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
The website "Complete France" which is your go-to reference site when you need to know anything about ' La Belle France ' is running an advent calendar competition this year, and the star prize is a fabulous 8 day guided snow shoeing holiday with Purely Pyrenees, what a treat !
The winner of the competition, which is free to enter, will be able to take a partner or a friend to discover the magic of snow shoeing in the Pyrenees. Excellent, comfortable accomodation with meals included, a bi-lingual guide, equipment included. Once you touch down in France there is nothing to worry about other than soaking in your surroundings, meeting new people, and perfecting the very simple art of snow shoeing.
If you have never tried snow shoeing it really is worth a go. All our trips are with an experienced guide who will take you off the way marked snow shoe tracks and into the forests and pretty, peaceful hidden corners of the Pyrenees under it's coat of snow. It's a winter experience very far removed from the rush and crush of the ski slopes and mechanical lifts.
The trip that we are giving away is The Best Pyrenean Winter Walks (FP6PUAZ) and make a note in your diary, it's only possible to enter this competition on Christmas Eve, 24th December 2018 !
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