Walkers, skiers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts have been coming to the Pyrénées since the 19th century yet it retains a feeling of remoteness and has vast areas of wilderness. With open mountain vistas dotted with picturesque towns and villages it is a walkers’ paradise. The varied routes are through rolling and mountainous terrain, ideal for exhilarating walks in a lesser known area of France. Our in-depth knowledge of the area means we can take routes less well-known by most other visitors.

There will be five days of walking and one free day. We start each day at 9.00am and aim to be off the mountain before 5.30pm in time to relax and enjoy the local village life. Distances each day will vary between 10 - 16kms and total ascent from 500 – 1000m.

For a detailed itinerary please contact us

Arrivals and Departures

We provide a group pick-up and drop-off at Girona or Perpignan airport or train station. For those travelling by other means, please let us know where you will meet the group. Other nearby airports which service the area are Beziers, Toulouse or Carcassonne.

Accommodation and Meals:

Accommodtion is in a comfortable 2-star hotel. The trip price includes 7 nights’ accommodation based on two people sharing. All rooms have ensuites. Please contact us regarding single supplements if required. All breakfasts are included plus 5 packed lunches and 4 evening meals.

Grades

This trip is a moderate grade. You need to be a regular walker or active in some other form of exercise, with a reasonable level of fitness and be able to walk for up to six hours at a steady pace. Terrain can be steep and rocky in places but paths are generally good.

Equipment:

Good walking boots. Poles are recommended. For clothing bring a good layering system as temperatures can vary considerably. Walking in shorts and t-shirts is the norm in summer, but a thin fleece and good waterproofs should be included in your day pack. Essential to your normal walking clothing are: sunhat, waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, fleece, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle (1 litre minimum) or camelback or platypus water carriers (or similar), 35 litre rucksack.

Insurance:

Insurance is compulsory. Evidence of insurance will be required. Please check that repatriation is included in your insurance and there is cover for all activities you may undertake.