Apr – Oct
French Pyrenees

A fun-filled multi activity adventure holiday in the Pyrenees

INCLUDEDFlexible accommodation
A tailor made itinerary
Flexible activity points
Our personal attention
NOT INCLUDEDFlightsCar hire

This is our 5* rated (see reviews below), super flexible, designed around you, everything taken care of, family multi activity holiday, as featured in the Guardian!

Thanks to our local adventure and accommodation contacts we’re able to create the multi activity adventure holiday or short break that you’ve been looking for.

About the activities

The range of outdoor adventure activities in the central Pyrenees is impressive and there really is something here for outdoors lovers of all ages.

The fun starts in April when the riversports season kicks off. Adrenaline junkies can challenge themselves rafting, canoeing, kayaking, riverboarding and canyoning in the snowmelt-swollen rivers that flow down from the high mountains.

Then there’s rock climbing, via ferrata, offroad scooter, caving and paragliding and all of the following fun-filled activities that you can enjoy from April through to October.

Night in a refuge
Lake Kayaking
River Walking
Offroad Scooter
Via Ferrata
Bear Tracking
High Ropes Adventures
River Kayaking
Rock Climbing
Offroad Segway
Mountain Walking
Horse Riding
River Boarding
River Rafting
Tree Climbing
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Mountain Biking

Choose a week long multi activity adventure holiday and we’ll include 9 activity points in the package price. You can exchange these for a whole range of exciting activities – See the tab above for full details of points required for each activity. You think you’ll need more points? No problem, you can purchase additional points if you wish.

Whether you’re a family looking for a fun-filled summer multi activity holiday with your adventurous children or a group of mates wanting an action-packed adventure short break together, you know you can trust us to create a fully flexible multi activity holiday that ticks all your boxes.

What’s more, you don’t even have to all do the same activities. That’s the beauty of our fully flexible activity points system. Pool the points and share them out amongst the family.


As for accommodation, again we give you a range of accommodation options to choose from.

Whether you’d prefer to stay in a mobile home or chalet on a 4* campsite, a self-catering property in a mountainside hamlet, a cosy B&B or even a 3* hotel in town, whatever your budget, this tailor made holiday will be created around your wishes.

Give us some brief details on the enquiry form (on the right hand side of this page on desktop, keep scrolling for the form on mobile) and we’ll get back to you with some accommodation options and prices for your holiday.

Summer Multi Activity Holiday Points

Choose a 7 night multi activity adventure holiday and we’ll include 9 activity points per person in your quote. If you book a 2 week holiday we will include 14 points. If you’re looking for a short break or long weekend then we’ll include anything from 4 to 6 points per person.

You can exchange those points for a whole host of fun and action-packed activities which we will arrange into your own personal action-packed family adventure holiday!

A Night in a Refuge
Bear Tracking
High Ropes Adventures Horse Riding
Lake Kayaking Pedalos River Boarding
River Kayaking
River Rafting
River Walking
Rock Climbing
Tree Climbing
Offroad Scooter
Offroad Segway
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Via Ferrata Mountain Walking Mountain Biking

You don’t need to choose your activities straight away. Take your time and let us know your choices 6 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!

Night in a mountain refuge PyreneesA Night in a Refuge

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

You should be prepared for a hike of around 3h with 800m of ascent. Kids do need to be comfortable with hiking up hills but there is a lot to distract them from their efforts en route!

Adult Half Board2 PointsThe half board option is for dinner, bed and breakfast. Dinner is prepared by the refuge ‘gardiens’ from local products and is a convivial affair taken with other hikers in the dining room.

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 the refuge.

Child 8-18 Half Board1.5 PointsChildren benefit from a reduced half board rate.

Your children must be comfortable with hiking up hills.

Adult Full Board2.5 PointsWith 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 Board2 PointsChildren benefit from a reduced full board rate when they stay in a catered mountain refuge.

Bear Tracking Experience Pyrenees bear tracking experience

A unique experience for ages 12+ accompanying a local expert for a day deep into the territory of the brown bears on the France/Spain border.

