Apr – Oct
French Pyrenees

A fun-filled multi activity holiday in the Pyrenees

INCLUDED Accommodation of your choice
A tailor made itinerary
9 activity points per person
A personalised welcome
NOT INCLUDED Flights Car hire

This is our 5* rated summer multi activity holiday. You’re going to love it! Thanks to our on the ground local adventure and accommodation contacts we’re able to create the summer multi activity holiday that you want.

Whether you are a family looking for a fun-packed summer multi activity holiday with your adventurous children or a group of mates wanting an action-packed adventure holiday together, we will create a fully flexible multi activity holiday that ticks all your boxes.

The Pyrenees mountains and foothills form the natural border between France and Spain and are a veritable playground for the adventure-lover. The range of outdoor adventure activities here is impressive whether you’re a river sports lover or prefer your adventures on terra firma.

This action-packed multi activity holiday includes 9 activity points which you can exchange for a whole range of exciting activities to create a cocktail of fun for your week in the mountains. They include;

Night in a refuge
DH mountain biking
River Boarding
River Rafting
Tree Climbing
Mountain Walking
High Ropes Adventures
River Walking
XC Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
River Kayaking
Rock Climbing

What’s more, your party or all members of your family don’t even have to all do the same activities. That’s the beauty of our activity points system which is at the heart of our flexible multi activity adventure holiday. See the Activities tab above for full details of what activities you can do with your points.

As for accommodation, again we give you the choice of where you wish to spend your holiday. Whatever your budget and whatever your accommodation preference, we will tailor make a bespoke adventure multi activity holiday package just for you.

Summer Multi Activity Holiday Points

Your 7 night summer multi activity holiday will include 9 activity points per person. If you book a 2 week holiday we will include 15 points. You can exchange those points for a whole host of fun and action-packed activities. Want to know what you get for your points? Here’s your summary.

A Night in a Refuge
DH Mountain Biking
High Ropes Adventures
Horse Riding
River Boarding
River Kayaking
River Rafting
River Walking
Rock Climbing
Tree Climbing
Via Ferrata
Walking in the Pyrenees
XC Mountain Biking

You don’t need to choose your activities straight away. Take your time and let us know your choices 4 weeks before your holiday. You don’t even have to all choose the same activities. Pool your points and decide how you’d like to split them up between your family/group members. How’s that for flexibility!

Summer multi activity holiday night in refugeA Night in a Refuge

Leave behind all thoughts of Facebook and enjoy a hike up to a mountain refuge where you’ll be rewarded with a hot meal and a comfy bed for the night.

The catered mountain refuges are generally open from June to the end of September. Exact dates vary per refuge and we will advise you when you enquire.

Adult Half Board 2 Points Experience mountain life with a good hike up to a mountain refuge (self-guided) where you can eat delicious food prepared from local products.

Facilities are naturally basic up in the mountains. You’ll sleep in dormitory style accommodation with other hikers and showers may or may not be available depending on refuge choice.

The walks up to the catered mountain refuges vary in distance and difficulty but don’t worry, we’ll make a refuge recommendation based on your hiking ability.

The half board option is for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Child 8-18 Half Board 1.5 Points Children benefit from a reduced half board (dinner, bed and breakfast) rate when they stay in a catered mountain refuge.
Adult Full Board 2.5 Points With the full board option you will get a picnic for the next day as well as dinner, bed and breakfast. This is the best option if you are planning to spend the day hiking in the mountains around the refuge
Child 8-18 Full Board 2 Points Children benefit from a reduced full board rate when they stay in a catered mountain refuge.

Canyoning on a summer multi activity holidayCanyoning

Guided canyoning in the Pyrenees is an activity available to families and individuals alike. Options range from short kiddie canyons, which are ideal for those new to this activity, right up to day long technical canyoning descents for adults only.

You’ll obviously need to know how to swim and, for the bigger canyons, previous experience of rope work such as abseiling is an advantage.

1/2 Day Kiddies Canyon 1.5 Points The introductory canyoning descents take no longer than 1h30 and include natural slides, short abseils as well as jumps into rock pools up to 2m deep. There are always options for those who are not quite so brave, but I think you will surprise yourself!

