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Cirque de Gavarnie and Pic de Gabiet (2716m)

Cirque de Gavarnie and Pic de Gabiet (2716m)

Another fantastic hike with Juanma. This time we explored the area of Bujaruelo, crossing over into France for views of the Cirque de Gavarnie before tackling the spectacular border ridge and the spiky peak of Gabiet at 2716 metres. We started at the Refugio of San Nicolas de Bujaruelo, where Juanma is camping for a week. It's a beautiful spot, just north of Torla, and we always start a hike...

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More hiking holidays 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 &...

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Free digital mapping for our Village to Village itinerary

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...

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Fantastic hiking this July in the Pyrenees

Fantastic hiking this July in the Pyrenees

We had some spectacular hiking last month both in the Spanish Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa. Here are some photos and comments from our guests from our first couple of holidays this July. Picos de Europa, July 1st-7th In the first week of July, we spread our wings...

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10 reasons to visit the Central Pyrenees

10 reasons to visit the Central Pyrenees

The Central Pyrenees is considered to be one of the most stunning parts of the Pyrenees. You’ll find stone villages, flower filled valleys, stunning mountains and many interesting places to discover. Visit one of the oldest National Parks in Spain Established in 1918...

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2019 Ordesa National Park shuttle bus dates and times

2019 Ordesa National Park shuttle bus dates and times

The dates for the shuttle bus into the Ordesa Canyon from Torla have been published for 2019. The bus operates from the visitors centre in Torla to the Pradera in Ordesa where the main hikes in the valley start. Private cars aren’t allowed into the valley during...

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Three ways to explore Ordesa National Park

Three ways to explore Ordesa National Park

The spectacular canyons of the Ordesa National Park contain some of the best hiking in Spain. Its kilometre deep canyons are carved out of the limestone and have awe inspiring cliffs. Hikes range from gentle walks in alpine meadows with the cliffs towering above you,...

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Hike to the tower of Escuer Alto

Hike to the tower of Escuer Alto

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...

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10 highest mountains in Spain

10 highest mountains in Spain

Spain is Europe’s second most mountainous country with an average altitude of 660 metres. It has a high central meseta with lots of fantastic and diverse mountain ranges to hike and explore. But which are Spain’s highest mountains and where are they? 1. Teide - 3715...

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First hike of the New Year

First hike of the New Year

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. As long as you don't want to ski we've had brilliant weather over Christmas with three weeks of...

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