You’ll learn how the experts track and monitor the bears, recovering their fur from scratching points, looking for footprints and checking motion detection cameras for live footage.

Bear Tracking Experience3.5 PointsA full day from 07h30-17h00 in the company of a local qualified and English-speaking bear expert, learning how they monitor and track these fabulous animals.

The hiking is rough and includes 700m of climbing.

A unique opportunity to learn about the local bear population direct from the experts.

For ages 12+. Points are based on min 3 people.

Canyoning on a family adventure holidayCanyoning

Canyoning options range from short river gorges to introduce you to the sport (ideal for children and 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.

Introduction to Canyoning1.5 PointsThe 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!

This activity is suitable for children aged 7+ who are able to swim.

1/2 Day Guided Canyoning2 PointsA descent of a river gorge up the Oô valley near Luchon includes a good stiff 20 minute walk up to to the jump in point.

The river gorge has numerous abseils, a Tyrolean traverse, slides and jumps into pools from heights of between 4 and 9 metres. All this will take you between 2h and 2h30.

This canyoning experience is suitable for children aged 12+.

1 Day Canyoning Experience3 PointsEnjoy a full day out and drive over the border into Spain to discover the fabulous Miraval limestone river gorge. The beautiful drive there will take around 1h45 from Luchon but it’s all part of the adventure!

The canyoning descent is open to all abilities as none of the numerous jumps (some from a height of 10m!) and slides are obligatory.

There’s no abseiling or rope work so younger children will enjoy the experience provided they are good swimmers. There is however plenty to challenge older children as they make their way down river!

This canyoning experience is open to children of 10+.

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 Caving2 PointsDiscover fantastical limestone formations, underground streams and rivers and otherworldly creatures, sure to capture the imagination of adults and children alike.

This introduction to caving 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.

This activity is suitable for children as young as 5 yrs.

High ropes family adventures in PyreneesHigh Ropes Adventures

From a whole day at the extensive local adventure park with its huge variety of ground and aerial based activities to a session in a river gorge on a guided, graded circuit of crossings, via ferrata and tyroleans, we have some great options in the area for families with kids from as young as 3!

1 Day Pass – Pyr Hô Adventure Park1 PointWith over 220 aerial and 20 ground based activities the adventure park is a great day out for all.

Tyrolean traverses, cargo nets, pedal cart and biking circuits, giant slides, cable bridges, climbing… 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!

2.5h Guided Session at Moudang1.5 PointsIf you’re staying in the Louron Valley it’s a 30 min drive to this adventure course at Aragnouet where there are 3 guided departures a day in peak season.

The three circuits are graded Blue, Red and Black with the easiest being suitable for children 5+ and the hardest being a challenging circuit which includes a big Tarzan rope swing, 800m of tyrolean up to 40m above the gorge and gorge crossings up to 40m long. Strength and courage required!

Horse riding Pyrenees family adventure 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 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 Novices2 PointsThis 3h horse experience is the perfect introduction to horse riding.

Your instructor will introduce you to the basic skills of horse riding such as preparing your horse for the ride and putting on the harness and saddle.

After a 2h ride you’ll take off the tack and give your horse a brush before releasing them back to the field.

This activity is open to children over 7 years.

1/2 Day Horse Ride3 PointsIf you have previous horse riding experience, this 1/2 day ride is the perfect opportunity to explore some of the quiet paths and tracks of the Pyrenees mountains and foothills.
Full Day Horse Riding Experience4 PointsExperienced 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.

Note that min numbers may be required for these points to apply.

Lake Kayaking Lake kayaking in the Pyrenees

Hire a 1 to 3 person kayak and spend a couple of hours on the stunning Lac de Génos in the Louron Valley surrounded by breathtaking views of the high mountains.

The boats are unsinkable and easy to manoeuvre, so take your time and paddle as far as you wish!

2h Single Person Canoe Kayak Outing1 PointRather not share your craft with another member of the family? Then choose the individual kayak and paddle at your own pace.

