Guided walking in the Pyrenees : exploration of the High Asp Valley.
Everyday the accommodation place changes. You walk from place to place. We reserve the rooms, the dinners, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, the local guide expert of the region.
The Pyrenees are a huge and varied mountain range stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean sea.
There still exists a valley where time has not stopped and where the living still look as it was long ago, a subtle mix of traditions and modernity.
The Asp Valley is considered as one of the most beautiful of the Pyrenees.
Here the mountains are green and agriculture dominates and tourism is not the main activity. The shepherds make cheese while flocks of ewes take care of the landscape. Local flavours, a cheese called “the Pyrenees” will be part of your meal as well as Jurançon White Wine and a local soup called the “Garbure”.
Arrival in Pau. Transfer to Accous and your first hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, enjoy a warm-up walk in the Bedous valley and discover roman chapels and charming nestled hamlets. +/-50m, 2 h walk.
A loop walk with views on the valley towards Aydius, a village perched between the forest and the summits. Different birds of prey can be easily observed. -/+ 850 m. 5 h walk.
We leave small Accous valley to reach the Anitch forest, and the Boué shepherd shed. A high mountain path leads to one of the most beautiful Pyrenees scenery, the glacial Cirque de Lescun surrounded with numerous limestone summits. +1000 m/-600m, 5 h walk.
Walk in the heart of the Cirque towards a famous climbing spot, the Ansabere Needles with its dramatic limestone pinnacles. Today's different landscapes are an absolute delight. Night in Lescun.-/- 1000 m, 5h30 walk.
The cool waterfall of Sanchese makes the climb up the small Anaye valley easier, where the izards (a kind of endemic chamois or wild goat) like to hide. Outstanding view on the Orgues de Camplong cliffs and over Lescun village. Night in Lescun +/-700 m, 5 h walk.
We leave Lescun Cirque by Lhers pastoral plateau on the GR10. This GR crosses the Pyrenees from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. Descend to the medieval hamlets of Borce and Etsaut. +850-1100 m, 5h30 walk.
Your stay ends after breakfast. Transfer to Pau, the capital of the Bearn region.
830 € per person for a 7 day 6 night tour.
Departure date : on request.
Compose your own group with your friends or family!
Price is based upon a group from a minimum 5 participants.
Ask for a quotation if you are only 2 or 4 persons.
Single room supplement : + 175 €
Price includes :
2 star hotel and Guest houses,full board, double room occupancy.
An english-speaking mountain guide specialist of the Pyrenees.
Single rooms are possible with extra fees and according to the availability. Transportation from Pau to Pau,
Price does not include:
Personal expenses, drinks and travel insurance.
How to Reserve ?
Reservations can be made directly on www.icietlanature.com with secure online payment.
You are buying directly from Chemins de France.
Click on "RESERVE ",
Choose your dates, enter your identity, and follow the instructions. The payment is made with
your credit card number directly to the Agency Chemins de France’s Bank Account. Within 48h we will give you a confirmation invoice by e-mail.
Description technique du voyage (tiny mce comme pour la description)
Included : see the details in the Dates and Prices section
2 star hotel and Guest houses,
full board, double room occupancy.
An english-speaking mountain guide expert of the Pyrenees.
Starts in : Pau.
Ends in : Pau.
Access : Pau train station (TGV from Paris : 5 hours). Pau Airport. (flights from Paris and London)
Information : click on "ask for more information"
Phone : +33 558 48 71 65
Hiking Level : check it out here !
.The beauty and diversity of pastoral landscapes.
.A wild valley considered as the most dramatic of the Pyrenees.