A wonderful week of cooking and walking in Simon and Lucy's beautiful home set in the amazing scenery of the pyrenees. The itinerary was well organised with a good mix of walking and interesting local activities such as the winery visit and the goat farm. 2 hour transfer from Zaragoza airport but the roads were good and a taxi was arranged to pick us up. The rest of the time we had days out from our base at Casa Allue in the mini-bus. Enjoyable walking with local guide and with Simon and Lucy. Delicious food and wine (even the meals we cooked ourselves!) and a lovely group of people to share it with. The house has been fully restored and the rooms were very comfortable.
Our holiday was a wonderful experience and very well organised. Our hosts Lucy and Simon were always thinking about our enjoyment and welfare and were keen to make our stay with them as memorable as possible. The food was beautifully prepared and together with the fantastic wines our evening meals were always anticipated with great relish! Our guides were great fun to be with and also very knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the geology, wildlife and history of the area which was amazing! Each of our rooms had fabulous views and a lovely balcony - they were warm, pretty and very comfortable. The ensuite was also perfect with plenty of space and modern facilities. There was a lovely sitting room downstairs with a roaring fire and tea and coffee making facilities together with many interesting wildlife and geology books to read. The holiday was excellent and I would highly recommend!…
We had a truly wonderful time at Casa Allué. The house is traditional and full of character, but also made very comfortable by the work that has been done on it. The food is very good restaurant standard and it is washed down by excellent local wine. Our programme of guided walking was exceptional, taking us into very special places in the Pyrenees. Lucy and Simon and Alberto have encyclopaedic knowledge of the geology, wildlife and culture of the area which very much enhances the walking. The week was a delight from beginning to end.
We spent a truly magical week of winter walking at Casa Allue, being so well cared for in the beautiful house and so well guided in our exploration of this extraordinary area. The hosts Simon and Lucy are so thoughtful, and their knowledge and love of the area so generously shared that it made for a very special holiday.
We feel so fortunate to have been able to go on this wonderful Hiking, Cultural and Cooking Holiday in the Pyrenees. We saw so much and learned a great deal about the Pyrenees: geology, flora and fauna and surrounding area from Simon, Lucy and their terrific and knowledgeable guides. All this while staying in their very comfortable Casa Allue, eating very healthy and yummy food, getting great exercise in the most gorgeous surroundings and breathing the freshest air imaginable. I have to believe this is a truly unique holiday and adventure in the Pyrenees, especially for someone who is not fluent in Spanish. We could never have put this trip together on our own. Thank you Lucy, Simon and Aragon Active for your hospitality and generosity in sharing your knowledge with us.