Walking holidays in the French Pyrenees
Enjoy the glorious scenery of the French Pyrenees, at the rhythm of your own pace... or join with others on our small group guided outings.
A self-guided walking holiday COMES AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION - it includes our personal briefing, detailed route guides to the superb footpath network and the use of our own local transport service to reach the best walks including our A to B routes.
You can join in for a day or two on one of our guided wildlife walks, with our local experience we know exactly the best places to visit for each month of the year, great scenery and great wildlife with the local experts!
We have been living and walking our local area of the French Pyrenees for over 25 years, so nobody knows the terrain better, we will help you make the most of your time here to enjoy the very best walking and our fabulous scenery!
If you have been dreaming of going on a unique holiday experience, you should definitely consider having a walking holiday in the French Pyrenees. Since we have a complete package for you which includes even accommodations, all you need to work on is booking your flights to Paris. For more information about the tours we offer, feel free to read the descriptions of our holidays below. You can also take a virtual tour below. See the pictures and be amazed with what you would experience upon visiting this site!
Accommodation - Choose between either 3-star hotels or a stay in our own quality apartments — hotel from £435 week half-board, apartments from £395 week (sleeping 4–6), shorter stays pro-rata. Available all dates May to end September. For no extra charge you will receive personal briefing, route guides, comprehensive local info pack and access to all our local services — transport drops, guided days etc. Go to our hotel and apartment pages for photos.
*** Hotel Le Central short breaks, 3 stars, double rooms from 49 euros per night! ***
See our hotel pages.
Just in Spain
Lac de Gaube
Exploring the very best of the Pyrenees… it's on your doorstep
On the evening of your arrival we explain the area and the local footpath network for brilliant walking from your doorstep, we will also offer suggestions for exploring further afield. Our local route guide has 20 main walks and as many variants, and offers something for all interests, from suggestions for the naturalist to whole-day expeditions into the high mountains for the experienced mountain walker. Wherever possible our walks are circuits, the shorter ones through the woods and meadows around the villages could be completed in two hours, the high mountain loops into the Neouvielle region and the National Park can take up to eight hours. Our route guide to walking further afield takes in the the most dramatic scenery of the range including Gavarnie, Troumouse, Estaube, Cauterets and Pont d'Espagne, all the classic sites of the Pyrenees National Park. We organise transport drops to all these sites — opening up great circuits, A–B walks, discovering the wildlife hot spots …
We will suggest a personalised programme for your stay to take in the very best the area has to offer.
Our suggestions for the classic sites…
A perfect week would be to divide your time between the fantastic walking on your doorstep in Bareges and Luz with some trips further afield. Having use of a hire car gives you complete independence and opens up hundreds of possibilities which are all covered on our route guides. If you prefer not to drive, we organise two to three transport drops per week to Gavarnie and other spectacular places.
Cirque de Troumouse
October in Bareges
The walking potential from Bareges and Luz St Sauveur is enormous …
Brilliant walks for all interests and abilities on an extensive and well-signposted footpath network, and all on your doorstep! At lower levels the paths take you through the meadows, mixed woodland and the picturesque villages of the Pays Toy, head to the south to enter the National Park and the superb Neouvielle region with its 100 lakes and 3000-metre peaks. The GR10 long distance footpath also passes through Bareges and Luz.
Lac de Monferrat
Pic de Viscos
St Justin, Bareges
At the classic sites of the National Park
Our route guides includes walks at the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Neouvielle lakes, the Cirque de Troumouse, and cross border walks into Spain. We organise a weekly programme of transport drops at the most dramatic sites within the Parc National des Pyrenees. The experienced walker will want to see the Vignemale, climb a Pyrenean '3000' or take an unforgettable trip across the frontier into Spain through the Breche de Roland, enjoy our Cirque de Gavarnie circuit, or our 'Three Cirques' traverse. These routes are not technically difficult and are well within the scope of anybody who walks regularly. At each site we choose the routes by taking into account your interests, using as much as possible lesser known trails. Easy road access into the high mountains allows us to programme guided walks where one can appreciate the wildlife, savour the dramatic scenery, and enjoy that wonderfiul feeling of being on top of the world. There is too much to see and enjoy here for head down ascents!
Walks for the naturalist…
For the naturalist we will take you to some of our favourite places well of the beaten track with the walking led at an easy pace. We will seek out the resident wildlife including isard, marmot, the best places for the raptors, the best valleys for the flowers, the high alpines … always taking the time to appreciate the richness and diversity of the Pyrenean flora and fauna. See our wildlife walks on our wildlife pages.
Our local transport service
Each week we organise a number of trips so you can explore the wider area, we tend mainly to go towards Gavarnie and the border regions. We will personally explain the options at each destination and you will be given our leaflet explaining the walking options, mainly within the National Park. Included are some of our favourite places, lesser known and quieter, (particularly useful during August) with sites of particular interest to the naturalist. Return trip 5–20 euros, depending on distance.
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