Suitable for children over 10 years

2h Two or Three Person Kayak Outing1.5 Points TotalHire a 2 or 3 person canoe and share the paddling.

Suitable for children as young as 5 years.

Note points are for the craft and not per person.


What family doesn’t enjoy mucking about on a lake in a pedalo! There is space for up to four people in these fun craft.

Take it in turns to pedal and see how long it takes you to reach the end of the 3.5km long lake at Loudenvielle!

2h Pedalo Hire1 PointEnjoy some family time pedalling the pedalo on the beautiful lake at Loudenvielle.

The points are per pedalo and not per person.

Children from 5 years of age can enjoy this activity. Life jackets are provided and are obligatory for children under 8 years.

Riverboarding Hydrospeed river fun on a multi activity holiday

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 can be a challenging and adrenalin-fuelled activity, especially in the spring time when the rivers are super-charged with snow melt.

Intro to Riverboarding2 PointsThe introduction to riverboarding session is fantastic fun for confident swimmers. The descent lasts for approx 1h30 and may include some small weirs and mini rapids that form where the river narrows.

This activity is suitable for children over 13.

1/2 day Riverboarding Descent – Bossost in Spain3 PointsFor 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 over the age of 15 who ideally have previous riverboarding experience and are capable of withstanding a fairly sustained effort for the duration of the descent.

Paragliding in the PyreneesParagliding

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

Fancy a permanent record of your paragliding outing? Ask us to reserve the GoPro for you and you can take the memory card home with you after your flight!

Tandem Paragliding4 PointsWe have a couple of take off sites for the paragliding experience. One is the Superbagneres ski station above Luchon and the other from the Col d’Azet above the stunning Louron valley.

Both options will give you some of the most dramatic and spectacular views of the high mountains. You’ll have around 20 minutes in the air.

The tandem paragliding experience is open to children as young as 5 years.

Learn to Paraglide Experience5 PointsA 30-40 minute flight learning basic paragliding skills

Kayaking on the river PyreneesRiver Kayaking

Kayaking on the picturesque Garonne river is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

Choose a 1 or 2 person canoe kayak and then after a briefing from your instructor you’ll set off down the river. Stop off en route for a picnic!

1.5h River Kayaking1.5 PointsOn this self-guided river kayaking experience you’ll paddle on the Garonne river from the foothills village of Valcabrère through to Montrejeau.

Individual kayaks and two person canoes are available. You are free to stop off en route down the river for a picnic lunch before arriving at the end point from where the minibus will pick you up and return you to base.

The river kayaking experience is available to children aged over 10 yrs.

River rafting family adventure holidayRiver Rafting

River rafting is fantastic fun for families and also groups of mates, especially in the springtime when the snowmelt swells the rivers.

In the peak summer months water releases from hydroelectric facilities make for action-packed descents on certain sections of river!

1/2 day Rafting or Inflatable Canoe2 PointsThe wide la Garona river which flows down from the Aran Valley in Spain is great fun in the Spring.

Summer descents are timed to coincide with releases from up-river hydroelectric facilities which make for an interesting outing.

The upper section has grade 4 rapids and is suitable for ages 12+
The lower section is good for age 10+ with sections of grade 2-3 rapids..

A gentler descent of the Neste river and the Garonne river on the French side of the Pyrenees is a great summer option for families with young children aged 5+.

River walking on a multi activity holidayRiver Walking

River walking is 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.

This activity is only available in July and August.

1/2 Day River Walking Experience1 PointYour local guide will select the best river course for your outing taking into account water levels and the group composition. You can expect to be river walking for around 2.5 hours.

The points indicated apply for 4 or more people. For smaller groups, the activity will be 1.5 points.

This activity is suitable for children aged 7+ who can swim. Young children will be provided with a wetsuit to wear and neoprene socks are also provided to protect your feet in your trainers.

rock climbing family adventure holidayRock Climbing

Rock climbing is a fantastic challenge for adults and children alike.

Attached to a rope you’ll learn to solve the puzzle of working your way up a rock face using hand and foot placements before being lowered off from the top.

