Guided hiking holiday in the Pyrenees

Enjoy these seven days hiking and climbing accessible peaks in one of the most unspoiled areas of the Spanish Pyrenees and host in our welcoming B&B, located in the beautiful retreat Aísa valley.

All inclusive

Small group

Guided hikes

Holiday gallery

Overview

 Come to know one of the most unspoiled part of the Pyrenees. We are beside the French border, so you will be able to visit a great variety of landscapes, forests and climates (atlantic and mediterranean), and enjoy giddies panoramic views, crystallines mountain lakes and rivers, meadows covered with flowers and enchanted forests.

 

These holidays are designed for complete day hikes, 5 to 9 hours, and a slope around 500-900 metres, so it is neccesary a relatively good phisycal condition. This will allow us to access to solitary valleys and mountains. In any case we will alternate longer hikes with shorter ones. The routes describe following could change depending on weather conditions, but we will always look for the best alternatives.

 

The main guide that will accompany you in all the hikes and walks is the local guide, David Ruiz de Gopegui, with a long experience working with different groups in this part of the Pyrenees, he combine the enviromental and ludic facets to show this mountains and valleys. In some holidays we will have the possibility that a geologist specialist, Daniel García Jimenez, will show us the past of these mountains and valleys.

 

The maximum number of persons admited is 8 and the minimum 6. There wil not be any single supplement. We accept solo travelers, couples and groups as well.

Day by day experience

  • Day 1

Wellcome in Casa Estarrún, Aísa valley. We will present you with a local wine and cheese. After the dinner, we will inform the new guests about the history and nature of this area.

 

  • Day 2

We will venture to the Aisa Valley, an unspoiled retreat of the Pyrenees, that hides incredibles lanscapes (forest, alpin meadows, karsts, peaks…) dominated by the Aspe peak, with megalithic rests and inhabited by the wall creaper, bearded vulture and the chamois. The hike (around 6 hours, 600-800 metres) will reduce o extend depending of the group preferences. Come back to Casa Estarrún for dinner.

 

  • Day 3

We will visit the Aspe valley in the French Pyrenees hillside, near the National Park. We will walk across an accesible path (4 hours) through a canyon. In the afternoon we will try to visit the Portalet fortress, but if it would not be posible we will know the impresive modernist Canfranc railway station. Come back to Casa Estarrún for dinner.

 

  • Day 4

We will access by car to an alpine area at 2000 metres altitude. We will walk through a circular path (5 hours), with the chance for the most adventurous to climb a peak. After we will visit a small but beautiful romanesque churche (San Adrián de Sasabe) and the mountain town of Borau. We only could do this hike depending on the weather, otherwise we will look for another alternative in a nearby valley. Come back to Casa Estarrún for dinner.

 

  • Day 5

We will visit the nearby and impressive Hecho valley, where we will know a valley full of history; the romans used this valley to go through the Pyrenees. Our destination is the most occidental mountain lake of the Pyrenees, where an endogenous triton inhabits. We will be surprise with a beautiful visigothic monastery.  We will also stop at the Hecho mountain town. Come back to Casa Estarrún for dinner

 

  • Day 6

We will go to the Ansó valley. The village of Anso is catalogued as one of the most beautiful villages of Spain. We could decide between two possibilities, we could go through a circular path (3 hours, 450 metres incline) in the old beeches Gamueta forest,  or we could also climb to one of the most classical peaks of the Pyrenees, an accesible peak (4-5 hours, 950 metres incline). After we will walk around the Anso village. Come back to Casa Estarrún for dinner.

 

  • Day 7

The last day we will get closer to the Ossau valley, A valley of fast-flowing and crystalline rivers. The hike will take us to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes of the Pyrenees. During the transport to Ossau we will stop to contemplate the Midi D´Ossau. Come back to Casa Estarrún for dinner

 

  • Day 8

Departure day, according to the avaible time, we could visit Jaca and its romanesque cathedral.

Details

The holidays include bed and breakfast, evening meals in Casa Estarrún with wine included, the picnics for the routes, the guide, the transport to the routes, and also the tickets to visit the heritage. All the dinners in Casa Estarrún will be cooked with local food and will be formed by traditional dishes with some innovations. We include also the transfer from Jaca to Casa Estarrún. We will give all the information needed to get to Jaca easily by train and bus. If you wish to be picked up from the Huesca train station it will cost a suplement per person, please ask for the price when booking if you require it.