Suitable for children aged 8+.

1/2 Day Guided Canyoning 2 Points The standard half day canyoning is suitable for adults and children aged 12+. However, they may also be suitable for younger children who are strong and confident in water and happy for longer slides and jumps into deeper pools.

One of the possibilities is a descent of a canyon up the Oô valley near Luchon which includes a 20 minute walk up to to the jump in point. The canyon has numerous abseils, two Tyrolean traverses, a slide and jumps into pools from heights of between 4 and 9 metres. All this will take you between 2h and 2h30.

Another possibility if you are staying in the Ariege Pyrenees is the Cagateille canyon which is in a beautiful location. It’s a great descent for the adventurous canyoner.

1 Day Canyoning Experience 3 Points The full day’s canyoning will suit people who have previous experience of the activity and are prepared for a full physical day of descending one of the more exciting rivers that flow down from the Pyrenees mountains. Longer abseils bigger jumps and slides, deeper pools and a more ‘out there’ atmosphere await you.

Cave explorations on a summer multi activity holidayCaving

Explore the fantastic underground world of the limestone cave systems in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Marvel at stalactites and stalagmites and a whole range of limestone features as well as surprising animal and plant life in the caves.

1/2 Day Guided Intro to Caving 2 Points The underground world in the Pyrenees is an environment of fantastical limestone formations, underground streams and rivers and otherworldly creatures, sure to capture the imagination of adults and children alike.

No need for ropes or any other technical equipment on this introduction to caving. This activity is open to everybody, has no technical difficulties and is of course practicable in all weathers!

The only proviso is that larger people may struggle with some of the narrow passages.

1/2 Day Caving Guided Mini Traverse 2 Points On the half day mini traverse you’ll enter the caving system at one point and make your way underground to the exit point. The traverse will include some rope work as you explore galleries and ledges.
1 Day Caving Experience 3 Points The full day caving experience is open to all, even beginners, who are fit and enjoy the challenge of exploring more technical systems underground. Abseils, climbs, water sections, narrow tunnels, variety is the name of the game! Make sure you bring a picnic lunch and some water as this is a full day out.

DH Mountain biking in the AriegeDH Mountain Biking

Downhill mountain biking in the Pyrenees, a fantastic way to enjoy the thrill of the descent without the effort of the climb!

It is however a more technical activity than XC mountain biking due to the type of bike you will be riding and you will be kitted out with full body armour as a matter of security.

The downhill mountain biking is self-guided but routes are waymarked and colour graded.

The points you choose will depend on where you will be staying for your adventure holiday. We will advise you on the best options available.

1 Day DH MTB Lift Pass – Guzet 1 Point 1 day mountain bike lift pass at Guzet. This is the best option if you are on holiday with your own DH mountain bike. The 4×4 uplift gives you access to some exciting cross country and downhill mountain biking with choices for all levels of biker.
1/2 day DH MTB Hire and Uplift Guzet 1.5 Points The downhill bikes that can be hired at the Guzet station in the Couserans area of the Ariege Pyrenees have a full suspension system with up to 200mm travel and no lockout, designed to handle technical descents and big jumps. Both adult and children’s bikes are available.

The points include a 4×4 shuttle bus which takes you back up to the start of the descent routes which include all grades from green to black.

1/2 day DH MTB Hire and 1 shuttle Le Mourtis 2.5 Points The downhill bikes that are available at the Mourtis ski station are high spec technical DH bikes especially suited to the more experienced downhill mountain biker. The points include a vehicle transfer from the valley bottom back up to the resort
1/2 day DH MTB Hire and uplift Luchon Superbagneres 4 Points These points include the hire of a high spec downhill bike along with all the necessary body armour. Uplift on the gondola from Luchon centre to the start of the descent itineraries from the Superbagneres ski station is also included.

Summer multi activity adventure holidayHigh Ropes Adventure

Challenge yourself on giant Tyrolean zip wires, monkey bridges and via ferrata on a high ropes adventure. From a half day guided high ropes adventure to a full day self-guided at a local adventure park, this is serious fun for all the family.

