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Pyrenees Snowshoe Weekend with Freedomtrail Treks – 2 days snowshoeing, 3 nights accommodation

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£425.00

Join us for two days snowshoeing based in the French Pyrenees. Experience  walking through magical beech woods, scale a summit or see a  frozen mountain lake. You’ll have the option to visit a thermal spa with indoor and outdoor sections, many jets, pools and waterfalls,  plus a sauna and hamman.

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 days guided snowshoeing
  • 1 x thermal spa sessions in hot pools
Join locally and receive a discount, we offer private groups or scheduled trips

Live in France, Spain or Andorra? 

  • 2 days guided snowshoeing, 2 nights appartment accommodation, qualified guide, meals as per the programme, Spa entry included: €395/person 
  • 1.5 days guided snowshoeing, 1 nights appartment accommodation, qualified guide, meals as per the programme, Spa entry included: €295/person

Group reductions

For larger groups of 5-8 people we work from 45€/person/day. We need at least 1 weeks notice to be able to provide the equipment and itinerary.

Please contact us for availability!

ITINERARY LOW LEVEL

Day 1  Friday Arrive Toulouse

Meet at Toulouse airport for an afternoon or early evening flight and transfer to Chez Arran.Those arriving locally and not needing an airport pick, up you can check into Chez Arran from 3pm or meet us at the restaurant

 Day 2 Saturday Ax les Thermes – Col de Marmare or similar

This morning we will meet any participants living locally in Ax and head up to visit the Col de Marmare 1360 meters and explore the Plateau de Saut, Sept cases and rocher de Scaramus before heading back to Chez Arran. This is the territory of one of the bears that was re-introduced to the area and we will talk about how animals and agriculture co-exist in the region.

Accommodation: Chez Arran Apartments (BLD)

 

DAY 3 Sunday Take a short drive to the domaine de Chioula

From the col de Chioula we will have the chance to explore some of the tracks through beautiful beech woodland and then go off track to ascend the pic Dolent or a nearby objective. We’ll then dine in the jovial and vibrant atmosphere of Chioula refuge with its excellent local cuisine.

Accommodation: Refuge de Chioula (B,L,D)

 

Day 4 Monday Head back to Ax les Thermes & departures

We will head out from the refuge de Chioula after breakfast and after a morning snowshoe we will be met by our vehicle to transfer back to Ax les Themes.

 

 

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    All about the Pyrenees Snowshoe Weekend with Freedomtrail Treks – 2 days snowshoeing, 3 nights accommodation.

    Duration: 5 days – 3 days snowshoeing;

    Accommodation: 3 nights Hotel, apartment or mountain refuge;

    About?

     3 days snowshoeing based at Ax-les-Thermes or Ornolac Ussat les Bains including walking through magical beech woods, scaling a summit or encountering mountain “orris” ancient shelters. Option to visit a thermal spa with indoor and outdoor sections, many jets, pools and waterfalls to explore plus a sauna and hamman.

    We visit a high mountain refuge in winter for mulled wine and dinner (according to conditions.)

    Ax-les-Thermes is a lively spa town with a thermal spa, wine bars and a night club so our guests always have a fantastic time. You can take a little time to explore the cobbled streets, find natural thermal sources and of course sniff out local farm shops where tasty cheeses and jams are on offer. We will certainly spend some time here!

    We can also run this in Andorra.
    ITINERARY LOW LEVEL

    Day 1  Friday Arrive Toulouse

    Meet at Toulouse airport for an afternoon or early evening flight and transfer to Chez Arran. Settle into your apartment, go through kit lists, plus a chance to hire any other equipment. We will eat in a superb local restaurant in Les Cabannes. Those arriving locally and not needing an airport pick, up you can check into Chez Arran from 3pm or meet us at the restaurant.

    Accommodation: Chez Arran Apartments(D)

     

    Day 2 Saturday Ax les Thermes – Col de Marmare or similar

    This morning we will meet any participants living locally in Ax and head up to visit the Col de Marmare 1360 meters and explore the Plateau de Saut, Sept cases and rocher de Scaramus before heading back to Chez Arran. This is the territory of one of the bears that was re-introduced to the area and we will talk about how animals and agriculture co-exist in the region. Route meanders between mountain forest and large snow-covered plateaus with splendid views of the Pyrenees mountains. We will eat dinner at Chezarran or a local restaurant.

    (Transfer time ~ 35 minutes, snowshoeing time 4-5 hours)

    Accommodation: Chez Arran Apartments (BLD)

    DAY 3 Sunday Take a short drive to the domaine de Chioula

    From the col de Chioula we will have the chance to explore some of the tracks through beautiful beech woodland and then go off track to ascend the pic Dolent or a nearby objective. We’ll have a briefing on hut protocols and the plan for the next couple of days, then dinner in the jovial and vibrant atmosphere of Chioula refuge with its excellent local cuisine.

    (Transfer time ~ 35 minutes, Snowshoeing time 6-7 hours)

    Accommodation: Refuge de Chioula (B,L,D)

    Day 4 Monday Head back to Ax les Thermes & departures

    We will head out from the refuge de Chioula after breakfast and after a morning snowshoe we will be met by our vehicle to transfer back to Ax les Themes before returning to Chez Arran and departures. You will have the  chance to meet the huskies and Pyrenean mountain dogs on this morning.  We will then take lunch in Ax or Chioula restaurant before departing.

    (Snowshoeing time 2-3 hours)

    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.
    • The services of a qualified International Mountain Leader and their expenses
    • All snowshoe equipment – each client is required to have snowshoes and poles. We may also supply a snow shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver (a radio beacon allowing search and rescue) depending on walk location and conditions.
    • 4 nights accommodation:
    • 1 x night in a mountain refuge,  2* hotel in Ax les Thermes, o2 x nights at  chezarran renovated farmhouse apartments
    • Local transfers
    • Airport pick up and drop off for groups
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Flights
    • Airport transfers
    • Insurance
    • Meals as stated in the itinerary and alcoholic drinks
    Accommodation

    Chez Arran appartments – Stay in one of our stylish apartments on a B and B basis

    www.chezarran.com 

    Ax les Thermes hotel, le Grillon, le Chalet or Auzeraie – Enjoy the vibrant Ax les Thermes from one of our hand picked hotels, close to the Thermal Spa 

    Refuge de Chioula 

    Le Chioula, un refuge ariégeois accessible facilement

     

    Spa Les Bains de Couloubret

     

    Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
    11/02/2022 - 14/02/2022
    Available
    £425.00
    N/A
    28/01/2022 - 31/01/2022
    Available
    £425.00
    N/A
    04/02/2022 - 07/02/2022
    Available
    £425.00
    N/A