Estarrún Bed and Breakfast

You will stay in Casa Estarrún, our (Natalia, Julio and Darío) rustic but comfortable bed and breakfast, an old hut restored taking care of the traditional materials (stone, wood), that we manage from a decade ago. You will enjoy its sunny small garden, its rooms with beautiful mountains views, and its stove to heat in the winter and talk a little beside the fireplace.

 

Casa Estarrún is located near the Western Valleys Natural Park, this park contain five valleys (Ansó, Hecho, Aragües, Aísa y Borau), which offer wide different range of hikes and walks, it´s perfect to escape from others crowded parts of the Pyrenees. The nearness of the France atlantic hillside allow us to visit the Pyrenees National Park and its surroundings like the Aspe and Ossau valleys, a more humed Pyrenee that raises wilder. All these valleys are the home of the last Pyrenees bears and the bearded vultures. We are also beside the Way of St. James, so you will find a wide variety heritage, emphasizing the San Juan de la Peña monastery and the Jaca cathedral.

How to arrive to Estarrún B&B, Aísa village

Flights

 

Zaragoza is our nearer airport. It is a good alternative if you come from inside Europe, for example from London. Ryanair offers directs flights to Zaragoza from London Stansted airport.

The best alternative options are the Madrid (Barajas) and Barcelona (El Prat) airports, above all if you come from outside Europe. The most of the airlines, including the low cost, flight to both airports.

 

Trains

 

If you flight to Madrid or Barcelona. You can take a train (including high speed trains) to Zaragoza Delicias train station or Huesca Station. You can look for train times and prices  in RENFE or Omio.

 

Buses

 

Once in Zaragoza or Huesca, you can take a bus to Jaca. The buses leave from Zaragoza Central bus Station (Zaragoza Estación Central) or Huesca bus station. Both are located beside the Zaragoza Delicias train Station and  Huesca train Station.

Yuo can check for times and prices in Reserbus (choose Zaragoza to Jaca) or in Avanzabus (choose Zara. Est. C. to Jaca).

 

Jaca – Aísa

 

We will pick up you from Jaca to Aísa and drop off from Aísa to Jaca when leaving. These transfers are included in the price.

 

If you wish we can provide transfers from Huesca train station to Aísa. If you are interested please ask for prices.

Of course, if you have any problem during the payments process or any other, we are here to help you and try to solve them or inform you how to proceed.

High speed trains can be booked two months in advance. Buses may be booked three months in advance.

Difficulty level description

Average level for the holiday

 

  • Difficulty: Medium to high. It is neccesary a relatively good phisycal condition.

 

  • Slope: 400 to 900 metres. Sometimes sustained climbings over 2,5 hours.

 

  • Time: Between 5 to 8 hours.

 

  • Effort: Medium.

 

  • Technical routes: Some exposed routes and steep and rocky descents.

Some of our guests reviews

“Gracias Natalia y Julio por vuestro magnifico trato, por vuestro empeño en sacar este proyecto adelante, por esa magnifica hospitalidad. Solo me cabe desearos lo mejor para vosotros y vuestro hijo.”

Ramón Montañés Esteban, Villanueva y Geltrú.

 

“Excelente el trato recibido, casi como estar en casa. Acogedora, confortable y llena de detalles. Tanto nosotros como nuestra mascota hemos disfrutado tres días en un valle precioso, como es el de Aisa y con muchos rincones por descubrir.”

Esther Maria, Zaragoza.

 

“Es un lugar magnífico. El paisaje, la casa, las cenas riquísimas contribuyen a tu descanso. Natalia y Julio son un auténtico encanto y te ayudan con su buen conocimiento de la zona.”

Elena Eguia Gurruchaga, Madrid.

 

To see more of our reviews see our Facebook page.

Reservations

If you have any doubts about the details of this holiday, please do not hesitate to contact us:

E-mail: casaestarrun@gmail.com

Phone: 0034-655883265

 

We require a deposit of 10% of the holiday price per person to formalise the booking when it is done with more than two months before the check in. Otherwise (less than two months) we would require the full amount of the holiday price.

Please check Our Terms and Conditions.

 

Booking

 

To book this holiday, please, click the button (booking platform) that is below and it will open our booking platform. It is an online secure payment (SSL) that admits credit and debit cards.

There you have to choose the holiday date you prefer and book it and after proceed with the online payment.

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