The points you choose will depend on where you will be staying for your adventure holiday. We will advise you on the best options available.

1 Day Pass – Pyr Hô Adventure Park 1 Point The Pyrenees Hô adventure park is fantastic value! With over 220 aerial and 20 ground based activities it is a great day out for both adults and children from 3 years upwards. Tyrolean traverses, cargo nets, pedal cart and biking circuits, giant slides, cable bridges, climbing, via ferrata…. whichever course you do, the activities get progressively more difficult in order to continually challenge you.

For a small extra charge, the bravest may choose to the free jump onto the massive inflatable mattress or fling yourself down the giant Tyrolean!

1/2 Day Pass – Aulus Adventure Park 1 Point The purpose made high ropes adventure park in Aulus-les-Bains in the Ariege Pyrenees has a great range of ropes, swings and monkey bridges for children as young as 3 years old. There is also plenty to entertain older children and adults too. A fun morning or afternoon out for all the family.
1/2 Day Guided – Roc Aventure 2 Points The Roc Aventure high ropes adventure park is a guided activity suitable for anybody over 1.35m provided they have a head for heights! The park is in a completely natural and wild setting above one of the rivers that are used for the canyoning activity.

This is a great mixture of via ferrata, monkey bridges, cable crossings and exciting Tyrolean traverses (the biggest is 200m long!) which take you from side of the river to the other. Your balance will be tested but you are securely attached to the guide line at all times. The activity is modular and last between 2 and 3 hours.

Horse riding on a summer multi activity holidayHorse Riding

Horse riding is a lovely way to see something of the Pyrenees foothills and mountains. Choose from introductory 2 hour rides alongside rivers and through valley meadows or maybe a longer day long horse ride to explore the higher mountains and cols. You’ll learn about the local breeds of horse and the basics of looking after them too

2h Horse Ride for Novices 2 Points This gentle 2 hour ride out is the perfect introduction to horse riding for those who have never been on a horse before. Your local guide will initiate you into the basic skills needed for horse riding and will take you on an undemanding short ride along meandering riverside paths and tracks in the foothills.
1/2 Day Horse Ride 2 Points If you have previous horse riding experience, this 1/2 day ride is the perfect opportunity to get to know the local Merens or Castillon breed of horse and to explore some of the quiet paths and tracks of the Pyrenees mountains and foothills.
Full Day Horse Riding Experience 4 Points Experienced horse riders who are already used to long hours in the saddle will love these day treks which provide a great opportunity to discover the full beauty of the Pyrenees foothills and mountains.

With 6+ hours in the saddle, this is a grand day out. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced local guide and will head off the beaten track along little explored paths, up cooling rivers and onto mountain ridges. It’s a wonderful horse riding experience.

Hydrospeed river fun on a multi activity holidayRiverboarding

Riverboarding is known as Hydrospeed in France and is a fun riversport for the confident swimmer. It is practised on most of the rivers that flow down from the high mountains of the Pyrenees and is a challenging and adrenalin-fuelled activity, especially in the spring time when the rivers are super-charged with snow melt.

Introduction to Riverboarding. 2 Points The introduction to riverboarding session is suitable for people over the age of 14 who are confident swimmers. The descent lasts for approx 1h30 and may include some small weirs and mini rapids that form where the river narrows.
1/2 day Riverboarding Descent – Bossost in Spain 3 Points For maximum adrenalin, your descent of the river Garonne from Bossost in Spain will be timed to coincide with the release of water from the hydroelectric reservoirs up river. Hold onto your riverboard and go with the flow!

This descent is for strong, confident swimmers with previous riverboarding experience who are capable of withstanding a fairly sustained effort for the duration of the descent.

Paragliding on a Pyrenees multi activity holidayParagliding

Tandem and solo paragliding experiences in the French Pyrenees in which spectacular views are guaranteed. Paragliding outings are obviously very much subject to the weather conditions on the day.

The points you choose will depend on where you will be staying for your adventure holiday. We will advise you on the most suitable option.

