The world's more beautiful on foot...

close

Call us on 01707 331133

  • Mon to Fri9.00am - 5.00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
close

Call us on 01707 331133

  • Mon to Fri9.00am - 5.00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Close

Search Walking Holidays

Snowshoeing in the Spanish Pyrenees

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of snow shoeing a quiet valley in the Spanish Pyrenees.

From£POA

  • nights
  • Half Board

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the unimaginably beautiful winter wilderness of Aigues Tortes National Park on snowshoes
  • Be the first footsteps in the snow on pristine trails
  • Visit Romanesque churches dating back a thousand years
  • Enjoy Catalan hospitality and cuisine
  • Star gazing into some of the clearest and darkest skies in Europe
  • Local snowshoeing expert and RWH leader for guidance, knowledge and support

The Aigues Tortes National Park lies towards the middle of the Pyrenean range on the Spanish side rising to the French border to the north. It encompasses beautiful diverse scenery with mountain peaks reaching to 3017m at Besiberri. The Catalan name of the park translates into English as ‘winding streams’ which is apt indeed.

To explore winter snow covered valleys, we stay at the pretty village of Erill la Vall in the Val de Boi. The valley is particularly renowned for its Romanesque churches, dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries and little changed since those times. We will visit some on our walks. This particular feature of the walks is something the area is justifiably famous for. The remote nature of the valleys meant that the religious conflict that affected Europe in the Middle Ages passed by unnoticed. The same unspoiled peace and tranquillity allows the superb walking at any time of year. However, the valleys surely look at their very best under a blanket of snow.

We have a variety of walks to discover, either walking from the hotel or talking taxis further into the valley and explore further afield. Our local guide will arrange all the transport to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The region offers some of the darkest skies in Europe allowing us to enjoy superb star gazing. We will take an excursion out with a guide on one evening to have a look at the stars. Which evening we chose will obviously be weather dependent.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Barcelona (British Airways)
  • Airport transfers and local transport
  • En suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinners taken in the hotel
  • English speaking local guide on walking days
  • Snowshoe rental for the week
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

View Holiday Information Sheet

Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Reviews

What customers are saying

View Dates And Book
Close
Close