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Blogging from the Pyrenees

Phil & Anna have been living in the Pyrenees for over 12 years and love the culture, wildlife and mountains here. We run Hike Pyrenees, which organises guided and self guided hiking holidays in the Pyrenees and other areas of Spain. Our blog tells about our adventures hiking, snowshoeing and skiing in the Pyrenees and we hope to explain some of the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the area. We hope you enjoy reading!

2022 Walking holiday program and dates

2022 Walking holiday program and dates

We're pleased to announce that we will once again be running our full range of walking holidays in 2022. You can read the full program and dates for both our guided and self-guided walking holidays on our website. We keeping our flexible booking policy for 2022, with...

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A fantastic weeks hiking on our Peaks & Passes holiday

A fantastic weeks hiking on our Peaks & Passes holiday

Last week, we had a brilliant time hiking on our Peaks & Passes guided walking holiday. It was a great set of hikes - over a thousand metres every day and we even managed the 3000-metre peak of Garmo Negro. The holiday was based in Sallent de Gallego, a lovely...

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Finally a guided walking holiday!

Finally a guided walking holiday!

During the last week of July, we finally ran our first guided walking holiday for over a year! We welcomed five American and Danish guests, who all now live in Valencia, making it simple to travel up to the Pyrenees. We've also welcomed several couples doing our...

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Family climbing at Tramacastilla

Family climbing at Tramacastilla

The Pyrenees have some brilliant spots for sports climbing and here in the Valle de Tena, there are a dozen different bolted areas or 'escuelas de escalada' as they are known in Spanish. Several of these are perfect for families and Peña Bubon just outside the village...

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Pico Mondoto and the Añisclo Canyon

Pico Mondoto and the Añisclo Canyon

Monday was a beautiful sunny day, and we hiked up Pico Mondoto for views into the Añisclo Canyon and the high peaks of Ordesa, covered with fresh snow from the day before. It was cold and crisp the air couldn't have been any clearer which made for particularly...

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Update: Summer 2021 walking holidays

Update: Summer 2021 walking holidays

I'd like to give everyone an update on what our plans are for hiking holidays this summer, the current situation in Spain, and hopefully, answer a few questions people have about their Pyrenees walking holidays. With the COVID vaccines being rolled out, people are...

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The Waterfalls of Santa Orosia

The Waterfalls of Santa Orosia

The route of the ermitas at Santa Orosia is a great hike at any time, but after a heavy rainfall when the waterfalls are in full flow it's truly specatacular. So, with all of the rain we've had recently and the weather not good in the higher mountains last weekend, I...

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English with Anna

English with Anna

There have been changes in the Hike Pyrenees office over the last year, as last summer we converted the office into an English Academy called 'English with Anna'. Obviously, with us not being able to run holidays last year, we needed to cut costs. With us all working...

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A weekend snowshoeing

A weekend snowshoeing

With the fantastic snow in the Pyrenees at the moment, last weekend I took Isabel and Christopher on their first snowshoeing trip and also went out with Gustavo up Pelopin. Christopher was desperate to go snowshoeing with me last winter, but his feet are too small for...

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The Ordesa NP

Guide to hiking the spectacular canyons of the Ordesa National Park

Pyrenees butterflies

Gallery of the spectacular butterflies and moths we have in the Pyrenees

Village to Village

Hotel to hotel hiking in the high Pyrenees

Geology of the Pyrenees

Discover how the Pyrenean range was formed

Hike the GR11

A practical guide to hiking the GR11

Wildflowers

Discover the spectacular flora of the Pyrenees

Bearded vulture

This huge bone eating vulture is one of the Pyrenees emblamatic species

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