Jul 3rd, 2019
The spectacularly beautiful and rugged Pyrenees Range forms the natural border between northeastern Spain and France. They span 270 miles and flowing out of them, into the seldom traveled hill country of Spain, are 14 major river valleys and 60 remarkable wild trout rivers. Scattered throughout this sparsely populated region are quaint picture-perfect villages, wineries, castles, and cultural sites dating back thousands of years. This the home of Salvelinus, a remarkable fly fishing outfitter with two lodges, an incredible fishing program and polished staff of tour guides for travel companions who want to experience all that this remarkable region has to offer. Salvelinus guides a variety of waters for native brown trout, rainbow trout and the Iberian barbel in gin clear waters. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that a major percentage of Salvelinus’s guest are couples looking to fish as well as take advantage of the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Ultimate Pyrenees Tour 8 nights, 8 guided days/ activities
Pyrenees Mountains – Spain
A: Angler TC: Travel Companions
Day 1 – Welcome & Introduction to the territory
Arrival to Zaragoza Train Station. Welcome Sara’s Tapas Tour. After lunch a walking tour and then a 1 h and 45 m drive. Check into Santa Cilia Lodge. Introduction to the territory, and to the ancient village of Santa Cilia. Anglers and non-anglers will be meeting with the head guides for the briefing
Day 2 – The Aragon Valley & El Camino de Santiago
A: Stalking barbel and trout. Sight fishing in the nearby Aragon Valley into some spots, along its 100 miles of waters
TC: The Romanesque Route. San Juan de la Peña Cultural Park, (UNESCO), Jaca and the Saint James Pilgrimage
Day 3 – Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
A: The Turquoise River. Sight fishing in gin clear water streams and spring creeks for brown trout
TC: Ordesa National Park Tour, (UNESCO). 4×4 drive and walk to some of the most stunning scenarios in Europe.
Day 4 – The Hemingway’s Pyrenees Route
A: Fly Fishing under history. Verdant valleys where Hemingway describes his days in its novel “The sun also rises”
TC: The Farm Experience. The magnificent beech grove in the most primitive Western Europe area, today
Day 5 – Pyrenees Wine Tour
A + TC: After breakfast, check out of Santa Cilia Lodge and transfer to Somontano Wine region (1 hour 15 min drive) where you will be private visiting the unique wine chateaux of the Pyrenees and the oldest wineries of the region Tasting menu in one of the top ten architectural wonders of the wine world. Check in to Aren Lodge. Spa & massage available without extra cost early morning direct transfer to the lodge and guided fishing for the entire day
Day 6 – Aigües Tortes and Sant Maurici National Park
A: Three fishing days in one. Gin clear water streams, creeks and lakes for browns, rainbows and brook trout
TC: The UNESCO Tour. National Park 4×4 route and Romanesque Tour in one, both UNESCO sites
Day 7 – The Unknown Catalonia
A: Fly fishing the best conserved Mediterranean river in Catalonia for powerful rainbows and browns up to 24 inches
TC: The Medieval Route. Walk into nature reserves while discovering medieval sites
Day 8 – Lost River & Wine Tour
A: The Hidden Gem: this stream, hardly known in the Pyrenees is inhabited by zebra trout up to 20 inches
TC: Food & Wine Tour in the unique wine chateaux of the Pyrenees. Visit to Grenache old vineyards
Farewell dinner with a tasting menu and wine paring specially prepared by our sommelier Jordi
Day 9 – Departure
After breakfast, check out Aren Lodge and private transfer to Barcelona
Every Lunch – Anglers and travel companions can meet for lunch or can have lunch separately anglers usually have lunch by the river. Travel companions can also have a tapas tours in towns, traditional lunches in a farmhouse, in an organic vineyard or into a historical site, tasting menus in wineries, or a barbecue or paella in a local restaurant.
Every Dinner – Will be at the premises of the XV-Century Palace of San Juan de la Peña, the Santa Cilia lodge’s dining room or at the premises of XVII-Century Fonda, the Aren lodge’s dining room
Tapas appetizers and wine pairing for every lunch and dinner including a selection of wines from La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Grenache Kingdom, Pyrenees and Priorat.
Other available experiences are kayaking remote lakes, mountain biking, hiking national parks, birdwatching or photo tours.
August 20, 2019 -August 28, 2019 (4 spots)
$9600 per person for 8 night/8 day package based on double occupancy
Included: Transportation from/to Zaragoza Train Station or Barcelona International Airport, all accommodations, meals, culinary tours, and tastings, including alcoholic beverages, guided days or experiences according to the itinerary, all loaner gear and instruction if necessary, licences, entrees or club water permits, spa access and massage service, laundry service
Not Included: International airfare, airport taxes, and gratuities
**Note: An 11 day/11 night tour is also available for $13,200 per person July 22, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Please contact Brian or Max at 800.552.2729 for more information.