1/2 Day Guided Rock Climbing2 PointsOn the 1/2 day activity 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.

You’ll learn how to belay for each other and then enjoy the challenge of making your way up the rock using natural hand and foot holds.

You’ll get a huge sense of achievement when you reach the top and will soon forget all about how high up you are.

The points indicated apply for 4 or more people. For smaller groups, the activity will be 2.5 points per person.

Rock climbing is suitable for children aged 6+.

Tree climbing family adventuresTree 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.

1/2 Day Guided Tree Climbing1 PointOn 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!

The tree climbing experience is suitable for children aged 6+

Offroad Scooter on a multi activity holidayOffroad Scooter

The offroad scooter is a great fun guided activity. It’s a cross between a scooter and a mountain bike and may be equipped with suspension for a smoother ride.

You’ll explore the paths and tracks that descend from up near the Peyragudes ski stations and enjoy a fun morning or afternoon with all the family.

2h Offroad Scooter1.5 PointsFrom your meeting point in the valley floor you’ll be transported up to the starting point for your offroad scooter descent. You’ll be thoroughly briefed on how to handle the scooter but don’t worry, it isn’t difficult, although it will feel strange at first!

You’ll then ride back down to the valley floor on forest paths and tracks, stopping to take in the views as you go.

Helmets will be provided by your guide.

The offroad scooter experience is suitable for children of 11+.

Offroad Segway Offroad Segway in the Pyrenees

The all-terrain Segway is a one-person self-stabilized electric scooter with two parallel wheels which works via a system of very sophisticated gyroscopes and sensors to give you perfect balance when stopped or while moving.

It’s really easy to learn as it reacts instantly to any inclination of the body. Lean forward to go forward and lean back to slow down and to steer you just turn the frame.

The offroad Segways have chunky tyres which give you great offroad grip.  You can even go uphill with no effort at all! You need to weigh a minimum of 45kgs to safely use the Segway so this activity is not open to younger children.

3h Offroad Segway3.5 PointsThis half day outing is a great way to explore some of the higher paths, tracks and trails in the area with barely any effort.

You’ll meet your instructor at the meeting point and be given a briefing on how to use the Segway.

Then it’s off you go to discover the beautiful mountain environment around Luchon.

Helmets are provided.

The offroad Segway activity is open to children 12+ who weigh over 45kgs.

1h30 Offroad Segway2 pointsThis shorter introduction to the offroad Segway will take you onto the tracks and trails above a little mountainside village from where the most spectacular views of the high mountains surrounding Luchon open up before you.

Stand Up Paddleboarding 

SUP is an increasingly popular activity and when it’s done somewhere as jaw-droppingly beautiful as the 3.5km long lake in the Louron Valley it’s easy to understand why.

A couple of hours spent paddling on the lake on a beautiful summer’s day is good for body and soul, no doubt about it!

2h Stand Up Paddleboard1 PointYou can paddleboard standing up, on your knees or even sitting down with your legs in the water if you wish. There are no rules.

The boards provided are very stable and suitable for novices.

Life jackets are provided.

The SUP is available to children aged 12+.

Via ferrata on Pyrenees summer adventure 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. It’s a real challenge suitable for children of 12+. The incredible views and sense of achievement you will get on completing the route makes the effort worthwhile.

Via Ferrata Cierp Gaud1 PointThe via ferrata course at Cierp Gaud can be done self-guided provided there at least 2 of you and will take around 2h to complete.

It’s 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!

Via ferrata is suitable for children aged 12+.

Guided Via Ferrata3 PointsYou will need a certain level of fitness and definitely a head for heights for this guided via ferrata across the border in the Aran valley in Spain, 45 mins from Luchon.

It involves a good walk in and may take up to 3h to complete. The course has two sections and there is a get out after the first one for those who don’t want to push themselves further.

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

This via ferrata is suitable for children aged 14+.

Glorious views hiking the Freedom TrailMountain Walking

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 Walking3 PointsA full day of mountain hiking, adapted to your level, in the company of an expert 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.

