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There are many outdoor activities to be experienced in the Pyrenees and plenty of guides and outfitters to help. 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 in any of the main Pyrenean resorts.

Well populated with trout, the Pyrenees' cold-water 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. Chema Ramón and his company Danica, just south of Benasque, can take you fly-fishing anywhere in the world by horse or helicopter, but the Pyrenees is their home turf. For between €120 and €200 a day (depending on equipment), you'll be whisked to high Pyrenean lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, armed with equipment and expertise. Danica also offers wild mushroom and botanical tours.

For a revealing insight into the beguiling and lesser-known Basque-Navarran Pyrenees, British ex-pat Georgina Howard, with her established company Pyrenean Experiences, specializes in showcasing Basque-Navarran culture, walking, and gastronomy.

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Danica. Chema Ramón and his company, which is located just south of Benasque, can take you fly-fishing anywhere in the world by horse or helicopter, but the Pyrenees is their home turf. You'll be whisked to high Pyrenean lakes and ponds, streams and rivers, armed with equipment and expertise. Danica also offers wild-mushroom and botanical tours. 974/553493. www.danicaguias.com. From €120–€200 a day (depending on equipment).

Pyrenean Experience. The British expat Georgina Howard, with her established company Pyrenean Experiences, specializes in showcasing Basque-Navarran culture, walking, and gastronomy. 01217/113428 in the U.K.; 650/713759. www.pyreneanexperience.com. From £725 for a one-week walking tour, lodging included.

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