Winter walking can bring a whole new dimension to an escape to the Pyrenees. Away from the clamor of the ski slopes, put on your snow shoes and you are ready to discover a pristine world of nature as you move almost silently through snowy forests, across plateaux or through a mountain pass. Your snow shoeing holiday can be easy paced or more challenging, choose from the Spanish Pyrenees or the French Pyrenees, both sides have so much to offer and with your expert bi-lingual guide leading you there are no worries about finding safe routes.
Easy on the environment and a perfect way to explore normally inaccessible areas, snowshoeing is quite rightly growing in popularity. We provide your equipment so all you need is normal mountain hiking gear and you are ready to go. Winter walking is just walking, there are no difficult techniques to learn, put your snow shoes on with normal walking boots, grab your poles and enjoy !
If you are a downhill skier but would like to get away from crowded pistes why not have a go at ski touring ? Learn new techniques and enjoy carving your way through virgin snow with a small group of like minded enthusiasts. Make winter different this year.
These holidays are perfect for anyone who loves walking, mountains and snowy landscapes because snow-shoes enable you to easily and comfortably discover wonderful paths, frozen lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks, and the inspirational tranquillity of the Pyrenees in all its jaw-dropping beauty. In a small group with an English speaking guide, you reach places others simply can't, and don't, visit in winter.
Unlike both downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing requires minimum equipment, little tutoring, negligible stress, and is easily picked up by simply doing it ! You'll also find it is far less physically demanding than any form of skiing.
But what’s absolutely essential for a successful winter holiday is that you stay somewhere you thoroughly enjoy and appreciate. That's why we’ve chosen archetypal mountain villages with charming, characterful and very hospitable hotels with excellent reputations for their cuisine.
Most of these holidays connect with the low cost Saturday flights from London Stansted to Lourdes right in the heart of the Pyrenees with transfers included in the prices.