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 and the possibility of all those summer adventures as we are? Here in the Pyrenees, it’s a special occasion as a new chapter begins. At the end of March, the ski resorts are thinking about closing and the skis get packed away for another year. It’s now

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

People have mixed thoughts on booking a guided holiday. I mean, it’s obviously more expensive than going self-guided, so what are the benefits? The time factor Anybody that has planned their own overseas adventure holiday, myself included, knows just how time-consuming it is researching a potential adventure holiday destination. There is so much detailed information

If you are new to snowshoeing you probably don’t know what to expect. But don’t worry. Thanks to our years of snowshoeing experience we have tons of snowshoeing advice we can share with you. After all, we want you to get max enjoyment from your snowshoeing adventure holiday in the Pyrenees. If you’re booked onto one of

Thanks to the lovely Pam Buttifant for submitting this guest blog post following her snowshoeing adventures with us last year   Snowshoeing adventures in the Pyrenees Having spent two glorious weeks hiking in the warm and sunny Pyrenees a few months earlier, last January I ventured back to experience the magic that winter brings to