7.2.1.Weekend break to Formigal

Enjoy the impressive biodiversity of Aragon and meet the ideal combination of adventure, nature, culture, and well-being. Discover the green trails full of ancient trees, and the crystal-clear waterfalls, of the imposing Tena Valley. See the magical show of the Pyrenean peaks, flying over entire valleys from a light aircraft with glass roof. Hike through the innumerable trails of the Tena Valley, and find places such as the Ibón of Piedrafita, the Natural Arch, or the remote Respomuso´s Shelter. Contemplate the incredible natural life in the Ripera Valley, aboard the Sarrio high mountain train.

From 437,68€: 1 person/double room
From 331,66 €: 1 person/triple room
From 320,50 €: 1 person/quadruple room

* Ultimate Wild Trip sells mostly, tailor-made trips. The final price of the trip will depend on the following variants: the seasonal rates of each service, the availability of transport and activities, the minimum number of people to operate each tour, and the type of accommodation available at the time of the reservation. Trips operated 365 days per year. Some of the tours included in this trip could be operated only in the spring-summer seasons. Request winter activities for trips operated in autumn and winter. This trip does not include transportation. To add transfers or rental car, request a quote. This weekend break is a trip with mid-level suite rooms and private tours. To change the level of services, request a customized quote.

Trip details

Itinerary

Day 1: Place of residence – Formigal

Day 2: Formigal

Day 3: Formigal – Return to the place of residence.

Travel plan

Day 1: Place of residence – Formigal

-Departure from the place of residence in your own car, towards Formigal. The choice of destination is subject to the availability of rooms in the hotels

Get ready to experience your first contact with the high mountains of the beautiful Aragonese Pyrenees.

-In case you don´t have to work in the morning, you can reach the Pyrenees at mid-morning. Ask us about one of our community tours,  gastronomic experiences, or half-day adventure tours.

-Free afternoon to explore the Tena Valley, its towns and its locals, the traditional shops, or walk along some of the valley’s natural trails.

-Accommodation: suite or superior room in 3 * or 4 * boutique hotels or charming rural hotels, subject to availability. Meals included: breakfast.

Day 2: Formigal

-Breakfast. Today in the morning, you will go on a hiking tour to visit the Ibón of Respomuso. You will be able to experience some of the most spectacular landscapes of the Tena Valley, and the Pyrenees. You will find lush forests, huge valleys, you will cross rivers, you will pass near waterfalls and finally, you will reach the imposing Ibón of Respomuso. There you can recharge your batteries, eat something, rest a little bit, and get ready for the return.

-Free afternoon to explore the Tena Valley, its towns and its locals, the traditional shops, or walk along some of the valley’s natural trails.

-Accommodation: suite or superior room in 3 * or 4 * boutique hotels or charming rural hotels, subject to availability. Meals included: breakfast.

 Day 3: Formigal – Return to the place of residence.

Breakfast. Your adventure ends today. But before you go home, we have one last surprise for you. Have you ever thought, how an eagle must feel when flying over the mountains? Well, get ready, because today you will have the opportunity to discover it for yourself. In the morning, before returning to your place of residence, you will drive to the Santa Cilia Aerodrome, next to Jaca. There, you will get on board in a 3-seater light aircraft with a glass roof, to fly low over some of the most emblematic peaks of the Pyrenees. Optionally, you can choose to fly over the Tena Valley, Ordesa National Park, Los Mallos de Riglos, or some of the peaks in the Aragón Valley, among others.

After finishing the tour, you will have to say goodbye to the beautiful mountains of the Pyrenees, and return to your place of residence.

Inclusions / Exclusions / Optional extras

INCLUSIONS:

Insurance:

-Includes cancellation insurance, and basic medical assistance insurance for non-Spanish tourists, which only covers some adventure activities at the destination.

-The providers of travel adventure activities include accident insurance and civil liability insurance for each client, to be able to operate their tours safely.

Transport:

-This trip does not include transportation or transfers. It is a trip where the client drives between the different destinations, using their own vehicle.

-To book private transfers or a rental car on the trip, request a quote with the additional service.

Accommodations:

-Accommodation: suite or superior room in 3 * or 4 * boutique hotels or charming rural hotels, subject to availability. Meals included: breakfast.

-The category of the hotel and the rooms will be always subject to availability. In remote areas and natural parks, where there are no luxury hotels, we will book the best option available in terms of comfort and service.

-Some destinations could include half-board or full-board meals. This will be mentioned in the “Accommodations” tab.

