- The cross-country ski areas of the Hautes Pyrenees.
Cross country skiing and relaxing spa baths
The faded image of a slightly twee Nordic ski resort purpose-built for alpine skiing is familiar to all. Respectful of the natural environment and seeking a lively atmosphere whilst still being able to recharge ones batteries, people approve once more of this “natural” approach to enjoying the mountain winter season. It is easy to come by within the Hautes-Pyrénées region!On the map
From 334 € /person Based on two sharing
- 6 days/5 nights in a 3 star hotel, in chambres d'hotes and in a gite, B&B and half-board
- 1 day ski pass, each for the 5 Nordic resorts (Nistos, Campan-Payolle, Val d’Azun, Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne, Hautacam)
- 1 entry (2 hours) for Les Bains du Rocher Spa centre and Le Jardin des Bains Spa centre
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- An adventure that combines both nature and relaxation
- An all-inclusive ski and spa pass
- Immaculate white landscapes
- Put some colour back in your face
Arrival in your chambre d'hotes in the Nistos area.
Breakfast. Cross-country skiing in the Nistos nordic area. Head to your chambre d'hotes at Campan.
Breakfast. Cross-country skiing in the Payolle nordic area. At the end of the afternoon head to your hotel at Cauterets.
Breakfast. Cross-country skiing in the Cauterets Pont d'Espagne nordic area. At the end of the afternoon relaxation at the Bains du Rocher spa baths. During the evening head to your gite in the Val d'Azun for dinner and night.
Breakfast. Cross-country skiing in the Val d'Azun nordic area, then relaxation at the Jardin des Bains spa baths. During the evening head to your gite in the Val d'Azun for dinner and night.
Breakfast. Cross-country skiing at Hautacam. End of your holiday.
Nights in chambres d'hotes and hotel
Night 1: your chambre d'hotes in the Nistos
The white and blue walls of this chambre d'hotes will attract your attention. Located at the heart of the charming village of Nistos, the house faces the Great Oak, planted more than 400 years ago. Towards the horizon the Pyrenees look majestic. The building forms part of an agricultural building specialising in cheese making. You can even make your own cheese with a little help from the cheese maker and sample many other farm products. The rooms are organised around the courtyard, the armchairs under the canopy are very inviting. The rooms are decorated in mouthwatering colours, aniseed and chocolate, cream and raspberry, the large windows let in a soft and gentle light. The same harmony is found in the materials, forged metal for some rooms, wood for others… Each evening there is the pleasure of sharing a lovely dinner. You can even order a gourmet picnic for the next day : ice-box, cutlery, water, wine, bread, pate, sausage, cheese…
Your chambre d’hotes has 5 rooms, each for 2 persons, a lounge with large bay windows, a reading and TV area, a courtyard and private parking.
Your ‘Le Péricou’ room for 2 persons (16m²) comprises: 1 x 160 cms bed - Bathroom with shower, washbasin and towel dryer - Separate toilet.
Animals are not accepted.
Night 2: your chambre d'hôtes in Campan
From their family house, Patrick and Sonia, offer a very warm welcome. Located beneath the famous mountain passes of the Aspin and the Alentour, and close to the Grand Tourmalet ski resort, it is the ideal base for exploration. With its small entrance courtyard bedecked with geraniums in summer, the house proudly shows off its local style. Walk through the doors for a complete surprise, modernity, comfort and local traditions are all brought together perfectly. The orange tones of the lounge, its huge sofa and wood burning stove, the bedrooms with the colourful bed covers and parquet floors. Depending on the season breakfast is either taken in front of the fire or on the terrace. If you want ideas for walks you must ask Patrick, as a guide he knows all the best places. And why not set off with him for a trek or a snowshoe walk?
Your chambre d'hotes has 3 bedrooms including one for 5 persons, table d'hotes by reservation or free use of the kitchen, baby necessities, lounge with log fire, terrace and a billiard room. The ski bus for the Grand Tourmalet is just 200 m away.
Your 'Paï y Maï' bedroom for 2 - 3 persons comprises: 1 double bed - 1 single bed - Bathroom.
