Photography Holiday Spain
From landscape to wildlife and macro photography in the breathtaking Spanish Pyrenees.
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€1595 per person
No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.
Your safety is paramount, so we have reduced the number of weeks we are offering for 2021. This means that between each holiday there is a minimum disinfection period of 4 days. Giving us enough time to clean and disinfect the hotel, all equipment and transport, ensuring we are safe and ready for your visit.
More than ever, the emphasis is on small groups. The combination of couples, friends, family members or solo travellers will determine the maximum number on any particular holiday (from 2 to 8), so please enquire for availability.
The deposit is small (just €150) and we are only asking for the balance to be paid three weeks in advance of departure date.
If you have to cancel, any advance payment may be transferred to another holiday, or another person, with no time limit.
We look forward to welcoming you to our corner of the Spanish Pyrenees.
€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.
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.
- Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
- Dinner and a chance to meet the group and Iñaki.
- 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.
- Excursion to a beautiful valley and mountain village.
- Focus: landscape photography.
DAY 4 :
- Ordesa National Park excursion.
- Focus: water and macro photography.
- The second day of our hide visits, so we rotate groups A & B.
- Focus: wildlife photography/vultures.
- Morning photography in Albella.
- Afternoon high mountain sunset excursion. Focus: landscape photography.
- Morning excursion to a remote valley. Focus: landscape & wildlife photography.
- Afternoon visit medieval village.
- A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
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.
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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