-Subject to availability of the accommodations and the client’s choice, the trip could exceptionally include mountain apartments or cabins with kitchen, on a room-only basis.

Meals:

-Breakfasts: 2

-Lunches: 0

-Dinners: 0

Tour guides & Tour leaders:

-This trip does not include a daily tour guide or tour leader.

-All private tours and activities included in the trip have a local native Spanish-speaking guide, and they usually speak English. These guides are for tours only.

Tours and activities:

-Private tours and activities according to the itinerary, detailed below and mentioned in the “Trip plan”. Adventure tours include VAT, certified guides, technical equipment when it is needed to operate the tour, accident insurance, and civil liability insurance. Gastronomic tours, and some community tours, usually do not include insurance, except when their performance may be a risk to the client. Some tours may include transportation to the starting point of the activity, or from the tour office of the tour company. The tours don´t include door-to-door transportation from the client’s hotel. Note that tour companies in Spain don´t have a license to sell transfers or transport clients out of the tour itinerary as they are not travel agencies or transport companies.

Some tours or multi-day expeditions could exceptionally include snacks, appetizers, or lunch/dinner. Sometimes, the trips could include some shared tours as rafting as these tours need a minimum of 4 persons to be operated.

*Tena Valley: Formigal:

-Hiking tour to the Ibón of Respomuso

-Flight in a light aircraft with a glass roof, over the most emblematic peaks of the Pyrenees.

IT’S NOT INCLUDED:

-Any other service not mentioned in the “Inclusions” section.

-Meals and drinks not mentioned as included.

-Tips and personal extras.

-Personal medical expenses

-Visits and excursions not mentioned as included in the Travel plan.

-Extension of assistance insurance coverage: it is recommended to take out comprehensive adventure assistance insurance, with rescue and coverage for 100% of the adventure activities of the trip. It is recommended to be federated in the FEDME as this insurance includes accident, rescue, repatriation, and civil liability insurance.

-International / domestic flights, from the country/place of residence to the holiday destination, and international/domestic flights back to the country/place of residence. Check rates with us.

-For Christmas, New Year, and Easter seasons and special events, there may be minimum stays and / or mandatory supplements for dinners in some of the hotels. Check rates with us.

-Local taxes or eco-taxes charged by certain tourist areas are not included unless otherwise specified. These amounts will be paid directly in the destination.

-If the transfer pick-up time to the airport or to the hotel is too early or too late, and you can not enjoy some part of the meal board included in the trip, this part will not be refunded.

OPTIONAL EXTRA ACTIVITIES:

Minimum 4 people to operate any shared tour. Some shared tours may require a minimum of 4 to 8 people to be operated. Most tours are available in a private version. Any addition or change of the services will produce a variation in the final price of the trip:

* Formigal:

-Introduction activity to climbing and rappelling. Suitable for families.

-Tour in Quad or Buggy from Hoz de Jaca, until Ibón de Sabocos and Mirador de Mandilar.

-Caving tour to the Santa Elena Cave, in Biescas. Initiation level. Suitable for families.

-Hiking moderate peaks such as El Pacino in Sallent de Gállego or Marcadau in Panticosa (6h – 7h duration). Suitable for families.

-Hiking tours, Nordic Walking, or snowshoeing in winter, through the Tena Valley (4h-5h). Multiple routes. Suitable for families.

-Hiking tour to Ibón de Piedrafita and the Natural Arch.

-Paragliding tour from Pueyo de Jaca.

-Canyoning in Tena Valley (1/2 day; from 05/15 to 09/30).

-Via Ferrata “easy level” and visit the Cave of Santa Elena (3h-4h). Suitable for families.

Payment conditions, departures, and rates

* Payment conditions: The client will pay the full payment of the weekend break, after confirming the rooms available in the accommodations. Ultimate Wild Trip will not book or block any service until full payment for the trip is received.

It is recommended to pay immediately, after confirming the room’s availability, as hotels work with dynamic rates, and both availability and prices can change daily subject to reservations.

* Cases where the final price of the trip is visible: The final price indicated on the website or in the rate table is indicative and approximate. These rates are subject to availability of a certain type of room in each hotel and on the availability of transport services and activities. As in any tailor-made trip, this price must be quoted exactly, after confirming availability with all the trip providers. After confirming the availability of services, there may be increases or decreases in the initial quotation, subject to availability of the providers.

* Regardless of the rates shown below, if a travel package is booked in a period that includes different seasons, every day will be quoted in their right season.

