Salvelinus offers 2 lodges from which to have a fishing adventure of a lifetime. The scenery throughout this area of Spain is simply spectacular. The prime season in Spanish Pyrenees is early June to late August.
There are 2 options for lodging: Aren is a small village of the eastern Pyrenees, set at the border between Aragon and Cataluña. The Main Lodge is in the middle of Aren, a small Pre-Pyrenean village of some 290 inhabitants, most of whom are involved in agriculture and dairy farming. The Rural Lodge is 5 minutes by car away from the Main Lodge. Both are very close to the confluence of two main rivers at Pont de Suert. These rivers flow from the nearby Benasque and Boivalleys, where you find National Natural Parks. The Main Lodge is a Hotel with double rooms, en-suite bathroom and apartments. The meals are first class and the guests appreciate the selection of local products used to prepare it. The food is like the best restaurants in Spain. The guides usually dine with guests each night, unless you prefer another option. All the rooms are extremely clean, with every service an angler could need, but they are not luxurious. The Main Lodge Dining Room is in the Church Square of Aren, close to the Lodge; the buffet breakfast and exclusive dinner, with fine red wines and a large selection of appetizers. You may choose from different options, including meat and fish dishes, as well as a complete selection of typical desserts from Northern Spain. You may enjoy a ‘wine tasting’ of fine wines from our reserve cellar at an extra charge if you’re a wine lover.
After dinner you will be able to plan the next day with your guide in the Main Lodge and you will be able to drink whatever you want without any extra charge.
The second choice is The Rural Lodge is it is, 3 miles away from the Church Square of Aren. This over 100-year-old rural house was totally redone in 2007, with stone and wood supporting fronts. Set in a totally rural area so you may enjoy nature. It has 4 complete apartments decorated according to the seasons. Part of the former warehouse remains as a reception area, as well as the principal door and former entry of the house. The barn is a 30-square-meter multipurpose meeting room at the disposal of the guests upon request. The original has modern barbecue facilities and a wide yard outdoors at the clients’ disposal. This is a secluded rural setting – no one else around. Breakfast and dinner are served in our Main Lodge Dining Room, in Church Square of Aren.Each morning and night we transfer you by car from the Dining Room to the Rural Lodge. Meals are complete picnics with soft drinks and fine red wine set near the river.
This guided fishing trip combines some of the best fly fishing in high mountain streams, sight fishing in “ibons” and spring creeks, and hunting for trophy Mediterranean Brown Trout on the middle and lower reaches, in the Pyrenees. This trip includes a lifetime fly fishing adventure in the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees waters with the personal attention from experienced fly fishing guides and lodging with familiar comfort, but set in a small village of North-East Spain where you’ll find a rural and genuine atmosphere. Fishing trips included in this exclusive package take place in valleys situated inside Protected Natural Areas, many of them recognized as “Biosphere Reserves” by UNESCO. SALVELINUS La Ribagorza Lodge is open all year (with guiding services in Aragon, Cataluña and Andorra ) March 1 to November 30. and December through February a selection of spots for winter fishing of browns and rainbows. Salvelinus has a strategic location in the center of this area, including over 750 miles of trout waters and 80 high mountain lakes in a 40 mile radius. There are Brown Trout, Rainbows, Brook Trout and Barbel.
The nearest airport is Pamplona but we recommend that you fly to Madrid international airport and take a High Velocity train (AVE) to the Zaragoza Station. At the Station or in Pamplona airport (whichever you select) there will be a SALVELINUS representative awaiting anglers to transfer you to the Lodge. If you prefer transfers can be arranged from Madrid, Barcelona, or a few other cities in Spain at an additional cost.
Enjoy the history you will find in each valley and town inside the heart of the Pyrenees; go for a walk by the bank of the River Aragón; you can enjoy the ancient villages of Hecho and Ansó and have try some traditional “tapas”. Be awe-struck by San Juan de la Peña Natural Park’s beauty only 10 km away from the lodge. You may also see from the outside, the majestic Medieval Monastery, under a big rock, the place where Aragon was born. There are really nice excursions 1 hour by car from the Lodge: Aigües Tortes and San Mauricio National Park, French Pyrenees National Park, Canyon Natural Park and Sierra de Guara, Arán Valley and Baqueira Beret, or the Posets Maladeta Natural Park. In Aren, you may walk the old streets and squares and you will find its Dinosaur Museum and the Ribagorza Community Interpretation Center. Walking you can also see the old castle from which you can see the forests with dolmens, vultures and, depending on the season, mushrooms. Close to Aren you can relax walking along the bank of Sopeira’s reservoir to discover the captivations of the medieval village of Montañana, or visit the Congostos del Montsec Natural Park, with the impressive Noguera Ribagorzana canyon, home for one of the major colonies of otters in Spain.