Offering an excellent vacation for families and couples combining an exceptional fishing program accompanied by the best wine tasting in northeastern Spain.
Just two hours from Barcelona, discover a traditional 400-people village in the eastern ranges of the Spanish Pyrenees. Delve on towering mountains, virgin valleys and crystal-clear waters. Delight in the gastronomic wonders of the region. After joining a private Golden Medal tasting, visiting the oldest winery in the foothills of the Pyrenees, or discovering the only Wine Chateau in the area, your wine knowledge will acquire an entirely new perspective. Cairn Travels is proud to partner with Salvelinus, an Orvis endorsed fishing lodge.
Unique fly fishing, rugged countryside, wildly flavorful food, and plenty of dry-land activities to spare non-fishers. Even if you never wet a line, you will always remember this trip.
Day 1: Upon arrival at Barcelona airport, take the train the Lleida station 2 hours away. A private driver will greet and transfer you to the lodge, a glorious setting for a fishing expedition. Located in an 8th-century village surrounded by wilderness, this 300-year old building is one of the most ancient fishing lodges in the Spanish territory. A charming haute cuisine restaurant and hotel in the foothills of the Pyrenees where a family gathering feel prevails – log fires and communal dinners are complemented by an impeccable wine list carefully chosen by Salvelinus’ wine experts. Enjoy dinner at the lodge’s dining room, a 17th-century fonda.
Aside from exceptional fly fishing, there are a wide range of activities to choose from. Take a relaxing walk through a National Park explore fascinating stories around local castles and monasteries, visit century-old wineries and delight your palate with an assortment of award-winning wines paired with traditional Spanish tapas.
Day 2: After breakfast, your guide will escort you to Posets Maladeta Park. Today is fly fishing for Zebra trout in freestone streams. Lunch will be served in a 10th- century monastery by the river. In the afternoon, return to the lodge to relax and have dinner.
Day 3: Today takes you to the Guara mountains to fly fish in a remote gorge. Lunch will be served in a local family owned restaurant.
Discover secret spots in some of the most beautiful and pristine places of the Pyrenees. Escorted by passionate and experienced English-speaking guides who, with more than 250 years of combined experience exploring every corner of the area, know and understand each fishing location in detail.
The philosophy here is founded on respect for the environment, a sustainable fishing development, and making the sport more popular within a conservationist approach. The most profound reverence and respect is held for the rivers, streams, and lakes of the Pyrenees.
Day 4: Today, experience a wine tour at the foothills of the Pyrenees. You will be privy to a traditional menu in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Return in the late afternoon for dinner at the lodge.
Day 5: Todays itinerary is fly fishing for rainbows and browns in a tucked away area of Catalonia. Lunch is barbecue by the river
Day 6: Today, fly fish for Atlantic browns in a freestone stream. Experience an open-air lunch near a monastery. With its heavenly natural setting and sacred pilgrimage sites, the Pyrenees is a soul-inspiring place.
Day 7: Today travel a Romanesque route with wine tasting in a secluded winery. Get ready to experience a gastronomic experience in a 10th-century monastery.
Day 8: After a farewell breakfast and check out, you will be driven to the Leida train station and on to Barcelona airport. (to add days in Barcelona, pricing available)