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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Prices from (exc. international flights): £799 per adult, £749 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £1,159 per adult, £1,109 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 7 days
- Ideal for ages: 8+
- Itinerary type: Small group
Departure GuideView dates and prices
All prices are per person and include:
Tailored for You
A private departure can also be arranged and tailored to suit your requirements. Contact our experts today.
|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.|
|2019||26 May||1 Jun||£799||£749||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||11 Aug||17 Aug||£1,029||£999||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|