If you would prefer to organise your own self guided walking, cycling, skiing or activity holiday in the Pyrenees or are just looking for a place to stay, we can organise accommodation only for you at our catered chalet, Les Cailloux. The chalet is located in the centre of the traditional, French mountain village of Barèges. Chalet Les Cailloux is in the heart of the French High Pyrenees in the midst of the most famous Tour de France cycling climbs and home to the Grande Tourmalet ski resort during the winter months (November to Mid April). Our accommodation is ideally located as a base for a range of outdoor activities or just to relax and enjoy the mountain scenery from our highly rated (No 1 on TripAdvisor), catered guest house.
Catered Chalet Les Cailloux in Summer:
For information on the chalet as a Winter ski, snowboard or snow-shoeing base, please read our Pyrenees ski chalet page.
MountainBugs’ 18th century chalet, “Les Cailloux” has five spacious, characterful and well-appointed bedrooms, one of which is a very large two-bedroom suite sleeping 4 or 5 people in a family or group.
Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and we can offer double, twin or family accommodation for up to 14 people.
As well as your own room, guests have access to the spacious lounge, with a wood-burning stove, well-stocked and reasonably-priced bar, coffee bar, big-screen home cinema and a selection of English books, magazines, games, and DVDs.
We also have a large dining room, a heated equipment room (for coats, boots and skis), and a sauna – perfect for relaxing tired muscles after a hard day in the mountains! The chalet has free Wi-Fi access.
Our half board accommodation includes home-cooked meals, freshly made to a high standard and featuring local ingredients or specialities of the area. .
- A typical continental breakfast would include fresh bread and croissants with butter and jams, a selection of cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, orange juice, tea and coffee.
- A Summer packed lunch consists of a generous baguette sandwich, chocolate bar, cake/cereal-bar, piece of fruit and a bag of crisps. Plenty to keep you going for a day on the mountains!
- Afternoon tea is served with a freshly baked cake or biscuits, allowing you to relax after a day in the mountains, before we serve our generous 3-course evening meal with after dinner coffee in the living room.
- A_typical_menu_for_Les_Cailloux Our menus do change regularly and are dependant on seasonal local ingredients.
Independent holiday makers can chose the accommodation only option at chalet rather than joining a guided trip if you prefer to relax and explore in your own time.
We are happy for our guests to take advantage of our extensive local knowledge and contacts from working as professional mountain guides in the area for now over 10 years. We should be able to help any self-guided holiday in the Pyrenees be all that you would wish it to be.
Please look at the image gallery at the bottom if this page for a complete photo gallery of the chalet.
Catered Pyrenees Ski Chalet Les Cailloux in Winter:
Pyrenees Ski Chalet
During the winter months, Chalet “Les Cailloux” operates as a catered pyrenees ski chalet. The village of Bareges is a perfect base for skiing and snowboarding, with easy access to the impressive Grand Tourmalet (Bareges-La Mongie) ski resort – the largest ski area in the French Pyrenees as well as having Gavarnie, Luz Ardiden and Cauterets ski resorts within striking distance and now available on a all areas lift pass (250km of piste).
For non-skiers, the chalet is also a great base for snow-shoeing, with marked trails starting just a couple of minutes walk from the chalet.
The free ski-bus stop is just 50 metres walk from the ski chalet. The bus leaves every 15 to 20 minutes, and goes up to the main lifts of the resort at Tournaboup.
Les Cailloux, is a 3-star chalet (rating from Gites de France) with five spacious, characterful and well-appointed bedrooms, one of which is a very large two-bedroom suite.
Each bedroom has an en-suite shower room, and we can offer double, twin or family (4 to 6 people sharing) accommodation for up to 14 people.
Ski chalet catering
We also have a large dining room with free Wi-Fi access, a heated equipment room (for coats, boots and skis), and a sauna – perfect for relaxing tired muscles after a hard day on the slopes! If you’re feeling Swedish you can “augment” your sauna with a roll in the snow in the back garden, though this is definitely optional!
Over winter we offer half-board accommodation, with home-cooked evening meals guaranteed to keep you fueled up. Our menu includes local ingredients and specialities of the region.
A typical continental breakfast includes fresh bread and croissants with butter and jams, a selection of cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, orange juice, tea and coffee.
As well as breakfast and a 3-course evening meal, your chalet hosts will have a fresh, home-baked cake ready for you after each day’s skiing.
For our guests on any of our week-long guided holidays, your holiday price also includes a packed lunch. A typical lunch consists of a generous baguette sandwich, a cake/cereal-bar, chocolate bar, a piece of fruit and a bag of crisps.View A_typical_menu_for_Les_Cailloux.