Early January Winter Revitilise

A great week despite the patchy snow!

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jardin des bainsTwo 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 a yoga session (our new dedicated room is fabulous for this), we followed up with a walk or snow shoe, discovering the different peaks and high valleys above up from our base in the Val d’Azun. For our middle of the day break we packed a picnic, and enjoyed some lovely, peaceful spots taking in the beauty of Lac de Gaube, Hautacam and the Isaby Lake nearby, Gavarnie by the waterfall, the Mont de Gez and finally Couraduque above the wonderful pine forests on the ridgeline. We chose one bad weather day to soak in the “Jardin des Bains” in Argeles…pure bubbling bliss in the hot pools! And after some fresh snow and our day walking up to the Lac de Gaube (above Cauterets and the Pont d’Espagne) we relaxed in the “Bain des Rochers” at Cauterets… Blue Cairn Cottage Bed1What a luxurious solution for muscle fatigue!!! Two restaurant evenings were thoroughly enjoyed – delicious  local products with a little exotic touch…and good wine to accompany it. On our other evenings we relaxed in the cosy Blue Cairn Lodge with great meals and early nights after the physical efforts of the day.

All in all a pretty perfect, reinvigorating winter break.