Purely Pyrenees is introducing a series of NEW winter breaks for 2019. These holidays have been chosen for their variety, scenery and ease of the snowshoeing / ski touring experience and start from as little as £772 per person. Purely Pyrenees is THE leading operator in walking & cycling holidays in the French and Spanish Pyrenean Mountains. Their knowledge of providing excellent winter holidays is also backed by parent company La Balaguère with over 30 years’ experience of tour operating.
There are four snowshoeing tours on offer between January and April 2019. They are all French / English language trips accompanied by qualified guides and with a group size of no more than fifteen people. Accommodation has been chosen for its charm and for its cuisine: restaurants that have an enviable gastronomic reputation. All tours have no more than a two (low) degree of difficulty and extend for no more than seven nights, fitting in with the winter schedule of flights from the UK to Tarbes- Lourdes.
- Once in a Lifetime Winter Walking – includes the spectacular Gavarnie Lake, the Néouvielle Massif, Cauterets, the Pont d’Espagne, the Gaube Lake and the Pic du Midi. This tour has been awarded the prestigious ‘Esprit Parc National’ brand.
- The Glorious Spanish Pyrenees – takes place on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees and includes the beautiful Remune Valley, l’Aneto summit, Aqualluts Plateau, Pic du Maupas and Posets Massif. The warm waters refer to the relaxing spa in the hotel. This is marvellous snowshoeing countryside.
- The Best Pyrenean Winter Walks –takes in the Val d’Azun as well as the forests of the Col of Couraduque, the Gaube Lake, Pon d’Espagne, Cauterets-Vignemale, and Hautacam with wonderful views over the high mountains. Jacuzzi in the hotel.
- Wonderful Winter Walking Around Spain’s Lost Mountain – and the magnificent sight of the Cuello Gordo, the Pineta Canyon with its marvellous viewing point towards Mont-Perdu, the Arrazas Canyon, the Ordesa Park and much more.
For those wishing for something more adventurous, Purely Pyrenees will also provide a very special departure for off-piste ski touring safaris in what are idyllic conditions for this type of holiday. On the Ski Touring Try It Out Weekends, our experienced guides know all the best vantage points for all the best views and the safest routes throughout the Pyrenees and will lead these tours. The tours will take in the Grand Tourmalet, Néouvielle and the Cirque de Gavarnie.
Prices start at £807 / €915 per person and include all ski equipment, accommodation on a half-board basis, return transfers from Tarbes-Lourdes airport, transportation where necessary of luggage between hotels and the services of a multi-lingual guide.
Note to Editors: Purely Pyrenees is a NEW tour operator on the British market, launching in 2018 and backed with over 30 years of experience from French parent company, La Balaguère. Purely Pyrenees tours pride themselves on offering the very best accommodation to be found on their routes, the finest local food and experiences that their guests will never forget – whether stunning views or amazing vistas. They are renowned for their local knowledge, personal touch and expertise. They go that extra mile to provide unique experiences and memorable holidays.
NEW for 2019 – Purely Pyrenees are introducing a short programme of winter holidays – ski – touring and snow shoeing – in some of the prettiest and most spectacular parts of the mountains. The snow-shoeing holidays are in bi-lingual groups with clients of parent French company La Balaguère. The ski touring break would appeal to those who have some downhill experience but would like to try cross-country for a change.
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.