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Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe - Exodus Travels
Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe - Exodus Travels
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24 reviews
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Toulouse
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Pyrenees
Ends
Toulouse
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Start and end in Toulouse! With the discovery tour Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Toulouse, France and Bagnères-de-Luchon. Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
10

24 Reviews

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  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 1
    Written on January 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A beautiful part of the Pyrenees - I've walked this area in Spring and Summer, and now I know Winter is just as good. Showshoing up the Pyrenees is no harder than walking up in Summer - and indeed going downhill is easier, the snow takes the shock rather than your knees. Wonderful chalet accommodation - the food was excellent and plenty of it.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Crossing the frontier to Spain at about 2200 metres, and looking down at the Aran Valley in blazing sunshine. Standing on a mountain ridge in February wearing a t-shirt and sun-screen.What did you think of your group leader?Chris is a very good leader - some of the routes had potential for real hazard, but he got us across safely.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Even in Winter, take some hot-weather clothing. I wore pile saloperttes, which were excellent for the conditions expected in February - but we had 4 brilliant sunny days, and I was sweltering going uphill!Is there anything else you would like to add?The chalet "La Feniere" is a wonderful spot. Bagneres de Luchon around the valley is one of my favourite towns of the Pyrenees, and up from the chalet is Superbagneres - on our rest day I took the cable-car up to the top and walked down to the chalet, spotting lizards already running around the sunny  walls - and this was February. Braver souls arranged tandem para-gliding from the top, while others hired skis for the day. Definitely there's a lot to do.

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 2
    Written on January 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A beautiful part of the Pyrenees - I've walked this area in Spring and Summer, and now I know Winter is just as good. Showshoing up the Pyrenees is no harder than walking up in Summer - and indeed going downhill is easier, the snow takes the shock rather than your knees. Wonderful chalet accommodation - the food was excellent and plenty of it.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Crossing the frontier to Spain at about 2200 metres, and looking down at the Aran Valley in blazing sunshine. Standing on a mountain ridge in February wearing a t-shirt and sun-screen.What did you think of your group leader?Chris is a very good leader - some of the routes had potential for real hazard, but he got us across safely.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Even in Winter, take some hot-weather clothing. I wore pile saloperttes, which were excellent for the conditions expected in February - but we had 4 brilliant sunny days, and I was sweltering going uphill!Is there anything else you would like to add?The chalet "La Feniere" is a wonderful spot. Bagneres de Luchon around the valley is one of my favourite towns of the Pyrenees, and up from the chalet is Superbagneres - on our rest day I took the cable-car up to the top and walked down to the chalet, spotting lizards already running around the sunny  walls - and this was February. Braver souls arranged tandem para-gliding from the top, while others hired skis for the day. Definitely there's a lot to do.

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 3
    Written on January 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great walking and snowshoeing all week.  Lots of variety in the walks - snowfields, hills, woods etc. , all with excellent views.  Accommodation fine with the bonus of excellent food and plenty of it! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Got to be the wild boar!What did you think of your group leader?A character and a half with excellent local knowledge!

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 4
    Written on January 2, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great walking and snowshoeing all week.  Lots of variety in the walks - snowfields, hills, woods etc. , all with excellent views.  Accommodation fine with the bonus of excellent food and plenty of it! What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Got to be the wild boar!What did you think of your group leader?A character and a half with excellent local knowledge!

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 5
    Written on December 31, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent holiday - just as described in the brochure it was moderate/challenging walking with amazing views.  Very well organised, great walk leader topped off by fantastic food!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing a wild boar running across a snowfield - wow!What did you think of your group leader?Very well informed and quite a character!!

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 6
    Written on December 31, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent holiday - just as described in the brochure it was moderate/challenging walking with amazing views.  Very well organised, great walk leader topped off by fantastic food!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing a wild boar running across a snowfield - wow!What did you think of your group leader?Very well informed and quite a character!!

