Family Holidays

family_sm_page Many of our summer activities can be adapted for families with older children (8+ years). From 4 years old children can learn to ski, and of course we provide accommodation only options for younger families and advice on how to have a great family holiday in the mountains. The Pyrenees offer something for all families, whatever age your children are. You can either do independent holidays, enjoying gentle walks, lake and river-side picnics, wildlife parks and cable cars, or as a family enjoy a MountainBug activity holiday.
Ski lessons start from age 4 - February 2012

Are there any age restrictions for activity holidays?

We recommend that for a skiing holiday 4 years old is the minimum age. Our local ski-school will teach children from this age for up to a couple of hours a day on the Grand Tourmalet resort’s well-equipped nursery slope. English speaking instructors are available and your child will be with a group of a similar level and the same language. Our Action multi-activity holidays is fantastic for active children who are 8 years + and the Adventure multi-activity holidays are open to active children from 12 years old. Many of our walking holidays are suitable for 12 years +, if they are active children who are used to hiking and enjoy being in the mountains. General medical advice is that for children under 12 years old, it’s inadvisable for them to do more than 6 hours of continuous, strenuous activity in one day. Of course, we can tailor-make an multi-activity holiday for you and your family, where you pick from a range of activities. We also offer bespoke walking holidays. These tailor-made trips are a great way to have a family activity holiday that everyone will enjoy. We just need a minimum group of four. Please contact us for more details.

Who leads these?

All of our walks, and multi-activity holidays are led by experienced, qualified guides.
Family rock climbing in the Pyrenees - July 2011

Which of your activity holidays are suitable for children?

We currently offer the following activity holidays that are ideal for families:

Do children enjoy these holidays?

Yes! We’ve had great responses from children over the years. Please read what the children have to say, in their own words, about their MountainBug holidays. Now choose your Pyrenees family holiday, then contact us to book.

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