Tandem Paragliding Flight Ariege Pyrenees 3.5 Points This tandem paragliding flight takes off from above Moulis near Saint Girons in the Couserans area of the Ariege Pyrenees. You will have around 15 minutes in the air with lovely views up the valley to the high mountains of the Ariege.
Tandem Paragliding Flight Luchon 4 Points A tandem paragliding experience which takes off from the Superbagneres ski station above Luchon which will give you some of the most dramatic and spectacular views of the high mountains. You’ll have around 20 minutes in the air.
Learn to Paraglide Experience 5 Points A 30-40 minute flight learning basic paragliding skills

Canoe kayak on a multi activity holidayRiver Kayaking

Kayaking on the rivers of the French Pyrenees in Spring is a great fun activity for all, especially in springtime when the snow melt swells the rivers.

Choose a 1 or 2 person canoe kayak and then after a briefing from your instructor you’ll set off down the river using your paddle and bodyweight to steer. Great fun for everybody from 10 yrs of age upwards.

1.5-2h Kayak Descent 1 Point This 1.5-2h descent of the river Salat from just up river of the village of Seix in the Ariege Pyrenees. You’ll be accompanied by a qualified guide as you make your way down river.

Mates having fun rafting on the riverRiver Rafting

River rafting is fantastic fun for families and groups of mates. All of the major rivers in the area have bases from which this activity is offered.

1/2 day Rafting or Inflatable Canoe 2 Points There are a number of locations for the 1/2 day river descent in a raft, ranging from the wide River Garonne that flows down from the Aran Valley in Spain, the narrower Lez river that flows down to Saint Girons from the mountains of the Couserans in the Ariege through to the narrower and more exciting Arreau river in the Hautes Pyrenees.

A sporting descent on the picturesque river Arreau is assured by the presence of the Gorges de Cadéac, a point where the river narrows and you are ‘posted’ through the gap!

Whether you choose a descent in a multi-person raft or a 1 or 2 person inflatable canoe, a fun time is assured.

River walking on a multi activity holidayRiver Walking

River walking is an adventure activity open to people of all ages and a great way to cool off in the heat of the summer months.

Your guide will choose the river according to conditions on the day.

1/2 Day River Walking Experience 1 Point Enjoy a refreshing river walk on a hot summers day and discover the flora and fauna of a unique environment. River walking has no technical difficulty and is open to people of all ages.

Your local and experienced guide knows the river courses well and will select the best outing for your group based on conditions at the time.

Minimum numbers may be required for the points indicated to apply.

Children try rock climbing on a summer adventure holidayRock Climbing

Go rock climbing in the Pyrenees and enjoy warm rock in a beautiful environment. Single pitch and multi pitch sports climbing for all abilities.

Children relish the mental and physical challenge of rock climbing as they try and work out the foot and hand sequences to climb up the rock face. The special rubber-soled shoes help your feet to stick to the rock and you are attached by rope to your belayer at all times.

1/2 Day Guided Rock Climbing 2 Points This 1/2 day guided rock climbing experience is a great introduction to the sport and a fantastic activity for the kids. You’ll learn all about the equipment needed to climb up a rock face and how to tie the specific knots that will attach the rope to your harness.

Your guide will then belay you as you make your way up the warm rock face, using natural hand and foot holds in the rock. You’ll get a real sense of achievement when you reach the top and your guide lowers you down using the rope!

Minimum numbers may be required for the points indicated to apply

Test your balance and nerve tree climbingTree Climbing

Go tree climbing on your multi activity adventure holiday and rediscover the little monkey in you. Great fun for all the family.

This activity is only available in July and August and takes place in the welcome shade of the trees near the le Mourtis ski resort.

1/2 Day Guided Tree Climbing 1 Point On this group activity you’ll learn basic rock climbing techniques and apply them as you climb up into the trees. You’ll be securely attached to a rope at all times.

Play on the Tyrolean traverse, challenge your balance on the slackline in the tree canopy, let yourself go on the rope swing. Kids young and old will love tree climbing!

