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Snow in the Pyrenees

Snow in the Pyrenees

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...
La Vuelta visits Biescas

La Vuelta visits Biescas

On Sunday, La Vuelta cycle race is starting the stage in Biescas. It’s a gruelling days riding with the route heading north up the Valle de Tena over the Portalet pass into France and then tackling both the Col d’Aubisque and Col du Tourmalet. I’ve...

La Vuelta in the Valle de Tena

La Vuelta – the Spanish version of the Tour de France – went through the Valle de Tena yesterday passing through Biescas and Sallent de Gallego before finishing at the ski resort of Formigal. We got ourselves a good spot on the bridge and watched the bikes...

Orchid walk in the Valle de Tena

This weekend Biescas town hall is running a series of guided orchid and flora walks. They’re led by Jose Miguel who has written 7 books on Pyrenean flora. The orchid on the advert is a woodcock orchid – one of the fascinationg Ophrys family of orchids....
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