Pyrenees Snowshoe days, pick & mix ski, shoe, dog sled
Guided snowshoeing days and pick and mix
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 January, February and March. 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 snow shoe 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.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Small Group
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.
When? Mid January – mid March
Half day 60€ per person or minimum 150€
Full day 90€ per person or minimum 250€ per day
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: Snowshoe, nordic ski and dog sledging (+25€).
- Snowshoes & poles
- Local transport
- Any selected activities (nordic skiing self-guided)
- Drinks & food
- Cost of any overnight stays, though we can assist in making reservations as required
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.