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Stones and History: Relax and Disconnect

Clear your Mind and Connect to the Pyrenees

RELAX AND DISCONNECT TRIPS

Gentle walks through remote and hidden places offer spectacular views to the most emblematic mountains of the Pyrenees. Get back to nature and challenge yourself to go beyond the scope of your dreams.

Trekking here is all about embracing unique moments, incredible landscapes, and fascinating cultures, all of which are set against the backdrop of some of the most amazing places the Pyrenees has to offer. It is a delight for nature lovers and a mecca for photographers. And when it comes time for a rest, you will always find yourself satiated with local Spanish cuisines and wines.

Pyrenees

“We had an amazing experience! Everything was organised to the last detail, the walks, restaurants, hotels, and the guides were great… you can tell they really love their job!””

— Tracey Paterson, Scotland, UK

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cross the Pyrenees and discover some of the most spectacular locations in the Aragonese-Catalan Mountains and its National Parks with our experienced and friendly guides along to assist you at all times.


  • Serene bird-watching and magnificent hikes will expose you to the many wonders of this place and enrich your experience.


  • You will discover fascinating things about the secluded, centuries-old villages nestled in with the Pyrenees along with their people and cultures. And as always, you will be kept satiated by the rich and varied Spanish, Aragonese, and Catalan wines and cuisine to be found aplenty here.


Pyrenees travels: Cloudy in Occidentales Valleys Park

Day 1. Pick-up in Barcelona and shuttle to Acebo de Casa Muria hotel

Pick-up at Barcelona airport at 14:00h. City centre at 14:30h. Shuttle to Acebo de Casa Muria, our first select hotel in the mountains.
A Welcome Reception in the terrace of this charming hotel and informative meeting about the programme. Check material.

  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria Hotel

View hotel

Day 2. Valley of Benasque, Posets Maladeta Natural Park

Forau de Aigualluts. After a delicious breakfast in the Acebo de Casa Muria we will head for the Forau de Aigualluts, one of the most spectacular places in Spain. You will see the famous waterfall at Aigualluts and see Mount Aneto (at 3404 metres is the highest in the Pyrenees). A place to take that perfect photo! If we are lucky will see the laziest animal in the Pyrenees: marmots. 2 hours approximately of gentle activity in a unique environment. 150 metres elevation difference.
In the afternoon, we will visit the town of Benasque, also known as little Switzerland in the Pyrenees. A nice tourist town that has some of its own secrets waiting to be discovered…. Return to hotel at 18:00h approximately to recharge your batteries.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Lunch: Llanos del Hospital Restaurant. A place full of history.
  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria

View hotel

Day 3 Alquezar. Sierra de Guara Natural Park

After a delicious breakfast we set off for Alquezar, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. In our activity today we will enter the gorge of the Vero Rio, famous for its footbrigdes and bridges. A spectacular landscape sculpted in the rock, colours explode around us as sunlight shines through. The route ends in the beautiful Colegiate Cathedral of Alquezar, a true treat to the eye.
2 hours approximately of gentle activity in a unique environment. 100 metres elevation difference.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Enate winery to get to know first hand the best wines from the Somontano Region.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Lunch: Casa Pardina Restaurant. Simply excellent. Its recipes and great quality of products used makes a truely unforgettable meal.
  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria

View hotel

Day 4  Isabena Valley. Romanesque Art in its purest form.

Cultural day out to discovery millenary monuments.After breakfast we set course for the Valley of Isabena. Two authentic jewels await us here. The Roda de Isabena Cathedral and Obarra Monestery. Guided tours are available.In the afternoon, we will visit some charming chapels in Tahull, a UNESCO world heritage site. Romanesque art in its purest form.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria.
  • Lunch: Roda de Isabena Cathedral Restaurant. A pleasure to have a meal set in the 18th century.
  • Dinner. Casa Chongastan Restaurant, its gastronomy is recognised nationally and is in first place in Aragonese gastronomy ratings.

