Independent Snowshoeing

Discover the mountains in winter on secure paths

Gavarnie snowshoe

Stay in the charming village of Luz St Sauveur and head out each day to discover the mountains under their winter snow cover. Luz gives you easy access to the  valleys of the Pays Toy (Barèges, Gavarnie, Luz) and the other Lavedan valleys (Hautacam, Val d’Azun, Cauterets) and their secured snowshoeing paths. Choose either self catering or hotel accommodation in the historic heart of the village. We would recommend hiring or bringing a car – Luz is at 700m so we are rarely snowed in, and this facilitates your access to the surrounding valleys. On option – relax in the warm thermal waters after your day out.

Hotel Bed and Breakfast twin share: 425€pp/week, includes maps and information.
Self Catering: price depends on the apartment/house chosen. 795€-995€/week total which includes all bed and bath linen, information pack, maps.
Snowshoe rental: count 10€/day.
Contact: Sian.

Sian-Marcadau2The valleys around Luz are wonderful walking and snowshoeing areas. While snowshoeing safely and independently is more limited than walking in summer, there are a number of secured itineraries around the valley where you can snowshoe in excellent conditions. These include:

¤ The Lienz forest above Barèges where there are a number of independent itineraries
¤ Gavarnie Cirque and Village from where a number of marked trails start
¤ Col du Riou from the Luz Ardiden ski area
¤ The Pont d’Espagne and the Marcadau Valley above Cauterets
¤ Hautacam for wonderful views
¤ The Col du Couraduque in the Val d’Azun

Add to these the numerous walking paths around Luz and you have a recipe for a great week in the mountains in winter.

Luzea-neige2At the end of each day come back to a warm fire, a hot drink, dinner in a local restaurant and a comfortable bed. Plan to stop off at the thermal baths on the way down – the perfect pre-dinner relaxation at the end of the day. Enjoy the winter, with all the comforts.

Each day we provide you with up to date weather and snow condition information, check the webcams, and decide together on what is the best outing for the day. Our local knowledge and contacts mean you choose the best itinerary each day for your level and the conditions.

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