Summer 2020 walking holiday brochure

Summer 2020 Pyrenees walking holiday brochure

Our summer 2020 walking holiday brochure is available to download as a pdf or to view online. Our brochure has all the dates and prices for our guided and self guided holidays next summer. This year, to cut down on a lot of paper and brochure air miles, we’ve decided not to publish a printed brochure. All of the information is available on our website or on the downloadable pdf.

As usual, we’ve got a busy summer lined up. We start in April and May with two fantastic twin-centre holidays:  Mar y Montaña and Riglos & Alquezar. Both have superb scenery, great early season weather, lovely hotels and restaurants.

Mid-summer we have our guided holidays in the Valle de Tena and the Ordesa National Park,  as well as a lovely itinerary in the Picos de Europa.

For those that prefer self guided hiking look out our Village to Village itinerary in the high Pyrenees or the Villages of the Guara which is perfect earlier in the season.

Whichever holiday you choose, you can be sure that our local qualified guides will show you the best hikes in the area and that with them you’ll experience the real Pyrenees.

If you have any questions about our holidays or would like to check availability, just drop us an email at info@hikepyrenees.co.uk and we’d be glad to help.

We hope to see you in the Pyrenees next summer!

End of the hiking season

Thanks for another great hiking season

Autumn is now upon us and another hiking season is over! It only seemed like yesterday that we were awaiting the first group of the season.

In September we had wonderful weather for our final walking vacations of the season. The heatwaves of early summer had gone and we were left with sunny blue skies but with perfect walking temperatures.

We had groups both in the Pyrenees and in the Picos de Europa and did some fantastic routes as well as lots of extra activities such as visits to cheese caves, wine tastings, history tours and tapas evenings.

It’s been a fantastic season and all of us here at Hike Pyrenees would like to say a big thank you to all of our guests that have hiked with us this summer. It was a pleasure showing you this wonderful corner of the world and we hope you enjoyed the area as much as we do.

I’d personally like to thank David, Juanma, Pablo and Arkaitz from our guiding team who’ve done a brilliant job all summer and I’ve nothing but positive feedback from our guests.

I’d also like to thank our driver Oscar and Teresa and Rosa in the office – they’re the unsung heroes working hard behind the scenes while we’re out in the mountains enjoying ourselves!

Last week we had an end of season staff meal at La Borda which all of our guests who stayed in Biescas will know well. As always the food was delicious and a great time was had by all.

Our thoughts have already turned to next season and we have a snowshoeing holiday running the first week of March – why not come and see the Pyrenees covered in a blanket of snow? We’ve also got early season hiking vacations in April with our Mar y Montaña holiday and in May at Riglos & Alquezar.

You can view our full 2020 hiking program on our website.

Again a big thank you to all of our guests this year and we hope to see lots of you back in the Pyrenees next year,

Phil

Hiking in the Pyrenees

More hiking holidays in the Pyrenees

Here are some more photos of the superb holidays we had last July in the Pyrenees. We had a fantastic month of hiking and while the temperatures were a bit on the hot side, we had lots of sunshine and the rainjackets stayed in the rucksack the whole month!

Peaks & Passes, July 14th-21st

From the general views of the Valle de Tena from Pico Pacino to the red peak of Ayous on the French side, or the Martian landscape surrounding the Anayet as you get to the chains heading to the summit, we had another great week in wonderful weather. The highlight of the week was crossing the chains and the scramble up the pointy summit of Pico Anayet.

Peaks and passes

Heading to Anayet Peak

“Another good experience with Phil and his team at Hike Pyrenees. See you next year to explore Ordesa” (David)

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viewranger gps map

Free digital mapping for our Village to Village itinerary

The Viewranger app is a free GPS and digital mapping app. It has excellent free, downloadable, hiking maps for the Pyrenees and all over the world.

It’s perfect if you are doing a Hike Pyrenees self guided holiday, such as our Village to Village itinerary, and would like a digital map and GPS to check you’re on the right path.Viewranger screenshot

Viewranger works offline – you do not need a data package or mobile coverage, It’s a good backup for the route cards with the instructions we provide for our self-guided holidays. Combined with our tracks, they make an excellent navigation aid, very helpful if you have any route-finding problems while on your hiking holiday.

Viewranger is available for both iPhone and Android. Setting Viewranger up is best done before you arrive, on a nice, fast internet connection (sometimes hotel connections are quite slow).

If you’re coming on our Village to Village holiday we highly recommend installing and using Viewranger.

Read our step to step guide to setting up Viewranger for our Village to Village itinerary.

Read our overview of the Viewranger app.

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