Mountains await - think a week of pure, unadulterated adventure. We're talking heart-pumping canyoning, wild swimming in crystal-clear lakes, and rafting through landscapes so stunning, you'll wonder why you haven't been here sooner. It's not just about the world-class canyoning, hiking, and rafting; it's about discovering the untamed wildness of the Pyrenees.
Your adventure begins with a warm greeting from your personal guide upon your arrival in Toulouse. You'll be escorted to the charming town of Luchon, where you'll check into a centrally located hotel.
The first day is beautifully rounded off with a delicious meal, giving you a taste of the local cuisine in this picturesque mountain setting.
Day two promises an exhilarating experience as you embark on a 52km rafting journey through a breathtaking gorge. The thrill of navigating the white waters on two rafts is matched only by the spectacular views of Pallars and the Noguera Pallaresa River, landscapes that inspired the likes of Gaudi.
The day’s adventure wraps up in the lively Spanish town of Vielha, where an evening of amazing tapas provides the perfect end to an action-packed day.
Your third day begins early with a trek starting at Banos de Tredos, leading you through native stands of Pyrenean Black Pine and alpine meadows.
The ascent over the Col de Caldes brings you past picturesque lakes and rugged landscapes to the Ventosa refuge. This spot is known for its spectacular location in the Pyrenees, where you'll spend the evening enjoying dinner and the simple pleasure of stargazing.
The adventure continues on day four as you trek above the tree-line, discovering the rich flora and fauna of the mountains. The highlight is reaching the Col de Colomers, where at 2,605 meters, you're rewarded with an incredible panoramic vista. The sight of the Cirque de Colomers and its surrounding peaks is an unforgettable experience that you won't forget!
Day five is dedicated to exploring the magnificent limestone canyon of Viu in Aiguestortes National Park. Led by your guide and a canyoning specialist, you'll navigate a series of jumps, abseils, and swims through this beautifully sculptured slot canyon.
The journey is as picturesque as it is thrilling, with a picnic lunch in a sunny spot before heading back to Luchon for a celebratory dinner.
The final day offers a flexible itinerary before you depart for Toulouse. Depending on your flight times, you can choose from a variety of activities in Luchon, from the adrenaline rush of paragliding and mountain biking to the tranquil relaxation of a spa visit or a quiet coffee in town.
Your guide will assist with transfers and ensure you're on time for your flight home, rounding off a week of unforgettable experiences in the Pyrenees.
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