First snows, looking good for the 2016-17 winter season

The first significant snows have come to the French Hautes Pyrenees with more on the way. Looks to be a good start to the 2016-2017 winter season. The Grand Tourmalet ski resort is due to open at the end of the month and close on teh 16th of April this year.

Pyrenees snow conditions. good early season snow.

The first snows are here, winter 2016-17 looks set to be a good one in the Pyrenees

Detailed trip notes of past Bespoke holidays have now been uploaded to Mountainbug

Read More Detailed trip notes of past Bespoke holidays have now been uploaded to Mountainbug

Over the last 13 years we have run many very successful holidays for groups and families requiring something a little different from our standard tours.  We have now uploaded some of the detailed trip notes for the tours onto our Bespoke holidays page for your viewing pleasure :-)

 

The Gavarnie and Ordesa mini-trek 2015

Read More The Gavarnie and Ordesa mini-trek 2015

We just got back from another amazing trip into the Cirque de Gavarnie and the Ordesa Canyon as part of our Discoverer level guided walking tour.  Here are the trip snaps, enjoy!

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Aragon, Spanish Pyrenees

A great little video showing some of the beauty and history of the former kingdom of Aragon just over the ‘hill’ from us on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. If you like the look of it then why not join one of our Aragon walking trips: http://www.mountainbug.com/walking-holidays/walking-holidays-discoverer/walking-holidays-discoverer-mpc/

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The Giant of the Tourmalet

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Col du Tourmalet Octave Lapize

Placing the Giant (Octave Lapize) back on the Col following his winter on the Plains

Created in 1999, the Tourmalet Giant is a homage to the winner of the first stage of the Tour de France in the Pyrenees, Octave Lapize. In the Winter the sculpture shelters from the snow in the Laurent Fignon centre in Gerde. On the first Saturday in the month of June, he climbs back to the Col to pass the Summer. This springtime event is what we call the “Montee du Geant du Tourmalet”. It is not only a challenging sporting trial for cyclists, who follow his route, but also a festive get-together for the public. Read more »