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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 me were Gustavo and Florencia and we had a brilliant day with blue skies and sunshine throughout. There was still a fair amount of...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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