Purely Pyrenees is THE leading operator in walking & cycling holidays in the Pyrenean Mountains both French and Spanish, and from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean… plus everything in-between. These are holidays for the vacationer not the dedicated hiker, mountaineer or power cyclist, therefore the itineraries are tailored to enjoy the memorable experience of an active holiday.
Purely Pyrenees have some lovely breaks still available for this post school holidays period – some available through into November, so that you can enjoy the sunshine and autumnal colours of this quieter time of year.
Thanks to the equable climate of the Mediterranean favourites at this time of year include both cycling and walking between Collioure and Cadaquès.* A great example of a Mediterranean short break is the four day Cycling Short Break: Collioure to Cadaquès. The little tour takes in the beautiful Vermillion Coast including Banyuls, famous for its wine but the jewel of which is picturesque Collioure. This pretty town is associated with great painters such as Matisse and Braque of the Fauve School as well as Picassso. Cadaquès was a simple fishing village until it was discovered by artists and writers such as Salavador Dali.
On the Atlantic Coast why not try a gentle walk in the Basque Country with the Cultural Camino Break – Guggenheim, Guernica and more…** Included is a visit to the world famous Balenciaga Museum in Getaria. The Museum plays homage to the great couturier. The Picasso inspired Guernica Peace Museum tells the story of the bombardment in the Spanish Civil War of Gernika-Lumo. It is now the number one attraction in not only the Basque country but the whole of Spain. The Guggenheim in Bilbao remains unsurpassed as an icon of Frank Gehry design. Walks include the Urdabai Biosphere an amazing reserve declared by UNESCO in 1984 because of the diversity of landscapes and ecology.
*The Mediterranean Coast – Collioure – Cadaquès
Mediterranean Pyrenean Coastal Walk from £764 Level: 2 boots 8 days (until 15th Nov)
Quintessential Collioure to Cadqquès from £560 Level: 2 boots 5 days (until 15th Nov)
Cycling the Best of the Mediterranean Pyrenees from £1441 Level: 2 bikes 8 days (until Nov)
Cycling the Meditarranean Pyrenees from Collioure to Cadaquès from £868 Level: 2 bikes 4 days (until Nov)
** The Atlantic Coast – Cultual Camino Break
Cultural Camino Break from £750 Level: 1 boot 5 days
Other Walking Holidays available this autumn:
From Cathar Castles to Mediterranean Collioure from £1283 Level: 2 boots 8 days
Natural Magic of Aragon from £809 Level: 2 boots 8 days
The Art of Walking from £583 Level: one boot 5 days
Across the Basque Country from £795 Level: 2 boots 8 days
From the Basque Mountains from £587 Level: 2 boots 5 days
N.B: Most tours include accommodation on a half board basis excluding beverages; cycle hire; luggage transfers, detailed route instructions; 24/7 English speaking customer support phone service. Each itinerary varies slightly with what’s included and not.
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If you are planning to write a feature on walking or cycling holidays in the Pyrenees – French or Spanish – please do consider Purely Pyrenees, contacting either Gillian Green (Gillian@magellan-pr.com) or Alexandra Pinhorn (Alexandra@magellan-pr.com). Alternatively, our office number is +44 (0)20 7470 8760 . We look forward to hearing from you.
Images courtesy of Purely Pyrenees, David Serano, Vincent Fonvieille, Fotolia.
Notes to editors: Purely Pyrenees aims to be the leading English speaking tour operator dedicated to self-guided walking and cycling holidays in the Pyrenees. Created in 2017 by the number one independent French operator La Balaguère, Purely Pyrenees offers the widest range of quality products for the Anglophone market, with great highlights packed into every tour. They offer an unforgettable experience for that ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday in the mountains with superior accommodation, authentic cuisine and all at reasonable prices. They have knowledgeable, English speaking, professional personnel available 24/7.