• The cross-country ski areas of the Hautes Pyrenees.
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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!

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From 368 € /person Based on two sharing

  • 6 days/5 nights in a 3 star hotels, in chambres d'hotes and in a gite, B&B and half-board
  • 1 day ski pass, each for the 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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By mail By phone 33 (0)5 62 56 70 00

The strengths

  • 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

Day 1

Arrival in your chambre d'hotes in the Nistos area.

Day 2

Breakfast. Cross-country skiing in the Nistos nordic area. Head to your hotel at Campan.

Day 3

Breakfast. Cross-country skiing in the Payolle nordic area. At the end of the afternoon head to your hotel at Cauterets.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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…

Night 2: your hotel in Campan

Ideally located a short walk from the foot of Tourmalet with views of Pic du Midi de Bigorre, this completely renovated hotel welcomes guests all year round. Manager Christophe possesses a refined talent for welcoming guests! He will make recommendations based on experience and reveal some of his favourite areas to visit. Available activities include riding with mountain dogs, panoramic views of the Pic du Midi summit and in wintertime the impressive slopes of the Grand Tourmalet ski resort. After a day’s activities you’ll return to the cosiness of the hotel. Stone and wood construction is sympathetically combined with copper lights and mouldings giving a feeling of warmth. The cherry on the cake: tennis court and “energising” swimming pool! Bedrooms offer a slick combination of modern finishings and simplicity. As soon as you step inside you’ll want to curl up inside the cosy white bedding. Chef specialities changed daily.

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.

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.

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.

Relaxation area

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…

Fitness area

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…

The Ziggourat

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 368 € /person -
  • Based on two sharing

The price includes

5 nights in a 3 star hotels, in chambres d'hotes and in a gite, B&B and half-board - 1 day ski pass, each for the Nordic resorts: Nistos, 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.