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Spain Reopening

If you are traveling from the United States of America, to enter Spain you must show a vaccination certificate or be in one of the situations point out here:

a) Ordinary residents of the European Union, Schengen Associated States, Andorra, Monaco, The Vatican (Holy See) or San Marino who go to that country, providing documentary proof of it.

b) Holders of a long-stay visa issued by a Member State or Schengen Associated State who are heading to that country.

c) Health professionals, including health researchers, and elderly care professionals who are going to or returning from their work activity.

d) Transport personnel, seafarers and aeronautical personnel necessary to carry out air transport activities.

e) Diplomatic and consular personnel, of international organizations, military, civil protection and members of humanitarian organizations, in the exercise of their functions.

f) Students who carry out their studies in the Member States or Schengen Associated States and who have the corresponding permit or visa and medical insurance, provided that they go to the country where they are studying, and that the entry occurs during the academic year or the 15 days prior.

g) Highly qualified workers whose work is necessary and cannot be postponed or carried out remotely, including participants in high-level sports events that take place in Spain. These circumstances must be justified by documentary evidence.

h) Persons traveling for duly accredited imperative family reasons.

i) People who document reasons of force majeure or need, or whose entry is allowed for humanitarian reasons.


Children under the age of 12 do not have to present any kind of certificate. Between the ages of 12 and 18, they must have a vaccination certificate, i.e. they cannot enter with a certificate of a diagnostic test or a certificate of recovery, apart from the exceptions.

In addition, in all cases, you need a health control form.

1. Certificate of vaccination (at least 14 days from the date of the last vaccination dose). Accepted vaccines: Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Jansen / Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm. The vaccination certificate must include at least the following information:

Name and surname of the holder.

Vaccination date, indicating the date of the last dose administered.

Type of vaccine administered

Number of doses administered / complete regimen

Issuing country

Identification of the issuing body of the vaccination certificate

2. Travelers who are in any of the exceptional situations and do NOT have a vaccination certificate, must present the diagnostic certificate or the recovery certificate.

2.1. Diagnostic certificate. You must show a negative COVID-19 test result. NAAT (PCR, LAMP, TMA or equivalent) test types are accepted in Spain. You must show a negative result of a NAAT test taken within 72 hours OR an antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to your arrival.

2.2. Recovery certificate (up to 180 days from the date on which the sample was taken).

In any case, the certificates must be written in Spanish, English, French or German. If it is not possible to obtain it in these languages, the supporting document must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish carried out by an official body.

3. Form (information here). In all cases, it is mandatory to fill out the Spain Health Control form (FCS). It must be completed and signed it online before your trip to Spain. You may access the form and sign it through the Spain Travel Healthportal or through the apps for Android or iOS devices.

⚠️ Important: Bear in mind that you cannot use the paper form. You must download your QR code and show it to the national authorities either on your mobile device or printed on paper

How can I get the FCS QR Code?

You can download the FCS QR Code on the website of Spain Travel Health or through your mobile phone (apps for Android or iOs devices).

When the Spanish authorities can request you to show the FCS QR Code? 

Please take into account that airlines or maritime companies may ask you for the FCS QR code before boarding and the personnel of the control devices in the airports and ports at the point of arrival may also require you to present it.

What about if I am travelling in a cruise? 

In case of international cruises, a specific form is required to replace the FCS (see form).

All passengers arriving in Spain as their final destination must undergo a health check on arrival at the first entry point. This control will include, at least, the temperature measurement, a documentary control and a visual control on the state of the passenger. If you are in transit check the specific rules. Travelers may be subject to denial of entry for public health reasons if, after verification by the correspondent health authorities, the traveler does not comply with the COVID-19 health control requirements established by the Ministry of Health.

Returning Home:

As of 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, CDC will no longer require air passengers traveling from a foreign country to the United States to show a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight.

For more information, see Rescission: Requirement for Negative Pre-Departure COVID-19 Test Result or Documentation of Recovery from COVID-19 for all Airline or Other Aircraft Passengers Arriving into the United States from Any Foreign Country.

About Salvelinus

Experience The Magic of Northern Spain curated by an expert.

