• Trail running shoes outside Casa Allué door on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Three trail runners running uphill with the Pyrenees and Monte Perdido in the background on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Two trail runners going uphill in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Two trail runners coming down from the Ordesa valley on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Trail running shoes outside Casa Allué door on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Three trail runners running uphill with the Pyrenees and Monte Perdido in the background on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Two trail runners going uphill in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Two trail runners coming down from the Ordesa valley on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Trail running shoes outside Casa Allué door on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Three trail runners running uphill with the Pyrenees and Monte Perdido in the background on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Two trail runners going uphill in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
  • Two trail runners coming down from the Ordesa valley on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday

Trail Running Holiday

A holiday designed for solo runners or runners with a partner who walks. All in the spectacular Spanish Pyrenees.

Guided Runs
Fully Inclusive
Small Group
Stay in Comfort
Partner Walks

Holiday Price
€1295 per person

No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.

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Trip Overview

Overview

Our Trail Running Holiday is based in the beautiful central Spanish Pyrenees.  Designed also for a non-running partner, it combines guided trail running with a guided walking holiday.  A great way to explore the area in and around the National Park of Ordesa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Pyrenees Geopark where we live.
We are Simon and Lucy your hosts, and you will be staying at our renovated farmhouse.

Our walks will take us close to the runners so we can meet up for lunch, or a drink.  There is a choice of gentle day walks and more exhilarating treks.

Whether you are an experienced trail runner, transitioning from road running, or just enjoy running, this is the perfect holiday.

The group size is limited with 6 places for runners and 5 places for walkers.

Why not organise a group of friends and make this a private, tailor made holiday!

Trail runners high in the Ordesa valley Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
Trail runners passing through an abandoned village in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday

“It’s the little things they do so well – everything from going and picking vegetables from their garden, collecting walnuts before the wild boar get them to all the visits we made to small local producers.”

Claire. Windsor Sept 2016.

Itinerary

Trail Running Holiday Itinerary

The trails here provide stunning scenery and a mix of terrain, from mountain ridges, passes, forest trails, single track and dirt road to rocky paths.
On our Guided Runs  we have two guides, which means we can cater for a group with a mix of trail running experience.

Our Guided Walks are perfect for a non-running partner, but also give the opportunity for a runner to have a day off and join the walking group.

The bullet point itinerary below gives an idea of what we will be doing during a typical week.

Please note: this is strictly a no-smoking holiday.

DAY 1:

  • Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
  • Dinner and a chance to meet the group.

DAY 2:

  • Morning run Ara Valley.  (3 hours/Ascent 400m).
  • Morning walk, Ara Valley.  (3-4 hours).
A view from Albella in the morning mist on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
A view from Albella in the morning mist

DAY 3:

  • Ridge run Bujaruelo (4-4½ hours. Ascent 962m).
  • Valley walk (2-3½ hours).

DAY 4 :

  • Ordesa run (5 hours. Ascent 750m).
  • Ordesa walk (5 hours).
Trail runners on a ridge run in the Ordesa Valley on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
Ordesa valley faja run

DAY 5:

  • Rest day. Walk from the house. Visit historic medieval town of Ainsa. Mountain biking.

DAY 6:

  • High mountain run (4-5 hours. Ascent 850 to 950m).
  • Spectacular walk (4 hours).
A high trail run on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
High mountain run

DAY 7:

  • Gorge run (4 hours. Ascent 550m).
  • Circular walk (2 hours).
  • Lunch at a mountain restaurant.

DAY 8:

  • A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
Running in a gorge
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Accommodation

Accommodation

The base for our Trail Running Holiday 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.

The Farmhouse

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.

“The rooms have been sympathetically renovated, retaining beautiful original features whilst providing a sophisticated en suite bathroom. I could enjoy beautiful views across the valley, gaze at the starlit sky and listen to the natural nightlife. Just fantastic in itself.”

Louise. Lewes. Oct 2017.

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.

“And the food! Our meals were superlative and our picnic lunches were every bit as wonderful. Our stay at Casa Allué was definitely a highlight of our trip to Spain.”