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 7
    Written on April 3, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A real get away from it all experience. I usually do all my plotting and scheming when I'm walking but snow shoeing took all my concentrationWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?High in the snow on the mountains, clear blue skies and sense of achievement , big dose of fresh air , meeting no-one but our party  and just animal prints in the snowWhat did you think of your group leader?Perfect mix of professionalism and friendlinessDo you have any advice for potential travellers?The trip notes were comprehensive the only query we all had was whether you really needed a 40litre day packWe all thought smaller would doIs there anything else you would like to add?Overall great holiday , good combinationGlad I selected this trip, was looking at warmer climes

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 8
    Written on April 3, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A real get away from it all experience. I usually do all my plotting and scheming when I'm walking but snow shoeing took all my concentrationWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?High in the snow on the mountains, clear blue skies and sense of achievement , big dose of fresh air , meeting no-one but our party  and just animal prints in the snowWhat did you think of your group leader?Perfect mix of professionalism and friendlinessDo you have any advice for potential travellers?The trip notes were comprehensive the only query we all had was whether you really needed a 40litre day packWe all thought smaller would doIs there anything else you would like to add?Overall great holiday , good combinationGlad I selected this trip, was looking at warmer climes

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 9
    Written on January 22, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an absolutly fantastic holiday. The food, scenery and company were all brilliant and it was of course in a magnificent area. It was a diverse group of people but everyone got on very well, had plenty of laughs, and will keep in touch I hope.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?On New Yeras day when we reached a peak on the border between France and Spain. It was a beautifull, sunny, still day and the views across to the Mediteranian on the Spanish side were something I will remember for a very long time. I can't think of a better place to seen in the New Year from!What did you think of your group leader?Very good. The leader made sure that all of the walks were fun, safe and yet challenging. It was good for people to feel like they had actually achieved something at the end of each day. He also contributed to the jokes and the fun atmosphere which helped to make sure people were almost never in a bad mood.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?You will need to be reasonably fit to do this holiday. It is also very important that you bring all of the correct kit as specified in the trip notes. A good pair of sunglasses are particularly important, because on sunny days the glare of the sun on the snow is quite dazzling.Is there anything else you would like to add?There is nothing bad I can think off to say about this holiday. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I did not really want to come home at the end of the week!

  • Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe reviewer 10
    Written on January 22, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an absolutly fantastic holiday. The food, scenery and company were all brilliant and it was of course in a magnificent area. It was a diverse group of people but everyone got on very well, had plenty of laughs, and will keep in touch I hope.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?On New Yeras day when we reached a peak on the border between France and Spain. It was a beautifull, sunny, still day and the views across to the Mediteranian on the Spanish side were something I will remember for a very long time. I can't think of a better place to seen in the New Year from!What did you think of your group leader?Very good. The leader made sure that all of the walks were fun, safe and yet challenging. It was good for people to feel like they had actually achieved something at the end of each day. He also contributed to the jokes and the fun atmosphere which helped to make sure people were almost never in a bad mood.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?You will need to be reasonably fit to do this holiday. It is also very important that you bring all of the correct kit as specified in the trip notes. A good pair of sunglasses are particularly important, because on sunny days the glare of the sun on the snow is quite dazzling.Is there anything else you would like to add?There is nothing bad I can think off to say about this holiday. I would highly recommend it to anyone. I did not really want to come home at the end of the week!

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  1. Day 1: Start La Fenière, near Luchon, 2 hours drive from Toulouse.
  2. Day 2: The first of our five guided snowshoe walks in the area.
  3. Day 3: Set off from La Feniere for the second of our guided snowshoe walks.
  4. Day 4: Third snowshoe walk in the surrounding area, often exploring the snowy ridges.
  5. Day 5: Free day for relaxation, optional downhill skiing or paragliding.
  6. Day 6: Depending on conditions we may take a longer low level walk in the Vallée d'Oueil through several of the pretty mountain villages that characterise the area.
  7. Day 7: A great way to finish the week is to take part of the GR10 from Artigues, high above the Luchon Valley onto the Plan de Montmajou for breathtaking views back across the mountains.
  8. Day 8: End Luchon.

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 228 km.
  • Toulouse (France)
  • 114 km
  • Bagnères-de-Luchon (France)
  • 114 km
  • Toulouse (France)

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