• A Lammergeier vulture in the Pyrenees soaring on the thermals on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A group on a high walk in the Pyrenees looking for Chamois on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A bank of Pyrenean Violets (Ramonda myconi) in the Ordesa National Park on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A marmot on alert sitting on a rock in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A Lammergeier vulture in the Pyrenees soaring on the thermals on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A group on a high walk in the Pyrenees looking for Chamois on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A bank of Pyrenean Violets (Ramonda myconi) in the Ordesa National Park on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A marmot on alert sitting on a rock in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A Lammergeier vulture in the Pyrenees soaring on the thermals on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A group on a high walk in the Pyrenees looking for Chamois on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A bank of Pyrenean Violets (Ramonda myconi) in the Ordesa National Park on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
  • A marmot on alert sitting on a rock in the Pyrenees on Aragon Active Natural History Holiday

Wildlife Walking Holidays Spain

A holiday for wildlife and nature lovers in one of Europe’s most unspoilt regions in the Spanish Pyrenees.

Nature Experts
Guided Walks
Fully Inclusive
Small Group
Stay in Comfort

Holiday Price
€1345 per person

No Single Supplement
Solo travellers have their own private ensuite bedroom, at no extra cost.

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Trip Overview

Overview

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.

Walking Grade

A close up of a common blue butterlfy (Polyommatus icarus) in the Ordesa National Park on the Natural History Holiday with Aragon Active
A guest high in the Pyrenees with a spotting scope looking for the wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) on the Natural History Holiday with Aragon Active

“This was everything we wanted, plus more. The landscape, geology, wildlife and history of this part of the Pyrenees is truly amazing.”

Kate. Leicester. Natural History Holiday June 2016

Itinerary

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.

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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.
Long leaved butterwort (Pinguicula longifolia) a carnivorous sub-alpineEuropean bee eater seen on the Natural History Holiday with Aragon Active

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.
Long leaved butterwort (Pinguicula longifolia) a carnivorous sub-alpine plant found in the Ordesa National Park on the Natural History Holiday with Aragon Active

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.
Close up of a hummingbird hawk moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday

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.
A lammergeir in flight on the Aragon Active Natural History Holiday
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Accommodation

Accommodation

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.

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 picnic lunches were every bit as wonderful. Our stay at Casa Allué 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 AVE train from Barcelona-Sants and Madrid to Zaragoza-Delicias 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…

“I was there to see the local wildlife of which there was plenty. The week was carefully planned with several different areas covered which concentrated on different aspects of Natural History.

Nothing was too much trouble with wonderful local food and wines. The weather was warm and sunny which meant I was able to see lots of species of butterfly and birds. It was amazing to walk in the snow one day while walking in the mountains! I also saw local wild boar in the garden.
Altogether an amazing area I would love to go back one day.”

Nicky. Devon. Natural History Holiday July 2016

“My husband and I joined the Wildlife Walks holiday based at this superb guest house in a setting that was even more beautiful and peaceful than imaged. We wanted spectacular scenery, trips out to explore the wild delights of the Aragon area, combined with excellent locally-sourced food and all home comforts. The ethical credentials of the business was also an important factor in our choice…

This was everything we wanted, plus more.

The landscape, geology, wildlife and history of this part of the Pyrenees is truly amazing and Casa Allué was the perfect base from which to appreciate it.”

Kate & Neil. Leicester. Natural History Holiday May 2016

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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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