The Wild Side: Active Adventure

The Wild Side: Active Adventure2023-12-26T09:53:12+00:00

Feel the power of Pyrenees

Do you love adventure? Experience the exciting activities that are possible in the Pyrenees, such as mountaineering, canyoning, rafting or climbing.

Mountain climbing and challenging hikes and trekking to hidden places. Experience exhilarating adventure activities like Kayaking, rafting, Via ferrata, and climbing and you won’t be disappointed. If action is what you are after these are for you.

Pyrenees

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hike in the most beautiful Parks of the Pyrenees: Ordesa and Aigüestortes, Posets, guara and Riglos park.


  • Embark on a wide range of adventure activities in our Natural Parks such as rafting, canyoning, and climbing.


  • Discover the centuries-old history, culture and inhabitants of secluded villages within the Pyrenees.


  • Enjoy the delightful and varied cuisines and wines of Spanish Pyrenees.


Casa Muria Benasque Valley

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

Pick-up at Barcelona airport or City centre.
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

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Kayak in congosto Montrebei

Day 2. Kayak in Congosto de Montrebei

Do you imagine paddling between vertical walls of 500 metres high separated by only 20 metres of distance? Congosto de Mont-Rebei is a tour between impressive calcareous walls and many paddlers value this route as one of the most spectacular kayaking routes in Catalonia.
In the afternoon we visit Roda de Isabena, beautiful medieval town that has one of the most charming cathedrals in Spain

  • Breakfast: Acebo de Casa Muria
  • Packed / Picnic lunch in the river
  • Dinner: Acebo de Casa Muria

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Valley of Benasque, Posets Maladeta Natural Park

Day 3. Benasque Valley. Posets Maladeta Natural Park

Today we will enjoy a walk to the top of Salvaguardia Mountain at almost 3000 metres altitude. It’s a relatively easy walk up the way, along a centenary old path used in the past by pilgrims, merchants and smugglers to cross over to France. There aren’t any views in the Pyrenees quite like the ones you can enjoy from here, you feel like you can touch the sky!
In the afternoon, we’re going to climb to train for the Via Ferrata. Return to the village a delicious dinner is waiting for us….

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

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Rafting Esera River. Benasque Valley

Day 4. Rafting Ésera River

After breakfast and checking-out (we change hotel today) We move to Campo. If there is an exciting and fun activity for anyone, this is Rafting. Navigating on inflatable rafts down the river Ésera in the Benasque Valley is something you should not miss. Beautiful landscapes in calmed stretches combined with exciting rapids, waves and even some drops! Our guides will get you to live an unforgettable adventure.
We’ll visit Aínsa (Huesca), a beautiful medieval town where the passing of the years has not diminished the charm of its streets, churches, squares, etc.
From there, we will drive to La Jacetania and our second accommodation for the trip, “Hotel Barosse” a unique hotel for the taste of something different.

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

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Ordesa and Mont Perdido National Park

Day 5. Ordesa and Mont Perdido National Park.

After breakfast and checking-out (we change hotel today) we head towards Ordesa and Mont Perdido National Park. Majestic mountains, endless forests and beautiful valleys await us to make today a special day, one to remember! We enter a known path used by hunters to reach the Pelay Belt, one of the best and most physically demanding excursions in the Pyrenees. It’s hard to find words that do justice to the views and landscapes that you will see. 7 hours approxim and 900 metres elevation difference.
From there, we will drive to La Jacetania and our second accommodation for the trip, “Hotel Barosse” a unique hotel for the taste of something different.

  • Breakfast: Barosse Hotel
  • Packed / Picnic lunch.
  • Dinner: Barosse Hotel

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Mallos de Riglos Natural Monument

Day 6. Mallos de Riglos Natural Monument.

After breakfast we set course for Los Mallos de Riglos, an unmatched place for its rock formations. We climb VIA FERRATA through high rock towers, home to many raptors.
In the afternoon, we will visit San Juan de la Peña Monastery, a Romanesque jewel from the Pyrenees

  • Breakfast: Hotel Barosse
  • Lunch: Restaurant – Refugio de Riglos. Perfect viewpoint of the Mallos.
  • Dinner. Hotel Barosse

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Tena Valley Zip Line

Day 7. Tena Valley.

We open the day in the Tirolina Tena Valley, a few minutes with too much adrenaline and It’s longest and highest double zip line in Europe. With its 1,270 meters of altitude. After this experience we will enjoy a nice views to Ibon de Sabocos in Electric Bikes

  • Breakfast: Barosse Hotel
  • Packed / Picnic lunch
  • Dinner. La cadiera Jaca with the Guides

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Barosse Hotel Garden

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.

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PRICES AND DATES

If you are travelling alone or with your partner and do not mind taking a trip in a small group of 6/7 people, we still have some dates available in spring and autumn for which we can guarantee you a trip. Please see below. On the other hand, if you prefer a private experience for yourself or with your partner, family or friends, take a look at our Tailormade Experiences.

The wild Side

2,685001 PAX
  • Discover the Pyrenees in 8 days
General Conditions

PROGRAMME DATES:


  • From May 29 to June 05, 2024.


  • From September 23 to 30 September , 2024.


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 program, and;

  • 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.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

A deposit to 500€  is required to secure your reservation.

The balance is due 60 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to travel are free of charge.
25% fee for cancellations between 30 and 15 days in advance.
50% fee for cancellations made less than 15 days in advance.

This fee remains in an escrow account and is available to you for a new travel booking up to twelve months after the cancelled booking. If this period has elapsed without a booking being made, the customer is NOT entitled to a refund.

We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance to protect your trip.

Casa Muria Benasque Valley

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.

Barosse Hotel La Jacetania

Barosse Hotel

“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.

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.
  • We will enjoy to lunch:  Campo Restaurant,  Riglos restaurant. Packed picnic lunches are prepared by the hotels.
  • Dinners will be served in your hotels, except for a couple of days we will enjoy La Cadiera Jaca and Diamo 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.

David Ruiz de Gopegui: Local guides in the Pyrenees

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.

Alberto Andrés: Pyrenees Travels

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:

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NOTES ABOUT CLOTHES – ACTION & ADVENTURE

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.

  • Swimsuit to wear under the neoprene suit.

  • 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.

  • Boots or trainers that can get wet in the water activities.

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 1-2 bottles of reusable water- 1 l. capacity.

  • Good quality sun glasses

  • Folding sticks or trekking poles

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  • Sunscreen SPF 30 or higher and lipbalm with sunscreen.

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

  • Blister kit. Look for durable gel-type dressings that you can applied directly to blisters, for example:

    • Advanced curative healing bandages or Gel bandages which last several days.
    • “Liquid bandages”, such as New-Skin, are useful because they are quick drying and form a tough protective layer over a blist
  • All prescribed medicines must be clearly labelled.

  • Spare contact lenses or glasses.

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  • 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, trekking, rafting, canyoning, climbing, and cultural visits


  • Trip Level:

    Do you have a thirst for adventure and ready for an adrenalin rush? Discover the wild side of the Pyrenees. You must be in good physical condition and willing to not hold back! These activities include mountain trekking with significant elevation differences from 600-900 meters, possibly with rocky areas where you may have to climb. The program offers the opportunity to try the most exciting adventure activities: rafting, canyoning and climbing. To compliment these intense experiences, you will also have the opportunity to visit the ancient monuments of interest, various villages and their people, and last if not least the Gastronomy.


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

Remember if you have any queries or questions please contact us by email or call us:

Phone:
+34 974 55 38 72

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