A minimum of 3 people are required for the points indicated to apply.

Pyrenees family mountain biking PyreneesMountain Biking

Experience mountain biking in the Pyrenees on way-marked tracks, trails, dedicated cycle valley-floor cycle ways or on 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.

1/2 Day Hardtail MTB Hire1 pointHire a hardtail XC mountain bike for half a day and explore the way-marked and graded tracks and trails of the Luchon area or beautiful Louron valley.

There are trails in the Louron valley suitable for children as young as 6 years.

1 Day Hardtail MTB Hire2 PointsSame as above but a full day’s hire.
1 Day Full Suspension MTB Hire3 PointsThe full suspension mountain bikes are a whole different experience if you are keen to explore the more technical singletrack of the area. Only advised for experienced mountain bikers.
2h Easy Guided MTB2 PointsFor ages 7+, your guide will take you on some easy paths, tracks and trails.
3h Enduro Descent2.5 PointsFor ages 14+, an ascent on the ski lifts to the Peyragudes ski station for around 1400m of guided descent (intermediate level) back down to the valley floor. Great fun for those who already practice mountain biking!
1/2 Day Enduro3 PointsFor ages 14+, a minibus uplift to a suitable drop off point followed by an exciting guided descent on some of the area’s best singletrack, paths and tracks.
3h E-MTB3 PointsFor ages 12+, the e-MTB option is for those who maybe don’t have the fitness or desire to pedal! This 3h guided outing will allow you to discover stunning mountain scenery and charming mountain villages.
1 Day Adult Hybrid Bike Hire1.5 PointsHire a hybrid bike and follow the marked cycle route all the way down the valley, stopping for a picnic by the river along the way.

If you don’t fancy the ride back, a transfer can be arranged for a small extra fee.

1 Day Child Hybrid Bike Hire1 PointYou can hire a children’s bike with 20″ or 24″ wheels too.
Smiles after river canyoning fun
Canyoning on a summer multi activity holiday
Canyoning fun Pyrenees
Family fun river canyoning in the French Pyrenees
River canyoning in the French Pyrenees
Smiles after river canyoning fun
Early summer river canyoning in the Pyrenees
Family holiday canyoning fun in France
Multi activity holiday fun canyoning
Test your balance and nerve tree climbing
Pendulum swing on a multi activity holiday
Enjoy tree climbing on an adventure holiday in France
Tree climbing on a French adventure holiday
Testing nerve tree climbing
Tree climbing in the Pyrenees
Balancing on the slackline tree climbing
Having fun Pyrenees tree climbing
Climbing up a tree
Children love caving on a family activity holiday
Cave explorations on a summer multi activity holiday
Caving in the French Pyrenees
Hydrospeed river fun on a multi activity holiday
Summer adventure holiday hydrospeed fun
Enjoying the river on a summer holiday
Sumer adventure holiday river fun
Fun in a hotdog on a river adventure
Try via ferrata on a summer multi activity holiday
Kids of all ages test themselves on via ferrata
Heading on up the via ferrata in the Pyrenees
Via ferrata in the French Pyrenees
Summer multi activity holiday via ferrata fun
Via ferrata in the French Pyrenees
Preparing for beginner rock climbing in the Pyrenees
Rock climbing on a summer multi activity holiday
Gutsy girls enjoy rock climbing in the Pyrenees
Kids problem solving while rock climbing
Made it to the top eock climbing in the French Pyrenees
Working out the moves rock climbing in the Pyrenees
Kids love rock climbing in the Pyrenees
Concentrating whilst rock climbing in the French Pyrenees
Even mums enjoy rock climbing in the French Pyrenees
Children try rock climbing on a summer adventure holiday
Beginners rock climbing
Pyrenees rock climbing summer multi activity holiday
Paragliding in the Louron Valley
Preparing for Paragliding take off in Pyrenees
Paragliding near Massat in Ariege Pyrenees
Paragliding in the Ariege Pyrenees
Offroad scootering
Tentative start
Great views on the offroad scooter
Posing with offroad scooter
Offroad scooter going past tipis
Taking a break offroad scootering
All smiles after offroad scootering
Having fun on a high ropes Pyrenees adventure course
On the high ropes adventure course in French Pyrenees
Preparing for the tyrolean travers high ropes adventures
Testing balance on a high ropes adventure course
Tyrolean crossing on high ropes adventure course
Tons of fun at the high ropes adventure centre near Luchon
River rafting guides in the Pyrenees
All smiles after river rafting in the Pyrenees
Running the rapids river rafting in the Pyrenees
Adrenaline fuelled river rafting Pyrenees
The Garonne river in the Pyrenees
River rafting on the Garonne river in the Pyrenees
River rafting in the Spanish Pyrenees
Family river rafting in the Pyrenees
Venasque refuge Pyrenees
Family hiking Benasque valley Pyrenees
Views of Pic Aneto hiking Pyrenees
Cloud inversion hiking Pyrenees
Hiking to Port de Venasque Pyrenees
Stand up paddle boarding in the Pyrenees
Family fun SUP in the Pyrenees
Tranquil moment SUP Pyrenees
SUP and lake kayaking Pyrenees
Family fun SUP Pyrenees
Adventures with kids Lac de Genos
Incredible views lake kayak Pyrenees
Kayaking on the beautiful Garonne river

