The Sierra de Guara Natural Park, European award for accessible tourism

Spain has a lot to teach. Therefore, we are not surprised when we receive news that one of those wonderful corners of our geography receives an award.

This is what has happened recently with the Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park , located in Aragon. In recognition of its efforts to offer sustainable and accessible tourism activities for all, with infrastructures adapted to people with disabilities, it has received the “European Destinations of Excellence” (EDEN) award from the European Commission.

Equal opportunities

In this edition of the award, the European body has awarded 19 destinations on the continent in countries such as France, Greece, Cyprus and Croatia, among which is the Aragonese natural park, as a sign of support for accessible tourism for the elderly or those in need specific, as indicated by the European Commission in a statement:

With this, we not only support equal opportunities and Human Rights, but we also improve the average quality of tourist destinations and offer the possibility of extending the tourist season.


The Sierra and Canyons of Guara

The Sierra y Cañones de Guara is a territory of more than 80,000 hectares where visitors can participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking trails and bird watching adapted for people with disabilities. The Commission has underlined that this has started to happen since 2006, when the park authorities, the business sector and NGOs set out to constantly improve the accessibility of the site to tourists.

The other winners

In addition to the Guara Natural Park, the Kaunertal (Austria) and the Morvan region (France) have also been awarded. The municipalities of Svetvincenat (Croatia), Ottignies-Louvain La Neuve (Belgium), Polis Chrysochous (Cyprus), Lipno (Czech R.), Haapsalu (Estonia), Marathon (Greece), Kaposvár and Zselic (Hungary) have also been awarded , Cavan Town (Ireland), Pistoia (Italy), Liepaja (Latvia), Telsiai (Lithuania), Horsterwold (Holland), Przemysl (Poland), Jurilovca (Romania), Lasko (Slovenia) and Tarakli (Turkey).