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Multi-activity family adventure in Val d’Aran, Spanish Pyrenees

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Create unique memories with your loved ones in the company of certified IFMGA mountain guide, Roger, on a unique multi-activity family adventure in Val d'Aran, in the Spanish Pyrenees. Go on a tailor-made program that both parents and kids will love and enjoy some exhilarating via ferrata, hiking, and mountain biking trails in the region!

Private

Pyrenees

4 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Open to everyone

All Levels


Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique multi-activity family adventure in Val d'Aran.
  • Tailor a program with your guide suited to all the members of your family.
  • Learn about nature and teamwork on an exciting outdoor family holiday.
  • Discover the beautiful, colorful landscapes of the Pyrenees.

Description

Outdoor adventures offer unique opportunities for families to bond while learning about nature, teamwork, and trust. On the flexible itineraries that I offer in the Spanish Pyrenees, you can plan your very own multi-activity family adventure in Val d’Aran and create unique memories with your loved ones.

Going with a guide on a family adventure program is the best way to make the best out of your trip. A guide will not only ensure everyone’s safety and help choose the best paths and activities for everyone in the group, but also teach skills and help organize logistics. This offers enormous relief for parents that have the chance to truly enjoy the holiday too. Furthermore, because I am a local, I will also be able to share details about the Val d’Aran culture, traditions, and anecdotes, resulting in a deeper knowledge and more experiential trip.

Each family is different, and so, there is no one-size-fits-all program for everyone. Therefore, we will work on your itinerary together.  The activities that we can include in your program vary from via ferrata, rock climbing, and hiking to mountain biking. All are exciting, and all can be made to fit the levels and age-groups of your family. Usually, we recommend that the kids are at least 8 years old to join, but you can always check if you would like a different arrangement. You can find a tentative 4-day program below.

Some of the places that we can include in your adventure are:

For the Via Ferrata: Tofre de Cledes, Les (beginner), Tossal Miravet Pont de Suert (beginner), Pui D’unha (intermediate) and Eth Taro Arties (advanced)

For day hikes: Port de Vielha (beginner, 4 hours), Artiga de Lin Coth de Toro (intermediate), Vall de Boi Romanesque heritage (intermediate) and Montarto (advanced, 8 hours)

For the 2-day hikes with 3.000m peak ascents: Vallibierna Culebras (advanced) and Bessiberris (advanced)

For the 2-day hikes at a lower altitude: any section of the Carros de Foc Traverse, any section of the Passaran Traverse and Traverse Beret-Isil

For the mountain bike adventures: Beret-Montgarri-Alos Isil and Bagergue-Barrados-Saut deth pish

If it rains, we can go to an indoor climbing wall, rafting or canyoning.  Other activities in the area that you can enjoy on a family adventure in Val d’Aran include paragliding or some pampering at a spa.In terms of accommodation, there are endless options to choose from in the valley, from hotels to campings, bungalows, apartments, and more. Here a few I usually recommend my clients to go to: Parador Arties, Hotel Vilagarós, Tryp Hotel Vielha, Ostau Garos, Hotel YOY Tredos and Es de Don Joan Aparthotel. The area also has plenty of restaurants, supermarkets, and shops, so your needs will all be easily met. I am happy to make recommendations if needed. And, if you would like, it is also possible to go for a 2-day hike and spend the night in a bivy or hut.

Let me know what your ideal scenario is and let’s create a program to make it come to life! Contact me now and let’s start planning a unique family adventure in Val d’Aran that you will never forget.

Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 650 Each

Group of 3

EUR 470 Each

Group of 4

EUR 420 Each

Group of 5

EUR 350 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

PRICE INCLUDES:

-Certified guide on every activity

-All transportation during the program days

-Mountain bike rental

-Via ferrata gear

-Insurance


Itinerary

Day 1: Via ferrata Pui d'Unha

The via ferrata queen of the Val d’Aran!  A great combination of well-equipped aerial steps, 3 Tibetan bridges, hanging stairs, and spectacular views over the Naut Aran, of the Baqueira mountains, of the National Park, and even of the Aneto.Duration: 4/5h

Day 2: VALLIBIERNA 3067m and PICO CULEBRAS 3062m

The peaks of Vallibierna and Culebras are probably the 2 most accessible 3000m peaks in the Pyrenees and a spectacular balcony to the Maladetas massif and the Aneto mountain.
These two impressive peaks of more than 3000m are easy to achieve in one day for anyone fit and experienced in mountain hikes. We will leave from the Llauset reservoir, located at an altitude of 2200m, and go on a spectacular circular route, going up the several lakes and down the beautiful Llauset Valley. The views over the Maladeta massif and the regions of Ribagorza and Alta Ribagorza are spectacular. The cherry on the cake is the famous Paso de Caballo passage from the top of the Vallibierna to the top of the Tuca Culebras, a sharp ridge no more than 30m long, where the guide will ensure that we enjoy this spectacular high mountain pass with total safety.