Choose Orvis-endorsed accommodations at a Salvelinus Lodge on your fly-fishing adventure in the Spanish Pyrenees. Salvelinus’ program is easily customized to fit your travel plans. For example, you can fish different locations each day in a week, choosing from spring creeks in alpine meadows, larger streams flowing through verdant valleys in the mid and low country, or remote streams and lakes, including helicopter fly-outs to the most unspoiled waters.

World Class Fly Fishing

6 rods / week with the Spain’s top guides at a variety of waters for action & trophy trout

Smooth Global Travel Experience Travel light and safe with easy going guides who exclusively guide for Salvelinus

Fully Guided Multi Activity

A la carte private itinerary by the Pyrenees’ best guides, historians, & biologists

Premier Fly-Fishing Lodges Award winning traditional cuisine Exquisite wines from Spain’s best DO Fully equipped and renovated rooms

First Class Transportation Mercedes vans from/to Barcelona Airport Toyota Land Cruisers for guided days

Experts, beginners, and non-anglers can all be accommodated for a well-rounded travel experience; and it’s possible to make this a memorable holiday for companions who don’t fish and prefer to sightsee, explore ancient villages and national parks, or learn more about Spanish culture, including the delights of its food and wine.

This flexibility and expertise makes Salvelinus a unique operation in Europe. Add a trip to Spain or a Mediterranean Cruise to a week in any of these lodges and you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your loved ones.

“My philosophy has always been fishing where others cannot reach. Thirty years of scouting gave me enough options to operate two fly-fishing lodges in the Pyrenees, with the first established in 1999. When we noticed our guests’ most precious time was shared among loved ones, we incorporated a full range of customizable experiences at both lodges. We also developed private wine tours in La Rioja or San Sebastian, taking place before or after the visit to the lodges. Finally, I designed, under the seal of secrecy, the Ultimate Pyrenees Tour: an unparalleled multi-destination itinerary to fly fish at its best times and spots from one end of the Pyrenees to the other.”

Ivan Tarin, Founder of SALVELINUS

The Fishing

Explore the charm of Eastern Pyrenees with Salvelinus

From UNESCO’s biosphere reserves or preserved National Parks to recondite fly fishing spots, 700 miles of river and 20 lakes within an hour drive from Salvelinus’ Eastern Pyrenees location, Arén Lodge. Truly magnificent valleys between Spain and France set against a setting of rugged alpine wilderness and filled with sparkling waters as clear as glass.

March 1st to November 30th


Fly fish a selection of major wild trout rivers and streams of the Pyrenees from Arén; a medieval village from where you can explore a variety of waters for all skill levels, delve into local culture and history, or get carried away by the superb hearty cuisine crafted in the lodge’s 300 years old private restaurant.

Early Spring offers great BWOs. The best Summer fishing is in the highlands. Stable weather in late October and November bring productive nymphing.



Premier European Fly Fishing Lodges For Anglers And Travel Companions.

Both lodges have stunning mountain village location and both are rich in medieval history. The unique rule of both lodges is “make yourself at home.”

SANTA CILIA Fishing Lodge, in Western Pyrenees, is a 15th-century palace transformed into a cozy. five-room fly-fishing lodge that sits the banks of the Aragon River at the ancient village of Santa Cilia.

The old winepress building, used by the monks of the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña 500 years ago, is now a bar lounge for the anglers. Swap stories at the end of each day over a glass of wine as you anticipate the day ahead.

There is a terrace by the river, a wader room, a fly shop, massage room, as well as a dining room converted from an old stable.

AREN Lodge, in Eastern Pyrenees, is located in a 10th-century village within the natural boundary formed by the neighboring high-country area. The area remained untouched until the 20th century, and it is accessible through the Sopeira gorge.

This is not a traditional fishing lodge, but a wonderful, intimate, traditional hotel nested in the village of Aren. It has a 30-guest capacity: 4 suites, 2 apartments, and 8 bedrooms, fully furnished.

Travel Details

Best International Airport is Barcelona: it is a two and a half hour drive  to the lodge. Lleida RENFE Rail Station is well connected via AVE high- speed trains with main cities in Spain, and it is one hour and a quarter to the lodge.