Adventure Reviews

4.96 based on 28 reviews
3rd September 2019

Just had a great week with the Adventure Creators. Penny is VERY helpful and was very contactable and flexible when things needed to be shifted about.
The activities are great and helpful that you don’t need to get involved with negotiating with everyone! The canyoning and white water rafting and horse riding were particularly good. Accommodation she found was also amazing. You pay a fair bit for your experience but don’t mind doing so as it is real quality you get. What a relief when something does what it says on the tin! Enjoy!

2nd September 2019

Penny, the Pyrenees, the accommodation and the whole week were fantastic. Nothing was too much effort for Penny from the moment we arrived to the time we had to leave. She was so attentive going above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed the area as much as she clearly loves it. Great advice given in terms of activities, she even shifted a couple of things around for us to ensure we avoided a bit of rain…..and do take her restaurant recommendations !….Fantastic !

Thanks so much from the 5 of us, we will definitely be back !

2nd September 2019

Having never been to the Pyrenees but having enjoyed mountain holidays in previous years – we were really looking forward to our holiday with Adventure Creators. But it went above and beyond what we expected and really was the best family holiday we have ever had. The kids (10 and 11) loved the activities – Pyrenees Ho was a huge hit as was the tree climbing and rafting. We tried things we would never thought of organising ourselves such as the night in the refuge which I will never forget! Penny was really helpful both before and during the holiday. The scenery was stunning, food fabulous (good recommendations by Penny), accommodation excellent (we stayed high on the hills with stunning views along the valley) it was a fantastic holiday, thank you!

1st September 2019

We are just at the end of a great week in the Pyrenees, the best week I remember in a very long time. I came with my 3 children (9, 13, 15). The kids loved every minute. The activities were challenging and fun. Canyoning with Bastien and tree climbing were definitely highlights, but they thoroughly enjoyed all the other activities too. And I could just relax. Penny has been very accessible and made sure all went as smoothly as possible, even arranging alternative scootering experince for us just a couple of hours after we had been late for the one originally booked for us and missed the group. We also followed her restaurant recommendations, and the food was always absolutely delicious (another highlight!).
One thing to keep in mind is that some of the activities require a 40-50 minutes drive in the mountains to get to the meeting point, so you may wish to consult Penny in advance about the location of your accommodation and the distances to different activities. Having said that, we loved the house we stayed in; and the owner has been remarkably generous, suggesting that we stay an extra night for free when our flight was cancelled due to air traffic control issues.
Overall a fantastic experience. I can highly recommend, especially for families with children of different ages.

