Val d’Aran (Pyrenees), Spain (March 7, 2006) Spanish summers are well-known for raising the glass (especially for its sweet sangria) but there are also soft adventure options that deliver five-star comfort without the crowds in Spain’s Pyrenees mountains. White water rafting, fly-fishing, canoeing, hydro-speeding (boogie boarding on a river) and even cycling down a Tour de France route are just a few of the adventure activities offered in La Pleta Hotel & Spa’s summer packages. Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, La Pleta features the Top Heights Program, where guests sight-see high above in a helicopter and cycle down the Val d’Aran mountain trails; and the Natural Setting Program, where guests golf and choose between white water rafting, canoeing and hydro-speeding. Fly-fishing is yet another popular activity in the Baqueira region and is offered additionally. Package rates start at $506 USD per person in an Occitania Superior Room for four days and three nights from June 30 to October 14, 2006. For more information and reservations, call toll-free 800-525-4800 or 713-528-7862 or visit
The 4 day / 3 night Top Heights Program includes accommodations in an Occitania Superior room; a 25-minute helicopter ride; a mountain bike excursion; a white-glove, butler-served picnic on the grassy hills of Val d’Aran; dinner at Del Gel al Foc, the hotel’s signature restaurant serving creative international cuisine with a Catalonian twist; and a 50-minute spa treatment at Occitania Spa, which combines natural ingredients and ancient culture of the Pyrenees. In addition to these activities, the 6 day / 5 night Top Heights Program includes a 4×4 driving tour to nearby
Montgarri and a quad biking excursion. The Top Heights Program starts at $639 USD per person from June 30 to October 14, 2006.
The 4 day / 3 night Natural Setting Program includes accommodations in an Occitania Superior Room; a day of golf with pitching and putting; a choice of white water rafting, canoeing or hydro-speeding; a white-glove, butler-served picnic; a 50-minute spa treatment; and dinner at Del Gel al Foc. In addition to these activities, the 6 day / 5 night Natural Setting Program includes horseback riding and a hiking excursion in Baqueira with
over 186 miles of possible trails. The Natural Setting Program starts at $506 USD per person from June 30 to
October 14, 2006.
Package rates are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. Taxes and service charges are additional. Extra nights are
From the creators of Ikal del Mar and Esencia Resort in Mexico, La Pleta Hotel & Spa offers world-class skiing in the winter and endless soft adventure in the summer. Tucked away in Val d’Aran, Baqueira, Spain, the five-star resort is a scenic 2 hour drive from the Toulouse
Airport and 3 hours from the Barcelona Airport. Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the 70-room La Pleta is popular with Spanish high-society including the Spanish Royal family. Occitania, the resort’s mountain spa, introduces the celebrity-popular Erno Lazlo skincare ritual to Europe for the first time. The resort’s two restaurants satisfy the most discerning palates with Del Gel al Foc, serving creative international cuisine with a Catalonian twist, and Petita Borda, offering lighter Mediterranean-style dishes. For more information and reservations, call toll-free 800-525-4800 or 713-528-7862 or visit www.lapleta.com.
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