Region/State: Hautes-Pyrénées

The Hautes-Pyrénées, a department located in the southwest of France, is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a vast array of activities set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pyrenees mountains. In the winter, the region transforms into a premier skiing destination, with resorts like Saint-Lary-Soulan and La Mongie providing extensive slopes for both novice and expert skiers. In the warmer months, these snowy peaks give way to lush, green landscapes ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. The famed Col du Tourmalet, a staple of the Tour de France, attracts cycling aficionados eager to tackle its challenging ascent. Additionally, the area is renowned for its stunning natural parks and reserves, perfect for nature walks and wildlife spotting. The Hautes-Pyrénées also offers unique opportunities for adrenaline seekers, such as paragliding and white-water rafting on the Gave de Pau river, ensuring that every outdoor lover finds something thrilling to enjoy.

Riders course in Marmotte Gran Fando Pyrenees
Marmotte Gran Fondo Pyrenees 2024

Updated April 2, 2024 The Marmotte Gran Fondo Pyrenees 2024 is a challenging cycling event…