Meet the shepherds and their flocks

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Meet the shepherds and visit the Pic du Midi


A lovely family break to escape from the daily routine. Meet Yan et Cédric, the shepherds, who will lead you to their flock. Your children will immediately fall for the little lambs. And then enjoy the magnificent panorama from the summit of the Pic du Midi at 2877 metres which you will have reached by cable-car. What a unique way to get away from it all!

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From 624 € /family Based on 2 adults + 2 children

  • 2 days/2 nights in 3 star hotel, B&B
  • A walk with the shepherds around the farm
  • Picnic
  • 1 family pass for the Pic du Midi

Contact Monique
to book this holiday package or receive informations

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

The strengths

  • Discover the life of a shepherd
  • Meet the flocks, cuddle the young lambs
  • Visit the Pic du Midi at 2877 meters

Day 0

Installation in your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Day 1

Breakfast then visit the shepherds - activities with the shepherds and their flock; picnic.
Yan and Cédric are shepherds in the Campan valley, they will teach you how to become a shepherd in just one day!
You will be able to learn the skills necessary to be a shepherd, how to look after the animals and their learn about their daily life in the mountains.

Day 2

After breakfast head to La Mongie and the cable-car. Within minutes you are at the very top of the Pic du Midi, the view from the 750 metres of viewing terraces is just mindblowing.

Charming hotel at the foot of Tourmalet

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.

Your hotel:

Comprises bedrooms that are modern, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped (TV, desk, dressing table, WiFi...) and benefiting from excellent views of the mountains. Free access to tennis court and swimming pool depending on the season.

The Grand Tourmalet

The Tourmalet valleys are a territory of high intensity, vitality and breathtaking landscapes. Between Bagneres de Bigorre and the small mountain villages begins the route to the Col du Tourmalet, the famous pass crossed by the Tour de France which is dominated by the Pic du Midi. On the other side, Bareges has a traditional pastoral culture and a lot of mountain itineraries. These places have to be discovered.

You will adore

- A territory of high intensity, vitality and breathtaking landscapes
- The Col du Tourmalet, the famous pass crossed by the Tour de France
- The Pic du Midi: an observatory and a breathtaking view
- Bareges has a traditional pastoral culture and a lot of mountain itineraries
- Have a gentle walk aroud Payolle Lake

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 600 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.

  • From 624 € /family -
  • Based on 2 adults + 2 children

The price includes

2 nights in 3 star hotel, B&B - A walk with the shepherds around the farm - Picnic or snack - 1 family pass for the Pic du Midi - Booking fee.

The price does not include

Cancellation insurance - Local taxes.

You will adore:

Exploring the mountain pastures and meeting the flocks, sharing a picnic with Yan and Cédric and discovering the life of a shepherd !

Lunch on the summit:

With a magnificent view over the Pyrenees, the Pic du Midi restaurant will delight you with its food. Original dishes using local products are served at nearly 3000 metres of altitude.

The Col du Tourmalet, the giant of the Pyrenees

The famous Col du Tourmalet is known the world over as it has so frequently featured on the Tour de France over the years, the first time being 1910! It is the highest road pass in the Pyrenees at 2115 metres, the views from the top are superb.

The Petits Fruits museum in Campan:

Campan is situated beneath the Pic du Midi and houses the Petits Fruits worksop and shop, a festival of flavours! Here you can enjoy a superb variety of tastings - jams, jellys, sauces, aperitifs, liqueurs, flavoured vinegars, fruit juices... the finest of gourmets will be in heaven. There are many classical products which are re-worked but also many traditional sweet and sour varieties, and some most surprising. These delicious flavours are just perfect to accompany cheeses, foie gras, fish and grills. There is an educational tasting and walking trail alongside the boutique.