28th August 2019

I can’t recommend Adventure Creators enough. Our family spent the week canyoning, rafting, river kyaking – all with outstanding guides – mountain biking, on high ropes and paddle boarding in the stunning Pyrenees. It was a great balance of being active and having time to relax, including one day at the lovely Luchon outdoor pools. The apartment, right in the centre of Luchon, was excellent and Penny was always available for advice and to change days/timings of activities if needed. We’ve come home with some fantastic memories and a real sense of achievement having had the best holiday ever!

27th August 2019

Just back from a cracking week in the Pyrenees with the family. Huge thanks to Penny for organising and sorting out all our activities. With 2 of our 3 children now adults this was a last hurrah and what a one it was. We tree climbed, river kayaked, mountain biked, paddled, hydrospeeding and canyoned. We laughed and bantered our way through the week making memories to last… our gite was beautiful with stunning views across the valley. Looking for a holiday to remember? You can’t go wrong with The Adventure Creators…highly recommended!

26th August 2019

Just simply the Best Family Holiday we have been on. We have a 13 year son and after last years holiday of sun and beach and moaning of being bored we knew we needed an active holiday….. Well here it is.

From the start of enquiring with The Adventure Creators, Penny just made it all so simple. The Gite that was recommended was perfect, with stunning views, swimming pool, games room it was immaculate with far better equipped than advertised.

The list of activities were perfectly described and Penny’s advice which was so obviously from first hand experience made sure we chose the activities/level that suited. During the holiday the Adventure Creators’ team was available at the drop of a ‘Whatsapp’ and rearranged some of the activities to suit the weather for us – i.e. On a wet day which was supposed to be a horse riding day was changed to rafting…. we couldn’t get wetter when rafting….

We have come away from our holiday having been challenged, excited, relaxed and above all feeling like we’ve ALL had a holiday.
We can’t recommend The Adventure Creators enough, just hope you don’t get too booked up….😉

15th August 2019

This was hands down THE best family holiday ever. Penny was so helpful and arranged a beautiful apartment in Luchon and even joined us on some activities! The activities were awesome and so much fun. Would highly highly recommend this holiday! We went as a family of 4 (2 boys aged 7 and 10 years old). We did the night in a refuge, river rafting (with the hilarious guide Alex), river walking, kayaking, caving and Adventure Park day out. The boys are asking when we can return! Go ahead and book it. You will have such an adventure!

11th August 2019

Thank you The Adventure Creators for organising such a wonderful holiday. The activities and the instructors were fantastic!


5th August 2019

Talk about a hassle-free experience! I simply stated the activities I wanted to do in the Pyrenees region with my nephews, and Penny did the rest; she even suggested some I never thought of. She arranged the bookings and then provided detailed instructions on what to expect, what to bring, and how to get to the meeting points. The family-orientated activities arranged for us were fantastic – and the guides/instructors were spot-on and perfectly matched for children and young teens. Penny and the Adventure Creators team are completely dialed in to the local scene and have vetted all the activities and vendors – I could not have arranged these activities with this caliber of service providers myself. The entire experience, commencing with my first email, to the conclusion of our trip, was consistently positive and truly memorable – we can’t wait to come back!

13th July 2019

We had a fantastic holiday with The Adventure Creators. Everything was so well organised and Penny was so pleasant to deal with! The activities were fab! Canyoning, rafting, horse riding, high ropes, off road scooters and mountain climbing! We would highly recommend The Adventure Creators for a super family holiday!

13th July 2019

Bottom line, if you fancy a bit of an active Pyrenean holiday, you need to get in touch with The Adventure Creators. Great planning, communication, guidance and flexibility. It’s been awesome.

13th July 2019

Would highly recommend an adventure holiday in the Pyrenees, not only is it incredibly beautiful but there are so many different activities that take you further into the mountains. All expertly planned by Penny who knows all the hidden gems and only books with the friendliest guides and instructors. I would plan a trip here fast, before the rest of the tourist industry discover it!

12th July 2019

We have had an utterly amazing week courtesy of The Adventure Creators. The instructors were brilliant, scenery stunning, gite beautiful and Penny was a fantastic host – going over and above – we will be back!