View hotel

Pyrenees Travels: Alquezar

Day 5 Ordesa and Mont Perdido National Park

After breakfast and checking-out (we change hotel today) we head towards Mont Perdido and the Ordesa National Park. Majestic mountains, endless forests and beautiful valleys await us to make today a special day, one to remember! We enter along a gentle prairie in Ordesa in search of surprises, geology, fauna and flora alike.
4 hours approximately of gentle activity. 300 metres elevation difference.
In the afternoon, we go to our new accommodation in Casa Barosse. Gustavo and Josse will be waiting for us with their arms wide open to welcome us to this exclusive rural hotel, a little jewel in the Aragonese Pyrenees.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Packed / Gourmet Picnic lunch
  • Dinner: Casa Barosse

View hotel

Day 6 La Jacetania. Valles Occidentales Natural Park

After a delicious breakfast in Casa Barosse we set course for our goal today. To discover the beautiful western valleys in the Oza Jungle and the amazing Aguas Tuertas Valley, a sensory delight. A gentle activity to some of the most hidden and beautiful areas in the Pyrenees.
Visit Canfranc Train Station / Citadel of Jaca. In the afternoon, we will visit one of Spain’s best conserved fortresses: The Citadel of Jaca, catalogued as part of Spain historical heritage.
Return to hotel Casa Barosse at 18:00h approximately to recharge your batteries.

  • Breakfast: Casa Barosse
  • Lunch: Borau Restaurant
  • Dinner: Casa Barosse

View hotel

Pyrenees Travels: Parque Nacional Aiguestortes

Day 7 Mallos de Riglos Natural Monument

After breakfast we will go to Los Mallos de Riglos, an unmatched place for its rock formations. We end our week with a gentle scenic excursion through these high towers made from rocks, home to many raptors.
In the afternoon, we will visit the San Juan de la Peña Monastery, a true Romanesque jewel in the Pyrenees.

  • Breakfast: Casa Barosse
  • Lunch: Refugio de Riglos Restaurant. Perfect viewpoint of the Mallos.
  • Dinner: Biarritz Jaca Restaurant with the Guides

View hotel

Day 8 Return shuttle to Barcelona

Breakfast and pick-up.
Return shuttle to Barcelona. 13:30h is the approximate time of arrival.
First stop in Barcelona centre (Diagonal).
Second stop at Barcelona airport.

View hotel

PRICES AND DATES

We offer you the freedom to create the adventures of your dreams, the flexibility to travel in small groups of 4-6 people maximum or intimately with just you and your partner. Alternatively, if you wish to travel solo across the Pyrenees in your own car, we can also adapt to those needs.

Relax and Disconnect

2418001 PAX
  • Discover the Pyrenees in 8 days
General Conditions

PROGRAMME DATES :

  • From May 16 to May 23, 2023.


  • From October 22 to October 29, 2023.


Included in the Price:
  • Local guides with expert leadership will accompany you for the entirety of your journey;

  • Accommodation will be in the “El Acebo de Casa Muria” and “Hotel Barosse” hotels, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Meals will be in restaurants, in hotels, or in picnic form, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Shuttle transfers from the Barcelona airport and city centre on Days 1-8, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Sight-seeing and adventure activities, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Ground transfers during the programme;

  • Mandatory accident and rescue insurance policy to cover it during the activities.

  • Admission costs to monuments, castles and churches during the trip, as noted in the itinerary.

Not Included in the Price:
  • Local and international flights;

  • Extra airport shuttles (differing from those on Days 1-8);

  • Airport taxes (varies depending on location);

  • Excess baggage charges;

  • Cost of medical vaccinations;

  • Optional tipping to local staff, or our leaders or guides;

  • Personal items (tips, laundry, etc.);

  • All drinks are not included.

  • Trip cancellation insurance. We recommend that you protect your trip with a cancellation insurance.

TRIP PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

1000€ deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip starts.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

No charge for cancellations made 30 days before the trip.
25% charge for cancellations made from 30-15 days in advance.
50% charge for cancellations made less than 15 days in advance.

We strongly recommend you take cancellation insurance to protect your trip.

Pyrenees Travels: Casa Muria Garden

El Acebo de Casa Muria

Welcome to our house set in the Aragonese Pyrenees! This charming rural house is set in a place of true peace and tranquillity. You will fall in love with its magical landscape as you enjoy its quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

El Acebo de Muria (which literally translates to “a quiet man’s property”) is a beautiful 18th century house situated in the picturesque village of Renanué at an altitude of 1,230 metres. From here, there are magnificent views of the entire Benasque Valley.

