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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!

Hiking Pico Bacias (2760m)

Hiking Pico Bacias (2760m)

Last weekend I headed out to Pico Bacias, a wild rocky 2760 metre peak. I hadn't done this hike for ages and I'd forgotten how great it is. The views over Vignemale and across to the three thousand metre peaks of the Ordesa National Park are just exceptional. Joining...

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The Mozarabic churches of the Serrablo

The Mozarabic churches of the Serrablo

The glacial valley of the Serrablo stretches south from Biescas and is home to many beautiful Romanesque or Mozarabic churches and to one of my favourite cycle routes. The quiet country lanes have virtually no traffic and lovely views. The cycling isn't too strenuous,...

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Out hiking again – Punta del Pacino

Out hiking again – Punta del Pacino

On Monday I finally got back out hiking in the mountains again and it felt wonderful! I went up Punta del Pacino with Ruby. It's a special walk for me as it was the first route that Anna and I did in the Valle de Tena and the day that we realised we'd finally found...

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Refugios in Aragon to reopen 22 June

Refugios in Aragon to reopen 22 June

Great news that refugios in the Aragonese Pyrenees are due to reopen on the 22 June and we'll once again be able to spend a night in the mountains and access the high peaks. There will be changes in capacities and other safety/hygiene measures introduced. Refugio...

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Summer update and 2021 walking holiday dates

Summer update and 2021 walking holiday dates

We hope that all our readers, guests and friends are keeping well in these difficult times. We've published our 2021 walking holiday dates for people that are wanting/needing to rearrange their holidays booked for this summer. We're determined to make our holidays...

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Spring flowers and exercise at last!

Spring flowers and exercise at last!

We've been able to get out and excercise over the last couple of weeks after a very strict lockdown here in Spain. I've been taking advantage, getting out on the bike with the dogs a lot and preparing a vegetable garden in our field. Everything is so green at the...

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Downloadable Pyrenean animal colouring book

Downloadable Pyrenean animal colouring book

Keep your kids occupied over the bank holiday weekends with our Pyrenean animal colouring book! We've made it downloadable to print out at home. Fun, interesting and educational the colouring book is bi-lingual in English and Spanish - great for adult language...

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Pyrenees butterflies and moths

Pyrenees butterflies and moths

The Pyrenees have an abundance of wonderful butterflies and we enjoy beautiful displays on our hikes throughout the summer. Spectacular large butterflies such as Swallowtails, Camberwell beauties and Apollos are regular sights on our walks along with a myriad of...

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The formation of the Pyrenees

The formation of the Pyrenees

The formation of the Pyrenees is a tale that stretches back over 600 million years, with the tiny Iberian plate being pushed and crushed by the massive African and Eurasian plates several times through the course of history. Our guests are always asking about how the...

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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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