In the foothills and mountains of the Pyrenees, autumn is a time when colour, sound, sight and taste threaten to overload the senses. It’s a wondrous, special time of year that we soak up greedily in the knowledge that winter is just around the corner. Here’s why autumn is such a special season in the

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” “Pain is temporary but quitting is forever.” “No pain no gain.” If you’ve ever ridden the Pyrenees cols, you’ll no doubt be able to relate to such idioms. But there are ways in which you can maximise your chances of success on the cols and, more importantly, your

One of the best things about choosing one of our flexible multi activity holidays is that you get the chance to try all kinds of different sporting and adventure activities that you’ve probably never heard of before, much less tried. Check out our top picks for action-packed, off-the-wall adventure activities in the Pyrenees that are

A stay in a refuge in the Pyrenees mountains is one of those life experiences that will stay with you forever. What’s the big deal? Imagine being up in the high mountains, surrounded by breathtaking beauty with nothing but the sound of cow (and horse) bells and bird song to disturb your contemplation. It’s an

You know the feeling, that sinking, sick feeling when you realise you’ve forgotten to pack your expensive mountain biking glasses for your mountain biking holiday. Buying a new pair is going to cost you a fortune. We’ve been there, done that, which is why we’ve created this ultimate mountain biking holiday kitlist for you. If

NON AUX OURS! No to the bears! You’ll no doubt see these words spray painted on roads and on buildings throughout the central Pyrenees. It’s fair to say that the rejuvenation of the brown bear population in the Pyrenees is a controversial subject and not everybody is as delighted or excited by their presence as

I could have done with some cycling tips to beat the heat when I first started cycling in the Pyrenees. But I learnt the hard way and it wasn’t pleasant. I remember the day vividly. It took me by surprise. I’d never known anything like it on the bike. I was convinced I was going

Note: This post originally appeared on 1 April 2017 😉 You won’t believe how hard it has been keeping this amazing, and cute, news secret! One of the world’s rarest birds, and the world’s rarest penguin, the Pyrenean Rock Penguin (Pinguissa pyrenaicus) has successfully hatched a chick in the wild. The bird has been extinct

Are you as excited about reaching the Spring Equinox as I am? Here in the Pyrenees, it’s a special occasion as a new chapter begins. The ski resorts are closing and the skis packed away for another year. It’s now time for riversport adventures in the mountains of the Pyrenees. River rafting adventures in the Pyrenees

Cross country skiing is the oldest form of skiing and indeed the word ‘ski’ comes from the Old Norse word ‘skid’ which means a split length of wood. In days gone by the only means by which folk from the far North were able to move over snow-covered terrain to hunt and visit other communities