Wildlife Walking Holidays Spain
A holiday for wildlife and nature lovers in one of Europe’s most unspoilt regions in the Spanish Pyrenees.
€1345 per person
No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.
If you love nature, wildlife and the outdoors then you will love our Wildlife Walking Holidays Spain.
Based in rural Aragon, this is one of Europe’s most unexplored and unspoilt regions.
We are Simon and Lucy your hosts and you will be staying at our renovated 17th century farmhouse.
We live within the Pyrenees Geopark, and close to the Ordesa National Park and the Natural Park of Sierra de Guara, both UNESCO world heritage sites. Our daily outings will take us to explore these outstanding areas, making the most of our location.
Did you know the Ordesa National Park is also a World Biosphere Reserve and a ‘Special Protection Area for Birds’. We have more than 1500 species of flowers, 171 species of birds, over 131 species of butterflies, of which 8 are endemic, and 32 different species of mammals.
We are passionate about the countryside as are our carefully selected Nature Experts.
Join us as we show you the fauna and flora of the area and learn a little of the geology and the human stories in this secret corner of the Pyrenees.
The group size is limited to a maximum of 8 people.
Why not organise a group of friends! With a minimum of 6 people we can make this a private, tailor made holiday.
Wildlife Walking Holidays Spain
The walking is varied on our Wildlife Walking Holidays Spain, and the pace will always be slow, with regular stops as we look at the flowers, butterflies and insects. We will always have a watchful eye for birds and other wildlife.
The bullet point itinerary below gives an idea of what we will be doing during a typical week. The times given are approximate walking times.
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
- Arrival at Casa Allué, Albella.
- Dinner and a chance to meet the group.
DAY 2: Small Birds
- Morning ornithological walk.
- After a coffee we move to a different landscape.
- Return to Albella for tea and cake.
DAY 3: Flowers
- Flowers of the Pyrenees with a local botanical expert. We may walk from the house or explore a neighbouring valley.
DAY 4 : General Wildlife
- Visit to Mediterranean habitat and the Natural Park of Sierra de Guara.
DAY 5: Butterflies & insects
- Day with local lepidopterist and insect specialist.
DAY 6: Mammals
- Early high mountain excursion in search of Chamois and marmots.
- Return home and a chance to relax or visit a local pool for a swim.
DAY 7: Raptors
- Morning walk with Simon to see raptors (2 hours).
- Lunch at a mountain restaurant.
- Afternoon visit to local town.
DAY 8: Departure
- A flexible timetable depending on departure times.
The base for our Wildlife Walking Holidays 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 AVE train from Barcelona-Sants and Madrid to Zaragoza-Delicias 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 our new business.
“A boutique small group holiday concept, with a unique personal touch!” Jane. Brisbane Australia. May 2017.
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