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

Spain has a lot to teach. So we are not surprised when we receive news that any of these corners wonderful of our geography receives some award.

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

Equal opportunities

In this edition of the award, the European organization 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 tourism accessible for the elderly or with specific needs, as stated by the European Commission in a statement:

With this, we not only support equal opportunities and Human Rights, but 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 and Canyons of Guara is a territory of more than 80,000 hectares where visitors can participate in a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking routes. trekking and bird watching adapted for people with disabilities. The Commission has underlined that this has started to happen since 2006, when park authorities, the business sector and NGOs started to constantly improve the accessibility of the place to tourists.

The other winners

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

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