French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided

“Our only Pyrenees walking holiday, hiking from hotel to hotel, that is self-guided but with support to take your bags, create routes and ensure rapturous rambling throughout. ”

Highlights

Lesponne Valley | Bagneres de Bigorre | Lac d'Ourrec | Pic du Jer summit (948m) | Ouste | Pic du Soulom | Luz St Sauveur. | Plateau de Bellevue | Cirque de Gavarnie

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Departure information

Our dates are flexible; please enquire for availability
Our top tip:
Take walking poles, and plenty of light hiking layers.
Trip type:
Self-guided, hotel to hotel.
Activity level:
Moderate with longer options.
Accomm:
Family-run hotels, 2 with pools.
Included:
Flights, train from airport, transfers, accommodation, luggage transfers, route notes, map.
Meals:
Breakfasts and dinners included. unches are down to you. Plenty of French fare en route.
Solos:
Solo travellers welcome. Surcharge for own room.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided

UK Office:
We are well aware of the impact tourism has at home and abroad, and we make every effort to balance the environmental impact of travelling with the immense benefits sustainable tourism can bring to destinations and the people who live there. So we start in the office: we turn off all electrical equipment every night; we use energy-efficient bulbs; we measure print and paper consumption, and re-cycle wherever possible; we print our brochures on paper from sustainable sources, and send them out in bio-degradable packaging.

Leaders & local suppliers:
In each of the places you stay, you are guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome, and a relaxed cheerful atmosphere. From the Hostellerie d’Aste, on the banks of the River Adour and very popular with locals who come in to feast on the variety of fresh fish offered, to the rural Hotel Le Montaigu which has been passed down through the family over generations. The hotel, which neighbours a ruined chateau, is run by Jean-Paul and Marie-Paule Abadie, and their son is chef de cuisine.

Group size:
Having no minimum number means that groups sizes can be small and therefore the trips have less impact on the environment.

Activity:
Walking has minimal impact on the environment as you provide most of the energy yourself and, when you’re strolling from village to village, you can enjoy a relationship with locals in a way motorists passing through never can. On foot, you get off the beaten track, and you’ll find that people treat you as a visitor rather than a tourist. Also, by walking independently, and not having to worry about keeping up with a group, you set the pace so you can soak up the sights, sounds and scents of your surrounds and really get under the skin of the place you’re visiting.

We proactively encourage walking clients to think about travelling responsibly too: packing light, saving water, buying locally and re-cycling all maps and route notes at the end of their trip.

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