This unique program provides top-notch fly fishing in Europe, with diverse fishing options and a customizable itinerary.


Navigating the Pyrenees can be challenging, but Salvelinus has been expertly guiding international anglers since 1999. With a seasoned team who have exclusively guided Salvelinus guests for over a decade, you’re in experienced hands.

The southern slopes of the Pyrenees boast 17 main rivers, 118 tributaries, and 2,512 glacial lakes. Each month offers different opportunities for various species in diverse environments.

Choose From Three Tailored Programs:


Fly fish major wild trout rivers and streams from the medieval village of Arén. Explore waters suitable for all skill levels, from national parks to hidden spots, and enjoy the local culture and cuisine at the lodge’s 300-year-old restaurant. Main hatches occur from March to June, with summer offering varied backcountry options. Stable weather from September to October and prolific nymph and streamer fishing in November.

Santa Cilia

Fish rich trout waters with 3 to 7-weight rods in the remote Pyrenees from Santa Cilia, a charming village along the Way of St. James. Salvelinus’s first fly-fishing lodge, established in 1999, offers access to prolific freestones, crystal-clear lakes, and tailwaters with native browns. March to late June features the best hatches, while July to October provide prime opportunities for highland choppers and mid-country trophy trout.

Pyrenees Trout Tour

Led by Iván Tarín, a top connoisseur of the Pyrenees’s hidden corners, this tour pairs his expert guide team with the best hatches, waters, food, and wines. Limited to a few handpicked departures each season, it’s praised as Europe’s most diverse and enriching trout tour. Spring dates offer great hatches, summer brings varied scenarios, and fall provides typical opportunities with fair weather.

Experience unparalleled comfort and local charm with thoughtfully selected accommodations. Whether nestled in a medieval village or a quaint Pyrenean hamlet, each lodge offers a perfect blend of rustic elegance and modern amenities.

After a day of exceptional fly fishing, relax in cozy, well-appointed rooms and enjoy hearty regional cuisine crafted from local ingredients. Every detail is designed to enhance your fishing adventure and immerse you in the rich culture and natural beauty of the Pyrenees.

For all experience levels and all ages, this is a great trip for the whole family, as well as large groups, offsite events, company retreats, etc. The guides are extremely well-known in the area, are some of the best in the region, and will customize your experience to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime!

About The Fish

Brown Trout

The predominant species is the Brown trout, particularly an old Mediterranean sub-species. In high country freestones, some exhibit four dark stripes, earning them the nickname “Zebra Trout.”

Rainbow Trout

Rainbows were introduced into Pyrenean waters over 60 years ago. Generally more aggressive than browns, these large rainbows can present a true challenge.

Brook Trout

Many Pyrenean headwaters were stocked with Brook Trout in the 1950s. Today, they are found only in specific streams and lakes, rarely coexisting with other trout, and readily rise to dry flies.

Iberian Barbel

Powerful native barbel, living in freestone streams, are known for their strength and are exciting to catch on dry flies. If you’re up for the challenge while trout fishing, these barbel will test your ability to accurately sight cast.

Experience the best of the Pyrenees with Salvelinus’s exclusive companion program, perfect for those accompanying anglers. Tailor your adventure with a mix of culture, nature, and wine, featuring gentle hikes or rides through peaceful valleys, national parks, and UNESCO sites. Stay in the charming village of Arén, home to the Salvelinus lodge, complete with a spa and a renowned 300-year-old restaurant offering some of the region’s finest cuisine.

  • Ground transfers. Including from/to Barcelona
  • Accommodation in Arén Lodge
  • All meals, tapas, and gastro experiences
  • All drinks, premier wine, beer, and spirits
  • Laundry service, twice per week
  • Guided nature, adventure, and cultural tours
  • Private winery visits and guided wine tastings
  • Easy walking tours and sightseeing
  • Entrance fees and private access permits
  • Full spa access, and one wellness therapy

Typically, guests will fly to Barcelona International Airport – El Prat (BCN)(1), where a lodge chauffer will meet and then transfer you to the lodge. The shuttle is approximately 3 hours to the Aren Lodge (2), and 3.5 hours to the Santa Cilia Lodge (3).

We highly encourage guests to arrive in Barcelona a full day prior to their stay with Salvelinus – this allows time to recover from any jet-lag, and offers an incredible opportunity to sight-see and explore this historic city! Hotel accommodations and reservations are available for this purpose upon request.


(1) Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN)

(2) Aren Lodge

(3) Santa Cilia Lodge

You can pack light for this trip as all fishing gear is provided. Your guides will assist in setting up your rods and supply all the necessary flies for these technical waters. However, if you’d like to bring your favorite rod, reel, and waders, you’re welcome to do so! Our team will supply you with a gear list upon booking.

Be sure to bring layered clothing, such as UV shirts, jackets, and hats, to protect yourself from the elements.


  • All fishing gear
  • Shuttle to/from the lodge
  • Comfortable lodging
  • Chef-prepared cuisine & fine wine pairings
  • Knowledgeable, friendly English-speaking guides
  • Exceptional quality control


  • Staff and guide gratuity
  • Airfare to/from Barcelona

2024 Season

Pricing is based on 6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing per person, with a shared room and guide.

Aren Lodge $7,750

Santa Cilia Lodge $7,750

Looking for extra adventure? Consider the Pyrenees Trout Tour. This specialty program will take you to experience both the Aren & Santa Cilia Lodges! These rates are based on a shared room and guide:

Pyrenees Trout Tour

$10,900 , 8-NIGHT / 7-DAY FISHING
$13,600 , 10-NIGHT / 9-DAY FISHING
$16,300 , 12-NIGHT / 11-DAY FISHING


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