READ MORE
Pyrenees Travels: Habitacion Ermita en Hotel Barosse

Casa Barosse

“Beauty, Exclusivity, and Comfort for Unique, Special Guests”

Just a stone’s throw away from Jaca is a different hotel concept in the Aragonese Pyrenees. It is a space designed for adult patrons and delicate, small details emerge in corners of marked personality.

READ MORE

This programme includes the following meals during the week:

MEALS
  • A filling breakfast is served in each hotel every morning and consists of a variety of options including Iberian ham, dry meats,
    homemade sausages and cheeses, various homemade breads, toasts,
    and pastries with butters and jams, fresh seasonal fruits and juices, and farm-fresh eggs;
  • Packed picnic lunches are prepared by the hotels. In Alquezar, we will have lunch in Casa Pardina;
  • Dinners will be served in your hotels, except for Tuesday and Friday evening when we will dine in two of the best restaurants in the Pyrenees: Casa Chongastán and Biarritz Restaurant.

DRINKS are not included.

The Leaders

With over 20 years experience, we are all experts in mountaineering, canyoning and climbing, in coordinating and arranging activities to meet the needs of diverse groups in the natural environment. Our passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors and fun in what we do is infectious. We speak several languages are well experienced in organising groups for foreign groups. Our local knowledge of the culture, traditions and people of the valleys all add to make your experience unforgettable.

Pyrenees Travels: David Ruiz de Gopegui

David Ruiz de Gopegui

Born in Zaragoza in 1984, the mountains beckoned David from afar and he could not resist their call. He is a qualified teacher specialising in environmental studies, a leisure time instructor, and also a trained mountain guide instructor (UIMLA International). He combines his love of photography with his work in the open air doing mountain related activities.

David is deeply passionate about the Pyrenees where he has worked for the last 14 years coordinating environmental and sporting activities. Since 2013 , he has led various international expeditions to such places as the Himalayas in Nepal, to the Alps in France and Italy, and he is seeking to embark on a new adventure in the future to Patagonia.

  
Pyrenees Travels: Gaspar Giner

Alberto Andrés Andrés

Alberto is a mountain and canyon guide who has been living in the Pyrenees for 20 years. He has more than 15 years of experience as a guide and is in charge of the management and development of trips and activities.

His love for the mountains is intoxicating and he is a great traveller. He has crossed many of the world’s mountain ranges in search of new challenges, all the while exploring even more mountains and their surrounding wilderness and culture.

Alberto currently runs a trendy youth hostel in the Valley of Benasque called Hostel-Guides El Run.

PACKING LIST:

Personal First Aid Supplies2017-12-03T04:22:48+00:00
  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher and lipbalm with sunscreen.

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol for muscle pain or headaches.

  • Spare contact lenses or glasses.

Clothes – Relax & disconnected2017-12-03T04:14:49+00:00

NOTES ABOUT CLOTHES -RELAX & DISCONNECTED

Take comfortable clothes for hiking.  Shorts maybe fine for most days but it is recommendable to take light-weight trousers aswell for cooler weather and to protection against tall grass. The best way to be comfortable is to wear various layers.  It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes for the evening, casual is best though, nothing fancy like coats or ties.
The activities are planned during the best period of weather conditions, however being a mountainous climate it can variable and it is best to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.
Be prepared.

This list of clothes is just a guide.

  • Good quality rain gear, for example Gore-Tex raincoat/wind stopper with hood.

  • Thick woollen jacket or woollen jumper or light Goose down Jacket or fleece and waterproof or similar.

  • Long sleeve top.  Quick drying fabrics like nylon are recommendable.

  • Long-sleeve and short-sleeve tops.

  • Hiking trousers.  Lightweight cotton or synthetic hiking trousers are the most practical choice. Jeans are not recommended because they are too hot in the sun and take a long time to dry if they get wet.

  • Hiking shorts. Made from quick drying material are recommended.

  • A cap/hat with a wide brim preferably waterproof to protect against the sun and rain.

  • Medium weight hiking boots with Vibram rubber outer sole with good ankle support.

  • Casual shoes for sightseeing.

