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Bon Plan Travel book with map is included.

A cocktail of activities on the Pyrenean High Route

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It’s the dream opportunity for the family to experience a unique, exalting roadtrip. Every day is different: the majestic landscapes and the astounding discoveries follow one other non-stop, while entertainment or sports activities keep on rolling. Everything is offered, nothing is imposed. It’s a real adventure like in a film. So many stories to tell. You’ll be a hero for your children.

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From 3569 € /family Based on 2 adults + 2 children

  • 8 days/8 nights in chambres d’hotes, in mountain auberge and 4, 3 star hotels, with breakfasts included and half board
  • Mountain scooter descent
  • Ride on quad (1h30)
  • 1 family entry to Balnéa spa centre (2h)
  • 1 day of canyoning in Spain guided by an experienced instructor
  • Rafting descent
  • A visit with the shepherds or tree-top adventure park and via ferrata
  • 1 access to the Pic du Midi by cable car
  • Guided ride on electrically assisted mountain bike
  • 1 pass to Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne (parking, cable-car ride from Puntas and chairlift to Lac de Gaube
  • 10 mountain bob descents
  • 1 entry to the Pyrenees Animal Park

Contact Julie
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • A detailed itinerary to follow independently
  • All reserved in advance
  • A varied programme with moments of relaxation
  • A Franco - Spanish itinerary

Day 1:

The Louron Valley

After crossing Luchon, you’ll arrive at the Col de Peyresourde, a classic mountain pass for bike races with over sixty crossings since 1910. Take the time to stop a bit at the summit before going to your hostel. From its position overlooking the valley, you’ll have a view that is just as striking: the lake, the little villages, the mountain peaks.

Night in Loudenvielle

Day 2:

The Louron Valley/Col de Val Louron/Saint-Lary

The Louron Valley, an authentic marvel. Everything invites you to linger: the charm of its villages, the lake with its water sports centre, the treetop obstacle course, the leisure park, the water park complex... Fun and different, thrill-seekers will love a downhill ride on a scooter. You don’t need to be a champion to try it! Helmet jammed onto your head, both hands clamped onto the handlebars, you roar down the wide, fast tracks... Lastly, mounted on a quad, under the guidance of Patrick, you’ll set off for the surrounding trails to discover the mountains in a different way before being swept away for a tour of the world of wellbeing at Balnéa, the balneotherapy centre.
Then you’ll leave for the neighbouring valley, the Vallée d’Aure, which provides access to the Néouvielle National Nature Reserve and also to Spain and its famous Aragon canyons.

Night in Saint-Lary
Loudenvielle > Saint-Lary: 33 mn / 24 km

Day 3:

Saint-Lary/Canyon d'Añisclo/Ainsa

You’ll dash off to Spain via the Aragnouet-Bielsa tunnel. Now you are in Aragon. A proud and rich land. Here, everything is an ochre colour, flooded with the light of the powerful sun. The road leads you to the Canyon d’Añisclo, a real lookout over the Mont Perdu massif, listed by UNESCO. You could even swim in the turquoise water of the natural pools formed by the “rio”.
Whether you are an accomplished acrobat or just looking for adventure, you must try canyoning. Jumping, rappelling, swimming in the cool limpid water, natural water slides.... A passionate, one-of-a-kind experience that your guide will be happy to share with you.
At the end of this wonderful day full of excitement, you will visit the medieval city of Ainsa, where you will spend the night.

Night in Ainsa
Saint-Lary > Ainsa: 2h14 / 101 km

Day 4:

Ainsa/The Mountain Lakes Route/Saint-Lary

After this little jaunt in Aragon, you’ll leave the Spanish Pyrenees for one of the most beautiful, lake-filled landscapes of the massif: the Néouvielle National Nature Reserve. You’ll set off on an easy trek to discover this pristine natural site, a peaceful wilderness that will enchant you with its 70 lakes and its centuries-old black pine forests.
Then, on board your raft, in complete safety, your breathtaking whitewater descent will leave you with unforgettable moments of discovery. Guaranteed fun!

Night in Saint-Lary
Ainsa > Saint-Lary: - 1h55 / 86 km

Day 5:

Saint-Lary/Lac de Payolle/Pic du Midi/Viella

From Saint-Lary, you will tackle the Pic du Midi by way of the Col d’Aspin. A spectacular cable car ride will take you to the summit. Take a break to visit the site, strolling along the terraces and admiring the view of the Pyrenees mountain chain. Fantastic!
Reach for the heights and embark on an acrobranch course paced out with zip-lines, monkey bridges, aerial swings and a via ferrata running along a waterfall.
You can also choose to “keep your feet on the ground” and wander off to meet some shepherds. With them, the work of the shepherd will hold no more secrets for you: visit the sheepfold, care for the lambs, stroke and tickle them...
At the end of the day, you’ll cross the Col du Tourmalet dreaded by the Tour de France cyclists and you arrive at Luz Saint Sauveur.

