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!
Our 2024 walking holiday program has been published and London Stansted-Zaragoza flights are now on sale. We’ve dual level guided walking holidays in the beautiful mountains of the Valle de Tena, Ordesa National Park and the Picos de Europa. Come and hike with us next summer!
The Pyrenees have some brilliant spots for sports climbing and here in the Valle de Tena, there are a dozen different bolted areas or 'escuelas de escalada' as they are known in Spanish. Several of these are perfect for families and Peña Bubon just outside the village...
Monday was a beautiful sunny day, and we hiked up Pico Mondoto for views into the Añisclo Canyon and the high peaks of Ordesa, covered with fresh snow from the day before. It was cold and crisp the air couldn't have been any clearer which made for particularly...
I'd like to give everyone an update on what our plans are for hiking holidays this summer, the current situation in Spain, and hopefully, answer a few questions people have about their Pyrenees walking holidays. With the COVID vaccines being rolled out, people are...
The route of the ermitas at Santa Orosia is a great hike at any time, but after a heavy rainfall when the waterfalls are in full flow it's truly specatacular. So, with all of the rain we've had recently and the weather not good in the higher mountains last weekend, I...
There have been changes in the Hike Pyrenees office over the last year, as last summer we converted the office into an English Academy called 'English with Anna'. Obviously, with us not being able to run holidays last year, we needed to cut costs. With us all working...
With the fantastic snow in the Pyrenees at the moment, last weekend I took Isabel and Christopher on their first snowshoeing trip and also went out with Gustavo up Pelopin. Christopher was desperate to go snowshoeing with me last winter, but his feet are too small for...
With the perfect snow conditions we've got in the Pyrenees at the moment we've headed to the ski resort of Astun a couple of times in January - once on my own and once with the kids. Astun is in the Valle de Aragon, north of Jaca, right on the French/Spanish border....
Since Christmas, we've had a huge amount of snow in the Pyrenees and even down at Biescas, we had huge falls of snow every day between Christmas and New Year. It made everything look very Christmassy which was nice as this has been a holiday without as much Christmas...
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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