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Feature adventure holidays
We’ve developed a range of dedicated solo holidays & solo travel packages; exclusively for people booking on their own. Around 40% of all our passengers are solo travellers.
Walking in the French Pyrenees
Transport - Minibus, on foot.
Accommodation - Hotel (7 nts)
Meals - 7 breakfasts, 5 packed lunches and 6 dinners.
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Fly to Toulouse; transfer to Ax-les-Thermes
Fly to Toulouse; and transfer to Ax-les-Thermes. Hotel - 7nts
Explore the Sept Case
We start our week by exploring the stunning limestone 'plateau' of the Sept Case. Our aim is the Roc of Scaramus (1868m) which offers us outstanding views of the main Pyrenean ridge anddown over the plane towards Carcassonne.
Col of Puymorens
We head high today with a drive to the Col of Puymorens (1930m) for some stunning views of the Andorran, French and Spanish mountains. Our walk will be on the high meadows with magnificent panoramic scenery. We may have the opportunity of spotting Mouflon (curly horned sheep), which roam in herds up here.
Chapel of St Barthelemy
The Chapel of St Barthelemy was built on its rocky outcrop overlooking the valley of Ax to protect the inhabitants of the village from a plague of cholera. It has since become an important place of pilgrimage and there is a beautiful circular walk from the village of Larnat. The walk has constant views of the Quie de Sinsat, a 1000m high rocky outcrop, where a pair of Lamaguires nest and are often seen.
Free day in Ax-les-Thermes
Today is a free day to do as you like in the town of Ax-les-Thermes. The town has had a turbulent history, being at the gateway of one of the easiest passes over the Pyrenees. It was an important town to Roman settlers who were attracted by the thermal waters. It later became a centre for the famous and persecuted heretical sect, the Cathars. Unfortunately most of the old town was destroyed by a series of fires, but the town maintains a certain charm and the thermal waters are being used to their full potential in luxury Roman Baths.
The Refuge de Rhule
The Refuge de Rhule is situated on a shelf of rock overlooking the rugged granite peaks that make up the Andorran border. We drive into the heart of the mountains up the Aston valley and walk through the summer grazing pastures to the refuge for a welcome drink.
Tarbesou and the Etang Noir
Tarbesou (2364) and the Etang Noir. This pyramidal shaped peak, towers up to the East of Ax and commands outstanding views down towards the Mediterranean over the deeply gorged Cathar country. Starting at the Col du Pailheres (2001m) the peak is in easy reach. Once over the other side we continue along the ridge before dropping down to a series of picture postcard lakes fringed by a carpet of 'mountain rose' and sun baked boulders just begging to be laid on!
Transfer to Toulouse and fly home.