Fall Fly Fishing in the Eastern Pyrenees

Join Orvis for an all-inclusive group fly-fishing trip and culture tour in Spain.

Fall Fly Fishing in the Eastern Pyrenees

Details

DATES: Oct. 26th - Nov. 2nd, 2020; Oct. 24th - 31st, 2021

LENGTH OF TRIP: 7 nights, 6 days

PRICING: $7700 per person, double occupancy
Supplement for single room: $700 per week
Supplement for single guide: Single guide can not be guaranteed

Join Orvis for an all-inclusive group fly-fishing and cultural tour in the Spanish Pyrenees. Cast on the blue-ribbon wild trout waters of the Pyrenees during one of the best and most beautiful times in the European fishing season. Enjoy personalized attention from experienced fly-fishing guides and traditional, all-inclusive accommodations, at Aren Lodge. Salvelinus covers some of the best waters of Aragon and Catalonia Regions with a wide range of fly-fishing opportunities.

The highlight of this special trip is fly-fishing some of the most prolific tailwater fisheries in all of Europe at its best time, combined with excellent opportunities for trout in the high mountain waters of the valleys near the lodge. Anglers can opt for targeting above-average-sized brown and rainbow trout on different stretches of water. Many of the rivers available to fishing guests during this trip are recognized by UNESCO as Protected Natural Areas and are rarely fished.

The weather is historically comfortable in this part of the season, but some days within the week the weather can be far from perfect. It is very rare to have two consecutive days of uncomfortable weather.

Itinerary

*Please note that this is a sample itinerary, therefore the actual itinerary may change due to water levels, fishing conditions and or weather.

October 24, 2021
Pick up in Barcelona at 3:30 pm for a 2.5 hour chauffeured transfer
Check-In Aren Lodge
Briefing and welcome dinner

October 25, 2021
Guided fishing in high country streams for native brown trout (mostly with dry flies)
Guided tours for non-anglers according to the customized itinerary
Dinner at the 17th century Spanish Inn and overnight in Aren

October 26, 2021
Guided fishing in low country streams for Iberian species
Guided tours for non-anglers according to the customized itinerary
Dinner at the 17th century Spanish Inn and overnight in Aren

October 27, 2021
Guided fishing in remote streams, creeks, and stunning lakes for brown trout
Guided tours for non-anglers according to the customized itinerary
Dinner at the 17th century Spanish Inn and overnight in Aren

October 28, 2021
Guided fishing in pocket waters for powerful Atlantic browns
Guided tours for non-anglers according to the customized itinerary
Dinner at the 17th century Spanish Inn and overnight in Aren

October 29, 2021
Guided fishing for sizeable browns in a well-hidden and accessible gorge
Guided tours for non-anglers according to the customized itinerary
Farewell tasting menu and overnight in Aren

October 30, 2021
Guided fishing: mostly sight fishing in tailwaters for trophy browns and rainbows
Guided tours for non-anglers according to the customized itinerary
Farewell tasting menu and overnight in Aren

October 31, 2021
Check-out at Aren Lodge
Chauffeured transfer at 9:00 am from Aren Lodge to Barcelona Airport for departure

The Lodge

This wonderful, intimate, local hotel is nestled in the medieval village of Aren and is the headquarters of the Salvelinus East, operations. During the last three centuries, the family of Juan Antonio has been managing this quaint Spanish Inn, attending to anlgers and travelers from all over the world. It is a unique, and authentic destination, in the relatively unknown Pyrenees Mountains that provides with all services for the anglers and their travel companions including a small fly shop, wading room, spa, sauna and a private dining room for the group. The menu features local cuisine and wines that will surprise and delight even the most discerning traveler. Traditional dishes are enhanced by a preference for organic produce, and everything is made fresh with a Spanish flare. The lodge is centrally located, creating easy access for guests to cover a large variety of waters with great fishing.

Guided activities and experiences for non-anglers or partial time anglers include: cultural tours, nature walks and adventures, gourmet food tours, as well as gentle hikes, or rides, through scenic valleys, and national parks in the Aragonese and Catalonian Pyrenees.

Fishing Activities

Guided fly fishing in rivers, streams, spring creeks and lakes. Two anglers per professional, English-speaking fly-fishing guide.

Fly-fishing Instruction: Fly-casting sessions and fly-fishing on the water. Instruction available for all skill levels.

*Helicopter fly-outs are not included in this itinerary but can be requested for an additional charge.

FAQs

How Many People are on this Trip?

12-person maximum group size.

Skill levels/Experience

Any skill level is welcome. The Salvelinus guides are accustomed to teaching beginning anglers or working with experts. This trip is 100% wading and anglers will be fishing mostly with droppers (nymphs) and streamers, but there are still opportunities to use dry flies on some of the waters.

What am I Responsible For?

Flights, life- travel insurance and gratuities for staff and guides.

How Strenuous are the Activities?

There will be a low to moderate level of hiking and wading in rivers on this trip.

Is this a Child Friendly Trip?

No, this is best suited for double occupancy. Couples, partners, fishing buddies, friends, whatever!

Meals and Dining

All meals and beverages: buffet breakfast; traditional northern Spain cuisine by the river, at the lodge or at local restaurants, appetizers, tasting menus, tapas, wine tasting sessions and our selection of premium wines, beer and spirits.

Additional Activities

Guided sightseeing, hiking, kayaking, photo safaris, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, small town Villages tours, national park excursions, winery visits and tastings, monastery tours and other cultural experiences.

Species

Brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and iberian barbel.

Region/Terrain

Verdant green valleys, high altitude meadows and the majestic Pyrenees mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to great trout fishing in Northern Spain. Ivan Tarin and his team of guides at Salvelinus are very well recognized for their hard work and knowledge. With over 200 miles of mountain terrain, you will have opportunities to catch native brown trout, Iberian barbel, rainbow, and brook trout in streams and lakes 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.

Typical Weather

Fall - 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.

What Else to Bring?

Sunglasses, rain gear, cash for guide tips.

Gear Recommendations

4 and 6/7 weigh rod, floating lines and sinking tips
Waders and studded rubber soled wading boots (felt is not allowed in this region of Spain)
Hat
Nippers & pliers
A fly box selection of your preference
Daypack suitable for carrying your rods, fishing gear, extra layers, food and water

Terms & Conditions

 

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Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 25% 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.

Planning information

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.

Cancellation Insurance

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.

Share policies

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.

Airline reservations

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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Eastern Spanish Pyrenees Fly Fishing & Culture Tour
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