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Learn Spanish in the Pyrenees

Tour Code: ESP42

8 days from £1495(inc flights) Land Only Price: £1375 SRS: £150


Building on our popular ‘learning Spanish’ holiday in Montana Palentina, this new break is based for all seven nights in a delightful 300-year-old property situated in the pretty hilltop village of Berdún, with fine views of the high Pyrenees, surrounding foothills and valleys of the Veral and Aragón Rivers. We explore the region on daily wildlife walks, looking for a wealth of birds, flowers, butterflies and mammals. This combined wildlife and language holiday is aimed at anybody with a good grasp of ‘holiday Spanish’ to fluent(ish) speakers, but enthusiasm and willingness to learn (only dropping into English when necessary) is more important than your ability. Ven a los Pirineos con nosotros!

  • Single-centre holiday based in a delightful 300-year-old property in Berdún/DIV>
  • A combined wildlife & language holiday with charming hosts/DIV>
  • Dipper, Grey Wagtail & Wallcreeper plus Golden Eagle & Lammergeier, Hecho Valley/DIV>
  • Alpine Marmot & Pyrenean Chamois live on higher slopes/DIV>
  • Enjoy migration-watching near the Navarra border/DIV>
  • Look for Ring Ouzel, Crossbill & White-backed Woodpecker/DIV>
  • Look for butterflies such as Two-tailed Pasha on walks/DIV>
  • Led by expert naturalist guide & native Spanish speaker/DIV>

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Building on our popular ‘learning Spanish’ holiday in Montaña Palentina, this new break is based for all seven nights in a delightful 300- year-old property situated in the pretty hilltop village of Berdún, with fine views of the high Pyrenees, surrounding foothills and valleys of the Veral and Aragón Rivers. This is one of our favourite properties in Spain, combining comfort, charm, location and delicious food and wine. Wilder and less manicured than the Alps, the Pyrenees is a naturalist’s paradise. We explore the region on daily wildlife walks, enjoying the scrub, maquis, cliffs, canyons and stunning limestone formations, looking for a wealth of birds, flowers, butterflies and mammals. In the Hecho Valley, plunging limestone gorges harbour Dipper, Grey Wagtail and the elusive Wallcreeper, whilst Alpine Marmot and Pyrenean Chamois are found higher up, along with raptors such as Golden Eagle and Lammergeier. South of Berdún, we will explore the areas of Agüero and the Mallos de Riglos in search of Rock Thrush, Peregrine and Black Wheatear. There are some quite delightful walks here, many of which pass through almond and olive groves, home to Mediterranean flora as well as butterflies such as the sought-after Two-tailed Pasha. On one of the days we will head to the Ansó Valley on the Navarra border, which is a good area for migration-watching as well as for seeing Ring Ouzel, Crossbill and the scarce White-backed Woodpecker. This combined wildlife and language holiday is aimed at anybody with a good grasp of ‘holiday Spanish’ to fluent(ish) speakers, but enthusiasm and willingness to learn (only dropping into English when necessary) is more important than your ability. Our hosts in Berdún are Peter and Melanie Rich, British friends of ours who speak fluent Spanish and are totally immersed in local village life (and excellent teachers of the nuances of Spanish grammar!). Leading the tour will be either Byron Palacios, an Ecuadorian based in Dorset, or Laura Benito, a Spanish naturalist based in northern Spain. Both are extremely popular and convivial Naturetrek tour leaders, determined on this holiday to only drop into English when absolutely necessary! You will find them delightful and encouraging companions. Ven a los Pirineos con nosotros!

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Sun 23rd September 2018 - Sun 30th September 2018

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£1495

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