• A bearded vulture at close quarters with a wild boar foot in mouth taking off from near the hide on our Photography Holiday Spain
  • A winter morning in Albella in the Spanish Pyrenees with the medieval chapel of San Urbez in the foreground with the mountains behind on Photography Holiday Spain
  • Looking down on a bearded vulture with a snowy mountain behind the photo taken on our Photography Holiday Spain
  • Frost on the ground and mist rising between the layers of mountains with the chapoel of San Urbez in the foreground on our Photography Holiday Spain
  • An adult bearded vulture photographed looking down with the red rimmed eye and beard clearly visible the photo taken on our Photography Holiday Spain
  • A photo taken looking towards Peña Montañesa with mist rising between the mountain folds and the chapel of San Urbez in the foreground the photo taken on our Photography Holiday Spain

Photography Holiday Spain

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

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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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Overview

Holiday Price
€1595 per person

“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

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 Iñaki Relanzón, Bert Hand, Hipòlit Moreno, Angels Santesmasses, John Green, Richard Wilson and Steve McLellan for their permission.

Walking Grade

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:

  • The first of two trips to the hides to photograph the bearded vulture.
  • The hides can accommodate 4 photographers so the group splits.
  • Group A will spend 4-5 hours in the hides.
  • Group B visit and photograph an ancient Dolmen and the oldest chapel in the district of Sobrabre.
  • Evening meal in Albella.
A bearded vulture fills the frame with tendrel feathers curled. Photo taken on our Photography Holiday Spain
Adult bearded vulture taken from the hides

DAY 3:

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

DAY 4 :

  • Ordesa National Park excursion.
  • Focus: water and macro photography.
A photo of the river Bellos in the Spanish Pyrenees which has carved through the limestone rock photo taken on our Photography Holiday Spain
The river Bellos in the Ordesa National Park

DAY 5:

  • The second day of our hide visits, so we rotate groups A & B.
  • Focus: wildlife photography/vultures.

DAY 6:

  • Morning photography in Albella.
  • Afternoon high mountain sunset excursion. Focus: landscape photography.
An magnificent adult Bearded vulture sits on the edge waiting for a thermal, his red rimmed eye clearly visible. Photo taken on our Photography Holiday Spain
Adult bearded vulture taken at the hides

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.
A photo of the tumbling church in Albella surrounded by mist on our Photography Holiday Spain
Church in the mist in Albella
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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

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.

Just Some of Our Reviews on this Holiday…

“This was a return visit for me having spent time on a workshop in the autumn of 2015. As an octogenarian my main concern was how would I cope with the walking and climbing particularly in the snow. This again, like my last visit, did not prove to be a handicap in any way.
Casa Allué is surrounded by mountains, abounding with wildlife, not uncommon to see deer feeding in the morning, red squirrels, the grunting of wild boar as they root around for things to eat or the call of wood peckers and other bird life. The location is as close to nature as one can get!
The group was accompanied by professional photographer Iñaki Relanzón, 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.

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.  Winter Photography Holiday Spain 2018

A beautiful image of a waterfall in the Ordesa National Park taken on our Photography Holiday Spain

“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 group of photographers sit down to take in the panoramic view of the snow capped mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees at approximately 1700m altitude on our Photography Holiday Spain

“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

Griffon vultures gathered on the ground outside the hides in the Spanish Pyrenees on our Photography Holiday Spain

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