* Departures: There are departures 365 days per year.

* Rates:

-From 437,68€: 1 person/double room

-From 331,66 €: 1 person/triple room

-From 320,50 €: 1 person/quadruple room

 * Request a quotation and availability, to calculate the exact rates according to the season, room category, number of people, and type of services.

Accommodations

*Formigal:

 -Hotel: Hotel HG Alto Aragón

-Length of Stay: 2 nights

-Meals: breakfast.

-Hotel category: 4 * Hotel

-Room type: Superior room or suite, subject to availability.

-Room capacity: 1-3 persons

-Other 4 * hotels in the area, with different rates: Hotel Nievesol (Formigal), Hotel Saliecho (Formigal), Hotel Yoy Villa de Sallent (Formigal), Hotel Abba Formigal (Formigal), Hotel Continental (Baños de Panticosa), Hotel El Privilegio de Tena (Tramacastilla de Tena), Tierra de Biescas Hotel (Biescas), Hotel Viñas de Lárrede (Larrede).

-Other 3 * hotels in the area, with different rates: Piedrafita Mountain Lodge (Piedrafita de Jaca).

Important information

IS THIS ADVENTURE FOR ME?

* Travel style:

-Multi-adventure 100%: This style of travel includes varied adventure activities and tours. Multi-adventure trips can include activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, caving, hiking of all levels, mountaineering, zip lines, climbing, canyoning, quad tours, helicopter tours, ultralight flights, paragliding, parachuting, bungee jumping, etc.

* Physical requirements:

– 50% Moderate: Short hikes from 2 to 4 hours, cultural tours, snorkeling and diving activities, etc. It is not required to be fit, but to be in good health.

– 50% Active: It is required to be fit, playing sports frequently, and being in optimal health. Hikes from 4h to 6h, rafting tours with class III-IV rapids, kayak tours in the open sea, etc.

* Travel speed:

– 100% Fast travel: from 1 to 2 nights per destination

* Service level:

-Combine Luxury Cat.D and Luxury Cat.B: Combine rooms of superior category and suite rooms, in 3 *, 4 * and 5 * hotels, with a rental car or own car, optional domestic flights, and private or group excursions depending on activity. The naturalistic experience is prioritized in less touristy destinations, although there are no luxury hotels, always looking for hotels with charm.

*Trip organization:

– Individual tailor-made trip

*Length of the trip: 2 nights – 3 days

ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION:

-This product is a tailor-made trip. After confirmation of the quote, the final reservation may include different services to the initial trip, with their respective variations in the rates, and the contracting conditions.

-The tailor-made trips are journeys designed carefully from scratch. Availability in hotels and services is not guaranteed until full trip payment is done. Essentially clients must have a good attitude, flexibility, and ability to adapt, to possible variations.

-Some flight companies, taxi boats, cruise ships, or land transfers, may charge a supplement for check-in excess baggage. The scheduled flight times can be modified by the airlines.

-It is recommended to bring flexible backpacks with handles for the back or backpacks and waterproof open shoes, to get on the taxi boats.

-In tailor-made trips with a rental car, it is recommended to rent 4×4 all-wheel-drive vehicles with high wheels. There are some destinations and hotels, with only access by unpaved roads, in mountain areas.

-The price of the trip does not include local taxes or eco-taxes charged by certain tourist areas unless otherwise specified. These amounts will be paid directly to the destination.

-If the transfer pick-up time to the airport or to the hotel is too early or too late, and you can not enjoy some part of the meal board included in the trip, this part will not be refunded.

-There may be additional costs in some local airports, only payable at the destination.

-The total price of the trip and all its services may vary depending on the season and some variants, such as the price of fuel.

-This trip is a tailor-made travel package, with boutique hotels of 2 *, 3 *, and 4 *, and charming rural hotels, with transport not included, and daily departures. The trip does not include a daily tour leader guide, but each activity includes a local guide just for the tour who can speak Spanish and English. It is an exclusive service for adventurers, comfortable, operated between rural areas of great beauty, and with scheduled times.

-Transfers or rental cars can be booked as an additional service, with the other package services.

-When the trip includes transfers: If the arrival and departure flight times do not match with working hours, the transfers provider may charge an additional fee for night transfer or private transfer.

-The order and schedule of the visits may vary according to the season, river flow, events, regional festivals, etc. It will be reported at the destination.

-Exceptionally, in some places may be necessary to pay additional fees at the destination, as access tickets to natural attractions, museums, events, and National Parks, or bus tickets to access the surroundings. Examples) Entrance ticket to the Via Ferrata of the Sorrosal Waterfall, Ordesa shuttle bus, bus to the Vallibierna Valley, etc.

