pyrenees snowshoeing


Snowshoeing in the French Ariege-Pyrenees.



A simple and wonderful way of exploring the magical winter landscapes of the Pyrenees is to use snow shoes.  Unlike skiing & snowboarding which takes days, weeks, years to master, the basics of snowshoeing can be explained, demonstrated and practised in a few minutes.  However, the safety of winter walking, etc requires much more experience & expertise.  But a safe, simple way to start is to visit one of a number of Nordic ski resorts in the Ariege-Pyrenees.  You can hire the 'raquettes' (snowshoes) receive some instructions and then follow well signed posted routes specially created just for people to snowshoe.  The distances range from 1 to over 12 kilometres.  Plateau de Beille near Tarascon, the finishing point of a stage of the Tour de France 2015, has many trails, a good restaurant and spectacular 360 degree views.  Husky Dog Sleigh rides and a fun 'luge' piste offer alternative fun for all the family.




With local guides, it is also possible to walk in safe areas away from the dangers of avalanches yet giving the feeling of freedom & exploration on 'virgin snow' surrounded by the magnificent high peaks of the Pyrenees.



Fun for all the family!



Dogs included!



Ariege-Pyrenees: view to the 'Pic des Trois Seigneurs'.





The Ariege-Pyrenees lie one hour by car to the south of Toulouse.  There are direct flights from UK/Holland-Belgium (BA/Easyjet/Brussels) to Toulouse & Ryanair to Carcassonne.  There is a TGV service to Toulouse.  It is a 10 hour drive from Calais.  Brittany Ferries run a twice weekly Winter service, Portsmouth to Santander. Prices from 274 for car/2 people.




Le Courtal holiday apartment sleeps 4. Wood-burner. Wi-Fi.


See our comfortable, spacious apartment with a large open plan salon & mezzanine, wood burning stove, ideal for 4 adults, family-friendly.


Winter Snow Shoeing Accommodation with wood burning stove.


Equipement Hire/Transportation

We can help with the hire of equipment.  We have a Toyota Amazon 4x4 which comfortable & spacious for transport to the high Pyrenees and also for airport pick ups.  Please contact us for more information & prices.



We can provide local information & guides as required.  A fully qualified French Certificated Mountain Guide can be arranged, well in advance of your arrival.  Accompanied Day Trips start from 90 Euros per person.



Le Courtal | Sieuras.

50 mins south of Toulouse | 1.15 hours from Carcassonne.



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00 33 6 76 35 94 88



Ariege-Pyrenees    Foodie    About us    Accommodation    Walking    Wildlife    Gavernie



00 33 6 76 35 94 88