Minimum numbers may be required for the points indicated to apply

Trotinette on a multi activity holidayTrotinette

The trotinette is a great new guided activity in the Pyrenees. It’s a cross between a scooter and a mountain bike and is sometimes equipped with suspension for a smoother ride.

The trotinette descents take the paths and tracks that descend from the ski stations and are great fun for all the family.

1/2 Day Trotinette Descent 2 Points From your meeting point in the valley floor you’ll be transported up to either le Mourtis or Superbagneres ski station (by gondola for the latter) where you’ll be briefed on how to ride the trotinette. Don’t worry, it isn’t difficult! You’ll then ride back down to the valley floor on forest paths and tracks, stopping to take in the views as you go.

From Superbagneres there are two descent routes. One is the ‘discovery’ route which is perfect for families who are looking for a gentle and scenic descent, whilst the ‘adventure’ descent is more exciting! Both routes are around 15kms long and involve descent of 1200m which will take you around 1h30. Helmets will be provided by your guide.

Try via ferrata on a summer multi activity holidayVia Ferrata

Via ferrata means iron path in Italian. It is a mountain climbing route which consists of anchors such as steel cables and rungs, steps and wooden walkways. Wearing a rock climbing harness, you affix yourself to the guide cable and make your way up and along the rock face.

Via ferrata is a great adventure for those with a head for heights. The incredible views and sense of achievement you will get on completing the route makes the effort worthwhile.

Via Ferrata Cierp Gaud 1 Point The via ferrata course at Cierp Gaud is self-guided and will take you 1h30-2h. It is a real challenge and a great choice for anybody wanting to have an adventure in a beautiful setting with great views. You will need a head for heights for this course!

An instructor will provide you with the necessary safety equipment and brief you on the techniques required to complete the via ferrata circuit. Then it’s over to you!

1/2 Day Guided Kiddie Via Ferrata 2 Points Via Ferrata is an activity that is available down in the valleys in the winter as well as in the summer. The kiddie via ferrata at the pretty lake of Saint Pé d’Ardet is ideal for children and adults who would like an easy introduction to the sport. You will be accompanied by a guide at all times who will instruct you on the course.
1/2 Day Guided Via Ferrata 2 Points This 1/2 day guided via ferrata in the Barousse Valley is open to people of all abilities, those who have got previous climbing experience as well as people who are completely new to the sport. Your head for heights will be challenged on the exposed sections and you are sure to find the 45m abseil exciting!
1 Day Guided Via Ferrata 3 Points You will need a certain level of fitness to undertake the full day ferrata just across the border up the Aran valley in Spain. It involves a good walk in and is a long outing. The via ferrata gets progressively more difficult as it progresses but there are get out points should you not feel able to push yourself further. A grand day out!

Minimum numbers may be required for the points indicated to apply

Glorious views hiking the Freedom TrailWalking in the Pyrenees

Explore the beauty and grandeur of the Pyrenees mountains on a self-guided or guided walk, discovering the rich mountain heritage, culture, flora and fauna of the mountain environment.

There is walking for all abilities and the mountain views will take your breath away.

1 Day Guided Mountain Walking 2.5 Points A full day hiking in the mountains with a local guide is the best way to explore off the beaten path and to discover the remarkable flora and fauna of the central French Pyrenees.

Discover the environment of the brown bear in the Pyrenees, see chamois and red deer and maybe even catch a glimpse of the Lammergeier or the Egyptian vulture in the skies above you.

Minimum numbers may be required for the points indicated to apply.

A guided holiday mountain biking adventureXC Mountain Biking

Experience XC mountain biking in the Pyrenees on way-marked tracks, trails and gnarly single track with views to die for.

Hire a mountain bike and find your own way around or, better still, use a local guide to show you the very best mountain biking in the area.

1 Day Hardtail MTB Hire Luchon 2 Points 1 day hardtail XC mountain bike hire
1 Day Full Suspension MTB Hire Luchon 3 Points 1 day full suspension mountain bike hire
1 day Guided XC Mountain Biking 3 Points The guided riding takes place in the Luchon area and is ideally suited to the confident mountain biker who has a certain level of fitness. Your professionally qualified British guide will take you off the tourist track to explore some of the finest singletrack that the area has to offer.