  • Good walking socks. Some people like thick Thorlo socks with padded toes/ heels, or use an outer sock and synthetic inner sock.

  • Light woollen gloves and hat for cool weather.

  • Synthetic long underwear.

  • Underwear / nightwear. Synthetics fabrics dry faster.

  • Smart casual clothes to eat out in the restaurants.

 

Documentation2017-10-21T02:44:25+00:00
  • Airplane ticket (or electronic ticket)

  • Passport

  • Other photographic ID, for example driving license

  • Cash

  • Soft material suitcase with a small lock (must be unlocked for air transport)

  • Small rucksack big enough for a jacket or material for rain gear, bottle of water, camara and others items you may wish to take on the hikes

Equipment2017-12-03T04:17:25+00:00
  • 1-2 bottles of reusable water- 1 l. capacity.

  • Good quality sun glasses

  • Folding sticks or trekking poles

Optional equipment2018-02-26T19:54:21+00:00
  • Tension convertor and plug adaptor to use appliances in hotels

  • Camara, extra batteries.

  • Bandanas (many uses)

  • Light binoculars

  • Reading/Writing material

  • Travel clock

  • Small umbrella

  • Soap to hand wash clothes.
    Laundry service available in the hotels.
Maps Pyrenees

DETAILS:

  • Duration: 8 days


  • Arrive : Barcelona Airport (El Prat), Centre of Barcelona Av. Diagonal


  • Departure: Barcelona Airport (El Prat), Centre of Barcelona Av. Diagonal


  • Accommodation: 7 nights hotel


  • Meals: All meals included: Spanish gastronomy.


  • Activity: Hiking, cultural and gastronomic visits included.


  • Trip Level:

    7 days of gentle hikes in the mountains, each between 2-3 hours duration and about 100/300 metres steep.  See “trip levels” 1/2.  Relax and Disconnect is for people who truly want relax in the mountains.  Perfect for all levels of physical abilities, the programme is tailormade to fit you.  Our expert guides with accompany you on a sensory journey full of gentle hikes between 2-3 hours duration, with many stops to give you time to enjoy and learn about the natural environment.  A delight for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers.  Including cultural visits to villages, castles, chapels, museums, vineyards and excellent restaurants to make a unique and relaxing experience.


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Phone: +34 974 55 38 72

Trekking here is all about embracing unique moments, incredible landscapes, and fascinating cultures, all of which are set against the backdrop of some of the most amazing places the Pyrenees has to offer. It is a delight for nature lovers and a mecca for photographers. And when it comes time for a rest, you will always find yourself satiated with local Spanish cuisines and wines.

Pyrenees

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cross the Pyrenees and discover some of the most spectacular locations in the Aragonese-Catalan Mountains and its National Parks with our experienced and friendly guides along to assist you at all times.


  • Serene bird-watching and magnificent hikes will expose you to the many wonders of this place and enrich your experience.


  • You will discover fascinating things about the secluded, centuries-old villages nestled in with the Pyrenees along with their people and cultures. And as always, you will be kept satiated by the rich and varied Spanish, Aragonese, and Catalan wines and cuisine to be found aplenty here.


Pyrenees travels: Cloudy in Occidentales Valleys Park

Day 1. Pick-up in Barcelona and shuttle to Acebo de Casa Muria hotel

Pick-up at Barcelona airport at 14:00h. City centre at 14:30h. Shuttle to Acebo de Casa Muria, our first select hotel in the mountains.
A Welcome Reception in the terrace of this charming hotel and informative meeting about the programme. Check material.

  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria Hotel

View hotel

Day 2. Valley of Benasque, Posets Maladeta Natural Park

Forau de Aigualluts. After a delicious breakfast in the Acebo de Casa Muria we will head for the Forau de Aigualluts, one of the most spectacular places in Spain. You will see the famous waterfall at Aigualluts and see Mount Aneto (at 3404 metres is the highest in the Pyrenees). A place to take that perfect photo! If we are lucky will see the laziest animal in the Pyrenees: marmots. 2 hours approximately of gentle activity in a unique environment. 150 metres elevation difference.
In the afternoon, we will visit the town of Benasque, also known as little Switzerland in the Pyrenees. A nice tourist town that has some of its own secrets waiting to be discovered…. Return to hotel at 18:00h approximately to recharge your batteries.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Lunch: Llanos del Hospital Restaurant. A place full of history.
  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria

