Tour Pyrenees – Basque Country

Guided fly fishing trips exploring the Pyrenees and the Basque Spanish countryside, utilizing 2 operational centers.

A journey where we combine the best and most spectacular fly fishing destination in Spain, the Pyrenees, with fishing from San Sebastián. A perfect fishing, cultural, and gastronomic trip for anglers and companions who want to explore the northern part of Spain.

Trip details

Species: Brown Trout, Zebra Trout, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and barbel.

Time of year: From May 1 to November 31.

Sceneries: mountain rivers of the north and south faces of the Pyrenees, rivers of the Pyrenean Foothills and rivers near San Sebastian.

Transfers: Barcelona airport and San San Sebastian or Lleida train station.

Recommended:

A perfect trip for both anglers and companions. We offer activities for non-anglers, such as visits to wineries, Pintxos tours, hiking in National Parks… A trip designed for both novice and experienced anglers.

Activities for companions: Visit some of the most beautiful villages in Spain, tour UNESCO World Heritage Romanesque churches, visit wineries in the Pyrenees and La Rioja, hike in National Parks, explore cultural sites, and enjoy private gastronomic experiences.

Accommodation: Parador Real de Vielha in the Aran Valley (Pyrenees) y Parador de Hondarribia (Basque Country).

Fishing equipment:Includes all the necessary materials to develop the guided fishing activity.

Extra option: heli-fishing.

Fly Fishing Spain - Tour Basque Country
Fly Fishing Spain - Tour Basque Country
Fly Fishing Spain - Tour Basque Country

CUSTOMIZED FLY FISHING ITINERARY

The tour spans 7 nights and 6 days of fishing. Customer reception takes place at Barcelona Airport or Lleida Train Station. We operate from two centers: the Parador Real de Vielha in the Aran Valley (Pyrenees) and the Parador de Hondarribia (Basque Country).

  • Reception of participants at the established place and time.
  • Transfer by vehicle to our first operations center of the trip located in the Aran Valley.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • 8 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
  • 9 a.m.: We will leave for the fishing area.
  • Guided fishing during the morning.
  • 2 p.m.: picnic lunch (first course, main course, dessert, water, coffee, and wine) on the riverbank.
  • Afternoon fishing.
  • Return to lodgings and dinner at the hotel. The customer sets the return time.
  • 7 a.m.: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
  • 8 a.m.: Departure to our second operations center, the Parador de Hondarribia (Basque Country). The trip takes 3,5 hours.
  • We will leave our luggage at the hotel.
  • 1 p.m.: Lunch at the restaurant of the Hondarribia Parador.
  • Afternoon fishing.
  • Return to the lodge and dinner at the hotel. The client sets the time of return.
  • 8 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
  • 9 a.m.: We will leave for the fishing area.
  • Guided fishing during the morning.
  • 2 p.m.: picnic lunch (first course, main course, dessert, water, coffee, and wine) on the riverbank.
  • Afternoon fishing.
  • Return to lodgings and dinner at the hotel. The customer sets the return time.
  • 8 a.m.: Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.
  • Transfer to San Sebastian airport to return by plane to Barcelona.
WHAT’S INCLUDED

included

not included

BOTH ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE PYRENEES TROUT TOUR:

For our tour through the Pyrenees, we’ve chosen two 4-star hotels. The initial base is located in the Pyrenees, offering two options (The Parador de Vielha or the Parador de La Seu d’Urgell). We complement one of these accommodations with Hotel Can Boix in Peramola, situated at the foothills of the Pyrenees.

HOTELS IN THE PYRENEES:

For our tour through the Pyrenees, we’ve chosen two 4-star hotels. The initial base is located in the Pyrenees, offering two options (The Parador de Vielha or the Parador de La Seu d’Urgell). We complement one of these accommodations with Hotel Can Boix in Peramola, situated at the foothills of the Pyrenees.

The Parador de Vielha is an ideal place to enjoy the nature of the Aran Valley and many rivers and lakes on the outskirts of the Aigüestortes National Park. In addition to fishing, you can enjoy a massage service, spa, indoor and outdoor pool, the terrace solarium for sunbathing, or the sauna.

The Hotel is located just 30 minutes from many rivers. We have selected this location in the central Pyrenees because it is the place in the entire Pyrenees that offers the best fishing guarantees from May to October. In addition, you can fish on the two sides of the Pyrenees, the north and the south.

From the hotel, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains of the Catalan Pyrenees and the extensive gardens surrounding the beautiful circular dining room. Some of the rooms have a terrace and opinions of the valley.

Very close to the hotel is the city of Viella, a tourist place where you can visit shops, buy handicrafts or visit the Romanesque church of San Miguel.

Lodge pyrenees
Lodge pyrenees

HOTEL 2 in the basque country

El Parador de Hondarribia ocupa un impresionante castillo del siglo X con vistas al estuario del río Bidasoa. El castillo fue fundado por el Rey navarro Sancho Abarca en el siglo X, tenía carácter defensivo y alberga objetos como armaduras, cañones y lanzas. Este parador combina el confort moderno con la autenticidad histórica y una ubicación en un lugar histórico – cultural destacado. Además, cerca del hotel, hay buenos restaurantes de marisco y bares de pintxos. El Parador de Honidarribia se encuentra a 20 minutos en coche de San Sebastián. Se trata de un hotel perfecto para un viaje en pareja.

Fly Fishing Spain - Tour Basque Country
Fly Fishing Spain - Tour Basque Country

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR PYRENEES – BASQUE COUNTRY:

The material that we must take with us for this fishing trip is the following:

FISHING EQUIPMENT

Wader and feltless boots.

Boxes of flies (dry, nymphs and some streamer): CDC flies, deer tricoptera, parachutes, small nymphs for the tandem, and some streamers of inconspicuous colors.

Rood: 9 feet #4 or #5.

One reel with floating line.

Polarized glasses.

Fishing Net.

Cap.

Thread, thread cutter, fat for flies…

Paracetamol, ibuprofen, antihistamines and all the medication you need.

Sunscreen and polarized sunglasses.

Mobile and charger.

Essential clothing varies depending on the months of the year, but we always recommend bringing:

  • A fleece.
  • T-shirts and light pants for walking.
  • Poncho or raincoat for rain or humidity.

We insist on the importance of all travelers being covered by cancellation insurance.

For example: sometimes the trip has to be canceled due to an illness of the client or a close relative. If the trip is canceled less than 30 days in advance, only 50% of the price of the trip is refunded (it serves to meet the expenses incurred and losses caused by not materializing the trip).

Taking out cancellation insurance will refund 100% of the money paid for the trip

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PYRENEES 
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