Day trips & mini-trek

Day trips & mini trek snowshoeing

Pyrenean Hut Trip

Dates : winter 2021

Pyrenean winter hut trip


Come to the Pyrenees for winter snow and sunshine. If you can walk, you can snowshoe, and it is a great way of exploring the mountains in winter and discovering its different facets. Your six days are split between the Luz and Cauterets valleys – five nights in the comfort of Hotel Les Templiers in Luz and two nights in Refuge Wallon in the heart of the Marcadau Valley above Cauterets – a refuge in winter is an experience not to be missed and is a great first step to doing a longer hut to hut trek like the Encantats.

The first three days enable you to ‘warm up’ with walks in the valleys of Barèges and Gavarnie, before heading out on the fourth day on your mini-trek. Holiday runs with two or more people.

Price 1175€/pers (B&B)

• Equipment rental
• Transfert from/to Lourdes - Luz
• Guided snowshoeing
• 5 nights B&B accommodation in Hotel Les Templiers ***
• 2 nights full board in a refuge
• Organic breakfast every morning at the hotel

Extras :
• lunches & dinners


Technical equipment
(included in the price of the stay unless you come with your own)

• Light snowshoes
• Ski poles
• Avalanche transceiver (ARVA)
• Snow shovel


Clothing suggestions

• Thermal + fleece underlayer
• Waterproof coat + pants
• Warm beanie / hat
• Gloves and warm socks
• Gaiters (not essential but useful for keeping feet dry)
• Cap or Bob
• Sunglasses

Booking +33 5 62 92 81 52 /


Day 1 Arrive in Luz, take a wander around town to look for restaurants and have a look at the village.

Come back for a drink from our bar and briefing on the week.

Day 2 Meet your guide, check your equipment and enjoy your first day out snowshoeing in the Barèges valley.

You may head up into the Aoube valley or into the forest above the Lienz Plateau, dependin on snow conditions.

Day 3 Snowshoe from Gavarnie village to the Pailha Plateau, above the cirque, for a bird's eye view of this UNESCO world heritage site and the frozen waterfalls.
Day 4 Hiking on the Saugué Plateau above Gèdre to enjoy exceptional views from the Col de Porteillou (2238m).
Day 5 Departure for your mini-trek.

Depending on snow conditions you will either head up to the Glère Refuge or the Oulettes Refuge. Both are above 2000m and take you high to the altitude of frozen lakes.

Day 6 From the refuge you have options : head higher to a summit or a pass, depending on weather and snow conditions.
Day 7 Descent from the refuge and return to hot showers, heating and confortable beds in Hotel Les Templiers in Luz.