Trail Running Holiday
A holiday designed for solo runners or runners with a partner who walks. All in the spectacular Spanish Pyrenees.
€1295 per person
No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.
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 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.
- Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
- Dinner and a chance to meet the group.
- Morning run Ara Valley. (3 hours/Ascent 400m).
- Morning walk, Ara Valley. (3-4 hours).
- 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).
- Rest day. Walk from the house. Visit historic medieval town of Ainsa. Mountain biking.
- High mountain run (4-5 hours. Ascent 850 to 950m).
- Spectacular walk (4 hours).
- Gorge run (4 hours. Ascent 550m).
- Circular walk (2 hours).
- Lunch at a mountain restaurant.
- A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
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.
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 Renfe train from Barcelona and Madrid to Zaragoza 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.
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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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