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Outings in the Pyrenees at Tourmalet Pic du Midi region

Whatever the season and whatever your level, there are countless footpaths just waiting for you to set out along here in discovery of an authentic, unspoilt mountain.Lace up your walking boots and put your best foot forward !

Wide open spaces in the Pyrénées and a sense of freedom 

In each season different facets of the destination are revealed. Torrents of mountains, lakes, waterfalls … Water is present everywhere … providing a refreshing setting and soundtrack.

Hiking in the French Pyrenees, in the Tourmalet Pic du Midi region.

  • In the mountain plains to admire the panoramic views over the Pyrenees, down in the typical picturesque villages
  • at altitude to get to a mountain lake, a peak, pass or summit. 

Experienced or mountain mountaineer, find “hiking at your feet”!

Occasional hikers

Even if you’re not a big hillwalker, some of the mountain lakes are within your reach. Why not also head out to explore the architectural heritage associated with the age-old farming traditions of the Campan, Lesponne and Barèges valleys (especially the famous courtaous – cowherds’ huts).

All sorts of family walks

 without having to climb any too steep slopes, you can explore an authentic mountain environment amidst unspoilt natural surroundings, and look out for signs of the local farming community and their livestock.

For the thrill-seeking experienced hikers and trail runners

There’s no need to go beyond 3,000 metres! At Tourmalet Pic du Midi even the most seasoned walkers will find a physically challenging, visually appealing outing to be enjoyed to their heart’s content!

There’s no shortage of trails to test the stamina and endurance of fitness fans.

The Néouvielle nature reserve

 And Néouvielle nature reserve is truly a wonder to behold with its wide array of mountain lakes – each one different and unique.

Trails for walking in the Pyrénées in complete freedom

Each outing is a journey that fills you with a breathtaking sense of freedom and where anything can happen! What drives us to go climbing in the mountains is the desire to (re)discover this peace of mind that washes over us, this sense of living life to the full and this inner well-being that awakens in us the joy of finding others … and ourselves!

No two outings are ever the same. Awaken your senses and the mountain has a whole host of surprises and encounters in store!


On both sides of the Tourmalet pass

 All sorts of symbolic species of Pyrenean fauna and flora can be found right across the Col du Tourmalet pass, including the Pyrenean lily, bearded vulture, Pyrenean chamois and marmots…

In the summer, the queens of the mountain

Cows and ewes rule the mountainside as they graze in their summer pastures. At Tourmalet, you might even catch sight of some llamas if you’re lucky! 

Breeders and shepherds are never far away

Livestock farmers, cowherds and shepherds are never far away, with their faithful patous, Great Pyrenees mountain dogs.

Don’t be surprised if you come across them on your walk.

If you’d like to, by all means exchange greetings with these custodians of the Pyrenees, and end with a “Adishatz!”, which is always greatly appreciated. That’s unless you pass some walkers en route for Santiago de Compostela instead ?

My most beautiful hikes

Lakes Circuit

If you’re itching to venture off the beaten track, then why not call on a mountain guide to show you the Pyrenees in a different light, in complete safety.  


Did you know ? 

  •  Know your signs
  •  ToposGuide available at the Tourist Office


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