View hotel

Day 3 Alquezar. Sierra de Guara Natural Park

After a delicious breakfast we set off for Alquezar, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. In our activity today we will enter the gorge of the Vero Rio, famous for its footbrigdes and bridges. A spectacular landscape sculpted in the rock, colours explode around us as sunlight shines through. The route ends in the beautiful Colegiate Cathedral of Alquezar, a true treat to the eye.
2 hours approximately of gentle activity in a unique environment. 100 metres elevation difference.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Enate winery to get to know first hand the best wines from the Somontano Region.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Lunch: Casa Pardina Restaurant. Simply excellent. Its recipes and great quality of products used makes a truely unforgettable meal.
  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria

View hotel

Day 4 Isabena Valley. Romanesque Art in its purest form.

Cultural day out to discovery millenary monuments.After breakfast we set course for the Valley of Isabena. Two authentic jewels await us here. The Roda de Isabena Cathedral and Obarra Monestery. Guided tours are available.In the afternoon, we will visit some charming chapels in Tahull, a UNESCO world heritage site. Romanesque art in its purest form.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria.
  • Lunch: Roda de Isabena Cathedral Restaurant. A pleasure to have a meal set in the 18th century.
  • Dinner. Casa Chongastan Restaurant, its gastronomy is recognised nationally and is in first place in Aragonese gastronomy ratings.

View hotel

Pyrenees Travels: Alquezar

Day 5 Ordesa and Mont Perdido National Park

After breakfast and checking-out (we change hotel today) we head towards Mont Perdido and the Ordesa National Park. Majestic mountains, endless forests and beautiful valleys await us to make today a special day, one to remember! We enter along a gentle prairie in Ordesa in search of surprises, geology, fauna and flora alike.
4 hours approximately of gentle activity. 300 metres elevation difference.
In the afternoon, we go to our new accommodation in Casa Barosse. Gustavo and Josse will be waiting for us with their arms wide open to welcome us to this exclusive rural hotel, a little jewel in the Aragonese Pyrenees.

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Packed / Gourmet Picnic lunch
  • Dinner: Casa Barosse

View hotel

Day 6 La Jacetania. Valles Occidentales Natural Park

After a delicious breakfast in Casa Barosse we set course for our goal today. To discover the beautiful western valleys in the Oza Jungle and the amazing Aguas Tuertas Valley, a sensory delight. A gentle activity to some of the most hidden and beautiful areas in the Pyrenees.
Visit Canfranc Train Station / Citadel of Jaca. In the afternoon, we will visit one of Spain’s best conserved fortresses: The Citadel of Jaca, catalogued as part of Spain historical heritage.
Return to hotel Casa Barosse at 18:00h approximately to recharge your batteries.

  • Breakfast: Casa Barosse
  • Lunch: Borau Restaurant
  • Dinner: Casa Barosse

View hotel

Pyrenees Travels: Parque Nacional Aiguestortes

Day 7 Mallos de Riglos Natural Monument

After breakfast we will go to Los Mallos de Riglos, an unmatched place for its rock formations. We end our week with a gentle scenic excursion through these high towers made from rocks, home to many raptors.
In the afternoon, we will visit the San Juan de la Peña Monastery, a true Romanesque jewel in the Pyrenees.

  • Breakfast: Casa Barosse
  • Lunch: Refugio de Riglos Restaurant. Perfect viewpoint of the Mallos.
  • Dinner: Biarritz Jaca Restaurant with the Guides

View hotel

Day 8 Return shuttle to Barcelona

Breakfast and pick-up.
Return shuttle to Barcelona. 13:30h is the approximate time of arrival.
First stop in Barcelona centre (Diagonal).
Second stop at Barcelona airport.

View hotel

PRICES AND DATES

We offer you the freedom to create the adventures of your dreams, the flexibility to travel in small groups of 4-6 people maximum or intimately with just you and your partner. Alternatively, if you wish to travel solo across the Pyrenees in your own car, we can also adapt to those needs.

