Join Orvis for a week of gourmet food and wine, culture and fly fishing in Spain.

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DATES: May 28 - June 5, 2022

LENGTH OF TRIP: 8 nights, 9 days

PRICING: From $9,685 per angler

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The Story

The mountains, rivers and valleys of the Spanish Pyrenees hold a unique opportunity for passionate fly anglers or anglers who want to enjoy a memorable trip with their non-angling travel companions. The combination of unspoiled wilderness interrupted only by quiet country roads and Romanesque hamlets will transport you back in time. Pristine, remote trout streams, expert fly-fishing guides, mouthwatering traditional cuisine, superb Spanish wines, and old-world hospitality are just some of the highlights of this unique adventure. Whether you choose to fly fish in some of the wildest landscapes in Europe or explore Romanesque villages, ancient monasteries and hidden mountain valleys, this picturesque region of Spain will enchant you with its medieval architecture, scenic walled towns and genuinely welcoming people.

Trip Highlights

  • Fly fish and explore in one of the wildest landscapes in Western Europe for wild trout.
  • Discover medieval castles and quaint villages from the 15th century.
  • Dine on traditional spanish cuisine and mouth-watering tapas in secluded restaurants.
  • Enjoy superb wines from some of the region's best wineries.
  • Limited to a small group of only 8 anglers and non-anglers.

DATES: May 28 - June 5, 2022

LENGTH OF TRIP: 8 nights, 9 days

PRICING: From $9,685 per angler

Single room supplement: $1,200

Single guide supplement: No single guide option for this departure

What’s Included:

  • Included: All-inclusive except items of personal nature; flights, travel insurance and tips. High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Zaragoza and ground transfers form Aren Lodge to Barcelona.

What’s Not Included:

  • International flights to Barcelona
  • Guide and staff tips (approximately $75 per person per day)
  • Optional transfer by car or train to/from Barcelona or Madrid

Included: All-inclusive except items of personal nature; flights, travel insurance and tips. High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Zaragoza and ground transfers form Aren Lodge to Barcelona.

See the below sample itinerary for anglers and travel companions. Please note that anglers can have the following; 1 cultural day and 7 fishing days, or 2 cultural days and 6 fishing days or 2 cultural days and 1 wine tour day plus 5 fishing days

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Welcome to the Pyrenees Foothills. Check IN at Hotel Francés in Zaragoza Depart Barcelona in the morning to meet at Zaragoza high speed train station around 12 noon. Check in to hotel in the historical center. Welcome appetizer and briefing. Welcome dinner by the Ebro River overviewing the Basilica del Pilar. Overnight in Zaragoza, Hotel Francés

Day 2 – Zaragoza, Three Cultures *** Check IN Arén Lodge Anglers & Travel Companions: UNESCO Mudéjar and Spain's biggest baroque temple at the city of the three cultures. Private wine tasting sessions and “el Tubo” Tapas Tour. Two-hour drive to the Pyrenees mountains. Check IN Arén Lodge. Overnight in Arén Lodge. *** Guided fly fishing in club waters available for anglers, if preferred.

Day 3 – Aigües Tortes National Park Anglers: Fish gin clear water in the streams or small creeks or the lakes for browns on mid and high-country scenarios. Travel Companions: National Park and Romanesque Tour, both UNESCO sites. Overnight in Arén Lodge.

Day 4 – The Arén Valley Anglers: Sight fishing on dries for native species including the Iberian barbell at the surroundings of Arén. Travel Companions: This is the day to relax! Outdoor, wellness therapies in the forest, spa & massage at the lodge. Overnight in Arén Lodge.

Day 5 - Guara Canyons & Wine ** Anglers: The Remote Gorge. Fly-fishing in spots only accessible by restricted access on national forest roads. Travel Companions: Bio Wine experience, organic food, and unique sightseeing at Somontano de Barbastro. **Overnight in a satellite 4/5-star hotel will be available for group in order to access isolated waters if weather and fishing conditions are ideal.

Day 6 – Deep Catalonia Anglers: Sight fishing in tailwaters for trophy browns and rainbow trout. Travel Companions: Walking tour or kayaking at the Gorge Nature Park.Overnight in Arén Lodge.

Day 7 – Pyrenees Wine Tour *** Anglers & Travel Companions: You will visit a picturesque Spanish village to have a tour and wine tasting in a chateaux at the oldest winery of the Pyrenees region. Private Michelin-star rated lunch and premier wine tasting in Somontano region. Overnight in Arén Lodge. ***Guided fly fishing in private club waters available for anglers, if preferred

Day 8 – La Ribagorza Kingdom Anglers: Dry flies in freestone rivers for the Zebra Trout. Travel Companions: History, nature walks through historic villages and a unique lunch in a cathedral. Farewell dinner with a tasting menu and wine pairing. Overnight in Arén Lodge.

Day 9 – Departure Day After breakfast, check OUT of Arén Lodge and take the 2 ½ hour ground transfer to Barcelona Airport or City and stay longer to enjoy other parts of Spain

PLEASE NOTE: The nature of adventure travel requires flexibility, so there may be changes to the itinerary 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.

La Jacetania

A 15th-century villa ideally located on the banks of the Aragon River in the quaint village of Santa Cilia. Five well-appointed country-style bedrooms offer the perfect respite at the end of a long day of fishing or exploring. Each bedroom has been updated while maintaining its rustic personality and charm. The lodge also has a wader room, a drying room, and a modest, but well-equipped fly shop.

Swap stories at the end of each day over a glass of regional wine on the terrace or in the old winepress building used by the monks of San Juan de la Peña Monastery 500 years ago.

La Ribagorza

This is not a traditional fishing lodge, but a wonderful, intimate hotel nestled in the village of Aren. Each of the 15 air-conditioned, double rooms have en-suite bathrooms, cable TV, and balconies. There is a lounge on the ground floor, a limited spa facility, and a room for drying your waders.

Meals

We’ve arranged a variety of unique culinary experiences that will delight wine and food enthusiasts. The meals are typical of Northern Spain and are accompanied by an impressive selection of wines from the region’s best wineries. Wine lovers will have the option of sampling special reserve wines from our host’s private cellar.

In Santa Cilia, you’ll dine on mouth-watering Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine in the recently-restored 15th century dining room. Using fresh, local produce, the menu at the lodge is second-to-none.

In Aren, meals are served at the nearby hotel restaurant, which is recognized as one of the most authentic hot spots in the region. The menu features local, organic ingredients and is anything but ordinary. The owner, Juan Antonio, and his family have owned the restaurant since 1715, and their attention to culinary detail is deliciously evident.

Fly Fishing In Spain

Verdant green valleys, high altitude wildflower 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'll have opportunities to catch native Mediterranean zebra trout, barbel fish, 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. For the purist, the dry-fly fishing is exceptional!

Non-Angling Activities

The Spanish Pyrenees are home to some of the most beautiful villages and breathtaking countryside we've ever seen. In the company of local, expert guides, you'll discover Romanesque villages and an ancient stone monastery dating back to the Middle Ages. Take time to absorb the incredible scenery and 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 and a must-see for any trip to the Pyrenees. No visit to the Pyrenees would be complete without visiting a vineyard; we'll take you to one of the region's finest organic wineries to sample the local wines followed by a barbeque lunch.

Orvis Travel Terms and 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.

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.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

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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