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This one-week family adventure offers an array of activities in the mountains, with a series of guided trips, as well free time to relax or add in even more activities.

  • Stay in a pretty Spanish mountain town
  • Perfect combination of activity & free time
  • Slide, abseil & jump down rivers
  • Get a bird’s eye view on a climbing course
  • Cool off in style as you raft through mountains
  • Enjoy Pyrenean scenery on foot

Activities take place under the guidance of expert instructors and in outstanding surroundings. You’ll be based in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees in the small town of Benasque, a beautiful place surrounded by lakes, forests, glaciers and rivers. Plus, we’ve worked in some free time to the itinerary to relax or enjoy some extra activities if you’re feeling especially energetic!

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to Barcelona & transfer to Benasque

    You’ll be met at Barcelona El Prat airport for your group transfer to Benasque, taking about three and a half hours. You’ll be driving inland and into the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, arriving into Benasque in the late afternoon or early evening.

    Your accommodation for the next six nights is a comfortable hotel with swimming pool, located in the village. 

  2. Day 2: Aigualluts Col de Toro Walk

    Today you have a guided walk along one of the most popular routes in the Benasque Valley. Starting from Besurta, an easy path takes you along relatively flat terrain to the Aigualluts Plain where you can see the famous Forau d’Aigualluts waterfall and the Aneto peak in the background (the highest mountain in the Pyrenees). From here, you’ll continue upwards through the Escaleta Valley to Coll de Toro, a pass between the Benasque and Aran Valleys used by shepherds. Return to Besurta. The distance covered on this walk is about nine kilometres, with a height gain of 350 metres. The walk lasts about five hours.

  3. Day 3: Rafting

    From Benasque, you’ll be transferred to Campo, approximately 25 minutes away, where you'll start your rafting. The descent is eight kilometres long, with about an hour and a half on the river. The rafting is easy, designed for families and ideal for beginners.

  4. Day 4: Canyoning

    Today's excursion is great for the whole family: slide, abseil and jump down rivers and waterfalls amidst a beautiful landscape. There is a low to medium volume of water; abseils are up to ten metres long, jumps up to four metres high and water slides up to four metres long. The excursion lasts about four hours.

  5. Day 5: Climbing

    Today you have a climbing course, during which you’ll learn basic safety skills and climb near Sacs, a 15 minute walk from Benaque. There are a great variety of routes, from easy to very difficult.

  6. Day 6: Cycling

    Today, your family can enjoy a mountain bike ride through the forest of Conques – one of the largest forests in the Pyrenees. You’ll pass through the historic centre of Anciles and have fun descending simple ancient trails. There are 14-20 kilometres of cycling with around 450 metres of height gain. The trip is easy to medium in difficulty.

  7. Day 7: Transfer to Barcelona

    You’ll be transferred back to Barcelona El Prat airport; again a single timed transfer is included for the group.

You should note: Participants must be able to swim. It may be possible to accommodate younger children on this trip if certain activities are skipped.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £899 per adult, £799 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,249 per adult, £1,129 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

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What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    We spend six nights in a good quality 3* hotel in Benasque. The hotel has a heated swimming pool.
  • Meals

    6 breakfasts
  • Activities

    • Canyoning

    • Climbing

    • Cycling

    • Hiking

    • Rafting

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £360 for an adult, and from £360 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

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Departures

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Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2018 27 May 2 Jun £899 £799 Available* Book or Enquire
2018 22 Jul 28 Jul £959 £849 Available* Book or Enquire
2018 12 Aug 18 Aug £1,029 £999 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
2019 26 May 1 Jun £1,029 £999 Available* Book or Enquire
2019 11 Aug 17 Aug £1,029 £999 Available* Book or Enquire