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Central Pyrenees
8 Days Walking Tour in France
departing from Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton or Seattle.
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Experience the Pyrenees and marvel its dramatic scenery
of the main Pyrenean ridge that forms a natural 
'frontiere sauvage' between France and Spain.

This is one of Western Europe's finest regions of mountain
wilderness, stretching from the atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Glacier-clad Pico de Aneto, the highest mountain in the
Pyrenees, forms the backdrop to this area of spectacular
views. High amongst the peaks are many mountain lakes
whose enticing colours tempt the hardy swimmer.

The lower hills are a mixture of beech and pine forest,
meadows and pastures, that until mid summer are alive with
wild flowers. We have a slight chance of seeing a Pyrenean
Brown Bear, but much more easily seen are deer, chamois,
cultures, buzzards and kites. Although popular with 
walkers from the locality, this area is relatively free of 
crowds even in the height of summer.

La Feniere - our lodge, is beautifully situated in the 
Vallee du Lys at 1,080m (3,500 ft) with an inspiring
backdrop of 10,000 ft peaks.
This converted stone barn is over 100 years old and is only
a ten minute drive into the mountains from the town of
Bagneres de Luchon. There is accommodations for ten
people in twin bedded rooms. The lodge is comfortable,
truly homely, pleasantly private and a great place to stay.
There is a lounge/dining area and a large garden with views
of the border range.

The walking - we will see few other people on our varied
program of day walks. Rather than walking out of the lodge,
to ensure we experience the true variety of the central
Pyrenees on most days, we drive a short distance to the
trail heads. In general walks are between 5-7 hours, with
some variation is difficulty. Our exploration takes us along
foresters' tracks, herders trails, old pilgrim routes and maybe
short sections of the famous long distance route of the
GR10. We will walk through meadows and woodlands,
ascend to high pastures, lakes and cols, follow ridges and
maybe take in a few of the smaller peaks.

Some of the most spectacular are almost on our doorstep,
but the Pyrenean panoramas are magnificent no matter 
which walk you are on.
ITINERARY
8 days La Fenière to La Fenière 

Day 1
Start La Fenière. 

Day 2-7 
Five guided walks with one free day. 

Day 8 
End La Fenière.
TRIP PROFILE: Walks of moderate difficulty in the central
Pyrenees from our private lodge.

GROUP AND STAFF: Min 3, Max 10; plus leader.

ACCOMMODATION: Well situated private lodge
with twin rooms and shared bathroom facilities.
La Feniere has a non smoking policy.

MEALS: 7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 6 evening
meals provided

LOCAL PAYMENT: 120 Euros (subject to change)

PRICING: $600-680 USD request custom quotation

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