-Most tours are operated with a minimum of 4 people. Some tours may require a minimum group between 4 and 8 persons, or a private service.

-Some activities are only operated on certain dates or times of the day, due to the weather, the season, or the migratory season of the animals. Consult previously.

-In hard weather conditions, for security reasons, the order and duration of the activities included in the trip, could be subject to changes and even cancellations without prior notice.

* Important information about Hotels:

-Some accommodations can be found in the middle of the wild, and outside the urban centers. Ultimate Wild Trip prioritizes sustainable accommodation in rural areas, whenever possible, and these hotels keep minimum standards of comfort and service.

-Some hotels may close temporarily in the low season, or to carry out maintenance tasks, at certain times of the year. Consult previously.

-In some hotels, triple and quadruple occupancy is based on 2 Queen size beds in the same room. If privacy or single beds are required, request separate rooms or other options.

-Single travelers have important additional fees to book a single room.

-Once the reservation is made, if some hotel does not have availability, a hotel with similar characteristics will be offered, subject to availability of the hotels in the area. If there are no available rooms or hotels of the same category, alternatives with similar characteristics will be sought, in nearby destinations, or destinations with similar attractions and leisure options.

-When you also book international flights, with Ultimate Wild Trip: After the air voucher issue, international flights will be non-refundable and changes, when allowed, will have management fees imposed by the airlines. Remember to download your electronic ticket, to reconfirm the schedules, and check-in on the airline’s website, or directly at the airport check-in counter.

-When the trip includes transfers: When transfers pick up the client before the hotel breakfast time, there is the possibility of requesting a takeaway breakfast the night before.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION AND VISAS

* Non-Spanish clients:

-It is the client’s responsibility to contact the respective Embassies, to find out the entry formalities required by the visited countries on the trip. Tourists from some countries must obtain a visa in transit to stopover at certain destinations, such as the United States.

-Pay special attention to flight stopovers in other countries, as travelers could be retained at customs, and not arrive in time to the destination country. This could lead to loss of services already paid, without being able to get a refund.

-Ultimate Wild Trip, always recommends using direct flights or flights with stopovers in countries without visa restrictions.

-Before traveling, pay special attention to the entry and exit policies of each country, due to the COVID19 pandemic. Ultimate Wild Trip, is not responsible for the services not enjoyed, due to delays or retention of clients, in customs or stopovers in other countries, due to COVID19.

Vaccines and health information:

-To travel to Spain you do not need to be vaccinated against any disease. As other countries of the world, it is recommended to have the tetanus vaccine updated if you are going to be in contact with nature and the rural environment, as well as to have the official vaccination calendar updated. Some entities recommend in order to travel to any country in the world, vaccination against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies.

-This information is for guidance only. Ultimate Wild Trip extracts health information from other specialized pages, and this could change, be modified, or be altered. For any health recommendation, consult a medical professional and visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Consumption.

Weather:

-This trip is operated only in mountain areas, and rural areas near Natural Parks.

-The temperatures in summer are high during the day, with cool and pleasant nights. In Pyrenees towns with altitudes greater than 1500m, you have milder temperatures, and you can hike comfortable in high mountain trails, until 12:00. At noon in summer, the sun is strong in any part of the community. As you descend in altitude, and you go to areas of the Pre-Pyrenees, such as Los Mallos de Riglos, Sierra de Guara, Montsec, and areas of Teruel with moderate altitude, temperatures increase. Temperatures can range between 15º and 35º between day and night.

-Winters are cold, and snowfalls in high mountains begin in November. You usually can see some snow on the peaks, high valley areas, and alpine trails, until June and July, depending on the year. Temperatures can range between 5º and -15º, depending on the area and the altitude.

-In spring and autumn, temperatures are more moderate, with colder nights than in summer, and comfortable daily temperatures, when there is the sun.

-Depending on the area and the year, the rains can be quite irregular. It is recommended to always carry a raincoat, a waterproof cover for your backpack, and a hermetic cover for your mobile phone. It is really important, as in high mountain areas, rains in spring-summer, and snowfalls in winter, are normal.

What to bring:

– Comfortable clothing with short and long sleeves, and short and long pants, for hikes (fresh and easy-drying fabric).

– Sweatshirt or light jacket. In summer it is important to bring something warm for the nights, the early mornings, and for high mountain tours. At peaks between 2500m and 3300m, temperatures drop below 15º easily, and there are strong winds.

