Before, during or after your fishing holidays: Food & Wine Tours, Active packs, Wellness-spa, helicopter flights, photo safaris and cultural tours.
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300 year old Fonda & Restaurant transformed into an authentic Spanish lodge.
Simons Welter, (Western North Carolina, USA)
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This charming traditional hotel in the Pyrenees with superb local cuisine, has been turned into a lodge with all commodities.
The Lodge´s private dining room is La Fonda, a local restaurant with some of the very best food in the Pyrenees, managed by the same family for the last 300 years.
Four suites are available in the lodge and the private spa and massage services are included in the services offered in the programs.
Accommodations at La Ribagorza Lodge – Hotel Spa is in standard double room with private bath, including a steam sauna and SPA. After cleaning up we walked two blocks to the town square for dinner at the hotel's "fonda" or typical Spanish restaurant.
Rychard G. Lyon. (Bozeman, Montana. USA)
Four suites recently restored in 2016, two apartments and eight bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are available in the first and second storeys of the lodge.
The rooms can be furnished with two single beds or one double bed.
The lodge also has a wader room and a drying room. A modest, but well-equipped in-house fly and tackle shop and a fly tying room.
In the ground floor there is a private and renewed spa and wellness center with a massage room, two different kinds of sauna, jacuzzi and gym.
Our dining room has been recently restored (2015). It is located close to the cellar where you will taste some of the great wines of Juan Antonio´s collection.
Our restaurant was the hotel's "fonda". This looked very plain and was packed with villagers playing cards and telling stories. Food and wine were anything but plain, however. We began with some wine and tapas in the wine cellar, then moved upstairs for dinner. And dinner was nothing short of outstanding – several traditional Spanish first courses followed by a choice of entrée and dessert, all beautifully presented by Juan Antonio, the owner/chef, and all delicious. The dishes varied from evening to evening, though cannelloni-type pasta was included every night. I remember especially two dishes made with bacalao (salt cod), a particular favourite of mine, and some lightly fried vegetables, but everything was tasty. All accompanied by excellent young Spanish red wines, many from the region
Rychard G. Lyon. (Bozeman, Montana. USA)
All meals are served at the nearby Fonda. The meals feature local, organic food and wine, and are anything but ordinary. Traditional dishes are enhanced by a careful selection of organic produce, and everything is fresh and tasty.
The owner, Juan Antonio, and his family have owned the restauant since 1750, and their attention to culinary detail is remarkable.
Lunch and dinner are served with quality red wines and a large selection of typical starters. Wine lovers have the option of sampling special reserve wines from the restaurant’s historic cellar.
After dinner you can talk to the guide about the following day fishing schedule.
Surrounding a spectacular gorge in Montrebei, we find La Ribagorza county, historically an independent state in the 10th century. It is located in the border between the Spanish regions of Aragon and Catalonia.
Aren, where the lodge is located, is a 200 people village. This land is the natural limit before the high country area, accessed through the Sopeira gorge, an almost virgin territory before the 20th century.
It is strategically located for fly fishing, walks in National Parks, hiking, kayaking, MTB routes, 4x4 routes, photo safaris and cultural tours.
C/ el Sol 31
22583 Aren / Areny de Noguera
Coordenates 42,25841 N / 0,7212 E
Nearest International Airport: Barcelona.
Madrid is also acceptable but in this case you should be taking a high speed train to Lleida (2 hours from Madrid) and there, we can pick up you.
If you are travelling from UK, there are great direct flights to Zaragoza Airport.
There are great and easy connections by high-speed train and by car to the lodge.
Salvelinus offers transfers from/to Barcelona-Madrid-Zaragoza Airports.
If coming with your own rental car, check the itinerary here: http://www.viamichelin.co.uk
Destination: Aren, Plaza de la Iglesia 22583. Province of Huesca.