Ice climbing

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Introduction of ice climbing in Gavarnie


Water is king in Gavarnie and Troumouse, two cirques which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. But in winter all stops, the waterfalls freeze and become a favoured ice-climbing destination. You can enjoy the experience yourself in this world famous spot, truly spectacular ice formations which will leave you lost for words!

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From 214 € /person Based on 2 persons

  • 2 days/1 night in hotel, B&B
  • An introduction and/or improvement course to the techniques of ice climbing with a high mountain guide
  • Loan of climbing material

Contact Julie
to book this holiday package or receive informations

By mail By phone 33 (0)5 62 56 70 00

The strengths

  • Gavarnie is a world famous spot for ice-climbing
  • The great waterfall is at the centre of the World Heritage site
  • It is exceptional for its size and its 90 degree slopes
  • Your cosy accomodation

Day 1

Installation in your hotel.

Day 2

Ice climbing class, beginner to expert.

Complementary information

Material to bring: winter mountaineering clothing, boots that can take crampons.

Charming hotel in Luz Saint Sauveur downtown

Located in the centre of the traditional village of Luz Saint Sauveur, on the way to the Grand Sites of the Cirque de Gavarnie and the Col du Tourmalet, this attractive 19th century hotel invites you to travel back to another era of elegance and style. Its sunny terrace overlooks the Gave river and offers over a superb view over the slate roofs of the village to the Bareges valley with the Pic du Midi on the horizon. The restaurant has large bay windows from where one can equally admire the surrounding mountains. Pigeon lofts, carved balustrades, the ambience and decor of the restaurant... everything is Belle Epoque. The restaurant serves traditional fare - garbure, confit de canard, grilled local lamb. A delight to come back to after a day's skiing or from exploring the mountains in summer.

Your hotel :

Has 28 rooms, either doubles, twins or family rooms, many have balconies. There is a shaded garden, a lounge, garage for cycles and motorbikes, a terrace, free wi-fi, lift, private parking. Animals are admitted.

The Cirque de Gavarnie, a World Heritage site

50 million years ago in the Pyrenees water and glacial erosion created a number of natural ‘cirques’ with a remarkable perfection. Gavarnie is the most famous and the most spectacular. With 16 summits of over 3000 metres and the highest waterfall in Europe it possesses a magnificent beauty.
The natural spectacle it offers is remarkable. This once hidden area «resembles nothing that is found anywhere else» wrote Victor Hugo. Adjoining the great canyons of Aragon in Spain it is part of the «Gavarnie - Mont Perdu» World Heritage site.

  • From 214 € /person -
  • Based on 2 persons

The price includes

1 night in hotel, B&B - Introduction and/or improvement course to the techniques of ice climbing with a high mountain guide - Loan of climbing material – Booking fee.

The price does not include

Local taxes – Transport - Personal expenses.


Winter 2018/2019

Gavarnie the most spectacular natural cirque...

Discover the majestic Cirque de Gavarnie and its numerous 3000 metre summits, a unique natural phenomena, whose immensity will leave you speechless!

To stretch your legs:

Take the trail which follows the river towards the Cirque. After an hour’s walking you reach the hotel and café beneath the towering cliffs and the spectacular waterfall.

In connection with this holiday

  • Holiday Idea


    Come and discover this new mountain sport, an astonishing mix of skiing and flying, an out of this world experience.

    • 1n in hotel•Speed flying•2 day's skiing•Ski passes delivered