Night 3: your 3 star hotel in Cauterets
Your hotel, classed ‘hotel of charm and character’, and located in the centre of Cauterets, a small Pyrenean holiday resort. With all the air of ‘English ladies’ the two sisters Bernadette and Rose Marie, natives of Cauterets, have created in this grand house a hotel in their own image. Framework, embroidery, fine pastel bedcovers, and antiques bring lots of character. The rooms are veritable love nests where each detail counts- sachets of lavender on the wardrobes impregnate the air with romanticism. Not to mention the charming patio and the flower filled balconies. Our range of Hotels of Charm and Character are hotels on a human scale in protected natural settings. You are welcomed as a friend, the décor is carefully designed, the materials used are traditional, the furnishings refined, the colours are meticulously chosen to create a harmony which reflects a particular valley or region. Your hotel has 12 bedrooms, 6 suites, a restaurant, small bar and salon, a terrace, garden and garden furniture. Your room 'Standard douche' comprises: Double 160 cms bed - Bathroom - Toilet - Television - Telephone - Wi-ifi.
Nights 4 & 5: Gite in a lovely mountain setting in the Azun valley
Valerie and Nadine will warmly welcome you to their gite, located at 1420 meters of altitude in a superb mountain setting on the high mountain pastures. It is close to the cross country ski trails, the walking trails and in close proximity to the Pyrenees National Park.
9 bedrooms for 1 - 5 persons with private showers Bright and spacious dining room with a bar and central open fire Panoramic sun terrace Lounge area with games.
Nistos, your cross-country ski area
A dominant position and a wide variety of paths along the crests, on plateaux or in the forest for this nordic skiing space offering a unique panoramic view of the highest summits in the Pyrenees mountain chain – the Aneto, Pic du Midi de Bigorre, Arbizon and Maladetta.
Campan Payolle, your cross-country ski area
Protected natural surroundings for this nordic skiing space offering unique routes around the Payolle lake or in the pine forest in a valley and restful atmosphere.
Cauterets Pont d'Espagne, your cross-country ski area
This fine skiing resort is located in the heart of the National Park of the Pyrenees in a unique and preserved setting. It is ideal for family holiday thanks to various activities. Here relaxation and activities are on harmony.
Val d'Azun, your cross-country ski area
A veritable paradise for nordic skiing in a gentle and bucolic mountain countryside. The resort offers you many tonic and playful activities in a friendly and warm atmosphere in the heart of an authentic valley.
Hautacam, your cross-country ski area
A combination of all the charms of a family resort with breathtaking panoramic views, fine sunshine, safe spaces to play for the children and a wide range of accommodation amenities.
Les Bains du Rocher, your spa centre
Floors with jade, decorative pebbled walls, the Bains du Rocher Spa baths offer a wonderful area dedicated to relaxation in an original and sophisticated setting.
The waters are to be enjoyed indoors and outdoors, inside they flow into the lagoon illuminated under a glass dome, outdoors they can be enjoyed in all seasons: swan neck jets, swimming against the current, massage jets, Jacuzzi, water beds…
Hamman decorated with mosaics, sauna, rest rooms with salt stones…
Personalised treatment area
To relax both mind and body, the cabins are studded with pearls of glass and offer a view over the lagoon. Californian massage, essential oils from the Dead Sea, reflexology, a range of Glaenic treatments…
To tone yourself or stretch with yoga, fitness room, water gym, water bike, personalised coaching…
Les Jardins des Bains, your spa centre
All the pleasures of an Asiatic water garden, the water walking circuit, the sensory baths, the mysterious Inca wells, relaxation and wellbeing guaranteed with a timeless ambience.
The Emerald Forest
A tropical greenhouse topped with a cupola of zinc and glass. Sunshine, exuberant forest vegetation, Inca sculpture evoking ruins lost in the virgin forest… And to relax you: bubbling water beds, Jacuzzi, massage jets, bubbling baths, counter currents, geysers, waterfalls…
Intimate and mysterious, taking its inspiration from Mesopotimanian art, the Hanging gardens of Babylon : scented baths, musical baths guarded by winged bulls, hammans, frigidarium…
- From 334 € /person -
- Based on two sharing
The price includes
5 nights in a 3 star hotel, in chambres d'hotes and in a gite, B&B and half-board - 1 day ski pass, each for the 5 Nordic resorts: Nistos, Campan-Payolle, Val d’Azun, Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne, Hautacam - 1 entry (2 hours) for Les Bains du Rocher Spa centre and Le Jardin des Bains Spa centre - Booking fee.
The price does not include
Lunches - Transports - Equipment - Cancellation insurance - Local taxes.
Good restaurants for your lunches and dinners.
From gastronomic restaurants to traditional ones, there is something for everyone. Make the most of your time here to savour the delicious local produce.