Fun while snowshoeing

Pyrenees Snowshoe and pick & mix ski, shoe, dog sled full and half days


Guided snowshoeing: Days and half days

Pick and mix Winter: Days and half days

Build your own winter adventure holiday on this Snowshoeing Pyrenees trip. Choose from igloo building, tracking, dog sledging and nordic ski, in addition to snowshoeing in the French Pyrenees.

Enquire now for availability in December, January, February and March 2021 & 2022. We can offer weekends too.

Our snowshoeing trips are for active people, who are used to hiking and walking in the mountains, and wish to experience them in winter. If you choose to snowshoe all day you will be moving for 5 to 6 hours, with stops for photos and a packed lunch at a stunning spot. Anyone can snowshoe with no previous experience, with the expert tuition of your fully qualified guide you will enjoy the beautiful, peaceful winter wonderland and venture off the beaten track.

Full day guide hire: From £235

Half day guide hire: From £150

Groups: From £25/person

These groups will always go – we can be flexible to your needs and the conditions 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Challenging - Trip grade 2
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Pyrenees Snowshoe and pick & mix ski, shoe, dog sled full and half days.

    Snowshoeing trips are a magical way to experience the winter wonderland! Let us introduce you to this wonderful way to explore on foot

    Snowshoes or raquettes allow you to tread in deep snow, spreading your weight while padding through the snow. They also have spikes underneath so that in “leaner conditions” the snowshoe can help to grip. Anyone can use them and there are different settings for going down and up.

    Bespoke Snowshoeing in the Pyrenees

    Our base in the French Pyrenees Chez Arran allows easy access to fantastic snowshoeing in France and Andorra. We run trips in and around this area with many different options possible: your itinerary and the destinations you choose to visit can be selected based on how many days you have and what you’d like to do. We will follow the conditions.

    Would you would like to spend just a half day in the mountains and relax the rest of the day, or would you like to make a two or three day trip from one village to another? You may also like to spend a night in a mountain refuge to experience the sun set and early morning light. Why not extend it to a weekend?

    If you would like us to organise a private trip with an itinerary and length of stay which suits you best, then please do enquire. We are happy to put together other activities for you like nordic ski, dog sledge other winter fun.

    Why book a private bespoke trip?

    • You choose your companions
    • You’ve the option of certain days as ‘rest days’ to fit in with local markets or festivities
    • Tailor your trip length and schedule to work with your calendar
    • You’ll have your own private guide
    • Create your ideal trip! We are here to advise on destinations and programming.

    We can offer half day trips up to 3 hours and full day  5-6 hours.

    When? Mid December – mid March

    Full day guide hire: From £235

    Half day guide hire: From £150

    Groups from £25/person – Enquire here

    Fitness Level Needed: It’s not necessary to have the fitness level of a mountaineer to snowshoe but you do need a good level of fitness that includes being able to walk comfortably for up to 4 to 5 hours at a steady pace. Ascents and descents are comparable to walking in any rolling mountainous terrain.

    Equipment: Snowshoes, poles, snow shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver rental are all included in the price of the trip.

    For clothing bring a good layering system as it can get very warm, but equally quite cold. Essential to your normal walking clothing are: warm hat; gloves; waterproof jacket; waterproof trousers; fleece; sunglasses; sunscreen; water bottle (1 litre minimum); 3-season walking boots; 35-50 litre rucksack with the ability to attach snowshoes to the outside.

    Optional, but recommended, are a hot water flask and gaiters.

    Pick and mix Adventure?

    Chose from our list of winter fun to entertain all the family and add in half a day:

    Nordic skiing (unguided) (+30€)

    Dog sledging (+50€/person, 20 minutes)

    Animal tracking (included)

    Thermal Spa (+20€/person)

    Rock climbing (included)


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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    • Local transport
    • Any selected activities (nordic skiing self-guided)
    • Lunch packed or in a mountain restaurant depending on location
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

    • Lift cost in Ax les Thermes if we go there
    • Cost of any overnight stays, though we can assist in making reservations as required
    • Equipment RentalIf you require snowshoe equipment we can provide this at a rate of £15 per person per day, or £10 per person for a half day which is 3 hrs.
    1. Day1 Snowshoe, winter days

      Snowshoe and winter fun days

      These days start at 9.30am where we will meet in Ax les Thermes or Tarascon Sur Ariege to begin the days adventure. We use a variety of locations to suit your fitness and to pick the best snow conditions.

      If doing a full days snowshoeing please bring a packed lunch. Other wise we will either eat at a restaurant on or beneath the mountain. The day will finish at 3.30pm. We are happy to offer weekends too.


    This is not included in the price but we do have 6 apartments that you can chose from which can be offered at 25% discount if you would like to do an activity with us! We can also recommend a variety of hotels in Ax les Thermes that we have used for groups in the past.

    This depends on the location and where we go. Snowshoeing lasts at least 3 hours and nordic skiing is also a half day activity. Dog sledging lasts less than an hour.

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