Balneo & winter hiking in the Pyrenees
Balneo & winter hiking in the Pyrenees

Balneo & winter hiking in the Pyrenees

7 days snowshoeing & thermal baths

  • Ideal winter holiday: hiking & wellness
  • Beautiful routes in the Pyrenees
  • Grandiose: Gavarnie and Néouvielle
  • Thermal spa & wellness program
  • State-certified French mountain guide

Enjoy a winter wellness holiday in the Pyrenees! During the day, you can explore the snow-covered landscapes around the imposing Cirque de Gavarnie and after the snowshoe stages you can really treat yourself in the spa of Luz-St-Sauveur!

What could be better in the cold season than to breathe fresh winter air and be pampered with hot baths? On this hiking and wellness tour in the heart of the Pyrenees, you will get to know the magnificent landscapes around Gavarnie and Néouvielle and enjoy the healing effects of the famous thermal baths of Luz-St-Sauveur. With hot baths, massages, hammam and various treatments, the discoveries of nature end in relaxation every day.

Price from 1.045,- €

Balneo & winter hiking in the Pyrenees

Guided tour, 7 days

Difficulty level

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Lourdes & Plateau de Lumière

Participants meet at Lourdes railway station at 9am and transfer to the hotel in Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Then they will have their first short hike on the Plateau de Lumière, not far from Barèges. Then visit the spa of Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

Walking time: 4hrs - difference in altitude: +/-200m

Day 2: Barèges

After a short transfer, the group(s) ascend to the huts of Aoube. From there, they will hike over the snow-covered valley hollows to the lake of the same name below Pic Crémat. The day rounds off with a visit to the spa of Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

Walking time: 5-6hrs - difference in altitude: +/-600m

Day 3: Cirque of Gavarnie

Participants will be transferred through the Pyrenees landscape to the Gavarnie basin, a great spot for a serene winter hike. Afterwards, another visit to the spa of Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

Walking time: 4-5hrs - difference in altitude: +/-400m

Day 4: Néouvielle massif

The hike today passes through the valley of Aygues-Cluses in the Néouvielle massif above Barèges.

Walking time: 5-6hrs - difference in altitude: +/-600m

Day 5: Luz Ardiden

After a transfer to Luz Ardiden, participants ascend to Col de Riou overlooking the massif of Cauterets and continue on to Tuc des Arribans. Then visit the spa of Luz-Saint-Sauveur.

Walking time: 5hrs - difference in altitude: +/-600m

Day 6: The Saugué plateau

After a short transfer, participants hike in the plateau of Saugué through enchanting snow fields overlooking the basin of Gavarnie.

Walking time: 3-4hrs - difference in altitude: +/-300m

Day 7: Departure

The tour ends after breakfast. Transfer (ca. 40 min). Arrival at Lourdes train station around 09:15.

Travel dates

Price per person in double room
Single room supplement: €180

4-day wellness program (incl. towels & bathrobe): €125

Our hiking holiday begins and ends at the Lourdes railway station.
You organise your journey yourself and extend your stay according to your wishes.

We will be happy to arrange extra travel dates for groups of 8 or more.

Services

Price includes:
6 nights in double room incl. full board with lunchtime picnics, New Year's Eve dinner (for the New Year's Eve date), 4 Balneo Passes, equipment rental (snowshoes and sticks), transfers according to the itinerary, French tour guide, visitor's tax.

Guaranteed departure

Bookable from 1 person!
Guaranteed departure from 5 persons onwards (max. 15 participants)
Travel generally not suited for persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation by the tour operator: 21 days before departure.

Accommodation

Overnight stay in a double room in a 2-star hotel near the thermal baths of Luz-Saint-Sauveur. Evening and morning meals are served in the accommodation restaurant while lunchtime meals consist of picnics en route.

Level of difficulty: easy to medium

Easy day hikes with 4 to 5 hours walking time and differences in altitude between 200 and 600 metres. Participants should be in good physical shape. Guest will hike with snowshoes, however, this does not require any special technique.

Thermal program a wellness program

Relaxation and autogenous training" can be booked (please specify when booking):

Day 2: Oriental treatment (body peeling with sand and black soap, thermal shower), hydrotonic course

Day 3: Hydrojet baths with essential oils, hydrotonic course

Day 5: Water jet massage on water bed + hydrotonic course

Day 6: Relaxing manual massage + hydrotonic course

Note: We recommend that you check with your doctor to see if there are any reasons against thermal treatments (e.g. due to differences in temperature or humidity).

4-day wellness program (incl. towels & bathrobe): €125,

Getting there

We recommend a pleasant and eco friendly train to Lourdes.

General information and tips for travelling to France can be found here.

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