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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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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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Pyrenees wildflower quiz

Pyrenees wildflower quiz

Springtime is upon us and alas we can't get out to see the first flowers of the seasons in the mountains. We know that many of you, like us, are missing the wildflowers. So let us bring the flowers to you in the form of our Pyrenees wildflower quiz. Text yourself and...

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Two great snowshoeing holidays

Two great snowshoeing holidays

It's hard to believe with the current chaos in the world that only a few weeks ago we were out snowshoeing in the mountains and enjoying two great snowshoeing weeks! We had every weather condition imaginable from artic blizzards and whiteouts, to beautiful sunshine...

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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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Summer 2020 Pyrenees walking holiday brochure

Summer 2020 Pyrenees walking holiday brochure

Our summer 2020 walking holiday brochure is available to download as a pdf or to view online. Our brochure has all the dates and prices for our guided and self guided holidays next summer. This year, to cut down on a lot of paper and brochure air miles, we've decided...

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London Stansted to Zaragoza flights now on sale

London Stansted to Zaragoza flights now on sale

The Ryanair London Stansted to Zaragoza flights for next summer are now on sale. Flights are quite cheap at the moment with some dates under £100 return. Prices usually go up as you get nearer the travel date so don't delay and book today to take advantage of these...

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Thanks for another great hiking season

Thanks for another great hiking season

Autumn is now upon us and another hiking season is over! It only seemed like yesterday that we were awaiting the first group of the season. In September we had wonderful weather for our final walking vacations of the season. The heatwaves of early summer had gone and...

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