Night in Viella
Saint-Lary > Viella: 1h50 / 68 km

Day 6:

Viella/Gavarnie

Discover the Cirques de Gavarnie, Troumouse and Estaubé, these glacial meanders of rare perfection and impressive beauty, listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. The most curious among you may also take a detour to discover the astonishing Roland’s Breach, a natural gap 40 meters wide and 100 meters high in the mountains at the Spanish border said to have been cut by Roland, the nephew of Charlemagne, with his sword called Durandal. That’s the legend!

Night in Gavarnie
Viella > Gavarnie: 59 mn / 34 km

Day 7:

Gavarnie/Cauterets-Pont d'Espagne/Argelès-Gazost

Cauterets–Pont d’Espagne is the emblematic site of the Pyrenees National Park, a true Garden of Eden. Riding the Puntas cable car and the Gaube chairlift, you can easily visit it. Have lunch on the edge of the splendid Lake Gaube at the foot of the Vignemale, the highest peak of the French Pyrenees.
On the way back, a visit to the Pyrenees Animal Park will provide you with another view of nature. In this green and rocky environment, you are invited to share the intimacy of the animals.

Night in Argelès-Gazost
Gavarnie > Argelès-Gazost: 1h56 / 74 km

Day 8:

Argelès-Gazost/Hautacam/Lourdes

Here you are, ready for another day of “action – thrills”. Robin is waiting for you. He has chosen the best spots to take you along the trails on an electric mountain bike, an original way to ride around with ease.
Then we’re off to the Mountain Coaster. You are behind the controls of a wild ride that is 100% thrills as you fly down the Pyrenees… in complete safety, of course!
Your adventure tour comes to an end at Lourdes where the sanctuaries will give you a unique, personal and surprising experience, while the torchlight procession is both fascinating and moving - don’t miss it.

Night in Lourdes
Argelès-Gazost > Lourdes: 14 mn / 13 km

in chambres d’hotes, mountain auberge and 4, 3 star hotels

THE ANISCLO CANYON

The wild side of Spain

Wilder than the Ordesa canyon, the Anisclo offers a magnificent adventure into a gigantic natural fault with a superb view over Mont Perdu. Do take a dip in the sublime natural pools of the rios.

THE NEOUVIELLE NATURE RESERVE

The lakes route

The scenery is exceptional. A magnificent contrast of sharp granite summits which tower over a landscape of gentle green lawns, the area is home to the extraordinary mountain pine and has over 70 lakes, of all shades from tourquoise to the deepest of blue.

THE PIC DU MIDI

The summit

Climb over a thousand metres in just 15 minutes, the cable-car takes the strain. Once at the top the panoramic terraces over the best view in France, a fabulous 360 degree panorama covering over 300 kms. One can also spend the night or an evening at the top.

GAVARNIE

A World Heritage site

Five and a half kilometres in diameter, walls 1500 m high, dozens of waterfalls, impressive statistics for this wonder of nature. A natural colossus that must be seen, it adjoins the Spanish canyons.

CAUTERETS PONT D'ESPAGNE

Walking through paradise

Situated in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, the Cauterets Pont d'Espagne area is a veritable Garden of Eden with fantastic walks for all levels. A cable-car takes you up to the sublime Lac de Gaube with its deep blue waters.

LOURDES

The torchlight procession

Each evening thousands of pilgrims and visitors gather to walk in procession from the Grotte des Apparitions to the Rosaire esplanade, all are bearing torches and all are singing. It is a moving sight, joyous and magical.

  • From 3569 € /family -
  • Based on 2 adults + 2 children

The price includes

8 nights in chambres d’hotes, in mountain auberge and 4, 3 star hotels, with breakfasts included and half board - Mountain scooter descent - Ride on quad (1h30) - 1 family entry to Balnéa spa centre (2h) - 1 day of canyoning in Spain guided by an experienced instructor - Rafting descent - Visit with the shepherds or tree-top adventure park and via ferrata - Access to the Pic du Midi by cable car - Guided ride on electrically assisted mountain bike - 1 pass to Cauterets-Pont d’Espagne (parking, cable-car ride from Puntas and chairlift to Lac de Gaube - 10 mountain bob descents - 1 entry to the Pyrenees Animal Park - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Local taxes - Insurances.

You need a hire car

For all our itinerant voyages and Road Trips we can organise car rental.

Good places for lunch and dinner

From gastronomic restaurants to typical local cuisine, there is something for every taste. With a fine blend of the flavours of the south and many mountain specialities the Hautes Pyrenees offers a varied range of restaurants. Full of flavour and colour - confit de canard, foie gras, garbure... ask the chef , he will certainly have his own local speciality for you to try.