What kid doesn’t enjoy mucking about in the snow! Sledging, building snowmen, snowball fights, kids young and old love the stuff! But unless you live somewhere that enjoys regular snowy winters, snowshoeing won’t necessarily be an activity that you are familiar with. It is however an activity that is perfectly suited to families that love

Think of a mountain refuge in the French Pyrenees and I doubt whether outstanding gastronomy is the first thing that springs to mind. However, in one exceptional refuge in the mountains of the Ariege Pyrenees in SW France, gastronomy goes hand in hand with adventure. About the Pyrenees The Pyrenees mountains which form the natural border

It’s that time of year again where we reflect on the year that is drawing to a close and look forward to the fresh new year that is on the horizon. I am lucky to have enjoyed so many unforgettable moments in 2017, it really is  hard to narrow it down to this shortlist. The

Does winter get you down? Do you dream of escaping to somewhere, anywhere that has better weather than where you are now? Do you dream of a snowy winter wonderland with the bluest of skies, the purest of snows and the freshest of fresh air? Do you ski? No? Oh, sorry, you’re just going to

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

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

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

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

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