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25 July 2017
The Pyrenees’ newest tour operator, Purely Pyrenees, is proud to be a part of the Pyrenees’ oldest tour operator, La Balaguere, but there are ten...
We are Pyreneans. Many of us were born in the Pyrenees, and brought up in these mountains, so we know the Pyrenees, we love the Pyrenees, and we know just how good they are for walking and cycling.
Our parent company, La Balaguere, is the leading tour operator for walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees, and sells over 13,000 holidays to French people, so guess how many holidays were sold when the French website was simply translated into English ?
Having walked most of the mountain ranges around the world, we always come back to our homeland, and ask : is there a better mountain range in the world for walking than the Pyrenees ? Our answer is invariably no ! Here are some reasons why.
Nobody is able to provide as much support, or have as many human and physical resources available to help if needed.
You can enjoy cycling independently in the Pyrenees anytime between April and early November almost anywhere, but to make the cycling even more comfortable and enjoyable – and enable you to travel further and see more - we offer electric bikes as an option.
Back in 2009, La Balaguère was a founding member of the leading French organisation for responsible tourism.
You can enjoy walking independently in the Pyrenees anytime between April and early November – but not everywhere. However, you can enjoy cycling independently in the Pyrenees anytime between April and early November almost anywhere.
Most of our customers are independent minded people who have been travelling around Europe and the world quite a lot – or a lot ! – over the last few decades on business and holiday. They enjoy several breaks and holidays a year, and like discovering…
Our “Pyrenees” has expanded over the last 30 years. The mountains haven’t moved, but we have explored and enjoyed more adjacent regions – so our “Pyrenees” is anywhere you can just about see the Pyrenees on a clear day - with binoculars !
The Pyrenees are significantly warmer and drier than the Alps – especially in these climate changing days when farmers are introducing irrigation schemes that a few decades ago would have been thought jokes.
There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It depends on what you like doing most.