Trekking, horseback riding, adventure sports such as canyoning and ballooning, and more contemplative outings like bird-watching and botanical tours are just a few of the specialties available at the main Pyrenean resorts.
Well populated with trout, the Pyrenees' cold streams provide excellent angling from mid-March to the end of August. Notable places to cast a line are the Segre, Aragón, Gállego, Noguera Pallaresa, Arga, Esera, and Esca Rivers. Pyrenean ponds and lakes also tend to be rich in trout.
Pyrenean Experience. British expat Georgina Howard specializes in showcasing Basque-Navarran culture, walking, and gastronomy. The walking tours include accommodations and meals. Iaulin Borda, Ameztia, Ituren, 31745. 650/713759; www.pyreneanexperience.com. From €1000.