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!
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,...
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...
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...
As everyone is well aware, the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak affecting travel throughout Europe and beyond. Whilst no one can be certain how long this situation will last, our thoughts that are that travel in April, May and probably June will be affected. Our hope is...
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....
Happy Christmas from the Pyrenees!
We’d like to wish all of our friends and guests a very merry Christmas from all of us here at Hike Pyrenees.
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...
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...
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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The Ordesa NP
Guide to hiking the spectacular canyons of the Ordesa National Park
Gallery of the spectacular butterflies and moths we have in the Pyrenees
Village to Village
Hotel to hotel hiking in the high Pyrenees
Geology of the Pyrenees
Discover how the Pyrenean range was formed
Hike the GR11
A practical guide to hiking the GR11
Discover the spectacular flora of the Pyrenees
This huge bone eating vulture is one of the Pyrenees emblamatic species