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We plan on taking a family trip with my parents (70s) and my sister's family to Spain. The decision will ultimately be between N Spain and Andalusia but considering that we on on traveling in the summer my guess is we will end up picking N Spain. We have travelled extensively in Europe. My sister has travelled to Rome and Tuscany but not elsewhere in Europe. My parents are healthy but not capable of long hikes and walking up steep hills. We will rent cars for part of the trip but I do have concerns particularly traveling through steep mountain passes etc since my brother in law who will likely be the second driver has no experience in driving outside of the States. We want this trip to be about scenic villages, mountain views, atmospheric towns mixed in with some historic sights. Pls let me know your thoughts on the below itinerary:

3 days Madrid including day trips to Toledo, Segovia and/or Avila
Day 4Take High speed train to zargoza. Explore Basilicia, cathedral and Moorish palace (may need 2 days)
Hire car to explore Aragon Pyrenees
Day 5 drive to Alquezar 1.34 hrs
Day 6 drive to Ainsa 1.08 hrs
Day 7/8 drive to Torla .50 hrs. Entry point to Ordesa NP
Day 9 drive to Beilsa and onto France ? Worth it?

Trying to figure out if we can visit a town or two in the French Hautes Pyrenees. Gavarnie, Cauterers, and the mountain passes of Col du Tourmalet or Col d'aspen look beautiful but maybe too far of a drive on steep roads? Do you think we would see more of what we already would have covered in Aragon Pyrenees.

Another town I excluded from the list above was Terrell and the village of Albarracin. The latter looks very beautiful with the moorish castle and walls but not sure it's worth a two hour drive south from Zaragoza.

Day 10/11 backtrack to Mardid.

Pls let me know if this looks reasonable. Any suggestions to make it better? This may be one of our last big trips as a family so I want to make sure it's a memorable experience for everyone particularly my parents.

Thanks all.

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