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 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.

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Danica. Chema Ramón and his company, located just south of Benasque in Aragon, 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. Ctra. Benasque, Km 49.9, Villanova, 22467. 974/553493; From €120.

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. 01217/113428; 650/713759; From €880.

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