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2020 Ordesa National Park shuttle bus dates and times

2020 Ordesa National Park shuttle bus dates and times

During high summer you can't drive private vehices into the Ordesa National Park and you need to take the shuttle bus from Torla into teh Ordesa Valley to access the hikes. The dates for the shuttle bus into the Ordesa Canyon from Torla have been published for 2020. The bus operates from the visitors centre in Torla (where there is a large car park), to the Pradera in Ordesa where the main hikes...

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Extra snowshoeing holiday dates

Extra snowshoeing holiday dates

Snowshoeing holiday: 7-14 March I’m delighted to say that our first snowshoeing holiday dates have been really popular and already full. We’ve several other people that would like to come, so we’re running a second holiday on the 7-14 March. The holiday will be based...

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First skiing and snowshoeing trips of the winter

First skiing and snowshoeing trips of the winter

Winter has arrived early in the Pyrenees and it’s been snowing for most of November in the mountains, right down to village level. Formigal and Astun ski stations both opened last Saturday (16th Nov) – I’ve never known them to open that early before. From today...

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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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Already enjoying another great summer in the Pyrenees

Already enjoying another great summer in the Pyrenees

Summer is back in the Pyrenes and there isn´t a better way to welcome it than going hiking. These first weeks of the season we are walking surrounded by white snowed peaks and colourful flowers on green meadows, by semi-frozen lakes and strong flowing streams and...

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Neolithic cave art found in the Ordesa National Park

Neolithic cave art found in the Ordesa National Park

The highest neolithic cave art in Spain has been found in the the Ordesa National Park. Paintings have been discovered in two caves at 2200 metres altitude, near Regufio Goriz at the base of Monte Perdido. The paintings depict human and four legged animal figures. At...

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Bearded Vultures in the Pyrenees

Bearded Vultures in the Pyrenees

If you’re lucky when hiking in the Pyrenees you’ll see a huge bird flying by overhead with beautiful rusty coloured feathers. If you’re even luckier, you’ll see it carry a large bone high into the sky and drop it to smash it into pieces before landing and swallowing...

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