05 October 2018
Mountain hiking, whether it is practiced in the summer or winter, is a physical activity and a sport in its own right. It is important that the...
In winter, the clothes that you chose for walking are very important. Here are some tips to equip yourself properly on a hike, and to not forget the spares that you need in your luggage. It is important to distinguish between trips where you stays in the same hotel every night, where you move accommodation every night, or where you stay in a mountain refuge.
What to do in case of a storm in the mountains? What are the right things to do, and what should you avoid ? Discover our hiking tips.
If you are generally in good health, and your idea of the perfect holiday is not just to discover a new region, but to really soak it all in, the sights, the sounds, the tastes, even the feel of the earth beneath your feet and the new scent that teases your nostrils, then what could be better than a walking holiday ?
However, the best part of any holiday can sometimes be experiencing something new and a bit different, and if you’ve never stayed in a mountain refuge before then it is really worth putting on your bucket list ! So, what can you expect ?
Hiking is an excellent way to keep in shape whilst taking in the beauty of the great outdoors. A powerful cardio workout, hiking can help to lower your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels and work many of your major muscle groups all at the same time. It can also, however, be exhausting if you are not ready for it.
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…
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 ?