The ‘Pyrenees Corridor’ between Barcelona and the Basque country is becoming more visited and this half-way point is great for adventurers exploring the gorges and forests of the Sierra de Guara and Ordesa National Park. Marta and Romain immediately make you feel at home; Marta’s family is from the hamlet and can organise guides for canyon canoe trips, rock-climbing and hiking, and you don’t have to be super-fit to enjoy the medieval villages of Aínsa and Alquézar, or the beautiful countryside – perhaps from a reclining position in the garden. They also have a winning way of combining Spanish regional food with French influences. Romain bakes for breakfast; jams are homemade, croissants from France. Dinners – and the wine list – are impressive, each course explained; his gazpacho, followed by roast lamb and ginger pumpkin is excellent.