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!
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...
Keep your kids occupied over the bank holiday weekends with our Pyrenean animal colouring book! We've made it downloadable to print out at home. Fun, interesting and educational the colouring book is bi-lingual in English and Spanish - great for adult language...
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...
The formation of the Pyrenees is a tale that stretches back over 600 million years, with the tiny Iberian plate being pushed and crushed by the massive African and Eurasian plates several times through the course of history. Our guests are always asking about how the...
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.
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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