Orvis Pyrenees Trout and Adventure Tour w/ Salvelinus
Join Orvis for a week of gourmet food and wine, culture and fly fishing in Spain.
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July 13-21, 2023
November 9-17, 2023
Length of Trip:
8 nights, 6 days of guided fishing and 2 days of guided cultural tours
€9,600 per person (double occupancy)
- Fly fish and explore one of the wildest landscapes in Western Europe for wild trout
- Discover medieval castles and quaint villages from the 15th century
- Traditional Spanish cuisine and mouth-watering tapas in secluded restaurants
- Enjoy superb wines from some of the region's best wineries
- A unique trip and intimate group size to build bonds while offering tremendous individual freedom
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Arén Lodge is not just a traditional fishing lodge, but an intimate accommodation nestled in the 10th-century medieval village of Arén. Over the last three centuries, the family of Juan Antonio has been managing this “Fonda,” attending to travelers from all over the world. The lodge is located in the middle of an area that offers a large variety of waters with great fishing and great weather from March to November. The venue has six restored double-bed bedrooms plus two comfortable suites on the first and second floors. On the ground floor, there is a spa and wellness center (massage room, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym), a heated wader room, and an in-house fly shop. Meals are served at the nearby hotel restaurant, which is recognized as one of the most authentic hotspots in the region. The menu features local products and wines and is anything but ordinary. Traditional dishes are enhanced by a preference for organic produce, and everything is fresh and tasty.
Two nights of the trip will be spent at a satellite location, which will be determined according to the fishing options. The satellite camp will be a four-/five-star hotel.
Depart Barcelona with a private ground transfer at 12PM. On their way through the Pyrenees guests will stop for a cultural tour followed by a local lunch. Once arrived, guests will be able to check in at the Aren Lodge which is in the city’s historical center. You will have ample time to relax and tour the property before welcome appetizers and a group briefing. Enjoy getting to know your fellow travel companions over a tasting menú for the welcome dinner.
After breakfast guests will have the option to participate in the activity of their choice. Based on your selection a guide will be assigned to help oversee your experience. Anglers and travel companions will have the option to meet for lunch or eat separately. At the conclusion of the day’s activity guests will have time to return to the lodge and freshen before dinner. Dinner will be held at the premise of XVII-Century Fonda, the lodge’s dining room.
Anglers & Travel Companions will visit a picturesque Spanish village to have a tour and wine tasting in a chateau at the oldest winery of the Pyrenees region. Private Michelin-star rated lunch and premier wine tasting in Somontano region. Overnight in Arén Lodge.
Two days of fishing for anglers or guided activities for travel companions from a satellite location. The satellite location will be a four-/five-star hotel. This will provide anglers the opportunity to access isolated waters.
Day 9 – Departure Day:
After breakfast, check out 9:30 am and ground transfer to Barcelona Airport or City.
PLEASE NOTE: The nature of adventure travel requires flexibility, so there may be changes to the itinerary in order to offer you the most diverse, interesting, and authentic experience possible. Occasionally, we may adjust the route or schedule based on fishing conditions and to respond to unforeseen events or special opportunities that were not formerly available to us. Rest assured we will do everything in our control to make your adventure extraordinary.
The Southern slopes of the Pyrenees include 17 main rivers, 118 tributaries plus a total of 2,512 lakes of glacial origin in the entire range. Verdant green valleys, high-altitude wildflower meadows and the majestic Pyrenees mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to great trout fishing in Northern Spain. You'll have opportunities to catch Iberian barbel, brown, rainbow, and brook trout in streams and lakes that can only be accessed with special permission, including several protected natural areas that are recognized as UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. The wide varieties of water see little pressure and are home to trout that do not see a lot of flies. At most of the freestones, 3 and 4-weight rods are suitable; bigger waters and mountain lakes call for 5 or 6-weight rods. Each month from March to November presents new and different opportunities for several species in a diverse range of fly-fishing scenarios. A great trip for the purist, the dry-fly fishing is exceptional!
Target species: brown trout, zebra trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, and barbel.
July: This is prime time for targeting a large variety of waters and species with dry flies. Water levels are generally very stable this time of year.
November: This is prime time for targeting big trout in some of the very best waters of the Pyrenees.
What is Included?
- Full board accommodation in Salvelinus lodges or hotels according to itinerary
- All meals and beverages: buffet breakfast; lunch by the river or at the lodge, appetizer and dinner; tasting menus; tapas.
- Spanish wines, coffee, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Internet access, daily housekeeping, and midweek laundry services
- All ground transfers in itinerary, included from/to Barcelona Airport to/from lodge Guided fly fishing.
- Two anglers per English speaking Salvelinus guide
- All gear: waders, boots, rods, reels, flies, and accessories, if necessary.
- Fishing regional licenses and personal daily permits for club waters
- On-the-water instruction and casting clinics, available upon request
- Fully customized guided tours with pro experts and guides
- Cultural visits to historical sites, UNESCO heritage sites, and National Parks
- Private food and wine tours
- Easy walks, hiking and kayaking.
What is Not Included?
- International flights to Barcelona
- Travel Insurance
- Guide and staff tips
How many people are on this trip?
Six Anglers plus travel companions.
What skill level is suggested?
All skill levels welcome.
How strenuous are the activities?
The trip can be tailored to an individual's fitness level.
Is this a child-friendly trip?
Children are permitted, though parents should use their discretion regarding the child's level of maturity and patience as participants of a group trip.
What additional activities are available?
The Spanish Pyrenees are home to beautiful villages and breathtaking countryside views. In the company of expert guides, you will have the opportunity to be taken to all the highlights of any trip to the Pyrenees.
- Discover Romanesque villages and an ancient stone monastery dating back to the Middle Ages.
- Learn about the history of the region on easy-going hikes in an impressive gorge and Ordesa National Park, the first protected area in Spain.
- Visit to one of the region's finest organic wineries to sample the local wines followed by a barbeque lunch
What is the typical weather?
Typical weather in the Spanish Pyrenees means temperatures in a range from 55 to 75 Fahrenheit in the lowlands and from 48 to 59 Fahrenheit in the highlands. Bring layers. It is best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.
Reservations, Deposits & Payments
The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.
A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.
All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.
Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.
When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:
|Days Prior to Trip||Fee|
|+ 90 days||$300 per person|
|89 days or less||100% of cost|
For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.
We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.
Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.
Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.
Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.
Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.
Passports and documents
International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.
Arrival and Departure
Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.
Equipment & Clothing
You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.
The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.
Limitation of liability
This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.
Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.
All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.
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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.
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