Our first day of the “special” 3000m summits Adventurer level guided trekking trip started today with a spectacular walk up through the clouds to the top of the Pene de Pouri mountain, one of the last bastions of the Pyrenees that keeps guard over the plains of France that stretch out below it. The views over Lac Blue were worth the vertical mile of climbing to this little known peak and the experience of being in the sun while the rest of France was wrapped up under the clouds felt rather special!
Later this week we are heading up the Turon de Neouvielle and the Vignemale to start ticking off some of the best 3000m peaks in our region, it should be a great week! Read more »
Em and I popped out between snow storms today to see how things are on and off the pistes. Verdit: Good and much more snow on the way (-20 and white out due this weekend Brrrrr).
Lourdes Airport in partnership with the villages of the Pays Toy are again offering an at cost transfer service to the Grand Tourmalet ski area. Please find a link to the PDF below which has the timetable and information for booking your transfer.
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.
The first snows are here, winter 2016-17 looks set to be a good one in the Pyrenees
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 🙂
When there was no snow in the Alps at the start of last season some dudes from up that way came to play with the locals on the Pic du Midi De Bigorre – Grand Tourmalet, Barèges… The results are good!
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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Mountainbug.com is now linked to our Facebook and Instagram pages. Our last five Facebook and Instagram posts are now shown below (click the “Read More” button) and at the following page, this feed constantly updates to keep you up to date with what we are up to.
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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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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 »