Way back in 1984, I was inspired by my love of walking in the Pyrenees to start a company sharing my knowledge and enjoyment with others.
I named the company after the warm breeze that blows up from the south – from the Sahara in fact – that gives us such a unique climate making the Pyrenees both warm and green.
And now we help over 13,000 people every year to enjoy walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees, and in other equally beautiful and unspoilt parts of the world.
While I am French and a Pyrenean through and through, I have always had, as you say, a soft spot for Britain, and worked there while learning English.
So I am delighted that we are now launching a proper English language holiday programme with itineraries, accommodation, transfers and packages designed exclusively for the worldwide English speaking market.
One of the major differences is this: many English speakers may visit the Pyrenees only once, so we have packed as many highlights into each itinerary as we can. You visit iconic places every day, and stay in truly authentic hotels enjoying some of the best cuisine in France.
So if you ask who we are, we are Pyreneans – and you can be sure we will do everything in our powers to give you the best possible experience of our homeland.
As people say these days, ENJOY !
Founder, La Balaguere & Purely Pyrenees
Without doubt this was one of our favourite hikes ever! Each day brought more wonderful sights and experiences. As we didn't have to manage luggage, we effectively doubled the time we had for hiking and discovering a beautiful part of the world, frequently to secluded beaches and mountain passes impossible to reach except by foot. A a truly memorable holiday staying in superb accomodation with bookings at restaurants who treated us in such a welcoming way that we even returned after our hike to redo a section of the hiking that we had missed- most days there is a choice of mountain or coastal hiking. The instructions and maps are clear and helpful and choice of hotels is also excellent. Definitely a bucket list holiday!