Deborah & Art. Maryland USA. May 2017

Getting Here

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.

If you are looking for cheap flights try  Momondo or Skyscanner.

Transfers

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 Renfe train from Barcelona and Madrid to Zaragoza is approximately 1½ hours.
To find train times and prices try the  Renfe train logo on How to get to Albella 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.

Reviews

Just Some of Our Reviews on This Holiday…

“ We went on a weeks break to this friendly and welcoming retreat. The food was wonderful, the location peaceful and the walks and runs took the groups through some of the most beautiful countryside we have seen in our travels. Most definitely a holiday we would recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors. To add to the experience Simon and Lucy are great hosts and so well informed on the history and geology of the area.
The guides selected to accompany us on our walks/runs where great and answered all questions put to them with great knowledge and enthusiasm. A great holiday enjoyed with wonderful company.”

Brian & Tia. Abu Dhabi. Trail Running Holiday September 2017

Trail runners at a viewing balcony overlooking the Ordesa National Park on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
Trail runners having a break in the Ordesa National Park on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday

“Normally we do our own thing on holiday — an ‘organised’ week was a first for us. Couldn’t have been happier with it! We signed up for trail running / walking, and got so much more in addition. We really feel we got to know the area and appreciate its great variety — mountain scenery, wildlife, local history, village life, etc. Our hosts and guides excelled with their local knowledge — even anticipating the weather to find the best places for us to go out each day.”

Mike & Debbie. Australia. Trail Running Holiday September 2017

Our Trail Running group 2017 on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
Trail runners above the Ordesa canyon in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday

“I stayed at Casa Allué recently for a trail running holiday and I can honestly say it was one of the best trips I have taken. The location is stunning and the farmhouse renovation has been done so well. It far exceeded what I was expecting.

Simon and Lucy provided our running group with fantastic guides who were able to provide both the local knowledge of the Pyrenees mountains and years of experience of trail running. We were treated to fantastic runs with simply stunning views every day. I’m struggling to pick any one run as the best one, as each one had something a bit special. The word “WOW” was used a lot!

If you like trail running, you’ll love this holiday. Hill training is good idea prior, but the guides were able to cater for different levels of fitness and pace without any issues.
Not only were local guides provided, but we ate a lot of locally produced food during the holiday. Simon and Lucy grew a lot of the veg we were eating, so fresh it was picked less than an hour before we were eating it. Just fantastic! (I hope there is a blog or cookbook coming with the recipes soon!).
It was clear from the renovation carried out just how much the hosts cared for the environmental impact, reusing what materials they could.
This holiday far exceeded what I was expecting in a trail running holiday. Our group was so well looked after and we were treated to some fantastic runs in the Pyrenees mountains. I will be back for sure.”

Gillian. Glasgow. Trail Running Holiday September 2016.

A trail runner picking her way downhill in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
A trail runner cools her feet in the river on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday

“I stayed at Casa Allue as part of a trail running activity holiday and can honestly say that everything was fantastic, Lucy and Simon’s attention to detail is exceptional. The house has been renovated to the highest standards and is beautiful and the setting is stunning.
The food was fantastic and plentiful, which given the appetite that I developed was great news.
The local area is truly stunning and unspoiled, and was a lovely surprise as I had never visited this area before.”

Rob. Milton Keynes. Trail Running Holiday September 2016

A trail runner poses at the head of the Ordesa valley on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday
Trail runners walking a steep section in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Trail Running Holiday

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Simon and Lucy – Your Hosts & founders of Aragon Active

We are a husband and wife team, but more than that we are a family. Penny and Sofi, our two daughters are an integral part of Casa Allué, our family home, where you are welcomed not just as our guests, but as friends.

Here, you can disconnect completely, leaving behind the worries of everyday life, surrounded only by nature. It’s what drew us here in the first place to start a new business.

“A boutique small group holiday concept, with a unique personal touch!” Jane. Brisbane Australia. May 2017.

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