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High Spanish Pyrenees Walking & Hiking Tour

Forest Trails, Dramatic Views & Mountain Lodges

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Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. A 100-year-old nature reserve high in the Spanish Pyrenees. Explore limestone peaks that soar above glacially carved valleys and mountain villages that feel as though they haven't aged a day. Hike trails through deep canyons and amid emerald woodland perched on cliffside ridges. After a post-hike siesta, watch as rocky plateaus glow rose gold in the sinking sun. Blue skies give way to a blanket of stars, yours to gaze at from cozy mountain lodges with a glass of vino in hand. Spain's oldest parque nacional is the newest destination on your bucket list.

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Highlights

  • Hike extraordinary trails through Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park in the breathtaking Spanish Pyrenees
  • Stargaze under a clear night sky from idyllic remote lodges nestled in the foothills of dramatic snowcapped peaks
  • Journey on foot through a landscape of lush forests, deep canyons, towering cliffs, mountain lakes and wildflowers
  • Enrich your hiking vacation with a sampling of local wines and cheeses and the joyful traditions of Pyrenean culture
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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Your hiking adventure starts in Torla, a picturesque alpine village and the perfect gateway to Spain's high mountain wonderland | Hike though the majestic Pyrenees on remote mountain trails in Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park | Discover a peaceful beech forest and stunning views of the Ordesa Valley | Immerse yourself in a landscape of snowcapped peaks, brilliant wild flowers and grazing cows | Stargaze under a crystal-clear sky from the terrace at our friendly lodge—a favorite among climbers and mountaineers.

Days 3-4 Walk through the dramatic rugged landscape of Faja de la Pardina | Share the trail with mountain goats while spotting bearded eagles and chamois with our expert local guide | Follow the Bellos River as it flows through the magnificent Añisclo Canyon, a gaping rift through Monte Perdido | Sample local wines and cheeses—the perfect pairing after a day of hiking | Explore Aínsa and Bielsa, beautiful medieval mountain villages set among a sublime backdrop of craggy peaks | Tackle a high-altitude climb before descending to the cascading La Larri waterfall | Admire the views with a glass of vino on the terrace at Parador de Bielsa.

Days 5-6 Lace up your boots for an invigorating hike through the breathtaking Pineta Valley | Climb up to the Cascada del Cinca, one of Spain's most impressive waterfalls | Adventure through alpine terrain with sweeping views of the valley below | End your journey in the Pyrenees with an early morning hike or a leisurely breakfast at our superb mountain retreat.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Casual Hotels

Pradas de Ordesa, Spain
Hotel Pradas Ordesa

Broto (1 night)

Hotel Palazio, Spain
Hotel Palazio

Nerín (2 nights)

Parador de Bielsa, Spain
Parador de Bielsa

Bielsa Huesca (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-5

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Pradas de Ordesa, Spain

Hotel Pradas Ordesa

Broto (1 night)

In a picturesque village in the heart of Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, this charming lodge features traditional Pyrenean décor, modern amenities and warm hospitality. (pool)

Hotel Palazio, Spain

Hotel Palazio

Nerín (2 nights)

A cozy hotel nestled in a high mountain valley with stunning views of the surrounding peaks, exceptional stargazing opportunities and ready access to spectacular hiking trails.

Parador de Bielsa, Spain

Parador de Bielsa

Bielsa Huesca (2 nights)

In the foothills of majestic Mount Perdido, this elegantly rustic Pyrenean oasis sits amid lush forest, rugged peaks and pristine mountain lakes.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-5

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 4* 1600 7 2600 8 2600
2 6* 600 11 900 13 1400
3 4* 400 7* 1300 9 2000
4 7* 1000 9* 1100 11 2600 13 3500
5 6 1200 7 1300 8 2800
6 3 700
 

Note: The terrain on this trip includes a mix of rugged mountain trails, well-maintained footpaths and steps, with some rocky sections.While we offer daily hiking options on this trip, you should be aware that most hikes include steep ascents and descents as well as hiking at elevation, which is typically between 6,000 and 8,000 feet. While you're free to take your time navigating the sometimes rocky and uneven terrain, you should feel comfortable carrying your daypack (with plenty of water) while tackling the daily ascents and descents.

Backroads provides walking sticks, which are very helpful.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

The Best Leaders in Pyrenees and Costa Brava 

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  , and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Pyrenees and Costa Brava  you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Pyrenees and Costa Brava  that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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