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
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 – or as standard – on all our cycling holidays.
Just in case you’re not sure about them, here’s three facts you might like to know:
We also offer you a choice of bikes at the beginning of the holiday to make sure you get a bike that is just right for you – and right for your itinerary.
None of our itineraries involve steep, Tour de France type climbs as we stick to valleys and foothills, which between them get you to many of the highlights of the Pyrenees with ease – or we include vehicle transfers for any potentially “painful” sections.
Finally, we’d like to remind you that we offer 24/7 English speaking support, so if there are problems with your bike or for you, then there is someone there to help you.
If you’re reasonably fit, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy our cycling holidays – promise !
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