Pyrenee landscapes and wellness
Pyrenee landscapes and wellness

Pyrenee landscapes and wellness

7-day guided hiking tour for the body and mind

  • Fitness & relaxation in the mountains
  • State-licensed mountain guide
  • Wellness program including bathing and massages
  • Overnight stay in renovated 3-star Hotel

Breathe in the fresh mountain air and discover the natural landscape of the Pyrenees on extensive hikes! Then relax in the spas of Barèges, France's highest health resort!

Breathe in the Pyrenean air in the preserved nature of the Pyrenees National Park and the Néouvielle Nature Reserve. Explore the lakes, cliffs and rural towns with a guide who knows the region perfectly. At the end of each afternoon, the wellness sessions at the Barèges thermal baths will soothe the senses. Fatigue, stress or back pain will dissipate thanks to the varied program of baths, massages and relaxation treatments.

Price from 895,- €

Pyrenee landscapes and wellness

Guided tour, 7 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & short hike

The tour starts at 10:30am at Lourdes railway station. Participants will be transferred to Barèges and explore Lake Oncet at the foot of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre mountain.

Leg duration: 3hrs - Difference in altitude: +/-600m

Day 2: Pyrenees & wellness session

Short transfer to the Troumouse basin in the heart of the National Park before participants ascend to the foot of the Pic de la Munia and on across the lakes of Aires. In the afternoon, they will attend a presentation on Balneotherapy and may then choose to try out thermal treatment in the spa at Barèges.

Leg duration: 5hrs - Difference in altitude: +/-600m

Day 3: Néoville Massif

Participants hike the Néovielle massif in the heart of Lake Dets Coubous, scattered with granite landscapes. The day ends with a thermal bath session.

Leg duration: 5-6hrs - Difference in altitude: +/-800m

Day 4: The Gavernie Cirque

Participants will be transferred to the majestic Cirque de Gavarnie; an inordinate landscape among the most spectacular in France; the huge snow-covered terraces produce an abundance of waterfalls that rush over the cliffs of the cirque. Our guide will show you the best routes there.

They then indulge in another thermal session in the late afternoon.

Leg duration: 4hrs - difference in altitude: +/-500m

Day 5: Plateau de Lumière

Participants make a round trip from Barèges to the Plateau de Lumière and back. The landscapes are lined with rural life and villages and participants pass through a forest (an alternative route will be arranged in the case of tree clearing). Thermal session in the afternoon.

Leg duration: 4hrs - difference in altitude: +/-400 m

Day 6: Lake tour

Participants will tour the lakes in the Néouvielle massif while enjoying the surrounding mountain scenery. The day ends with a dinner at a rustic inn. They also can enjoy the spa in the late afternoon.

Leg duration: 5hrs - difference in altitude: +/-800m

Day 7: Departure

Participants will be transferred to Lourdes station in the morning so that they will arrive around 10am for their connections home.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather conditions in which case the local tour guide will discuss the updated schedule with you.

Further information can be found in our detailed information sheet, which we will be happy to send you by e-mail. Please let us know which trip you are interested in.

Travel dates

  • May 29th, 22 – Jun 04th, 22
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  • Jun 05th, 22 – Jun 11th, 22
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  • cancelled
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  • Jun 12th, 22 – Jun 18th, 22
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  • Jun 19th, 22 – Jun 25th, 22
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  • cancelled
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  • Jun 26th, 22 – Jul 02nd, 22
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  • Jul 03rd, 22 – Jul 09th, 22
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  • Jul 10th, 22 – Jul 16th, 22
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  • Jul 17th, 22 – Jul 23rd, 22
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  • Jul 24th, 22 – Jul 30th, 22
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  • Jul 31st, 22 – Aug 06th, 22
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  • Aug 07th, 22 – Aug 13th, 22
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  • Aug 14th, 22 – Aug 20th, 22
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  • Aug 21st, 22 – Aug 27th, 22
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  • Aug 28th, 22 – Sep 03rd, 22
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  • Sep 04th, 22 – Sep 10th, 22
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  • Sep 11th, 22 – Sep 17th, 22
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  • Sep 18th, 22 – Sep 24th, 22
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  • Sep 25th, 22 – Oct 01st, 22
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  • Oct 02nd, 22 – Oct 08th, 22
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Indicated pricing is for a 3-star hotel per person without balneo program

Optional:
Wellness program: €190 per person
Single supplement: €185 per person (3-star hotel)

Travel dates for mixed groups

Our hiking and wellness tour begins and ends at Lourdes railway station.
We kindly request participants to make their own travel arrangements to and from Lourdes. They may extend their stay if they wish

Services

Price includes:
6 nights in a double room including half board + lunch picnic, transfers according to program, luggage transfer, French tour guide (certified mountain guide)

Optional:
Wellness program: €190 per person
Single supplement: €185 per person (3-star hotel)

Guaranteed departure

Trip is guaranteed after 5 participants (15 persons max.)
Not suited for persons with reduced mobility
The tour operator reserves the right to cancel this trip up until 21 days prior to departure.

Accommodation

7 nights in 3-star hotels in double rooms. This is a comfortable and refurbished hotel, located in the heart of the village of Barèges. Double or twin rooms tastefully decorated in a pure mountain style. Single room possible. Conviviality and cocooning are the order of the day. Single room supplement: €185
Meals:
The lunchtime picnics are prepared by the respective hosts. Alternatively, you can eat in restaurants along the route. There the meals consist to a large extent of the respective daily menus (no possibility for the menu choice).

Thermal program (optional)

The thermal programme can be booked as an option (please specify when registering) and includes 3 unlimited visits to the wellness area + 4 thermal water treatments (hydromassage bath; hydrotonic basin; jet shower; mud treatment session). Please ask your doctor if there are any health reasons that might militate against a visit to the thermal bath (e.g. due to differences in humidity or temperature).

Level of difficulty: medium

This trip is suitable for all who regularly do sports or are experienced hikers.
Average length of hikes: 4 to 6 hours per day on marked trails with an altitude difference of 400 to 800 metres. The guide: we assure your guide is a French, state-certified mountain guide who is a specialist for the region. The trip is in French.

Getting there

We recommend an eco-friendly long-distance train to Lourdes. You can find more information in our detailed blog post

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