This walking tour is based in the Hautes-Pyrenees, an area of outstanding natural beauty and boasting some of the highest, most spectacular peaks in the Pyrenees. It is a majestic network of verdant green valleys, pretty flower-strewn meadows, pristine, pine-scented woodlands and traditional rural villages perched steep on the hillsides.
Our walks follow mountain paths through a floral paradise with habitats ranging from vividly colorful upland pastures to rocky outcrops where countless alpine gems thrive in the most perfect of settings. We picnic by diamond-sparkling mountain streams, (perfect for dipping those hard-worked feet!) and spot marmots and deer foraging in the hillside while vultures and eagles soar overhead.
Each day offers a choice of 2 boot or 3 boot walks (moderate/or more challenging), and it's no problem to alternate from day to day! The routes have all been meticulously designed by our knowledgeable local representatives, who'll be there to meet you and ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. As usual, your luggage will be transported for you.
Our family-run hotels offer a warm, individual welcome and traditional cuisine with distinctive flavors inspired by regional produce. Your first two nights are spent in the Lesponne Valley, at the foot of the Pic du Midi du Bigorre, before heading on to the delightful spa town of Argeles-Gazost. Finally, to Luz St. Sauveur where spectacular sunsets at Jean- Paul & Marie-Paule's rural retreat provide the perfect backdrop to a relaxing aperitif on the terrace.
|Meals||Buffet breakfast and all evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Toulouse airport, then shuttle bus to Toulouse Matabiau train station (approx 5 Euro/$7 one way). Train from Toulouse Matabiau to Tarbes, 14:44 (pick up, then transfer to hotel, 40 min, provided).|
|Tour Ends||Lourdes train station, 13:45 (transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Toulouse Matabiau to Tarbes 12:41/14:44. Return: Lourdes to Toulouse Matabiau 13:45/15:30.|
|Rail Supplement||Prices starting from $47 per person, round trip, 2nd class.|
|Singles||Add $41 per night. Solo traveler supplement is an additional $167.|
|Other details||This holiday is unsuitable for children under 12. Room upgrade: Prices from $14 per person, per night based on 2 sharing.|
|Hotels||*** (7 nights)|