Cooking and walking vacation, Spanish Pyrenees

A small group tour, for a week, with gentle walking and superb cooking on the outskirts of Ordesa NP and Monte Perdido. Staying in 17th century guesthouse.
Albella Walking in Ordesa National Park Monte Perdito Walking in Spanish Pyrenees Torla Somontano wine region, Aragon Views of Monte Perdido and Brecha de Roland
Price
1395 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
Up to 6 people
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Spanish Pyrenees
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Reviewed on 03 Nov 2021 by

I loved being in the gorgeous Pyrenees. It felt as we were on top of the world, the beautiful mountains, rocks, trees turning color (late October), the giant soaring birds, the incredibly clear skies and freshest air. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2021 by

A great experience, highly recommended Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was how expertly Lucy and Simon planned our activities, choose our guides and related to the local people. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was walking the near the top of the Pyrenees. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019 by

Spectacular views & great hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 May 2019 by

The warm generous hospitality of the family who run the trip, the peace and beauty of the place so tastefully renovated and the laughs we all had cooking some of our meals were memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2018 by

Very good. We were on a cooking and walking trip and it exceeded our expectations to include wine tasting, beer making, local history, supermarket visit, castles, apple pressings, bird watching, animal spotting, amazing waterfalls, honey man, coffees, local restaurants, bird watching, gardening, fine food and and and. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2018 by

Be prepared to be bowled over by hospitality, ambience and experience. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by

Our hosts were great, catering to a group with different abilities and fitness levels, ensuring that we enjoyed all aspects of the vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2018 by

Simon and Lucy incredibly thoughtful hosts in beautiful setting. Great food, eating out on patio, meeting local people and wonderful walking. Vacation couldn’t have been better! Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2018 by

First class. Lucy and Simon could not have been more helpful and accommodating and so knowledgeable. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 May 2018 by

Watching bearded & gryphon vultures flying in the foothills of the Pyrenees was memorable. Brilliant guide, fabulous scenery, not difficult walking. A good mix of walking/cooking/geology/local culture and all in a quiet place: lovely scenery & very friendly company. Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2017 by

Meeting a great bunch of like minded people on our trip including our hosts. The mix of activities we did worked really well, not just the cooking and walking but also everything else we managed to do including wine tasting, visiting the olive oil co-operative, evening visits to local historical town, and more. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 May 2017 by

The most memorable moment was the beauty of the landscape, the freshness of the air, delicious food and invigorating walks. I could go on..... It was wonderful. I feel very much refreshed after it and it is heartening to know such places exist. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Nov 2017 by

The hikes were enjoyable with beautiful scenery all along. Very well planned and organized vacation and a feeling of living with a family, truly a memorable vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2016 by

EXCEPTIONAL. Exceeded my expectations on so many levels. From the quality of accommodation and attention to detail with all aspects of the week . Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2016 by

Breathtaking canyon walks far exceeding my imagination. Not forgetting having the experience of a lifetime as two Lamagayers (bearded cultures with 3metre wingspan) glided past me just a couple of metres away. Amazing. Read full review

Responsible Travel

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.

Planet

We 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.

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.

People

We 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.

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