Qualified international mountain leader, member of the French National Union of Mountain Leaders (SNAM) and the Union of International Mountain Leader Associations (UIMLA), my training and experience guarantee your safety and pleasure during our hikes together.
The valleys of Gavarnie provide us with a selection of hikes at all levels that I will be happy to guide you along. Depending on your fitness level and your desires we will select the hike that will suit you best. Lakes, summits, great sites of Occitania... the choices are limitless.
During the walk, I will help you learn about the Pyrenean environment safely. You will learn more about the flora and fauna that we will see and will find out about the names of the summits that surround you.
Like all sports, especially those that take place in natural environments, mountain walking requires experience and learning. I will be happy to share my advice with you so that you can progress and gain in confidence. Walking techniques, organization, meteorology, equipment, nutrition...we will cover all the topics that will make you feel more comfortable in the mountains in the future.
Let's go and observe the cutest animals in the Pyrenees, the marmot! During our walk we will go and find the places where we will be most likely to see these small mammels and learn more about their way of life. Moments of joy and learning for both children and adults alike.
Only possible from April to September because they hibernate in winter!
The marmots are not the only animals to be found in these mountains however...we might also see other wild animals such as ibex, isards, wild boar, deer, squirrels, bears (!), lammergeiers, vultures....as well as herds of high-grazing farm animals such as sheep, cows, goats, llamas and horses with their guard dogs ("patous"). Pastoral activity is still very alive in our valleys, and we will probably be able to see shepherds in action, carrying out one of the world's oldest (and most beautiful) professions.
An expedition over 1 day / 2 days / 3 days in refuges or tents nearby Ordesa and Monte Perdido (3355m) (full board approx. 50-60 Euros). It will be possible to climb this legendary summit and even camp at the top. The starting point is always on the French side of the border for us. Please contact me for more details!
Almost all of the hike takes place on the Spanish side of the border. There are the waterfalls and canyons of Ordesa and Añisclo, the chance to climb a 3000m peak, the legendary Faja de las Flores, the Cirque de Gavarnie seen from above, and the spectacular Breach of Roland. We could also tour round Néouvielle, Vignemale, or Balaitus! Or climb the summits of Petit Vignemale (3032m), Turon de Néouvielle (3035m) or Taillon (3144m)! Contact me for more details!