Cycling, skiing, hiking, showshoeing...

Your holiday just got action-packed!

If you love cycling or mountain biking, Christophe has lots of unforgettable trails for you to try. Just be careful when he tells you the journey time though; he came in the top 30 in Vélo Magazine’s 5 stages!

Make sure you book your picnic basket!

With Payolle Lake and the Grand Tourmalet ski resort in La Mongie close by, head for the heart of abundant unspoilt nature to hike or ski on snow-capped peaks.

After a Yellow Jersey?
The Hautes-Pyrénées are cyclists’ favourite playground. Get ready and hit the legendary mountain passes that the Tour de France is famous for or ride down quieter but equally stunning roads…

  • The Baronnies route through hills, grottos and secret valleys… 95km, 2000m elevation
  • From Haute Bigorre to the Aure Valley via the Col d’Aspin or Hourquette d’Ancizan; 60km, 1720m elevation
  • Ride on the Giant’s back: the Col du Tourmalet both ways; 75km, 2960m elevation
  • The Grands Cols trail: Aspin, Peyresourde, Azet, Hourquette d’Ancizan; 125km, 3733m elevation
  • The Lakeside lap: Col d’Aspin, St Lary, Cap de Long Lake, Aubert with a lunch break in Orédon then back via Hourquette d’Ancizan; 135km, 3800m elevation
  • Day of the Titans: Col du Tourmalet, Luz Saint Sauveur, Gavarnie, Col des Tentes, Luz St Sauveur, Luz Ardiden ski resort, Tourmalet and back to the hotel; 170km, 5466m elevation
  • The Bjrane Riis ascent: from the hotel, Loucrup, Lingous, Argeles-Gazost, Hautacam…150km and if you’re feeling brave you can add on the Soulor and Aubisque; 226km, 4486m elevation

Happy hiker?
Whether you’re setting off from the hotel or a nearby start point, we can tell you about a variety of hikes to suit your ability ranging from 3 to 10 hours return (an average hiker covers 300m/hr so we recommend you take the estimated elevation into account).
The list is for reference only, it can be streamlined to suit you. Please visit reception for more information.

  • Ordincède Loop 1324m; 550m elevation
  • Lhéris Helmet 1595m; 900m elevation from Campan
  • Soum de Hailla 1889m; 1080m elevation
  • Col de Beyrede with the Signal de Bassia 1921m; 504m elevation
  • Col d’Aspin and Plo del Naou 1754m; 300m elevation
  • Sarrat de Bon and Montarrouye Lake 1983m; 827m elevation
  • Campana Lake 2204m; 983m elevation
  • Arizes Valley and Pic de la Montagnette 1250m; 1050m elevation
  • Lesponne Valley with the Blue Lake 1954m; 992m elevation  
  • Arbizon 2831m via the Hourquette d’Ancizan; 1450m elevation - Good hiker
  • Pic du Montaigu 2339m; 1200m elevation -Experience hiker

Néouvielle Nature Reserve trail (3 days)

  • Artigues and Bastan Lake, night in a mountain hut
  • Bastan Lake, Oule Lake, Orédon, night in a mountain hut
  • Orédon, Aumar Lake, Port Bielh Lake, Artigues

With twice-daily transfers from the hotel to La Mongie ski resort, you can visit one of the Pyrenees’ best Alpine ski areas with 100km of slopes on both sides with the link-up in Barèges.

The Pic du Midi is freeride heaven with almost 3000m of off-piste slopes and the vast Ets Coubous Valley is devoted to ski mountaineering with the famous 4 Termes gap. You’ll make tracks amongst mountain pines with a 1000m elevation.
French Ski School Contact: Grand Tourmalet ski resort – (00 33) (0)5 62 91 93 85

Nordic skiing:
The Payolle area is your chance to visit or revisit cross-country skiing on 50km of trails through the forest. Here you can also go snowshoeing or try dog sledding with the Traineaux Pyrénéens Kazéo.
There are too many trails and options to list here so please feel free to ask us about the best ones depending on snowfall and your requirements.



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