Learn Spanish and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees
Combine daily, friendly Spanish tuition with spectacular guided walks. All based out of a converted rural farmhouse in an untouched corner of the Spanish Pyrenees.
Albella Daily Spanish tuition Guided walks in Ordesa National Park Ainsa Tapas and wine tasting San Juan de Plan and local villages Ordesa Canyon 4x4 excursion Torla Optional: Castillo de Loarre visit
€1350 excluding flights
Up to 6 people
No Single Supplement
Description of Learn Spanish and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees
For departure dates contact us on 1-866-821-6866
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
4 Reviews of Learn Spanish and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 13 Oct 2017 by Patricia ThompsonEvery day was different. The one that stands out was the trip to St Juan de Plan, a small village up in the mountains with fascinating local museums, idyllic scenery and an excellent restaurant. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Jul 2017 by Jenny AbbottPulling over to let a tourist single decker bus pass us on a track high up a mountain in the Ordessa National Park was the highlight. Oh and visiting a neighbours house with many of the original features intact. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jul 2016 by Jennifer TaylorExcellent in every respect. I cannot recommend it highly enough Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Jul 2016 by Julie PlaistoweA most fantastic experience. Busy, packed with much information, new experiences and activities. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe are passionate about the environment and the wildlife where we live. The Ordesa National Park is a World Biosphere Reserve and a ‘Special Protection Area for Birds’ with over 171 species, including the rare Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus Barbatus). We support the Lammergeier Conservation Foundation by using guides from the Foundation, visiting the raptor feeding stations with guests and selling the Foundation T-shirts. This helps fund a breeding program in our area which has had great success. Our walks are led by experts in the area (or accompanied by information packs when self-guided) and ensure that fragile environments are not degraded in any way when walking.
There are also well over 100 species of butterflies and moths in our area, including the rare and beautiful Isabelina Moth (Actias Isabellae) and the Giant Peacock Moth (Saturnia Pyri). We have been successful in hatching the eggs and releasing the caterpillars for these moths.
At the farmhouse we have geothermal heating and hot water with minimal environmental impact. We also harvest rainwater for both the irrigation of our vegetable patch and garden, and for the washing machine.
We recycle all we can, including building materials and furniture. For example all the vanity units in the luxury bathrooms are unique secondhand pieces of furniture, adapted with a granite top and basin. All the furniture in the house is antique or secondhand and has been or is in the process of being restored by Simon, your host. Many of the external doors are secondhand and have been adapted.
The beams and stone from the four year renovation of the property have been reused throughout the building process. We continue to reuse this material now as we landscape the garden.
PeopleWe support the local economy wherever possible by employing guides, experts and teachers from our area. We offer English lessons to our guides, providing them with a greater opportunity for work.
We involve our neighbours with our vacations, offering the possibility to visit their houses which have changed little through the centuries. This gives a unique insight into the culture and traditions of the high Pyrenees. In return we make donations to the village fund, for amongst other things the maintenance of our historic chapel of San Urbez (hermitage).
We also offer a guided visit to the chapel of San Urbez, explaining the stories about our saint, his miracles and the architectural features. For this, we ask our guests for a donation in the chapel collection box.
We are involved in trying to preserve and restore the local pathways, acting as volunteers as the need arises. We will be running a path clearing vacation in the future.
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