Mercedes Van / Class E cars from/to Barcelona transfers Toyota Land Cruisers / Rav4 are used for the guided days Chauffeured ground transportation is included for:

  • the day of arrival at 30 pm at Barcelona
  • the day of departure at 9.30 am from Aren to Barcelona. Expect to arrive in Barcelona after noon


The pick-up and drop off point can be any terminal of Barcelona International Airport or any other address in Barcelona.

We suggest arriving Barcelona the night before.


Programs & Pricing

March 16th – 24th 8-Night / 7 guided days Pyrenees Tour $10,900
April 10th -16th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
April 26th – May 6th 10-Night / 9 guided days Pyrenees Tour $13,600
May 21st -27th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
June 6th -12th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
June 18th -28th 10-Night / 9 guided days Pyrenees Tour $13,600
July 2nd -8th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
September 1st -7th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
September 12th -18th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
September 23th -29th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
October 5th -11th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
October 22nd -28th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750

March 13th -19th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
April 2nd – 12th 10-Night / 9 guided days Pyrenees Tour $13,600
April 21st – 27th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
May 5th – 11th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
May 19th – 25th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
June 4th – 14th 10-Night / 9 guided days Pyrenees Tour $13,600
June 16th -22nd 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
June 30th – July 6th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
July 14th – 20th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
September 1st – 7th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
September 16th – 26th 10-Night / 9 guided days Pyrenees Tour $13,600
September 29th – Oct 5th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
October 13th-19th 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
October 25th-31st 6-Night / 5 guided days $7,750
November 8th – 16th 8-Night / 7 guided days Pyrenees Tour $10,900


  • Ground transfers, including from/to BCN
  • Accommodation in Arén Lodge
  • All meals, tapas, and tasting menus
  • All drinks, wine, beer, and spirits
  • Fly Fishing: two anglers per guide
  • Daily fishing licenses and permits
  • Fly fishing gear needed, and flies
  • Laundry service, twice per week

Package Options:

Salvelinus Pyrenees Sampler:

6 night, 5-day guided fishing/activities

$7,750 Shared Room & Shared Guide


Pyrenees Trout & Adventure Tour

8 night, 7-day guided fishing/activities

$10,900 Shared Room & Shared Guide

10 night, 9-day guided fishing/activities

$13,600 Shared Room & Shared Guide

12 night, 11-day guided fishing/activities

$16,300 Shared Room & Shared Guide

Private Guide & Single Room

An angler sharing a room with someone on the multi-activity program is expected to pay for his/ her private fishing guide supplement.

A guest on fly-fishing program under a shared guide wishes to take part in non-angling programs, is expected to pay for an additional private guide supplement.

If you are traveling alone, you must pay for the private guide and single room supplements.


Private Guide Supplement    Single Room Supplement

$450 per day                         $250 per night

Top All Inclusive


White-globe service by Salvelinus team

Accommodation at Salvelinus lodges and signature hotels with all meals and drinks

Barcelona Airport Transfers

Guided Fly Fishing on exclusive waters. Two anglers per guide

Guided Activities: culture, flora & fauna, sightseeing-adventures, national parks, food & wine tours, and wellness therapies

All Gear: Waders, boots, rods, reels, & flies

Licenses and daily permits for club waters

Laundry service: Once per week

IMPORTANT: All guided fly fishing, multi activity programs and supplements must be pre booked and paid when you confirm your reservation
Helicopter Fly Outs are subject to weather conditions and availability up to 48 hours before the departure.

Cancellation Policy

Risk Free Reservation Guarantee If a trip is cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, 100% of the sum paid will be used as a deposit for future Salvelinus trips in Spain.

Deposit: 50% of the total balance to be paid 60 days prior to arrival.

Cancellations: (1) More than 90 days before arrival, 100% of sum paid can be used as future deposit. (2) From 90 to 45

days, 50%. (3) Less 45 days, 20%.


Travel Insurance

Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: KIM D’[email protected] – 617.459.4200


Trip  Insurance is strongly advised & recommended!


The only emergency response service that will rescue you from anywhere in the world.


Front Range Anglers is committed to providing you with the best Colorado fly fishing guides and guided fly fishing experience possible.