Relax and Disconnect

2418001 PAX
  • Discover the Pyrenees in 8 days
General Conditions

PROGRAMME DATES :

  • From May 16 to May 23, 2023.


  • From October 22 to October 29, 2023.


Included in the Price:
  • Local guides with expert leadership will accompany you for the entirety of your journey;

  • Accommodation will be in the “El Acebo de Casa Muria” and “Hotel Barosse” hotels, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Meals will be in restaurants, in hotels, or in picnic form, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Shuttle transfers from the Barcelona airport and city centre on Days 1-8, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Sight-seeing and adventure activities, as noted in the itinerary;

  • Ground transfers during the programme;

  • Mandatory accident and rescue insurance policy to cover it during the activities.

  • Admission costs to monuments, castles and churches during the trip, as noted in the itinerary.

Not Included in the Price:
  • Local and international flights;

  • Extra airport shuttles (differing from those on Days 1-8);

  • Airport taxes (varies depending on location);

  • Excess baggage charges;

  • Cost of medical vaccinations;

  • Optional tipping to local staff, or our leaders or guides;

  • Personal items (tips, laundry, etc.);

  • All drinks are not included.

  • Trip cancellation insurance. We recommend that you protect your trip with a cancellation insurance.

TRIP PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

1000€ deposit is required to hold your reservation.
Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip starts.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

No charge for cancellations made 30 days before the trip.
25% charge for cancellations made from 30-15 days in advance.
50% charge for cancellations made less than 15 days in advance.

We strongly recommend you take cancellation insurance to protect your trip.

Pyrenees Travels: Casa Muria Garden

El Acebo de Casa Muria

Welcome to our house set in the Aragonese Pyrenees! This charming rural house is set in a place of true peace and tranquillity. You will fall in love with its magical landscape as you enjoy its quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

El Acebo de Muria (which literally translates to “a quiet man’s property”) is a beautiful 18th century house situated in the picturesque village of Renanué at an altitude of 1,230 metres. From here, there are magnificent views of the entire Benasque Valley.

READ MORE
Pyrenees Travels: Habitacion Ermita en Hotel Barosse

Casa Barosse

“Beauty, Exclusivity, and Comfort for Unique, Special Guests”

Just a stone’s throw away from Jaca is a different hotel concept in the Aragonese Pyrenees. It is a space designed for adult patrons and delicate, small details emerge in corners of marked personality.

READ MORE

This programme includes the following meals during the week:

MEALS
  • A filling breakfast is served in each hotel every morning and consists of a variety of options including Iberian ham, dry meats,
    homemade sausages and cheeses, various homemade breads, toasts,
    and pastries with butters and jams, fresh seasonal fruits and juices, and farm-fresh eggs;
  • Packed picnic lunches are prepared by the hotels. In Alquezar, we will have lunch in Casa Pardina;
  • Dinners will be served in your hotels, except for Tuesday and Friday evening when we will dine in two of the best restaurants in the Pyrenees: Casa Chongastán and Biarritz Restaurant.

DRINKS are not included.

The Leaders

With over 20 years experience, we are all experts in mountaineering, canyoning and climbing, in coordinating and arranging activities to meet the needs of diverse groups in the natural environment. Our passion and enthusiasm for the outdoors and fun in what we do is infectious. We speak several languages are well experienced in organising groups for foreign groups. Our local knowledge of the culture, traditions and people of the valleys all add to make your experience unforgettable.

Pyrenees Travels: David Ruiz de Gopegui

David Ruiz de Gopegui

Born in Zaragoza in 1984, the mountains beckoned David from afar and he could not resist their call. He is a qualified teacher specialising in environmental studies, a leisure time instructor, and also a trained mountain guide instructor (UIMLA International). He combines his love of photography with his work in the open air doing mountain related activities.

David is deeply passionate about the Pyrenees where he has worked for the last 14 years coordinating environmental and sporting activities. Since 2013 , he has led various international expeditions to such places as the Himalayas in Nepal, to the Alps in France and Italy, and he is seeking to embark on a new adventure in the future to Patagonia.

  
Pyrenees Travels: Gaspar Giner

Alberto Andrés Andrés

Alberto is a mountain and canyon guide who has been living in the Pyrenees for 20 years. He has more than 15 years of experience as a guide and is in charge of the management and development of trips and activities.

