Valle de Tena – self guided walking holiday
7 nights self guided holidays
- Get straight to the best hikes
- Easy to follow route cards
- Choice of hotels or apartments
- Arrive and depart on any day
The peaks, lakes and meadows of the Valle de Tena make for a walker’s paradise with a huge choice of routes at all levels. There are some spectacular summits to conquer and flower filled meadows in which you can relax and take in the scenary.
Our self guided walking holidays are designed to help you enjoy the Pyrenees on your own.
We take the hard work out of organising your holiday by arranging accommodation, supplying route directions, maps, weather forecasts and picnic lunches.ve on whichever day you like and stay for as many nights as you want – minimum stay 3 nights.
Although the walking is close by you’ll need a car to make the most of your time in the Pyrenees. Most of our guests hire cars from Barcelona or Zaragoza.
We’ve got route cards for all of the best walks in the valley. There’s a huge choice of walks of all distances ranging from gentle walks in alpine meadows to long days in the high mountains.
As well as easy to follow directions for each walk we give accurate distances and ascents and let you know what the ground is like underfoot. We’re around during the week to offer advice on which walks would suit you best and answer any of your questions.
We live in the area year round and walk these routes regularly with groups so you can be confident that our route cards will always be up to date and accurate.
We’ve route descriptions for dozens of walks in the area. Options range from short strolls to long days in the high mountains. Here’s a few suggestions.
Ibon de Piedrafita –
Nestled in the meadows under the cliffs of the Sierra de Partacua lies the Ibon de Piedrafita. A gentle climb takes us out of the woodland for superb views across the Valle de Tena.
Villages of the Serrablo –
A walk linking the medieval villages of the Serrablo. These pretty villages are famous for their 11th century romanesque churches. We walk through gentle woodland with views up the Valle de Tena and have a picnic lunch at the semi abandoned village of Susín which has just one remaining inhabitant!
Punta del Pacino –
A beautiful ascent through woodland and meadows to the peak of Punta del Pacino. Its position at the centre of the valley gives fabulous panoramic views of the Valle De Tena and surrounding peaks.
Ordesa Valley –
Faja de Pelay – grade 3
A steep climb rewarded with a bird’s eye view of the valley. A superb path then contours around the cliffs before dropping to the valley floor –
Ibones de Arriel –
Some of the most beautiful lake landscapes in the Pyrenees can be found at Ibones de Arriel. The four lakes, lying at different heights, are surrounded by steep granite peaks with Pico Palas taking pride of place.
Pico Anayet (2545m) –
Set on a high plateau of peaty grasslands you’ll find Ibon de Anayet with fantastic views across the lake to Pic Midi d’Ossau. Either relax with a picnic and take in the magnificent views. Alternatively tackle the steep and exciting Pico Anayet or the slightly tamer, but with equally impressive views, Vertice de Anayet.
Garmo Negro (3066m) –
Overlooking Panticosa this three thousander makes for an excellent finale to the week. Superb summit views along the Pyrenees chain. An optional side trip takes us on an excellent scramble along a ridge to the summit of Argulas
Self Guided: Valle de Tena
Self guided holidays are available throughout the summer, starting 20 May in Biescas and 1 June in Hotel Almud, Sallent.
Hotel Almud (Sallent de Gallego)
|1 June – 30 June||799 €||999 €|
|1 July – 7 Sep||899 €||1099 €|
|8 Sep – 1 Oct||799 €||999 €|
Single supplement: 179 €
Hotel Tierra de Biescas (Biescas)
|20 May – 30 June||799 €||999 €|
|1 July – 7 Sep||899 €||1099 €|
|8 Sep – 13 Oct||799 €||999 €|
Single supplement: 99 € low season and 129 € high season
Upgrade to a junior suite (7 nights): 175 € per person.
Hotel Viñas de Larrede (Larrede)
|20 May – 30 June||899 €||1099 €|
|1 July – 13 Oct||999 €||1199 €|
Single supplement: 199 € (7 nights)
All prices are per person and based on two people sharing a standard room – ask for room upgrade prices
Prices are for a 7 night stay – for longer or shorter holidays prices are pro-rata the weekly rate.
Full board option includes 3 course evening meals each night, buffet breakfast and picnic lunches.
B&B option includes a buffet breakfast – picnic lunches can be ordered from the hotel (at additional cost).
Route cards, maps and detailed descriptions are provided for all of the best trails in the area.
Flights, insurance, drinks with evening meal, airport transfers or transport to and from walks.
