrenees, so it originated that from around 1950 the population emigrated, and the valley was abandoned. Nowadays, the depopulation has stopped thanks to the tourism.
We find traditional houses with tile roofs in all the villages of the valley: Fanlo, Buisán, Nerín, Sercué, Ceresuela, Yeba, Vió, Buerba and Gallisué. It is also important the San Úrbez Hermitage, situated in the deep Añisclo Canyon.
From this valley, you can access to the top part of the National Park, where the highest peaks of the mountain range are located and to the impressive Añisclo Canyon.
You also must visit Pardina del Señor forest, arriving by the road that connects Fanlo and Sarvisé. It is declared one of the ten most beautiful forests in the Iberian Peninsula and in autumn the forest is a colour palette, attracting photographers and nature lovers. Inside the forest, you can find firs, wild pines, beeches, birches, ashes, rowans, boxes, poplars, gall oaks, maples, cherries…, a wide range of trees in the same place, that means a beautiful spectacle difficult to find in other areas of the peninsula.
The forest is best enjoyed from the distance, where you have the best view, through the 12-km road that connects Fanlo and Sarvisé. You can also go inside the forest on foot by the GR15 path that connects Fanlo and Buesa.
More information in our blog: Pardina del Señor forest, one of the most beautiful in the Pyrenees. Punta del Comiello, excellent lookout in the Pyrenees.