Trip idea in France

Pyrenees hiking and wildlife adventures

Cost

from £1,490 pp

(ex international flights)

Duration

8 days

The rugged and undiscovered mountains of the Pyrenees are a haven for wildlife and a paradise for hikers who prefer to explore off the beaten track. Brown bears, chamois, marmots, golden eagles, not to mention the rarest vulture in Europe - in the company of an expert local guide you will discover the full diversity of animal and birdlife of the Pyrenees whilst at the same time enjoying some spectacular mountain landscapes. This outline itinerary is for a 2 centre stay which gives you the best possibility of seeing the maximum wildlife. A single centre, more hiking orientated stay is also possible. The hiking excursions outlined are mainly with your own private guide and are on the basis of 2 people. Accommodation options are flexible, ranging from charming B&Bs to 4* hotels.

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Cierp-Gaud

Day 1 - Cierp-Gaud

  • Transfer from Toulouse airport to Bagnères-de-Luchon area (summer)
Col d'Artigascou, Cierp-Gaud

Day 2 - Col d'Artigascou, Cierp-Gaud

  • Flirting with Spain
Melles, Cierp-Gaud

Day 3 - Melles, Cierp-Gaud

  • On the tracks of the brown bears
Bagneres-de-Luchon, Cierp-Gaud

Day 4 - Bagneres-de-Luchon, Cierp-Gaud

  • Hiking explorations above the Luchon Valley
Bagneres-de-Luchon, Loudenvielle, Saint-Lary-Soulan

Day 5 - Bagneres-de-Luchon, Loudenvielle, Saint-Lary-Soulan

  • Transfer from Cierp-Gaud to Saint-Lary-Soulan
  • Lunch on the Superbagneres plateau
  • Balnea thermal spa summer experience
Piau Engaly, Saint-Lary-Soulan

Day 6 - Piau Engaly, Saint-Lary-Soulan

  • Marmots and birds of prey
Neouvielle Natural Park, Saint-Lary-Soulan

Day 7 - Neouvielle Natural Park, Saint-Lary-Soulan

  • Hiking in the Néouvielle reserve

Day 8

  • Transfer Saint-Lary to Toulouse airport (summer)