Discover the Pyrenees

Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options in France

From € 575.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • One accommodation
  • Walking holiday with guided and self-guided options

Discover the Pyrenees from a base in a pretty Pyrenean village nestled amongst dramatic mountain scenery.

Bareges is located right on the edge of the Neouvielle Nature reserve and the Pyrenees National Park. There are numerous lovely walks direct from the village which is surrounded by beautiful meadows and woodland, and guarded by towering snow-capped mountains.

Your base will be a fine period Napoleonic building in the heart of the village of Bareges, which has been sympathetically restored and modernised to a high quality family run hotel.

During this walking holiday to the Pyrenees you will explore some of the very best trails and sights the Pyrenees have to offer.

Accommodation in the Pyrenees

You will stay in Les Sorbiers, a traditional Pyrenean mountain chalet/hotel in the heart of the village of Bareges in the French Pyrenees. At 1250m altitude, Bareges is officially the highest thermal spa village in France. The hotel is run by your hosts, who are both classically french trained chefs and hoteliers. The hotel has nine bedrooms furnished in pine and oak, each with ensuite bathroom. At the end of a day in the mountains you can relax in the comfortable lounge with a drink from the bar.

Daily breakfast and dinner is included in this walking holiday, and your hosts serve the best fresh local produce bought locally, delicious French cuisine with vegetarian options and reasonably priced local wines. They are featured in a number of food guides, both in France and around the world. Vegetarian options are offered daily and other dietary requirements can also be catered for.

Walking in the Pyrenees

The walking around your base in Bareges is extremely varied, and offers something for all ages and levels of fitness. The walking starts right from the doorstep. At lower levels the paths take you through meadows, mixed woodland and the picturesque villages of the Pays Toy, higher up you will enter the National Park and the superb Neouvielle region with its hundred lakes and 3000m peaks. This walking holiday will take you to the most dramatic sites within the Parc National des Pyrenees. Depending on your level of fitness and aspirations, it could include famous areas such as the Cirque de Gavarnie, the Neouvielle lakes, the Cirque de Troumouse, and cross border walks into Spain. The mountain guides leading the guided walks are professionally qualified to lead walks into the mountains.

Discover the Pyrenees walking holiday itinerary


Your hosts offer both guided and self-guided walking holidays, and they are tailor-made. There are several lovely walking trails for the independent or guided hiker, accessible directly from the front door of our pension Les Sorbiers in Bareges, including the famous GR10 which crosses the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. The Pyrenees National Park and the Neouvielle nature reserve just a short walk away above the village, with breathtaking Cirques of Troumouse, Estaube and Gavarnie these are also close by.

A Pyrenees walking holiday is available in three different grades:

Moderate walking Pyrenees - 3-4 hour walks, 300-500m Gentle hill-walking and moderate walking. Discover the meadows and valleys bustling flora and fauna of the Pyrenees, mountain villages with their traditional farms and barns, encounter spas and markets situated within the local towns.

Intermediate walking Pyrenees - 6-8 hour treks, 800-1000m. Mountain-Trekking. Discover mountain lakes, dramatic cirques, hidden valleys and mythical summits. Trekking from attractive villages to high Pyrenees refuges.

High Mountain walking Pyrenees - 8-10 hour day length, 1000m+ Trekking - High Mountains. Summit the high 3000m peaks of the Pyrenees. Ridge and glacier walks, demanding climbs and scrambles. Treks to mountain refuges off trail in the wilderness of the Pyrenees.

Dates and availability


Fixed dates are available for this guided walking holiday that includes 5 guided walks. Purely self-guided walking holidays are available at a reduced price per person. Please contact the holiday provider, through the contact form, for more information on the various options.

Location Discover the Pyrenees walking holiday in France

Holiday type

One accommodation Guided walking holiday
Walking holiday with both guided and self-guided options
Board basis: Half Board


From € 575.- / 8 days

Price per person based on 2 people sharing


Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, 1x picnic lunch, 5 guided excursions, transport during guided excursions, transfers from Lourdes or Pau, one picnic lunch

Not included

All other costs, including travel costs to the starting-point of this holiday.

Walking holiday reference


Walking grade

Walking holiday in low to high mountains
  • Low to high mountains
  • Moderate walking
Walking holiday in high mountains
  • High mountains to alpine conditions
  • Moderate to challenging walking

Best time of the year

May - October

Walking Holiday by:

Les Sorbiers

Rob & Rachel

Contact details

Languages spoken

English, French

Getting there

  • Lourdes (50 km)
    Pau (100 km)
    Toulouse (135 km)
    Biarritz (200 km)
  • Lourdes TGV (24 km)
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