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Pyrenees Escape

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Summer & Fall

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Wild scenery & lakes

Escape to the Pyrenees peaks and lakes with our 9-day guided trekking holiday through Pyrenees Centrales. Hiking both the French and Spanish sides of the border, our Pyrenees Escape tour will take you on an adventure through the Pyrenean wilderness and adventure.

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Trip Itinerary

Chateau hotel
9 days
8 pax

Pyrenees Escape

Travel over the Pyrenees following the footsteps of those escaping to freedom. Our 9-day guided hiking trek over the French and Spanish Central Pyrenees. A memorable hiking trek along the Freedom trail and into Spain's Aiguestortes, with over 300 lakes in a magnificent setting.
From: $2996 / person
Departures from:
21 Aug, 2023
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Overview


Comforts on  Pyrenees Escape

Our hiking adventure includes:
  • Hotels 5 nights.
  • Alpine refuge 3 nights.
  • Luggage transfers to hotels.
  • Breakfasts, dinners, and lunches.
  • Private coach group transfer from and to Toulouse airport.
  • Private coach or 4x4 transport to and from trail heads.
  • Trek 70 mi (115 km) to a maximum altitude of 9000 ft (2700 m).
  • Average 8 mi (11 km) per day with +2700 ft (+850 m) ascent.
  • Small group size of 8 clients per guide.
  • An experienced alpine trekking guide with extensive knowledge of local fauna and flora. The guide will manage the logistics and ensure group safety, leaving you to enjoy the trip.

Is this for me ?  

We design our hiking trips to be as  accessible as possible, whilst maintaining a degree of challenge and adventure, which is relative and different for all of us. 
CHALLENGE RATING: 3 – Vigorous

Average distance per day:
from 8 to 14 mi (13 to 23 km)
Average elevation gain/loss per day:

from 1,000 to 4,000 ft (300 to 1,200 m).

Terrain type: Mountains and rolling hills, trails are a mix of woodland and rocky paths with some steep ascents and descents, moderate exposure on the trails to be expected. (eg. a handrail or chain on the hillside of an exposed path).

Amenities: Lodgings will a mix of hotels and refuges, WI-FI and mobile coverage is available some days of the trek, participants will have limited access to local shops.

Suitable for: Participants should have an above-average fitness level and ability to hike 5-7 hours a day at a pace of 2.5 mph (4 km/h).

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.

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Trip Detail

Highlights

We have carefully selected some of the most spectacular hikes of the French and Spanish Pyrenees.

The French Pyrénées Ariégeoises Regional Park and the Spanish Aigüestortes National Park are considered two of the most spectacular, must-see spots of the Pyrenees.

Follow in the footsteps of downed Allied airmen and others escaping WWII Nazi-occupied France along the Freedom Trail. Hiking sections of Europe’s well-known long-distance trails, GR10, GR11, the High Pyrenean Route (HRP). See dramatic landscapes with cascading waterfalls and over 200 lakes.

Experience it all with our 9-day guided trekking holiday to the Central Pyrenees of France and Spain.



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Accommodation and hiking facts 

Itinerary

Meeting at Toulouse airport (TLS) at 9:30AM
TOULOUSE - ST GIRONS
Day 1
3 mi, +1100 / -1100 ft
6 km, +300 / -300 m
2 hrs hiking
Hotel - Seix (France)
Hotel, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
Depart at 9:30AM, (transfer 2 hrs).
CHEMIN DE PASSEURS
Day 2
9 mi, +4200 / -150 ft
9 km, +1300 / -50 m
5 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge - (France)
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Main luggage is not available at the refuge
FREEDOM TRAIL - ST GIRONS
Day 3
8 mi, +1600 / -5200 ft
13 km, +500 / -1600 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - St Girons (France)
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
GR10 – BENTAILLOU MINES - PIC HAR
Day 4
6 mi, +4200 / -1100 ft
9 km, +1300 / -350 m
6 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge - (France)
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Main luggage is not available at the refuge
PASS D'ARAN - SPAIN - LAIT VALLEY
Day 5
10 mi, +3300 / -4300 ft
18 km, +1000 / -1300 m
7 hrs hiking
Hotel - Vielha (Spain)
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
REST DAY
Day 6
10 mi, +3800 / -2700 ft
16 km, +1150 / -850 m
6 hrs hiking
Hotel - Boi (Spain)
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
Optional extra hike GR11 – BOI
AIGUESTORTES PLATEAU & LAKES
Day 7
7 mi, +3600 / -1100 ft
12 km, +1100 / -350 m
6 hrs hiking
Alpine refuge - (Spain)
Alpine refuge, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Main luggage is not available at the refuge
CARROS DE FOC – GR11
Day 8
9 mi, +850 / -4400 ft
14 km, +250 / -1350 m
5 hrs hiking
Hotel - Vielha (Spain)
Hotel, breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. Luggage transfer.
DEPART FOR TOULOUSE
Day 9
Depart at 9:30AM, (transfer 3.5 hrs). The estimated arrival time at airport is midday.
Included:
Breakfast and refreshments
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Prices and dates

Departures for Pyrenees Escape DAYS HIKING TOUR

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$ 2969
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Start: Wed Feb 8, 2023
End: Wed Feb 8, 2023
August 21, 2023
$ 2996
USD / person
Start: Mon Aug 21, 2023
End: Tue Aug 29, 2023
September 4, 2023
$ 2996
USD / person
Start: Mon Sep 4, 2023
End: Tue Sep 12, 2023
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9 days hiking tour
Starts: 15 September 2022
Ends: 28 September 2022

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Trip Information

WHAT’S INCLUDED

The trip price includes:
  • Accommodation (5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in catered mountain hut),
  • all breakfasts, three-course dinner (8 nights), and picnic lunches (8 days),
  • return transfers to and from Toulouse airport (TLS),
  • all in-country transportation – road, tram, railway, and cable car rides necessary for the itinerary,
  • all luggage transfers, and
  • a qualified English speaking alpine guide.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

These are not included in the trip price:
  • Flights, charges and expenses to/from your home city to Toulouse airport, excess/delayed baggage charges, and airport taxes,
  • individual transfers (possibly arising from flight delays),
  • alcoholic beverages and soft drinks,
  • laundry fees and items of a personal nature (e.g. toiletries),
  • internet access,
  • optional guide gratuities, and
  • travel/emergency evacuation insurance.

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Our terms of service

Please refer to Trenoza Treks Terms of Service for full details of our payment and cancellation schedules, age limits, specific requirements, and obligations.  For more information contact us.

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