• A photo of a Griffon vulture in flight in the Pyrenees taken on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • Photographers high in the Pyrenees shooting the landscape on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
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  • A photographer taking a shot of the autumn colours in a valley in the Pyrenees on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • A photo of a Griffon vulture in flight in the Pyrenees taken on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • Photographers high in the Pyrenees shooting the landscape on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • A photo of the Pyrenees in snow taken on Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • A photographer taking a shot of the autumn colours in a valley in the Pyrenees on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • A photo of a Griffon vulture in flight in the Pyrenees taken on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • Photographers high in the Pyrenees shooting the landscape on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • A photo of the Pyrenees in snow taken on Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
  • A photographer taking a shot of the autumn colours in a valley in the Pyrenees on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active

Photography Holiday Spain

From landscape to wildlife and macro photography in the breathtaking Spanish Pyrenees.

Photography Tutor
Fully Inclusive
Small Group
Stay in Comfort

Holiday Price
€1595 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 Photography Holiday Spain is based within the Pyrenees Geopark and close to the spectacular Ordesa National Park in the Spanish Pyrenees, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  This combination provides a unique location, with stunning photographic opportunities around every corner.
During the week you will be under the expert eye of professional wildlife, and conservation photographer Iñaki Relanzón.  As well as incredible landscape shots, there will also be the opportunity to photograph the amazing wildlife of our area, particularly raptors.

Our photography holiday is suitable for all abilities, from the beginner to the professional photographer.  The group size is limited to a maximum of 7 photographers, so we guarantee there will be plenty of one to one tuition.

We are Simon and Lucy your hosts, and you will be staying at our renovated 17th century farmhouse, where a warm welcome awaits.

Would your club be interested? If so, we can make this a private, tailor made photography holiday.

All the photos on this webpage were taken by photographers who took part in a Photography Holiday Spain.

Therefore, our thanks go to Bert Hand, Hipòlit Moreno, David Bloomfield, Colin Barclay, and Angels Santesmasses for their permission.

Walking Grade

A photo of a photographer with tripod taking a photo of autumn in the Pyrenees on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active

“This was a return visit for me……Albella is a beautiful location, the scenery was stunning, extremely welcoming hosts, and expert photography guidance. Just brilliant!”

Bert. Durham. Winter Photography Holiday Spain March 2018

Itinerary

Photography Holiday Spain

Our Photography Holiday Spain is held in autumn and winter. During these seasons the light and the landscape are perfect to capture beautiful images of the Pyrenees.

Consequently the itinerary does change depending upon the season. However, the bullet point itinerary below gives an idea of what we will be doing during a typical week in autumn.

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

DAY 1:

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

DAY 2:

  • A high mountain visit to the Ordesa National Park.
  • Focus: landscape and wildlife photography/Chamois.
Photographers high in the Pyrenees on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
Off the beaten track!

DAY 3:

  • Excursion to a beautiful valley and mountain village.
  • Focus: landscape photography.

DAY 4 :

  • Ordesa Valley excursion.
  • Focus: waterfalls and macro photography.
A photo of waterfalls in the autumn in the Ordesa National Park on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
Waterfalls in Ordesa

DAY 5:

  • Excursion to a spectacular gorge. Focus: wildlife photography/vultures.

DAY 6:

  • Morning photography in Albella.
  • Afternoon high mountain sunset excursion. Focus: landscape photgraphy.
A photo of a Griffon vulture in flight at eye level in the Pyrenees taken on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
Griffon vulture in flight

DAY 7:

  • Morning excursion to a remote valley. Focus: landscape & wildlife photography.
  • Afternoon visit medieval village.

DAY 8:

  • A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
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Winter at the Mediano reservoir
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Accommodation

Accommodation

The base for our Photography Holiday Spain 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.

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 recently spent a photographic week at Casa Allué and cannot rate our experience highly enough.
Our photographic tutor for the week, Iñaki Relanzòn, knows this area of the Spanish Pyrenees intimately and along with Simon he got us to all the best places for photographing the beautiful autumn colours.

On a practical level we benefited hugely from Iñaki’s instruction. Always kind encouraging and patient he took our photographic skills to a whole new level.

We would recommend this trip unreservedly.”

Jane & Chris. France. Photography Holiday Spain October 2016

A photography group high in the Pyrenees looking at the panoramic view on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
A photo taken early morning from Albella in the Pyrenees as the mist rises and the mountains appear layered on the Aragon Active Photography Holiday Spain

“I have been on several Photographic Workshops in the past, but this for me topped them all!

Casa Allué is surrounded by mountains, abounding with wildlife, not uncommon to see deer feeding in the meadows on a morning, foxes playing in the fields, red squirrels ‘raiding’ the walnut trees, the grunting of wild boar as they root around for things to eat, the call of wood peckers and other bird life. The location is as close to nature as one can get!
I was there in autumn, and one of the highlights for me was visiting the Odessa National Park and being blown away by the spectacular kaleidoscope of colour. Mile after mile of spectacular scenery. During our walks in the park we were able to see Griffon vultures, Lammergeier vultures, Chamois deer grazing, and just surrounded by stunning scenery!

The group was accompanied by a professional photographer who with his wealth of photographic knowledge, kept the group ‘right’ on camera settings, best angle of view, catching the light and other helpful hints.
Our hosts, Simon & Lucy, really went out of their way to make sure that all the guests were comfortable, and very ably cared for. Their two charming young daughters, Penny & Sofi were just brilliant, treating us on one occasion to an impromptu after dinner ‘musical’ recital.

For me, this particular holiday stood out from the many I have been on.
Many thanks to Lucy, Simon, Iñaki and last but not least Penny & Sofi.

Bert. County Durham. Photography Holiday Spain October 2015

A photo of a gorge on the river Ara in the Pyrenees taken on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active
A close up photo of a Griffon vulture sitting in a tree in the Ordesa National Park taken on the Photography Holiday Spain with Aragon Active

“This was our first visit to the Pyrenees and we had an amazing week of Autumn colours, wildlife encounters and extraordinary scenery, shared with us by Simon and Iñaki with such warmth and enthusiasm.
The attention to detail, kindness and sheer hard work involved were impressive.
Simon, Lucy and Iñaki were very concerned to give the group the best possible experience adapting the programme and the coaching to suit the individual needs and wants on a daily basis.

We are two very different photographers in terms of equipment and interests but both gained a lot from the workshop and always found plenty to photograph. By day 4 I was thinking ‘ well it can’t be better than yesterday’…but it was! Each day surpassed the last culminating in an unforgettable ‘display’ by a pair of Lammergeiers as we finished our lunch at a mountain restaurant.
Before the holiday I had been a bit anxious as to the amount of walking involved at altitude as we are not hardened mountain walkers. However, we managed easily and I would even have preferred to walk a bit more. There are quite long drives to most of the locations but always plenty to see on the way and usually a coffee break squeezed in!
What I found almost unique about this holiday was the all round knowledge of Simon, Lucy and Iñaki. Whatever the question that came up, whether it might be the state of Madagascar’s rainforests, the identification of birdsong or the legacy of the Spanish Civil War, they showed an interest in everything. We live in Cumbria which is a very special and beautiful part of the world. It is hard to beat…but in the Pyrenees it has some competition!

Karen and Steve. Carlisle. Photography Holiday Spain October 2015

A photographer stands on the edge of the Ordesa canyon as the sun disappears on the Aragon Active Photography Holiday Spain
A photographer stands with camera ready to take the incredible autumn colours in the Pyrenees on the Photography Holiday Spain 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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