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Relax at the summit

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Unwind... your body is relaxed, your mind free to wander. From the vast panoramic terraces of the Pic du Midi, at 2877 metres of altitude, it is a sense of wonder that prevails. Stretching out beneath your eyes are 300 kms of Pyrenean summits, the great plains of southern France, a view all the way to the foothills of the Massif Central. It is a wide screen panorama whose images will stay with you, close your eyes and take in the view as you are enjoying the soothing waters of your spa baths. Zen effect accomplished!

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From 743 € /person Based on 2 persons

  • 7 days/6 nights in 2 star hotel, full board
  • 5 days of guided walking, no carrying, easy level
  • Access by cable car to the Pic du Midi and dinner at the summit
  • 4 entries (2 hours) to Aquensis Spa

Contact Sabine
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • A level of walking rated as easy, no carrying
  • The unforgettable visit to the Pic du Midi and the dinner at the summit
  • The relaxing spa baths after walking
  • The comfort of your hotel each evening

Each day a walk is planned to take into account the level and wishes of the participants, with a visit during the week to the Pic du Midi at 2877 metres. At the end of each afternoon there is a relaxing session in the Aquensis spa in Bagneres de Bigorre (lagoon, hamman, musical pools, wave baths, swan neck jets, swimming against the current, Finnish saunas...).

Day 1

Arrival during the afternoon, reception at Bagneres de Bigorre station. Settle into your hotel.

Day 2

Crêtes de Bidour: superb ridge between the Vallée d’Aure and the Vallée de Campan. At the end of the afternoon discover the Aquensis relaxation area: large pool with currents, water curtains, jets…

Day 3

Discover Lac Bleu (the deepest lake in the Pyrenees) or the Arizes valley at the foot of the Pic du Midi. At the end of the afternoon hydro-massage, sauna, hammam....

Day 4

Visit to the Pic du Midi de Bigorre (2877m) ascent by cable car. Dinner at the summit facing the sun down. Descent under the stars.

Day 5

Trek to the lake and mountain refuge at Campana de Cloutou in the Neouvielle, lakes, granite and mountain pines. At the end of the afternoon, relaxing baths.

Day 6

Walk at Courtaou d'Ordincède, with a rich pastoral history and a remarkable viewpoint over the Haut Adour. At the end of the afternoon, relaxing baths.

Day 7

End of your stay during the morning.

Complementary information

Level: easy, open to all, a little bit of physical fitness is however preferred!
4 - 5 hours walking each day, on footpaths.
Carrying: only personal affairs and packed lunch.
Accompanied by a qualified guide from the Campan valley.
7 - 12 persons in the group.


Meeting point : Sunday 6.00 pm in Bagneres de Bigorre

Dispersal : Saturday morning 10.00 am in Bagneres de Bigorre

2 star hotel

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.

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 743 € /person -
  • Based on 2 persons

The price includes

6 nights in 2 star hotel on a full board basis - 5 days of guided walking - Pic du Midi visit and dinner at the summit - 4 entries (2 hours) to Aquensis - Local transport - Tourist tax - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Drinks taken outside of meal times - Personal expenses.

Validity

Summer 2017
July and August
From 02/07 to 08/07
From 09/07 to 15/07
From 16/07 to 22/07
From 23/07 to 29/07
From 30/07 to 05/08
From 06/08 to 12/08
From 13/08 to 19/08
From 20/08 to 26/08

The Pic du Midi:

At the summit the magnificent viewing terraces offer an exceptional panorama. Unforgettable !

Plan ahead:

You can prolong the benefits of Aquensis with a personalised programme of treatments - massage by a qualified physiotherapist, beauty treatments, please consult us.