Pyrenean Holidays

Snowshoeing and Afghanistan

Snowshoe day trips out to Marcadau Valley and Hautacam Nov 2010.

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2011: Year of the Pyrenees

The seven regions and one principality that have territory covering the Pyrenees have jointly launched 2011 as the Year of the Pyrenees.  Play the video here for some spectacular Pyrenean images.  Pyrenean Odysseys is joining this effort in proposing two traverses

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Walk around Luz in the other direction!

Out for another little walk around Luz today.  The notes are to put into our Welcome to Luz pack, the information pack received by those on the Mountain Activity Holiday and the Family Activity Holiday. Starting from the hotel the walk goes

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Walk around Luz

On Wednesday we had a break in the spring rain which allowed Jacques and I to get out and write notes up for a simple walk around Luz.  We did the short version, which took us 2 hours, but we dawdled

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MuchBetterAdventures

We are now members of muchbetteradventures.com! We are delighted to have been accepted as one of the early members of muchbetteradventures.com, a carefully selected community of fantastic adventure providers who have a strong ongoing commitment to sustainability. You can see us

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Launch of Pyrenean Odysseys

Mandy, Sacha, Jonathan, Sian and Laurent launch Pyrenean Odysseys.  Jointly we offer you guided and independent walking, trekking and activity holidays in the Pyrenees.

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Late October Snow

Some Australian visitors had the great joy of early October snow in autumn 2009. The snow mixed with the autumn leaves was quite beautiful. The ever spectacular Gavarnie Cirque was made even more so under its first winter snow

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Featured Holiday

Pyrenees Winter Showshoe Magic 22 – 29 Jan & 12 – 18 Mar 2011. Snowshoe with Mandy in the Pyrenees this winter, mixing walking with good food (campfire cookout and one torchlight walk to dinner) and other winter highlights such as a cable car

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Encantats

Jan 2011 Sacha and I have just come back from a fabulous reconnaissance trek on snow shoes in the Encantats (part of the Aigües Tortes National Park in Spain).  We were blessed with 5 days of pure blue skies, pure powder

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Apartment 20-27 Aug

We have had a cancellation and now have a lovely renovated three bedroom apartment available from the 20-27 August.  The price is 725€ for the week.  See the “Sere Apartments” on our map for the location.  There are lovely views over

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Encantats Snowshoeing Trek in Irelands Sunday Business Post

Spain’s enchanted lake district 03:52, 16 December 2012 by Mandy Latchford Irishwoman Mandy Latchford works as a mountain leader in the Pyrenees for Pyrenean Odysseys. Here, she tells about escaping the ski resorts in favour of a snowshoeing trek in Spain’s

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Barcelona to Lourdes on the train

The scenic route through the mountains A client researching how to travel the most interesting way from Barcelona to Lourdes stumbled across this article which I thought was great. It describes travelling across the Pyrenees on the train, with a change

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The best 200 experiences in France

France Magazine’s favourite experiences list After twelve years living in France I have definitely not done all of the 200 favourite experience listed in France Magazine’s latest (April-May 2015) issue… Or even all of the top twelve. But I have done

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Ed 93 yrs: our oldest ever walker!

Pyrenees Discovery at all ages Fantastic weather for this first week of June allowed us to enjoy the Pyrenean “Grand Sites” in all their spledour! Our Pyrenees Discovery holiday takes you to three of the four “Grand Sites” of the Haute

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Early January Winter Revitilise

A great week despite the patchy snow! Two Australian guests took advantage of our Winter Revitalise week in early January. Staying in Blue Cairn Cottage, we can organise this week from two people only – you have  Beginning each day with

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