- Both active and calm holidays
- Close to the Parc
National des Pyrénées, one of the most beatiful parks, with the Isard, the
Marmot and other animals. There are many hiking trails. From the nearby
Gavernie you can walk to Spain.
- You can book activities for rafting,
canyoning, paragliding and mountain climbing.
- You can visit the nearby zoo with Pyrenean animals
- In Lourdes you can find a large aquarium with most European fish, or if
you prefer, you can go fishing in the mountain rivers to catch some yourself
- Off course you can visit the nearby Lourdes for a pilgrimage, or you can
just view the how this is done and be one of the four million annual visitors
of the Lourdes grottes.
- If you have some experience in bicycling you can
ride the famous Tour de France route to the Tourmalet (don't try this in the
winter, the road is closed, the Tourmalet is the center of the larges French
Pyrenees ski resort). Or, you can rent a mountain bike and try the slopes and
paths in the nearby forest of Le Lienz (Stop at Chez Louisette for a drink or
- You can go to one of the thermal baths. In winter time, the bath at the
village Barèges is open for public, and you can take shower or swim in the
pool (natural heated 39 ºC ! by the source) and
get healthy at the same time. The rest of the season you can visit a local
doctor and get a cure for a variety of diseases at on of the spa's.
Canyoning in Gavernie. You can book this and more at Luz Aventures. At this
office you can also book rafting, guides for hiking or winter trails through the
high mountains. Luz is at 5 minutes from Barèges.
Luz Aventures. Tel
(local) 0562923347. See also
Paragliding. On the slopes of the Tourmalet, you can try a tandem flight, or
take a week's course to learn flying yourself. See for more information
www.luz.org of www.luz-aventure.com.
In the park there are hiking trails at various levels. You can get help by a
guide, or by a book. You can also get books on trails with children.
You can also make short trips without much experience to beautiful places,
for example to the Pic du Midi, or to other places in the area using cable
From the chalet, a trail over the estate takes you through a small forrest to
the nearby pancake house at st Justin. From this point you have view over the
valley to the direction of Barèges, and to the other side to the direction of