VALLE DE VIÓ

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Experiencia

Valle de Vió (Bal de Bió1 or Ballibió in Aragonese) is a valley of the Pyrenees of Huesca. It is located between the courses of the rivers Ara and Cinca, in the region of Sobrarbe. It runs through the river Aso, which ends at the Vellós or Bellós at its exit from the canyon of Añisclo. The northern limit of Ballibió is the Sierra de las Cutas, which separates it from the valley of Ordesa.

The capital of the valley and head of municipality is Fanlo. Other towns are Buerba, Buisán, Gallisué, Nerín, Sercué, Vió (that gives name to the valley), Yeba and the pardinas of Ballarín and of Blasco.

The human presence in the area has been witnessed for several thousand years, mainly by nomadic or semi-nomadic populations dedicated to livestock. This activity has been constant throughout history, to the point where it is still practiced transhumance by local cattle ranchers, who in summer take advantage of the surrounding grasslands and in winter they descend to the flat lands of the middle valley of the Ebro .

Today the tendency to depopulation, common to the Pyrenean area during the twentieth century, has stopped, partly thanks to tourism. There are many companies that offer adventure sports or other activities related to nature, which has brought a new economic dynamism to the area.

In the valley of Vió is the Nordic ski resort of Fanlo Bal de Bió.