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!
Last week, Juanma and I had an adventure in the Ordesa National Park and bivvied on the summit of the three thousand metre Punta de las Olas. It was by far the highest I've ever bivvied and I have to admit to a little nervousness about being that high up without a...
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...
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...
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...
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 &...
The Viewranger app is a free GPS and digital mapping app. It has excellent free, downloadable, hiking maps for the Pyrenees and all over the world. It’s perfect if you are doing a Hike Pyrenees self guided holiday, such as our Village to Village itinerary, and would...
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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