Calendar Trek 2018

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Self Guided Treks – start any day

June – September: The Barèges Valley mini-trek introduces you to sleeping in refuges in the mountains in a lovely setting, the Barèges valley and the Néouvielle Nature Reserve. 175€pp.

June – October: Our flexible Gavarnie Balconies Trek can be from 1-7 nights and is perfect to discover the splendour of the Gavarnie Cirque in more than just a day walk. Approach from the north along the old Compostella path and soak up the big views. 95€ – 680 €pp.

July – Sept: The Pyrenees National Park Trek gives you a full week in the French Pyrenees National Park. Varied and spectacular scenery taking in the major sites of the Central French Pyrenees. 735€pp (min 2P).

July – Sept: Our GR10 Cauterets – Pic du Midi trek is challenging walking with long days. The week takes in both the Cauterets-Gavarnie loop and the Néouvielle – Pic du Midi loop. 735€pp (min 2P).

Guided Holidays – start any day

Troumouse AguilaPyrenees Discovery: Discover the best of the Pyrenees in a flexible and relaxed manner. Walking, excursions to the market and villages, a day trip to Pic du Midi, great food and wonderful scenery. At the end of the week you will have taken in three of the four Grand Sites of the Hautes-Pyrenees: Gavarnie, the Pont d’Espagne and the Pic du Midi. The fourth, Lourdes, can be visited either on your way in or out of the valley. Trip runs from 2P with half guiding and 4P with full guiding. Price: 975€pp, Grade: easy-moderate, Meet: Luz St Sauveur, Email: Sian. Dates: May – October.

Guided Treks 2018

O Madeira!, Price: 875€pp, Grade: moderate, Meet: Funchal, capital of Madeira. 5 – 12 May 2018.

S_Landscape_path_MaderazaOnly 50 by 20 kms in size, Madeira is an island of flowers, a floating botanical garden in the middle of the Atlantic! Luxurious tropical vegetation from around the world was brought by sailors returning to Europe from far flung destinations. You will find grandiose terraced landscapes, craggy summits, cliffs suspended between the sky and the earth, waterfalls and walking paths along the high canals that give us the impression of being suspended above the canopy. The Laurisilva forest is unique and World Heritage listed. It is a relic of the laurel forests that covered Southern Europe 15-40 million years ago, and now only exist in the Azores, Canary Islands and Madeira. Having not been subjected to the disruption of glaciation, they survived intact. Superlatives are not sufficient to describe the diversity of the island, the grandeur of its landscapes and the exuberance of its vegetation. A cocktail of wonders, which is perfectly topped off each day day with a “poncha”, Madeira’s famous punch, symbolising its singular way of living. Our base is a comfortable but basic hotel in the middle of this wonderful island, providing traditional food and a warm welcome. Each day offers different possibilities for walking, and the constant 20°C temperature is delightful!

Ordesa – Gavarnie Trek, Price: 915€pp, Grade: moderate-difficult, Meet: Lourdes.

Dates: 28 July – 4 August (Sat-Sat), 18 – 25 August (Sat-Sat), 1 – 8 September (Sat-Sat), 8 – 15 September (Sat-Sat) 2018.

Gavarnie HRP4If you only come once to the Pyrenees for a trek then this is the one to do! The ultimate take it all in on both sides of the Pyrenees! Starting with the Gaube Valley above Cauterets in the heart of the French Pyrenees National Park we then drop into Spain, discover Torla, head up the Ordesa Canyon via a balcony path, walk through the Breche de Roland back into France and spend our last day walking around the Gavarnie Cirque; includes both the French Pyrenees and Spanish Ordesa National Parks (and of course the Mont Perdu World Heritage Area).

Great Pyrenean Traverse

Traverse 1 Hendaye – Iraty, Price: 1175€pp (7 nights, 7 days walking), Grade: moderate-difficult, Date: 28 July (Sat, first day walking) – 4 August (Sat, no walking), 1175€pp. Meet: Hendaye, Finish: Iraty. CONFIRMED.

Traverse 2 Iraty – Ossau, Price: 975€pp (7 nights, 6 days walking), Grade: moderate-difficult, Date: 4 – 11 August (Sat-Sat), Meet: Iraty, Finish: Laruns.

Traverse 3 Ossau – Cauterets, Price: 975€pp (7 nights, 6 days walking), Grade: moderate-difficult, Date: 11 – 18 August (Sat-Sat), Meet: Laruns, Finish: Cauterets.

Traverse 4 Cauterets – Ordesa – Gavarnie: Price: 975€pp (7 nights, 6 days walking), Grade: moderate-difficult, Date: 18 – 25 August (Sat-Sat), Meet: Cauterets, Finish: Luz St Sauveur.