Snowshoeing Holidays Pyrenees
A perfect way to explore the spectacular Spanish Pyrenees
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€1350 per person
No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.
Snowshoeing Holiday Pyrenees
€1350 per person
“We have just returned from a weeks snow shoeing and winter walking with Aragon Active. From the wall to wall sunshine to the wonderful walking and views we had a relaxing but invigorating week.” Elizabeth. Cambridge. UK
Our Snowshoeing Holidays Pyrenees are the perfect tonic if you are looking to escape the grey days of winter.
We are based in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, a perfect location to combine snowshoe walking in and around the National Park of Ordesa with guided walks in the Natural Park of Sierra de Guara.
Snowshoe walking is a fantastic way to discover the real Pyrenees, in all their wild splendour.
Our Snowshoeing Holidays Pyrenees are 6 day programs of guided walks. By combining snowshoe walking with winter walks we have much more flexibility with the weather, enabling us to make the right activity choice on any particular day.
We are Simon and Lucy, your hosts for the week, and you will be staying at our beautiful renovated farmhouse.
The daily excursions are about enjoying this spectacular place where we live, there will be plenty of stops, time to take photos, look at nature or just marvel at the scenery that surrounds us.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first time snowshoeing, our local Expert Guide will be on hand to help.
The group size is limited to a maximum of 8 people.
Why not organise a group of friends! With a minimum of 6 people we can make this a private, tailor made holiday.
Winter Walking Holiday Itinerary
The bullet point itinerary below gives an idea of what we will be doing during a typical week. The decision of exactly where we go on a particular day will be decided by Simon, Lucy, and the guides. It will depend a great deal on the weather and the snow conditions.
See our Pyrenees Weather Forecast for a better idea of what to expect and what to pack (we send a recommended kit list when you book).
To receive a full itinerary please enter your email address at the end of this section and we will email it to you.
Please note: this is strictly a no-smoking holiday.
- Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
- Dinner and a chance to meet the group.
- Snow shoe walk in a beautiful valley in Ordesa (3-4 hours. Ascent 370m). Picnic lunch
- Guided walk in the Sierra de Guara (4-5 hour).
- Visit medieval town.
DAY 4 :
- A foot in each country as we snow shoe to the French border.
- Morning walk to an 11th century castle with panoramic views.
- Spectacular snow shoe ridge walk.
- Ordesa snow shoe walk with breathtaking views.
- A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
The base for our Snowshoeing Holidays Pyrenees is our 17th century farmhouse, Casa Allué. It nestles on the hillside in the small farming hamlet of Albella, within the Pyrenees Geopark and close to the National Park of Ordesa and the Natural Park of Sierra de Guara.
We undertook a major restoration project to transform Casa Allué into both a family home and a “must stay” destination.
The transformation complete, we have created a home from home. The bedrooms are spacious with luxury en suite bathrooms and thermostatic rain showers. All have mountain views with plenty of natural light. Four have stone balconies, perfect for star gazing, as the night skies here are breathtaking.
Each room is named after the wildlife that surrounds the house.
We love to cook and we prepare all your meals using only locally sourced, or our own organic produce. We can cater for all dietary requirements. The flavour is definitely Spanish, but often with a twist!
But it’s not just the accommodation and food that make our holidays stand out! See our section What Makes Us Different!
And for more information on our farmhouse, Casa Allué, visit our page Guest House Accommodation.
How to Get to Albella
When considering the options below why not add on a couple of nights to include a city break.
Flying to Zaragoza
Our nearest airport is Zaragoza. Ryan Air offer flights all year round from London Stansted.
Arrival time in Zaragoza is normally 16.40 and departure 17.05. We do offer a pick up and drop off service – see below.
Flying to Barcelona (El Prat) & Madrid
Barcelona and Madrid are hubs for international flights from outside Europe. If you are arriving from the USA, Canada, Australia or another international destination these are the best options.
There are also flights from many UK airports. All the low cost airlines fly to both cities.
We can provide transfers from both Zaragoza airport and Zaragoza train station, the cost is €70 return. Our pick up and drop off times are below.
Pick-up: 17:00 airport / 17:15 train station.
Drop-off: 15:00 train station / 15:15 airport.
The journey time for the high speed AVE train from Barcelona-Sants and Madrid to Zaragoza-Delicias is approximately 1½ hours.
To find train times and prices try the site direct or GoEuro. The latter also gives times and prices for travel by bus and car.
Prices by train are approximately 90 euros return from either Barcelona or Madrid. Trains can be booked 3 months in advance.
Be aware that paying with a foreign credit card can be problematic, however, using the same card via PayPal is very straightforward – we speak from experience and are here to help if you run into problems!
From Zaragoza it is two hours to our base in the Pyrenees.
Transfers from other airports can be arranged and would be charged on a pro rata basis.