Self catering apartments in Biescas: El Rincón de Andrea
|1 bedroom||2 bedrooms|
|20 May – 30 June||449 €||399 €|
|1 July – 7 Sep||549 €||499 €|
|8 Sep – 13 Oct||449 €||399 €|
All prices are per person and based on either two or four people occupation.
Up to 2 extra guests can be accommodated on sofa beds and receive a 50% discount
Prices are for a 7 night stay – for longer or shorter holidays prices are pro-rata the weekly rate
Minimum stay three nights
Prices include gas, electricity, bed linen and towels (changed mid week)
Flights, insurance, drinks and meal, airport transfers or transport to and from walks.
Getting to the Pyrenees
Hiring a car or driving to Spain gives you total flexibility –
Airports that are in driving distance include Zaragoza, Barcelona, Pau, Toulouse, Pamplona and Bilbao. Car hire is available at all of these. Read more information on getting here.
Choose between two excellent bases for walking, Biescas at the southern end of the valley and Sallent de Gállego nestled in the high mountains near the Frenc border.
Both villages are full of character with old churches, stone houses and winding streets.
4* Hotel Tierra de Biescas
Biescas is the slightly bigger and livelier of the two. In BIescas youcan stay in the luxurious Hotel Tierra de Biescas.
The four star Hotel Tierra de Biescas is in the heart of the old village, set in lovely grounds with an indoor and outdoor pool.
Each of it’s 51 stylishly furnished rooms have an en-suite bathroom. It has a bar, lounge area with sofa’s, a restaurant and gardens with loungers and tables.
Each morning a breakfast buffet is served with cooked and continental options. Three course evening meals are taken in the hotel restaurant with a choice of starters, main courses and dessert. Please note wine is not included.
Guests can relax in the the hotel’s spa facilities which include a small indoor swimming pool and sauna. A full range of massage treatments are available. In July and August the outdoor swimming pool is open.
Read more about Hotel Tierra de Biescas.
Self Catering Apartments
The spacious Rincon de Andrea self catering apartments are based in Biescas. One or two bedroom apartments are available and each has a lounge/diner, bathroom and great views.
All are well equipped with washing machine, TV, DVD player, micorwave, hob, fridge, kettle, toaster and free WIFI internet connection.
For food shopping there are two small supermarkets, butchers and bakers within walking distance and a large supermarket just 15 minutes drive away. If you’d like to eat out there is a good choice of restaurants in Biescas.
Hotel Almud is a wonderful stone building set in the winding streets of Sallent de Gállego. María José is your host in this friendly family-
The hotel is fantastically decorated throughout with the bedrooms beautifully converted all with en-
There is a living room and reading area with sofas and a stone fireplace where you can have a coffee and relax.
Buffet breakfasts are served at the hotel. Evening meals are taken at Casa Jaimico restaurant which is less than 100 metres from the hotel. The food is excellent with a choice of starters, main courses and deserts
Read more about Hotel Almud.
Hotel Viñas de Lárrede
The four star Hotel Viñas de Lárrede is a chalet style hotel located at the entrance of Valle de Tena, just 15 minutes south from Biescas. The hotel is set in a lovely garden with swimming pool and also a spa.
A family run hotel with each of it’s 17 lovely rooms having the name of women from the family. All of the rooms are ensuite and each is decorated differently which gives each one a different character.
The hotel has a superb restaurant and the quality of food prepared by Toni, the chef, is exceptional and food lovers are in for a treat with lots of local delicacies prepared. Each morning a breakfast buffet is served with cooked and continental options. Three course evening meals are taken in the hotel restaurant with a choice of starters, main courses and dessert. Please note wine is not included.
Read more about Hotel Viñas de Larrede.
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Valle de Tena
Self Guided Walking Holiday
Self guided Valle de Tena holiday is available all summer – from 20 May to 13 October. Arrive and depart on any day you wish
from 799 € per person
Hike Pyrenees made this experience so easy that we were able to fully enjoy our vacation. We would have never been able to find the hikes that Hike Pyrenees researched so well. We really can´t say enough nice thing about Hike Pyrenees. We hope to come back for a longer period next time.Emily & Patrick, Biescas Self Guided, June 2018.
Great trip. Weather initially looked terrible but given sound good options further south that made rainy days very enjoyable. Will be back to do the hikes not accesible at a later stage.David, Tanya, Alana & Ben, Biescas Self Guided, June 2018.
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