(12k, +1000m, 6/7h)

Another option is to enjoy a 2-day trek on the 2nd and 3rd day, entering the National Park by Saboredo or Colomers, with an overnight at the Ventosa hut and exiting by Valarties, with the option of summiting Montarto at an altitude of 2990m.

Day 3: Bike trip Beret - Montgarri - Isil

A great bike day ahead awaits us without great effort, to recover from day 2’s excursion. We will start at Pla de Beret, a place of grazing in summer and skiing in winter, at the birth of the Garonne and Noguera rivers. Despite being born a short distance from each other, one ends up flowing into the Cantabric and the other into the Mediterranean sea. Riding on a comfortable mountain track, we will pass through the beautiful sanctuary of Montgarri and the remains of the highest village of the Valley, the ancient forests of Marimanha and Bonabé with its impressive spruce, the high pastures, and the cattle embroideries, until we reach the Fornet hut, where we will continue along a little paved road visiting the villages of Alos, Isil, Boren, and Isavarre, with its traditional architecture and Romanic churches, to end in Esterri, from where we will get a transfer back to the valley .

Day 4: Day hike

Finally, to conclude our family adventure in Val d’Aran, we can choose either a mountain hike through one of the most desolate areas of the valley to climb to an impressive viewpoint or go for a relaxed lower valley hike to discover the World Heritage site of Romanic churches in Vall de Boi.

 

Details

Accommodation

Several options are listed in the description of this 4-day guided tour. There are endless options to choose from in the valley, from hotels to campings, bungalows, apartments, and more. I can make recommendations if needed.

Meeting point

To be arranged.

About the guide

I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.

After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.

My resume has technical training in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.

I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.

While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.

Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Val d'Aran, Pyrenees


What people are saying about Roger Martorell

Paul Woods

5.00

August, 2022

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Joseph Curran

5.00

July, 2022

Trip of a lifetime. As with all things mountains, things didn’t go exactly according to plan, weather forced changes, us tired and slow clients forced changes and roger handled these in stride and adjusted the plans seamlessly. He knew when to push and when to back off. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains, history and the local plants and wildlife. I had high expectations for the trip and it was even better than I had imagined, if you’re thinking of doing a trip with Roger, I highly recommend him as a guide in whichever discipline you prefer.

Marcus Clausager

5.00

August, 2021

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Kevin van Reenen

5.00

August, 2020

Awesome trip! Thanks to Roger for guiding me to the summit on a really extreme day of wind and rain. Unique and epic day out on the mountain. Also thanks to Maca at Explore Share for helping with the booking to ensure everything went smoothly, especially during these uncertain times. Great service!

Harrison Scott

5.00

February, 2020

Absolutely brilliant trip - would high recommend Roger and Chur they are fantastic, responsive and extremely helpful people!

Ian Bywater

5.00

June, 2019

It's a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you're reasonably fit (but you don't need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I'd strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn't get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches

Hancong

5.00

July, 2018

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david reitz

5.00

June, 2018

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Stan Beraznik

5.00

March, 2018

We had a very good trip — thank you!   Roger was really a great guide and we were very pleased working with Nacho as well.  The itinerary went well and Roger did a good job adjusting the itinerary as needed. Thanks again!

Willy

5.00

April, 2017

The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic.

Sarah

5.00

April, 2017

Roger, our guide, really made the trip memorable for us. He had a challenge every day to plan the route according to the snow conditions, temperatures (it was quite warm), the skills and endurance of our kids and keeping it fun for all of us. It really showed that he put thought into planning each day and wanted to find the best route for us to enjoy the backcountry and get some good skiing!  He knows the area so well and every day he planned was awesome. The helicopter trip. It was planned by Roger and something we never would have thought of doing for our children's first backcountry experience but it was absolutely the best. "Double thumbs up" according to Willy, our son. The location that Roger picked out for the skiing and the hotel, Bahns de Tredos, was perfect for being in the backcountry all day and then returning to the hotel for a delicious late lunch, thermal hot tub soak and then a gourmet dinner all in a hut/backcountry setting.  We felt very spoiled!

Maddy

5.00

April, 2017

If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : 'It was epic-ally awesome

Sofia

5.00

January, 2015

Roger has the 3Ps, Passionate, Professional and Prudent. I did tour skiing in the Pyrenees (Beciver 2660 m) and the tour was amazing. He adapted his rhythm to the rhythm of the group and he is prudent something that I really appreciate. Going up was hard but then once you get to the top you enjoy the view and you forgot your name. I would totally recommend him. Is not that easy to find trustful guides. He is your man!!!




 

 

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