2020 – that was the year that was. Quite what it was, I’ll leave you to decide. But for us, despite the obvious challenges, the year wasn’t all doom and gloom. On the contrary, there have actually been a fair few positives in the Pyrenees over the past 12 months. Here are our top picks!

Thanks to C-19, resort skiing is on the back-burner, at least for the early part of the 2020/21 winter season. But don’t despair. If you love skiing and can’t do without your annual ski fix, then learning how to ski the backcountry (also known as ski touring) is the next best thing. What is ski

Over 15% of the world’s population live in a mountain environment. The world’s mountains provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity and one third of plant species are found there. Yet this precious environment is under threat not only from climate change but from man’s influence too. In order to raise awareness of

Over recent years there has been a huge surge in awareness of climate change and the impact of our actions on the environment. Ski resorts have come under fire for their often energy guzzling lift network and impact of the resorts on the precious mountain landscapes. So maybe it’s time to consider ideas for a

We know how much you enjoy hearing about all things bear-related, so today we’re introducing you to Adrien, our local expert brown bear guide who will accompany you on some fascinating bear-related experiences in the Pyrenees mountains and foothills. Adrien is a nature guide and works for Pays de l’Ours ADET. They’re a non-profit association

The modern world is a stressful place and the average person’s lifestyle does nothing for their mental health. It’s all about instant gratification and transient pleasures these days as we scroll left and right on our mobiles and tablets, waiting for something to catch our eye before we pause, just for a moment, and then

In France we’re edging steadily closer to that elusive end of a strict confinement which, at the time of writing, we have endured for over 7 weeks. The French government has announced that on the 11th May we can expect an easing of restrictions in areas where it’s safe to do so. We’re in the

We’re continuing our mini series in which we introduce you to some of the key activity partners, guides and instructors that you may meet on your Pyrenees holidays. Today, we’re delighted to introduce you to hiking guide Marc. Marc is a qualified international mountain leader and our hiking guide of choice for some unforgettable off

“I could not have arranged these activities with this calibre of service providers myself.” We’re incredibly proud of all of the instructors, guides and activity providers with whom we partner in the French and Spanish Pyrenees. We’ve invested a great deal of time and effort into finding the very best in the business, those who

If you’re a mountain biker you’ll no doubt have heard of the term ‘enduro’. But what is it? What’s involved and is enduro mountain biking something you’d enjoy? Enduro is traditionally a style of MTB racing. In it, the rider makes their way in their own time to a high start point from where they