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Snowshoes and spa beneath the Pic du Midi


The walks are easy, the route is colourful and the return is… perfumed. Each day, accompanied by your guide, you will traverse grandiose scenery with the Pic du Midi as a spectacular back-drop. Once back at base it’s time for some spa water fun : Hot baths, Finnish sauna, steam baths, musical baths and Jacuzzi : essential oils, mineral vapours, scented woods… life can be just perfect!

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From 802 € /person Based on 2 persons

  • 6 days/5 nights in a 3 star hotel, full-board
  • 5 days guided snowshoe outings (material provided) - Easy level of walking
  • 4 entries (2 hrs) to the Aquensis Spa baths
  • 1 ticket for the Pic du Midi cable car

Contact Nathalie
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • The panorama from the 750 square meters of viewing terrace at the top of the Pic du Midi
  • Varied and easy guided walks in a superb natural setting
  • Spa baths: the speciality of the High Pyrenees

Day 1

Arrival during the afternoon, installation in the hotel.

Day 2

Walking circuit in the Payolle valley. At the end of the afternoon discover the relaxation area of the Aquensis Spa: large pool with swan neck jets, counter currents, waves…

Day 3

The Plo del Naou ridge: suberb views over the Aure and Campan valleys, grandiose scenery.
At the end of the afternoon, hydro-massage and sauna.

Day 4

Cable car to the top of the Pic du Midi to visit the observatory (visit to Star museum, superb panorama over the Pyrenees) or trek in the Serploet forest. In the afternoon, Campan and meet with local producers.
Early evening - baths, water music, hamman.

Day 5

Circuit in the Beyrede forest with identification of animal tracks.
End of the afternoon - relaxing bath, Jacuzzi.

Day 6

Walk in the Arize valley at the foot of the Pic du Midi.

Complementary information

Level: easy and accessible to all, 4 -5 hours walking at an easy pace to favour observation. A certain amount of fitness is needed. Each stage is approximately 6 - 10 kms with a height gain not exceeding 600 meters.
No carrying required except for your personal affairs for the day (waterproof, water, camera…) and your picnic.
Your guide is qualified and is a specialist in snowshoe guiding, the area, with experience of leading groups.

Meeting point : Sunday, at Bagnères de Bigorre station, at 6 am, or at hotel

Dispersal : Friday, at Bagnères de Bigorre station, at approximately 5 am

The Pic du Midi cable-car, easy access to the highest summits!

Take the Pic du Midi cable car for a spectacular voyage to the summit at 2877 metres, where 750 m2 of viewing terraces await, marvel at the 360 degree panorama over the whole of the Pyrenees, the plains of the south west and even the Massif Central. The Pic du Midi also houses a famous astronomical observatory, a star museum (the highest museum in Europe) which explains the history of this exceptional site and the exploration of the universe.
Practical info : Access by cable car from La Mongie - restaurant at the summit. The Pic du Midi also offers observation evenings with a night spent at the summit. One can also descend skiing.

Aquensis, your spa centre

Situated at the very centre of the town, the Aquenis Spa is a veritable cathedral of wood, glass, and marble, pure pleasure and wellbeing.

Relaxation area

A large thermal water pool with massage jets, currents to swim against, music, waves, curtains of water, the oriental area with an amazing hamman - a succession of alcoves, vaulted ceilings and a tea room, finnish saunas and jacuzzis on the outdoor terrace…

Wellbeing area

Moments of pure pleasure with its range of water treatments, beauty treatments for the face and body, slimming (CelluM6® latest generation), massages … and its own unique range (baths in asses’ milk), essential oils from local mountain plants…

Fitness area

Gymnastics, weight-training, pilates, fitness, water gym, all with the help of qualified instructors.

The Chic and Spa area

A magnificent space, C19th renovated rooms, supplementary cabins, a rest area with a south facing terrace.

  • From 802 € /person -
  • Based on 2 persons

The price includes

5 nights in a 3 star hotel, full-board (picnic each day) - 5 days of guided snowshoe outings with a qualified snowshoe instructor (snowshoes supplied) - 4 entries (2 hours) to the Aquensis Sap baths - 1 ticket for the Pic du Midi cable car - Local transport - Insurance, covering search and rescue - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Drinks taken outside of meal times - Personal expenses - Other visits not mentioned in the program - Cancellation insurance - Repatriation insurance (possible with supplement, contact us).


Winter 2019/2020
22/12/19 - 27/12/19
29/12/19 - 03/01/20
12/01/20 - 17/01/20
19/01/20 - 24/01/20
26/01/20 - 31/01/20
09/02/20 - 11/02/20
16/02/20 - 21/02/20
23/02/20 - 28/02/20
01/03/20 - 06/03/20
15/03/20 - 20/03/20

Pamper yourself:

Make the most of your evening at Aquensis to try a body sculpting, a massage or other treatment, an instant of pure relaxation!

Just marvel at the view:

At 2877 m of altitude the summit of the Pic du Midi offers a 360 degree panorama. The access is easy by cable-car. Once at the top there are 750 meters of viewing terraces, with a magnificent view over the whole Pyrenean range, the plains of the south west and in clear conditions even the first foothills of the Massif Central. A magical spot to relax in a sun lounger and enjoy a coffee.