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Covid update and 2022 booking conditions

We’re pleased to be offering our full range of walking holidays in 2022.

International travellers can come to Spain as long as they are either double vaccinated or have a negative PCR test 72 hours before arrival.

ALL travellers need to complete a health/contact information form on the Spain travel health website or on the app called SpTH which you can download from the Apple app store or Google play. If you arrive in Spain without a negative test certificate, or without the QR code that you get from the Spain travel health website or app, you will not be allowed entry, so it is vital that you organise these documents before you travel. The process is very simple and we can help you if you have any problems.

Remember that you also need to follow rules put in place by your own country. If you do need a lateral flow or PCR test while in Spain, we will book and organise this for you.

We are currently taking bookings for autumn 21 and 2022, you can view our hiking program here.

Like everyone, we’re hoping that travel will have got back to some sort of normality by next summer.

Flexible booking policy

We are making our booking policy as flexible as possible for 2022, as we understand there are still uncertainties about travel. We are therefore making the following guarantees to all of our guests:

No deposit required for 2022 bookings until Easter 2022
Reserve your place on any of our holidays with no need to pay any deposit until Easter 2022. If by Easter, travel still looks uncertain, we will delay asking for deposits.

Moneyback guarantee
If for any covid related reason you cannot travel (or just don’t feel comfortable travelling) we will refund any monies you have paid. Applies to all new bookings made after June 2020.

Free changes of dates
No charge to change the dates of your holiday if you need to delay your holiday to later in the season or the following year (subject to availability).

Covid protocols
When our holidays restart, rest assured that Hike Pyrenees, as well as all of the hotels we work with, will follow all of the appropriate protocols to make your holiday as safe as possible.

Existing bookings
If you had a booking for 2020 or 2021 that was postponed, you can move your booking to any 2022 trip. Once you’re ready with your dates just let us know and we’ll get you booked in.

Here we hope to answer the questions that you have about your summer holiday whether you have an existing Hike Pyrenees booking or are looking to make a new booking.

If you would like more information about any of our holidays or our covid policies then please drop us an email at info@hikepyrenees.co.uk and we’ll be glad to help.

We hope that you are all keeping well and hope that travel soon gets back to normal and we’ll see you in the Pyrenees in 2021.

Regards,
Phil and the Hike Pyrenees team.

Updated: 28 October 2021

I'd like to make a new booking for a 2022 holiday

We are currently taking bookings for 2022. View our 2022 dates and prices. Hopefully, by summer 2022, normality will have returned to international travel. We are making our booking policy as flexible as possible (see above), as we understand there are still many uncertainties about travel next summer, particularly long haul.

When are Hike Pyrenees holidays starting again?

We are offering our full range of holidays for 2022 and are currently taking bookings.

We are hoping that normality will have returned to travel by then, but with the uncertainties regarding travel, we are making our booking policy as flexible as possible with no deposit required until Easter, free changes of dates and refunds if your holiday has to be cancelled or you cannot travel for covid related reasons. Please see above for full details of our guarantees to you.

Private guiding

If you live in Spain, you will be able to travel to the Pyrenees earlier and easier than those from abroad. We can offer private guiding for groups as small as two people, with prices the same as our standard group itineraries. Just drop us an email if you’re interested in private guiding and I will email you an itinerary.

I had a summer 2020 or 2021 holiday booked and couldn't come - what are my options?

Firstly, you should have received an email from us outlining your options – if not let us know.

If you had a 2020 booking, you can transfer your booking and deposit to any holiday in 2021 (or 2022 if necessary). We guarantee that all prices will remain the same for next summer. View our 2021 hiking program.

If you have any questions or doubts about your holiday booking please send us an email at info@hikepyrenees.co.uk

Current conditions, rules and travel restrictions in Spain

Rules vary between Cominidades (autonomos communities) so the information below is with regards to Aragon, where all of our holidays are based (apart from the Picos de Europa).

All bars, restaurants and hotels are open.

Masks are compulsory in indoor places such as shops and bars. You also need to wear masks when outside and you cannot maintain a 1.5 metre distance from other people. This is a legal requirement. When out in the mountains there is no need to wear a mask – just use common sense and if you meet a lot of other people on the trail, put your mask back on or leave plenty of room for them to pass.

International travel restrictions

Spain is currently happy to receive international visitors. You need to be double vaccinated or have had a negative PCR test within 72 hours of travel. All visitors to Spain must complete the Spain travel health form on the website or app (see above).

If I need a PCR test while in Spain to return back to my home country, how can I get it done?

If you need a lateral flow or PCR test to return back home, we can arrange this for you while you are staying with us. The local pharmacy in Biescas does lateral flow tests and they are easy to arrange. In Barcelona and Madrid there are lots of test centres and it’s easy to book a test.

What happens if I arrive in Spain without a negative test certificate or without the QR code that you get from the Spain travel health website or app?

If you arrive in Spain without a negative test certificate, or without the QR code, you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY. Please make sure you have these documents organised before you travel.

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