Pyrenees Snowshoe High Level
France & Spain, Snowshoeing, 8 days - from £895 (land only) - from €1,075 (land only) - from $1,475 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive Toulouse. KE group package services begin with a single timed transfer to the accommodation near Luchon. The guide will give a briefing on the days ahead and answer any questions.
Day 2: After we have been issued with our snowshoes and equipment we have an introduction to the snowshoe techniques and familiarise ourselves with safety procedures. Our walk today takes us through the Luchonnais, before returning to the chalet.
Day 3: Today is a wonderfully scenic route around the Pic d'Aubas horseshoe. Return to chalet.
Day 4: A transfer takes us across the border into Spain to start our 2 day expedition. We drive to the Hopital del Llanos and from here snowshoe up to the Refugio Renclusa, where we overnight.
Day 5: Our goal today is the Diente de Alba (3136m). From the refuge we walk steadily with fine views of the Pyrenean range. Return to the refuge for a second night.
Day 6: Today we attempt the summit of Mulleres (3010m) on our snowshoes. After this good days walking we return to the waiting transfer vehicle at the road and return to the chalet.
Day 7: A well earned rest day at the beautiful chalet. You could go cross-country or downhill skiing, or visit the small town of Luchon with its cafes and restaurants, or just stay at the chalet and relax by the open fire.
Day 8: KE group package services end after breakfast and a single timed transfer to Toulouse Airport.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.