The walks in our area are simply stunning. We have a huge choice at our disposal form full day (6-7 hours), to ½ day (3 hours) and even 1-hour walks. Being in the mountains we measure in hours, not kilometers (km), as 1km flat is very different to 1km elevated! We tailor the walks to the group, always considering the weather forecasts before finalizing our daily routes.
We use only local Spanish qualified mountain guides (see our Responsible Travel Philosophy). Carefully selected by us, they share our passion for the area where we live. Alberto is our lead guide, extremely experienced, having been a mountain guide in the Aragon Pyrenees for the last 20 years. He is an official Ordesa National Park guide and specializes in educating groups on the flora and fauna of the Pyrenees, as well as the geology and the environment. He has a great sense of humour and speaks English.
Juan or Juanma as we call him, is a qualified mountain guide like Alberto, and completed his training with Alberto. Born in Zaragoza he fell in love with the Pyrenees as a child. He always has a smile on his face and is perfect company on any day. Having been a teacher in Canada, before following his heart to the mountains, his English is excellent.
We use local Spanish qualified mountain guides on all our holidays. Carefully selected by us, they share our passion for the area where we live. This means you will learn about the culture, geology and wildlife of our area, as well as enjoying breath-taking scenery. Whatever the holiday we will be walking over uneven and rocky ground. We do grade each holiday according to the walking involved. Simply find your holiday below and then refer to our definitions. We always consider the weather forecasts and trail conditions before finalizing our daily routes.
|Snow Shoeing / Winter walking||✔||✔|
|Wildlife and Walking||✔||✔|
|Cooking and Walking||✔||✔|
|Spanish, Walking and Culture||✔||✔|
|Culture and Gastronomy||✔|
|Height gain, m||50 – 250||200 – 400||300 – 800|
|Hours walking*||1 – 3||2 – 5||4 – 8|
|Approx distance km||2 – 8||6 – 12||10 – 18|
|Some steep sections||No||Yes, but short.||Yes|
|Rocky uneven trails||Occasionally||Yes||Yes|
|Sustained climbing||No||Yes, climbs of under 2 hours.||Yes, climbs of over 2 hours.|
|Technical sections (steep descent, loose scree, exposed sections).||No||Normally avoided||Yes, occasionally|
*Walking Time is based on a relaxed pace with time for stops, photography and explanations from the guide.
The guide was fantastic…
The guides for the walking were fantastic - knowledgeable, enthusiastic and great fun. Everything was organised so well and with lots of attention to detail.
The history you learn from the guides and Simon and Lucy is fascinating, from the ancient formations of the mountains to how the valley was saved from becoming a Dam.
Alberto the guide was fantastic and we learned a lot from him. I have very happy memories of fantastic autumn colours, golden beech forests, waterfalls, ancient villages, awesome canyons, snow topped mountains......the list is endless !
Whether we were with Alberto, Lucy or Simon, there was always something to be learned about the flora, fauna, geology or history of the area. After having doubts about going on a group holiday we returned having had a wonderful week.
My second time....what really makes the experience stand out is Alberto, the local guide, and his knowledge of geology, plants, birds, history and more - and he's great company to boot! (I should say that our walking guide last year, Juanma, was also excellent).
Yoga & Meditation
Re-energise on our exclusive retreat set in spectacular scenery, with daily yoga, peaceful mountain walks and meditations.
Cooking & Walking
Combine breathtaking guided walks with Spanish cooking and visiting local artisan food and wine producers.
Practice Spanish conversation in real life situations. Professional Spanish teacher, cultural visits and idyllic walks .
Get a cleansing health boost and relax with yoga and massage in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings of our retreat.
Culture & Gastronomy
A fascinating week exploring an area rich in Moorish history and Romanesque architecture, with tasting visits and guided walks.
Discover the huge variety of flora and fauna as we walk in the Ordesa National Park, a World Biosphere Reserve.
Escape the grey days of a northern winter! Spend 3 days snowshoeing and 3 days of guided walks in the glorious Spanish Pyrenees.
Enjoy breathtaking walks with local mountain guides, spot wildlife and look at geological, historical, and cultural points of interest.
Run or walk mountain trails with breath-taking views and expert guides. Come solo, or bring a partner to hike the trails while you run.