Fantastic latest articles and photos from Hike Pyrenees on their blog.
“Last weekend I headed out to Pico Bacias, a wild rocky 2760 metre peak. I hadn’t done this hike for ages and I’d forgotten how great it is. The views over Vignemale and across to the three thousand metre peaks of the Ordesa National Park are just exceptional.
Joining me were Gustavo and Florencia and we had a brilliant day with blue skies and sunshine throughout. There was still a fair amount of snow higher up which was fun to cross and there’s some great easy scrambling to be found on the summit ridges.
Of course Ruby came along and this was her highest peak yet! She scampered over the rocks and snow with no problem, and I’m sure did at least three times the distance we did running around everywhere.
The hike starts from the Balneario (or Baños) de Panticosa, a beautiful spot in its own right. From there you follow the GR11 east, towards Refugio Bujaruelo and the Ordesa NP.”
I think that this incentive from Simon and Niki running their Fly-away Birding Breaks from Inglorious Bustards is amazing… 3 days of nature with people who “know their patch”!
Over an introductory afternoon and two full days of birding, we’ll use our local knowledge of weather conditions, up-to-the-minute wildlife information – and of course your personal pace requirements and wishlist! – to bring you the very best of the area’s summer birding. The itinerary will vary accordingly, but whatever your preferred birding level, with the Inglorious Bustards you can expect passion, knowledge, patience, laughs, outstanding birding and wildlife spectacles, and legendary picnics!
Dates are available until 31 August 2020
If you enjoy amazing wildlife spectacles where adventure meets relaxation and fun, then you have found the right place at Inglorious Bustards. 🙂
Click the link to go straight to their website to find out more about the Fly-away Birding Breaks
Hike and bike in Ronda are up and running… Or is that hiking and biking? 🙂 I am so happy to see these guys dusting themselves off and getting going after these last tough couple of months. Facing the future with a positive attitude….. Good job guys!
Hike + Bike Day Trips in and around Ronda
After our period of enforced lockdown, isn’t it wonderful to be able to get back out into the countryside? Right now, Spring is in full bloom, and we have some great day tours to help everyone enjoy the fresh air and freedom of the mountains.
Biking day trips for all levels of rider, whether you are looking for an easy ride for just an hour or two or for something more adventurous. We cycle on quiet country roads or on farm tracks and trails. We can also arrange a ride out to a local bodega, where you will finish with a tasting of their organic wines and tapas or lunch.
Hike and Bike in Ronda have mountain bikes, hybrid bikes and e-bikes, which will make light work of even the most challenging hill climbs. Choose a guided ride with a British Cycling qualified guide or we can provide a route pre-loaded onto a Garmin GPS for you to ride at your own pace.
For walkers, our guides can take you on quiet pathways into the hills near Ronda or we can head out to a local white village or visit the Cueva del Gato waterfall and natural pool. There are so many lovely spots within just a short distance of the town.
More great news from Sur Walks after so much time in lockdown due to the coronavirus here in Spain…. Walking and nature companies are restarting all over the country. Many in a limited way, with restrictions but starting up they are… Fantastic!
Johanna from Sur Walks, based on the Costa del Sol is back up and running as well. You can check out her facebook page or the website to find upcoming day tours and week long walking/hiking holidays in the Costa del Sol area of Andalucia.
Nice to see Ingloriuos Bustards ( I love the name of this company!) working hard on their blog and facebook pages whilst we are stuck in this awfull lockdown due to the coronavirus. I am sure that these guys are chomping at the bit having been forced to cancel some of the best birding holidays in Andalucia and missing a lot of the return migration to Spain….
A small company, with a philosophy based in sustainability rather than huge profits, taking the comfort of your holiday and the smooth operation of our tours very seriously.
Phil & Anna have been living in the Pyrenees for over 12 years and love the culture, wildlife and mountains there. They run Hike Pyrenees, which organises guided and self guided hiking holidays in the Pyrenees and other areas of Spain.
During this awful coronavirus lockdown here in Spain everything is shut and tourist related business have suffered greatly. Hotels are closed and we are not allowed to walk the beautiful hills, valleys and mountains of Spain. This been especially hard for us wildlife guides! But, I have to say, the guys at Hike Pyrenees haven’t wasted a minute. Their blog is packed with new articles Pyrenees and some of the fascinating flora, fauna and history of the area. There is even a downloadable coloring book to keep the kids happy and learning about the wildlife of the area!
Read more by clicking the link below and remember, local guides are the best! 🙂
Hike Pyrenees S.L. is a licensed travel agent and tour operator in Spain. CIF B22379200, travel agency CAA305, Turismo Activo TA-HU-0308
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