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Blogging from the Pyrenees

Phil & Anna have been living in the Pyrenees for over 12 years and love the culture, wildlife and mountains here. We run Hike Pyrenees, which organises guided and self guided hiking holidays in the Pyrenees and other areas of Spain. Our blog tells about our adventures hiking, snowshoeing and skiing in the Pyrenees and we hope to explain some of the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the area. We hope you enjoy reading!

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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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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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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The Ordesa NP

Guide to hiking the spectacular canyons of the Ordesa National Park

Village to Village

Hotel to hotel hiking in the high Pyrenees

Hike the GR11

A practical guide to hiking the GR11

Wildflowers

Discover the spectacular flora of the Pyrenees

Bearded vulture

This huge bone eating vulture is one of the Pyrenees emblamatic species

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