• Learn Spanish students acting as tour guides in Ainsa on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
  • A Spanish class outside in the Pyrenees on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • Four students tasting wine on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • Learn Spanish students acting as tour guides in Ainsa on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
  • Spanish conversational practice in the Tourist Office on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • A Spanish class outside in the Pyrenees on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • Four students tasting wine on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • Learn Spanish students acting as tour guides in Ainsa on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
  • Spanish conversational practice in the Tourist Office on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • A Spanish class outside in the Pyrenees on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
  • Four students tasting wine on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active

Learn Spanish Holiday

Talk Spanish as you experience the culture, traditions and walks of the Spanish Pyrenees.

Spanish Class
Fully Inclusive
Small Group
Guided Walks
Stay in Comfort
Organised Visits

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

We swop the conventional class room on our Learn Spanish Holiday, as we welcome you into our home in the Spanish Pyrenees. Here the informal atmosphere encourages you to relax, a prerequisite for good learning.
We are Simon and Lucy, your hosts, and we hope you will join us on our walks as we explore this unspoilt corner of Spain.

The emphasis on our Learn Spanish Holiday is conversation, as you put your Spanish into practice in a variety of ways.

This week is for intermediate level Spanish, that is to say you are able to have a basic conversation in Spanish, even if it is not grammatically correct. There are approximately 3 hours of tuition each day, spread over 5 days, with our native Spanish tutor.
Before booking please complete this simple online level test, and email us the result (allow 30 minutes).

Walking Grade

A small group of students on a bridge in the Ordesa National Park with a walking guide on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
A tasting of the local liquer made in the valley of Ara in the Pyrenees on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday

“I have just returned from this magical place and can honestly say it has been one of the most memorable holidays ever.”

Jennifer. Huddersfield. Learn Spanish Holiday July 2016

Itinerary

Learn Spanish Holiday Itinerary

Talking to local people, interviews and role play will help you improve your Spanish and learn about the history and culture of our area.  Whilst our walks with local Spanish mountain guides, not only provide another opportunity to speak Spanish, but also give a unique insight into the geology, flora and fauna of the beautiful Ordesa National Park.

In advance of each organised visit or guided walk, we will cover some of the basic vocabulary and phrases needed to make the most of each day.

We do encourage Spanish speaking throughout the day, although meal times are a time to relax, unwind and speak in your native tongue, invariably they are multi-lingual occasions!

Our two daughters, Penny and Sofi, love to help out if you get stuck on any Spanish vocabulary, or you can simply have a chat about your day, school or even try a Spanish tongue twister!

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

DAY 1:

  • Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
  • Dinner and a chance to meet your fellow students.

DAY 2:

  • Morning lesson with Roberto.
  • Local walk and swim in natural pools.  Picnic lunch.
  • Afternoon guided chapel visit.
Walking up a stream in the Pyrenees to swim on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
Wild swimming ahead!

DAY 3:

  • Visit to buy produce in the local market.
  • Morning lesson with role play in medieval Ainsa.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Afternoon wine tasting.

DAY 4 :

  • Guided walk in Ordesa National Park.  Picnic lunch.
  • Afternoon to relax or swim.
  • No lesson.
Role play in Ainsa with our learn Spanish students on Aragon Active Role play in Ainsa
Role play in Ainsa

DAY 5:

  • Morning lesson with Roberto.
  • Lunch in Albella.
  • Afternoon high mountain excursion.
  • Light supper.

DAY 6:

  • Guided walk in the Ordesa National Park.  Picnic lunch.
  • Afternoon lesson with Roberto.
A view of the Ordesa canyon from a viewing balcony on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
High 4x4 excursion

DAY 7:

  • A day of culture and legends.
  • Interviews and charlas in a remote Pyrenean village.
  • Lunch at a family restaurant.
  • Afternoon walk & return.

DAY 8:

  • A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
The Salterio, a traditional Aragonese instrument, being played by our Spanish teacher on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active
Salterio played by Roberto
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Accommodation

Accommodation

The base for our Learn Spanish 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 boxed lunches were every bit as wonderful. Our stay at Casa Allue 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 in Zaragoza, Barcelona or Madrid?

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.

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…

“Thank you for a wonderful week. It exceeded my expectations. Really memorable!
Delicious food, good company, lovely daughters… Thank you. You really think of everything, and I felt very comfortable (if exhausted! I have to confess to being less fit than I gave myself credit for!). I went to my Spanish class yesterday and my progress was remarked on, and I felt that the class itself was rather tame by comparison with Roberto’s. And slow…”

Vanessa. Oxfordshire. Learn Spanish Holiday September 2017

Sampling the local Somontano wines and improving Spanish Conversation on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
A guided walk in Spanish in the Pyrenees on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active

“Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, all the delicious Aragonese food, the amazing walks in the valley and beyond, not to mention the badminton in the garden and all the Spanish conversation! We very much enjoyed the week, which of course turned out to be all too short, but thanks to all of you and particularly Roberto we are now much more at ease in Spanish and have learnt so much about Aragon in general and life in the high valleys in particular.”

Kristel & Michael. Estonia. Learn Spanish Holiday September 2017

A guided walk in a Pyrenees valley on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
Looking at an old doorway in Ainsa in the Pyrenees on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active

“Our small group were not known to one another at first but gelled from the outset. By luck (or more likely, Lucy’s vetting process) we were all much of a muchness in our Spanish speaking ability. The learning program was quite intense, with Roberto an excellent and interesting teacher in the class, while the walking guide (Juanma) made sure that we spoke in Spanish throughout the well-chosen walks.
All in all an excellent week and ideal for kick starting an otherwise halting confidence when speaking the language.”

David. Edinburgh. Learn Spanish Holiday September 2017

A tour of Ainsa in the Pyrenees in Spanish on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
Walking in the Pyrenees and speaking Spanish on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active

“Our charismatic Spanish teacher Roberto was always encouraging and incredibly patient, and our walking guides Alberto and David were a fount of local knowledge and took us to the most spectacular places.
We had many opportunities to meet the locals and practise our Spanish, also a wine tasting event, a visit to the market to buy the wonderful produce, (and a further opportunity to improve our Spanish especially fruit and veg. vocabulary!).

Everything was superb and so well organised thanks to the attention to detail from Simon and Lucy.”

Jennifer. Huddersfied. Learn Spanish Holiday July 2016

Getting to know the Somontano wines whilst learning Spanish on the Aragon Active Learn Spanish Holiday
Talking with a Spanish lady about her jams on the Learn Spanish Holiday with Aragon Active

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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 our new business.

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

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