About Hike Pyrenees
As outdoor lovers, Phil and Anna have hiked around the world. After spending a lot of time hiking in Spain, we fell in love with the culture, food and way of life. In 2007 we left our London office jobs and moved to the Pyrenees to set up Hike Pyrenees. We haven’t looked back since! Hike Pyrenees ran their first holidays in 2008. We live in Biescas year round and are now fully integrated into village life! We were married here in Biescas (at Hotel Tierra de Biescas) and our children, Isabel and Christopher, were born in Spain and are totally bi-
From a small beginning, Hike Pyrenees has grown steadily each year and we now have a small team of local guides as well as an office which is manned by Teresa and Rosa. A qualified international mountain leader, Phil still leads many walks himself and guides cultural trips to Jaca and Ainsa.
We hope that you’ll visit us in the Pyrenees and see for yourselves why we fell in love with this beautiful corner of the world.
Phil & Anna, founders of Hike Pyrenees
We've a small team of qualified, local and experienced guides
Living in the Pyrenees year round we know the area like the back of our hands
As a small independent company we offer friendly and personal small group holidays
We never cancel holidays due to numbers and as a registered travel agency you can book safely with us
Our aim is to make your holiday in the Pyrenees a special experience. We are a small friendly company and offer a very personal service with attention to all of the little details. All of the hotels and hikes have been carefully selected and knowing the area so well, we offer a tailored experience choosing routes each day that suit the group.
We like to show our guests an undiscovered corner of Spain that is not visited by many foreign tourists – most of our itineraries include a cultural aspect where you’ll learn more about the fascinating culture and history of the area – and of course the famous Spanish tapas and wine!
Your safety is of utmost important to us and we only employ qualified guides that hold either the International Mountain Leader or Guia de Alta Montaña (Spanish high mountain guide) qualifications.
Local knowledge and qualified guides
We have a small team of local qualified experienced guides. You can be assured that you’ll be safe on the mountain with them and that their experience will enhance your holiday.
Apart from Phil, all of the team is Spanish, so you’ll find all about Spanish culture while you are here. The team all know the Pyrenees like the back of their hand and will tell you all about the area’s history, wildlife and customs during your stay. All of our guides speak excellent English.
All of our guides are qualified for the terrain they lead in. This is not only a legal requirement but part of our philosophy of offering a high level of quality and safety on our holidays.
International Mountain Leader
David fell in love the Pyrenees as a teenager and hasn't stopped exploring them since. He's completed a full traverse of the Pyrenean haute route from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. A qualified Guía de Media Montaña, David speaks excellent English.
International Mountain Leader
Juanma joined the team last season and has quickly become a firm favourite amongst our guests. A former teacher, Juanma learnt his English teaching in Canada before retraining as a Guia de Media Montaña. Very knowledgeable about the local geology and wildlife.
A hugely experienced Basque mountain guide. Arkaitz speaks excellent English and joins us on several trips during the season including the Refugio Week. He is a qualified Spanish high mountain guide and in the winter works with Curro on the Spanish scientific base in Antarctica.
Our friend and Spanish high mountain guide Curro lives in Biescas. He’s climbed all over the world but his real love is the Pyrenees. It’s hard to find a peak in the range that he hasn’t climbed!
Registered travel agent and Turismo Activo
We are a registered, bonded travel agency in Spain which means your money is safe when booking with us and you can book with confidence.
We are also a registered ‘turismo activo’ which means that our insurance, equipment and guides qualifications are checked each year by the government to ensure that everything is up to date and in order. Along with having qualified guides, this is a legal requirement in the Aragonese Pyrenees – make sure that any company that you are booking with is a Turismo Activo.
Turismo activo: TA-HU-0308
Registered travel agent: CAA 305
Friendly personal holidays and helpful office
We’re a small independent walking company that offers friendly and personal holidays. We’re all passionate about the area and love showing the best the Pyrenees have to offer.
Our office is always happy to answer any questions you have and help with travel arrangements. We are an official agent for the
train and bus companies and can buy your tickets if required.
The ever smiling Óscar is our driver. You’ll meet him if you take our transfers from Zaragoza and he doues all the hard worl during the season moving the bags on our Village to Village holiday.
Rosa & Teresa
The office team
The ladies who do all the work behind the scenes in the office. You’ll speak to Rosa or Teresa while booking your holiday and they are the team who makes sure everuthing runs smoothly while we are in the hills enjoying ourseleves!
The latest news from our blog
Last weekend was again sunny here in the Pyrenees so I set out on another hike. My intention was to head to Aso de Sobremente which lies in a wonderful hanging valley, hidden above Biescas. You can do a big horseshoe route along the ridge and you have great views of the cliffs of La Partacua.
At the weekend Ruby and I headed out for my first hike of the New Year from the border at Portalet. The weather was beautiful - cold but with clear blue skies and sunshine. Starting at Portalet means that you are high right from the off making for fantastic views during the entire route.