Minimum numbers may be required for the points indicated to apply

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Adventure Reviews

4.80 based on 5 reviews
6th August 2016

Penny organised an action-packed few days for our family including white water kayaking, downhill mountain biking, high wires, via ferrata and canyoning. The latter was a substitute for parapenting which was postponed due to low cloud, however it turned out to be the highlight of the week. Well recommended Penny!
After our initial meeting with Penny for a run through our itinerary, she was on hand by text or email to answer any questions or recommend places to visit. A wonderful tailor made hassle-free holiday with the flexibility to sightsee and enjoy the local food and nearby Spanish
We stayed in a family suite (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) at La Baluchon. Tucked on the hillside with amazing views our hosts Michel and Marie made us feel very at home. We enjoyed the shared breakfasts with other guests of all nationalities, which made for interesting conversation and exchange of ‘must see’ places to visit. A lovely B&B close to most of our activities, the spa town of Luchon and the beautiful Louron valley.
We enjoyed all of our activities and our guides Olivier at the bike hire shop and Sebastien at the Canyoning were extremely welcoming. The High Wires were challenging (enjoyed by our 15 year old) and the via ferrata not for the feint hearted

6th September 2016

Fantastic week of activities in a stunningly beautiful area, Penny goes the extra mile to come up with an itinerary that in addition to the activities makes sure that get the most of each different area that you visit. Also excellent suggestions for start points for walks, felt like you were getting some local knowledge.
Good private gite, interesting mix of new and old! Fantastic pool, covered terrace area and BBQ, great views from the terrace over the wooded foothills to the big mountains in the distance. Wide selection of games, good outdoor table tennis table, the only thing missing seemed to be a boule set for the boule area?
High wires (Pyrenee Ho) and the kayaking trip (especially going over a small dam!) were the highlights for us. Discovered that as you get older you seem to feel less comfortable at activities that are at height (or underground) but both are no problem for an 8 year old!

19th September 2016

Great trip and didn’t want to come home! Really fun activities in an amazing mountain setting with a well organised itinerary. Enjoyed some warm sun and rain which actually didn’t make any difference to our activities and helped increase water levels. Great local markets and some nice simple French food.
Excellent accommodation at Le Baluchon B & B in Cierp Gaud where Michel and Marie where lovely hosts. It is an old barn conversion but with very tasteful modern extensions and additions with views over the village and Pyrenean foothills.
We especially liked the variety of water based sport; rafting just over in Spain to coincide with water releases from hydro dams, hydrospeeding, canoeing, and canyoning; learning some new techniques involving ropes, carabiners etc. with specific and warm wetsuits for each activity. It was a real taster for these well run activities and now would love to come back when the water levels would be more challenging

15th July 2017

Fantastic week doing a whole mixture of activities, pitched just right. All the activities went smoothly, great fun, good accommodation, good food, helpful information. Without the pre-organisation there is no way that we would have done all the activities or had such a relaxing and pleasantly distracting week. Beautiful setting – hoping to come back for more.

12th August 2017

Thank you Adventure Creators for a wonderful week in the Pyrenees. It was all very well organised, and Penny’s local knowledge was really helpful, especially with her great restaurant recommendations.

Morning activities were safe and well thought out, and Penny gave us suggestions for where to go in our free time. She joined us for a couple of activities and a meal, and was great company and full of useful and interesting local information.

Our group of 2 adults and a teen did white water rafting (quite sedate this year), via ferrata (nice guide and just the right level), rock climbing (beautiful scenery and personal guide, lots of routes for us), high ropes/tree adventure (a fantastic mix of Go-Ape and via ferrata with lots of routes and ability ranges. The 2 toughest routes took us an hour each, and had the most amazing zip wires includied). Trotinette – a mad mix of mountain bike and scooter – great fun and I think this was the males’ favourite activity.

All in all, good value for money, well organised and we would recommend Adventure Creators for organising a family holiday for adrenalin junkies and adventure virgins alike

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