His love for the mountains is intoxicating and he is a great traveller. He has crossed many of the world’s mountain ranges in search of new challenges, all the while exploring even more mountains and their surrounding wilderness and culture.

Alberto currently runs a trendy youth hostel in the Valley of Benasque called Hostel-Guides El Run.

PACKING LIST:

Personal First Aid Supplies2017-12-03T04:22:48+00:00
  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher and lipbalm with sunscreen.

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol for muscle pain or headaches.

  • Spare contact lenses or glasses.

Clothes – Relax & disconnected2017-12-03T04:14:49+00:00

NOTES ABOUT CLOTHES -RELAX & DISCONNECTED

Take comfortable clothes for hiking.  Shorts maybe fine for most days but it is recommendable to take light-weight trousers aswell for cooler weather and to protection against tall grass. The best way to be comfortable is to wear various layers.  It’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes for the evening, casual is best though, nothing fancy like coats or ties.
The activities are planned during the best period of weather conditions, however being a mountainous climate it can variable and it is best to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions.
Be prepared.

This list of clothes is just a guide.

  • Good quality rain gear, for example Gore-Tex raincoat/wind stopper with hood.

  • Thick woollen jacket or woollen jumper or light Goose down Jacket or fleece and waterproof or similar.

  • Long sleeve top.  Quick drying fabrics like nylon are recommendable.

  • Long-sleeve and short-sleeve tops.

  • Hiking trousers.  Lightweight cotton or synthetic hiking trousers are the most practical choice. Jeans are not recommended because they are too hot in the sun and take a long time to dry if they get wet.

  • Hiking shorts. Made from quick drying material are recommended.

  • A cap/hat with a wide brim preferably waterproof to protect against the sun and rain.

  • Medium weight hiking boots with Vibram rubber outer sole with good ankle support.

  • Casual shoes for sightseeing.

  • Good walking socks. Some people like thick Thorlo socks with padded toes/ heels, or use an outer sock and synthetic inner sock.

  • Light woollen gloves and hat for cool weather.

  • Synthetic long underwear.

  • Underwear / nightwear. Synthetics fabrics dry faster.

  • Smart casual clothes to eat out in the restaurants.

 

Documentation2017-10-21T02:44:25+00:00
  • Airplane ticket (or electronic ticket)

  • Passport

  • Other photographic ID, for example driving license

  • Cash

  • Soft material suitcase with a small lock (must be unlocked for air transport)

  • Small rucksack big enough for a jacket or material for rain gear, bottle of water, camara and others items you may wish to take on the hikes

Equipment2017-12-03T04:17:25+00:00
  • 1-2 bottles of reusable water- 1 l. capacity.

  • Good quality sun glasses

  • Folding sticks or trekking poles

Optional equipment2018-02-26T19:54:21+00:00
  • Tension convertor and plug adaptor to use appliances in hotels

  • Camara, extra batteries.

  • Bandanas (many uses)

  • Light binoculars

  • Reading/Writing material

  • Travel clock

  • Small umbrella

  • Soap to hand wash clothes.
    Laundry service available in the hotels.
Maps Pyrenees

DETAILS:

  • Duration: 8 days


  • Arrive : Barcelona Airport (El Prat), Centre of Barcelona Av. Diagonal


  • Departure: Barcelona Airport (El Prat), Centre of Barcelona Av. Diagonal


  • Accommodation: 7 nights hotel


  • Meals: All meals included: Spanish gastronomy.


  • Activity: Hiking, cultural and gastronomic visits included.


  • Trip Level:

    7 days of gentle hikes in the mountains, each between 2-3 hours duration and about 100/300 metres steep.  See “trip levels” 1/2.  Relax and Disconnect is for people who truly want relax in the mountains.  Perfect for all levels of physical abilities, the programme is tailormade to fit you.  Our expert guides with accompany you on a sensory journey full of gentle hikes between 2-3 hours duration, with many stops to give you time to enjoy and learn about the natural environment.  A delight for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers.  Including cultural visits to villages, castles, chapels, museums, vineyards and excellent restaurants to make a unique and relaxing experience.


Detailed information about this experience can be found in the following dossier in PDF format. Download here.

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Phone: +34 974 55 38 72

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