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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 in Sallent de Gallego at Hotel Almud which is the heart of the Pyrenees, surrounded by high peaks. Winter is a magical time in the...

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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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A fantastic week of snowshoeing

A fantastic week of snowshoeing

Last week we ran our first snowshoeing holiday and it was a brilliant week with excellent routes, fantastic views and sunshine every day! We did five routes during the week - three in the Valle de Tena, one from Somport and one in the Ordesa Valley. There were five...

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Snowshoeing holiday in the Pyrenees

Snowshoeing holiday in the Pyrenees

Next February we are running a guided snowshoeing holiday in the Valle de Tena. We've been asked about this lots of times by readers of the blog, so hopefully some of you will be able to come and join us for this advenure! Snowshoeing is brilliant fun and requires no...

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Snowshoeing from Cotefablo to Toronzué (2263m)

Snowshoeing from Cotefablo to Toronzué (2263m)

The great snow conditions continue in the Pyrenees and yesterday we got the snowshoes out. The weather didn't look that great up the valley so we headed across to Cotefablo - the pass halfway between Biescas and Ordesa/Torla. It's south of the high cliffs of the...

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Snowshoeing in Candanchu

Snowshoeing in Candanchu

What are you thinking about doing this weekend? I wondered the same question last week and I decided to go snowshoeing. On the border with France, at the head of the Valle de Canfranc there are some fantastic snowshoeing routes. I decided to go to “El Bosque de las...

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Snowshoeing to Refuge de Larry, Aspe Valley

Snowshoeing to Refuge de Larry, Aspe Valley

This week we took advantage of the perfect weather in the Pyrenees to accomplish a project Phil had in mind for many years: an overnight snowshoeing trip in Aspe Valley, staying at the remote - but cosy! - Refuge de Larry, an unwardened mountain hut run by French...

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Out in the Valle de Aspe

Out in the Valle de Aspe

The 6 January is one of the most import bank holidays in Spain. On the biblical calendar it is known as Epiphany but in Spain it is mainly known as “dia de reyes”, the day when the three kings come back to earth and give presents to children, as Santa Claus does in...

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Snowshoeing Pic Peyreget

Snowshoeing Pic Peyreget

The really warm weather we've been having in October and November finally broke and snow's arrived to the Pyrenees. Gustavo and I chose a great day to head out for the first snowshowing trip of the season. We headed to Pic Peyreget (2487m) just on the French side of...

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First snowshoe trip of the season

It's been snowing heavily over the last week in the Pyrenees and yesterday got out on the snowshoes for the first time this season with Rafa and Emilio. We headed up to the ski station of Formigal and set out from there. Sunny lower down but cloudy with a freezing...

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