12th July 2019

Penny was fantastic at recommending activities for my 10 year old daughter and I while we traveled to the Pyrenees mountains. The itinerary was well planned as we had plenty of down time between activities. She met us at our hotel union arrival and walked through everything, again, just to make sure we were well prepared. If you love outdoor adventure then I highly recommend using Adventure Creators. Penny will make sure you have the best time. Thank you, Penny!!

7th September 2018

We had a really wonderful holiday with Adventure Creators. The balance of organised fun and time do our own thing was perfect, and all the activities were high quality and fun. Penny really seems to care about the customers and nothing is too much trouble. There is also the opportunity (but absolutely no pressure) to socialise with other families which we and the kids all enjoyed. Highly recommended

1st September 2018

We had a fantastic week in the Pyrenees and really enjoyed the canyoning, river walking, tree climbing, high ropes, rafting etc – as well as popping into Spain for a tapas lunch. Penny did a great job arranging everything and looking after us

27th August 2018

Our week in Luchon was perfect for us and our 10 and 13 year olds. Penny’s brilliant organisation, local knowledge and kindness meant we could cram in loads of exciting stuff without all the stress of putting it together. We loved the tree climbing, river boarding, mountain refuge and canyoning. Just a shame the clouds meant we couldn’t go paragliding this time!

24th August 2018

We loved our week in the Pyrenees. I’ve been coming to the area for a few years now to see friends and had wanted to do more things with the kids (9 and 12). Penny helped put together our activity holiday, water rafting, river walking, rock climbing and horse riding with a bit of jogging and walking and visiting friends thrown in.
Information about each of the activities and maps to the places was so useful – what to wear what to bring etc and even recommendations for run routes and places to eat. It made the holiday so much more relaxing and smooth than if I had organised it all myself – and gave me the confidence that activities are well organised and having a personal recommendation from Penny means a lot. She has a great relationship with the locals and operators.
The gite was in a beautiful location, very comfortable for us too – garden for the kids, table outside, BBQ, plenty of room to spread out as a family

Best things this week?
– seeing my 12 year old smile halfway up a rock face
– riding through the valley
– running along the river
– having kids activities planned each day so we didnt have to think too hard
– great food
– seeing new places that i wouldn’t have even known about
– meeting Penny and the other families on holiday
….and I even finished a book!
Thank you Penny, we’ll be back x

10th August 2018

My family and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the Pyrenees vacation itinerary you created for us. All of the guided adventure activities were a big success, and our accommodations were just lovely. Thank you for all your thoroughness, Penny. It was a wonderful week.

6th August 2018

Would recommend the services of Penny and Adventure Creators to anyone who is looking for a family based activity type of holiday.

Everything was well organised and ran like clockwork with lots of detailed information from Penny.

We enjoyed the canyoning the most but in honesty the whole weeks worth of activities: cycling. hiking, tree climbing, high ropes and kayaking were all great fun. The location in the Pyrenees was also fantastic with mountains pretty much everywhere you looked.

Great holiday: Thanks again Penny. Adrian and Fin

6th August 2018

Thank you SO much for your lovely comments, Adrian. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to share this beautiful part of the world with you. Don’t forget we also do a winter version! Hope to see you back down here again one day 😀

26th July 2018

A really great week in the Pyrenees brilliantly organised by Adventure Creators. The accommodation was excellent and all of the activities lived up to or surpassed out expectations. Penny was really helpful and welcoming and her organisation was great . A real highlight was the quality or the instructors. All were knowledgeable, competent and a whole lot of fun. If we didn’t live in Australia we’d be back next year!

26th July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments, Ian. It was a pleasure to meet you and an even greater pleasure to see you all have so much fun here! I will of course pass your comments to the accommodation owner and to the instructors too. Keep in touch and hopefully we will see you again at some point in the future.

13th July 2018

We had 5 action filled days in the Pyrenees: rock climbing, canyoning, high ropes, rafting and off road scootering…thank you Penny for the great organisation and Claire for making us so welcome at Papilio, Luchon: we will be back! (Family of four, 11 and 14 yo)

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

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.

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

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!

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

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