-In winter, it is necessary to wear warm technical clothing. At least 3 layers should be worn, such as a breathable long-sleeved thermal shirt, a breathable fleece-type mid-coat layer, and a windbreaker with a waterproof membrane. Long-leg technical mountain pants and technical trekking socks.

– Waterproof raincoat.

– Comfortable footwear for general use, and footwear suitable for hiking in the mountains, with non-slip sole. In winter hikes, it is important to wear rigid or semi-rigid waterproof hiking boots.

– Swimsuit, bath towel.

– Plastic/leather sandals with foot and ankle support straps. Essential for the practice of some water activities.

– Flexible suitcase or backpack, and small daily backpack (20l-35l) for walks.

– Insect repellent, and a small first-aid kit with the usual medication.

– Sun protection: cap/visor, sunglasses, sunscreen with a high protection factor.

– Flashlight or headlamp. A must for shared mountain shelters, and for night hiking tours.

– Binoculars: Optional. On naturalistic and animal watching tours, guides usually have it.

– Trekking or hiking poles: They are not mandatory, but the joints and knees appreciate it a lot on long hikes, with important slopes.

*Currency: The official currency of Spain is the Euro, and payments are only accepted in Euros. Credit/debit card payments are accepted in most shops and restaurants.

 *Electricity: In Spain, the common voltage is 230 V. The frequency is 50 Hz. The plugs and sockets are mostly type F (2 round pins), or type C (2 flat pins). When in doubt, carry an adapter in your suitcase

Sustainability

Ultimate Wild Trip is committed to a sustainable and ecological luxury tourism, which promotes the development of rural tourism. Our vision is to offer unique naturalistic experiences with low environmental impact, combined with great community and cultural immersion.

When booking this trip, you are collaborating on the progress of rural economies, environmental protection, and the preservation of the local culture and its heritage.

There are studies that show when we increase connection with local communities, and fauna and flora of the place visited, we get an exponential improvement in the customer’s travel experience.

-Ultimate Wild Trip offsets 100% of CO2 footprint produced, both by our office and by our clients’ trips.

-We are the first tour operator to calculate and show you the CO2 footprint of all our tour packages during the booking process. And additionally, we allow you to offset it in different reforestation projects, in the neediest rural areas on the planet.

-In addition, we are committed to reward your environmental responsibility. If you voluntarily offset the CO2 footprint of your trip, Ultimate Wild Trip will donate the same amount to conservation projects, humanitarian causes, and community projects, of the destinations you visit.

Do you know the important benefits of planting trees?

-Your offset not only reduces polluting emissions, and slows down catastrophic climate change.

-By reforesting, you return the home to fauna and flora, which are in danger of becoming extinct in many ecosystems.

-The danger of flooding is reduced, due to the absorption of water from the roots of the trees, soil erosion is improved, and landslides are avoided.

-By planting trees, you stop the risk of desertification and avoid land degradation.

-In countries with famine and chronic malnutrition, food products derived from trees are a complement to agricultural crops and provide important micronutrients. Fruit trees are much more resistant to drought than agricultural crops.

-2.7 billion people live on less than $ 2 a day. Agroforestry and reforestation increase the productivity of the land, creating jobs and a secure and diverse source of income. Preserving the productivity of the land is key to avoiding massive migrations, economic crises, and humanitarian crises.

What C02 footprint does my trip produce?

To calculate the CO2 footprint of a trip, we first calculate the percentage of sustainability of the trip, based on the environmental responsibility of their suppliers. To this percentage of sustainability, we assign a coefficient or numerical value, previously reduced. Subsequently, we multiply this coefficient by the total gross emissions, and we obtain the calculation of the final net emissions.

* This is how we calculate your emissions:

-Total number of trip services = 4

-Total number of sustainable services = 1

-% of sustainable services or % of sustainability of the trip = 25%

* CO2 footprint:

-Transport CO2 footprint = 0.051 ton CO2

 -Accommodation CO2 footprint = 0.177 ton CO2

 -Meals C02 footprint = 0.0139 ton CO2

 -Tours CO2 footprint  = 0.046 ton CO2

 * Total gross CO2 footprint of the trip = 0.288 ton CO2

 -The total net CO2 footprint of the trip, after deducting sustainable services = 0.274 ton CO2

-CO2 footprint to offset = 0.274 ton CO2

-Cost of offsetting the footprint in certified reforestation projects: approximately 6 euros.

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